Have you met employee-owner Brooks Loy? He is based out of Tile Outlets in Tampa, Florida.
Brooks joined Tile Outlets of America in 2003 and is next in the Tile Outlets of America Employee-Owner series.
We caught up with Brooks to ask him a few questions.
Introducing Brooks Loy, Employee-Owner of Tile Outlets of America
TOA: Brooks, tell us about yourself and your background. Are you from Tampa?
BL: I was born here in Tampa. I started working at McDonald's when I was 16 years old. I became a manager at 18.
Later, I worked at Kash-N-Karry and Albertson Warehouses.
TOA: How did you get started at Tile Outlets of America?
BL: I was hired as maintenance/puller in 2003 and helped get the Tampa store ready for the grand opening.
TOA: What is your role at Tile Outlets?
BL: I work in the Receiving Department where I ensure that product coming into the store is accurately counted.
I also place product out on the showroom floor.
TOA: What do you love most about being an employee-owner of Tile Outlets?
BL: The feeling of pride that what the customer sees and experiences reflects back on what I do for Tile Outlets of America.
TOA: Which are your favorite products and why?
BL: I like the wood plank tiles.
The real look of wood is amazing - from the texture to nails in the tile.
(You'll find more about wood plank tile in this article titled, Kate Spencer Talks Wood Plank Tile on Suncoast View.)
TOA: What new trends are customers asking about?
BL: Wood planks are popular, but I also see customers asking for larger tiles.
TOA: What are your top tips for people shopping for tile?
BL: Do your homework. Shopping for tile may be a little scary.
Take samples home to ensure that they work in your home.
TOA: What do you like to do outside of tile?
BL: I'm a home body. But, when I travel I like to take cruises. It's an easy way to see other countries.
TOA: Thank you, Brooks!
If you haven't yet visited Tile Outlets of America in Tampa we hope you'll come visit soon.
When you do, be sure to say hello to Brooks.
Please let all of us know how to help make your dream home become a reality with the beautiful selection of in-stock and first quality porcelain and ceramic tile, stone, mosaics, cabinets, ledger stone and more that you'll find available for a whole lot less at all Tile Outlets of America stores!
See you soon.