Mike Bailey

Eight years in the rug business has made certain things clear to Mike.

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

His 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, Mike began his career as an accountant with Mellon Finanancial in Pittsburgh. Family connections and better weather lured him to Florida where in 2004 he joined Addision Dicus.

Mike is married to Karen and has a two and a half year-old daughter, Lily. On the weekends the Baileys like to get outside and take every opportunity to go boating, fishing or camping.