I have been laying carpet all my life. I started in high school working for my dad whom many of you know.
It's been great. I've loved it and I still love it.
For the better part of three years I have been searching for the right person to support me here at Addison/Dicus and Bailey, someone who has the same high regard for doing quality work and doing it right.
We are getting more and more orders for custom work like stair runners, fabricated carpets and a variety of other specialties that don't even have names, but are unique and require a measure of skill.
It's with this custom work that I need to be spending more time but until now have not been able to because we have so much regular carpet laying work.
But now that's changing.
I want to introduce you to Chris Sharpless. Some of you may already know him. Last year we hired him and his company Shyle Flooring to install carpet for us. I was so impressed with his work that I talked him into joining us full time. He came in February of this year. He is now our full time broadloom installer.
Chris has been laying carpet for over 20 years. He was born and raised in Seffner and is Floridian through and through with a love for fishing and being on the water. He especially enjoys fishing in the Gulf.
"I like to eat what I catch," he says.
He and his wife Becca have three great children, Christine, Nicolas and Cole.
I can assure you that he is fully on board with maintaining the high standards of installation that we have developed here for decades.
He says that what we do here is the "pinnacle, the best of what we do in carpet installing."
You know I love to hear that.
And I'm not going anywhere. I will be looking over Chris's shoulder often and backing him up when needed.
Plus if you need custom carpet work, chances are you will be seeing me and I look forward to it.
Please say hello to Chris if you get the chance. Like me you are going to be glad that we have him here.