Have you met Luis Campos? He is a proud employee-owner of Tile Outlets of America based in Sarasota, Florida.
Luis joined Tile Outlets of America in September of 2014 and is next in the Tile Outlets of America Employee-Owner series.
We caught up with Luis to ask him a few questions.
Introducing Luis Campos, Employee-Owner of Tile Outlets of America
TOA: Luis, tell us about yourself and your background. Are you from Sarasota?
LC: I was born in Matamoros Tamaulipas, Mexico, on the Rio Grande. I grew up a small town in Texas called Los Fresnos.
As a young man, I played football, soccer, and baseball. I come from a long line of masonry and tile installers. I’m a third generation installer.
TOA: How did you get started at Tile Outlets of America?
LC: I came into the store to purchase some material for the installer I was working with. During that time, Tile Outlets Sarasota was hiring for a cashier position. I applied for the position and was hired within the same week.
TOA: What is your role at Tile Outlets?
LC: I am now an Inside Sales Representative. I collaborate with customers to help them find the best product(s) for their projects.
TOA: What do you love most about being an employee-owner of Tile Outlets of America?
LC: I get the opportunity to tell my friends and family that “I am an owner of the company I work for.” That makes me feel good.
TOA: Luis, what are your favorite products and why?
LC: I really like the wood look plank tile because in case the floor gets wet for any reason it will not get damaged.
In addition to the wood look tile, I also love the stone ledger panels. They look great for an outdoor kitchen.
TOA: Luis, which are your favorite installations and why?
LC: I really like the Herringbone and Running Bond installation on the wood look tile(s).
>> Have you downloaded these tile installation patterns?
TOA: What new trends are customers asking about?
LC: Customers are asking a lot about “Large Format Tile” which have become increasingly popular. These are tiles that exceed 18x18 in size.
We also have seen a huge interest in LVT which stands for Luxury Vinyl Tile. At Tile Outlets, we currently sell the latest technology in the industry called “SPC” also known as Stone Polymer Core (available by special order). This product is 100% waterproof and looks just like wood; it is comprised of both limestone and virgin PVC.
TOA: What are your top tips for people shopping for tile?
LC: I try to educate the customer about the type of tile they are looking at. As a sales representative, I want to make sure the customer gets the best product for their needs.
Also due to how differently products look depending on the lighting, I also recommend they take samples home to view them in their own environment.
TOA: What do you like to do outside of tile?
LC: I enjoy playing flag football on the weekends and spending time with my wife.
TOA: Thank you, Luis!
If you haven't yet visited Tile Outlets of America in Sarasota we hope you'll come visit soon, and be sure to look for Luis.
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