Mike Bailey

Mike Bailey

I have been with the company since 2004 and have had the honor to be a partial owner since 2015. My goal has been and will always be to carry the torch that Gary Dicus lit and nurtured for many years.

My knowledge of rugs has come from osmosis. We have a great crew here at Addison/Dicus & Bailey, some very knowledgeable vendors, and most of all great interior designers whom I've worked with in the showroom and on their jobs.

My biggest takeaway: "The rug is the most enduring, largest and often most expensive item in the room. It can easily last a lifetime. Buy one that you love."

After six years in the Marine Corps and four years in college, I began a career in accounting with Mellon Financial in Pittsburgh. Family connections and better weather lured me to Florida where in 2004 I joined Addison/Dicus.

I'm married to Karen. We have two children, Lily and Sam. On the weekends the we Baileys like to get outside and take every opportunity to go boating, fishing or camping. 




Drew Dicus

Drew Dicus

Drew graduated from Florida State with a degree in International Relations. Immediately he went to work for ThyssenKrup Elevator where he serviced major accounts in South Florida and Richmond, Va.

He also spent a good deal of time telling the ThyssenKrupp story to potential new clients and was successful at converting many of them.

Addison/Dicus is a small company where everyone does a little of everything. In addition to being able to be helpful with any of our products, Drew focuses on our flooring.

He's looking forward to expanding that business by offering custom looks that will give our designers choices along many points on the price scale.


813-258-6511 Tampa

407-228-9822 Orlando

Wendy Gold

Wendy Gold portrait

Every designer works differently.

Wendy ought to know. After design school, she and a partner ran a design business in the Tampa Bay area for 20 years.

Consequently, she's in demand in the showroom because she's got the answer to every question from, "what's a good rug to go with this piece of fabric?" to "how long will it take to get this in a 10x10?"

 For me Addison Dicus is a great place to source, "...because it has the best collections of world class rugs, carpets and wood flooring. I love relating to other designers and helping them speed up the specifying process."

Wendy has been living in Florida since 1980. She's originally from Costa Mesa Calif and attended  Orange Coast college. She has two grown sons and now identical twin granddaughters. She loves being their Me'me'.

On the weekends, like many Floridians, she likes to get outside and explore around all the great places Tampa Bay has to offer. 



Joan Loomis


During her 11-year stint in the US Army, where she rose to the rank of major, Joan moved a lot. And made over a lot of houses in the process. Naturally she caught the interior design bug.

She eventually took courses in design at Seminole College in Orlando and nine years ago, started as an intern at the Addison Dicus showroom. Today she manages the Orlando showroom and spends most of her time assisting interior designers with the facility's 600-800 rugs.

She and husband Pete love to travel, having recently completed a trip to Italy and a tour of the West Coast of the US from Calif to British Colombia.



Julia Kennedy

Portrait of Julia Kennedy

Julia spent majority of her career in the film, optical disc & video industry, she  moved to the Tampa Bay area with her family  husband, Bob, and daughter, Sarah, from Chicago in 2002.

She spent ther last eight years at Revolution Mills, a hardwood flooring retailer, where she developed a strong principles with respect to the flooring business.

"I find it extremely  important to be an active interviewer/listener. Understanding style, look and feel are important but so is  performance ."

She believes that your flooring is the pallet that you're building from. It's a very long term choice.

"Asking lifestyle questions might seem a little intrusive, but it's essential. It's crucial information that will have a big impact on life for a long time. I insist on flooring that meets and exceeds expectations.

"Color is obviously extremely important, but so is species and finish. Some woods are harder than others so in the case of a very active family you want to choose a species that will handle that lifestyle."



Aaron Mitchell

Portrait - Aaron MitchellAaron joined the carpet laying crew at Addison/Dicus & Bailey about two years ago. He's just arrived from Alabama and was looking for more variety in the job market.

After six months he moved to the Tampa Showroom. There he's become an invaluable source for organizing and keeping organized. He receives deliveries of rugs and carpets and logs them in. He manages the vast inventory of carpet samples, re-hanging them every day. He also hangs the new inventory of rugs and those that have been taken down for showings. 

He also cuts the pads for every rug that we sell.

Aaron knows where stuff is. That is a valuable asset.

Aaron likes the family-like atmosphere of ADB and enjoys working with designers. 

Harry Chittenden

Harry Chittenden - Portrait

Harry is Addison/Dicus' Internet Marketing Director

His background in free lance writing and public relations transitioned well to the Internet age. Instead of finding ways to get information about clients published in media outlets, the job changed to building websites for clients. Every website owner is a publishers now and responsible for his/her own medium, the website.

When not working on the Addison Dicus site, Harry loves spending time with his diverse and and always fun family (five grandchildren, four children, three step children, two step grandchildren). After that he enjoys walking and cooking.

The Addision Dicus site is large and growing toward humongous. Harry welcomes any suggestions on how to make the site easier to use.


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