Scott Kemsley, Owner
Scott has owned Flooring America Carpet Studio since 1987. After graduating from college, Scott started his career with K-Mart and progressed to store management. Always wanting to be self-employed, he moved back to Michigan and took a job in floor covering retail management. Next was the move to wholesale sales and then to Carpet Studio, Inc. With an emphasis on over-the-top customer service and making the task of shopping for flooring a fun experience, Scott has built Flooring America Carpet Studio into a multi-million dollar company, generating over $3M annually. When he isn't working, Scott loves spending time with his grandsons Jack and Max.
Tom Almazan, Vice President & Store Operations Manager
Tom has been part of our family here at Flooring America Carpet Studio for over 25 years. Tom is responsible for day-to-day store operations, scheduling and managing installations, service work and warehouse work. He works in sales, both retail and commercial, as well as marketing. Tom is knowledgable in flooring products and window treatments, and is a certified Hunter Douglas window treatments installer. Tom is fluent in Spanish and enjoys snow plowing and playing on several softball leagues in his spare time.
Carolyn Lott, Interior Designer & Window Treatment Specialist
Carolyn graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Interior Design and has been with the Flooring America Carpet Studio family for 28 years. She is a flooring and window treatment specialist, working with individual customers as well as several prominent builders in the Greater Lansing area. Carolyn loves cats and is an avid MSU football and basketball fan.
Jon Eyer, Design Specialist & Window Treatment Specialist
Certified in flooring and design by Flooring America and certified in Hunter Douglas sales, Jon's extensive education, experience and testing enables him to offer a wide range of services. From a small one-room project to a major remodel to beginning blueprints for a new construction, Jon is with you every step of the way. Whether you are looking for an Urban Loft, Cottage, Formal or even a "Mancave" look, he's your guy! He will educate and assist you in your product selection and work to find the perfect color blend, wall covering and fabric to complement your floor and your style. To protect the project you've just invested your time and money into, Jon will help you with the final touches of adding window treatments. Even the smallest project can feel daunting and overwhelming at times. Jon's advice is to "think of your project as a puzzle. Every piece is important and has it's place." When he isn't assisting customers in creating unique living spaces, Jon is a Golden Hollywood film buff.
Jon Hammons, Commercial Sales
Jon has been in the flooring business for over 25 years as an installer specializing in commercial and new construction projects. In 2012, we welcomed Jon to our commercial sales team. Jon works with both large- and small-scale commercial contracts in estimating and bidding, as well as negotiated sales. WIth many years in the field, Jon is knowledgeable and experienced in assisting with your flooring needs from the initial product selection to installation to care and maintenance of your new floor.
Rick Busche, Flooring & Insurance Specialist
Rick joined the Flooring America Carpet Studio family 12 years ago. He has an Associate Degree in Business Management and over 20 years of floor covering experience. Rick works with individual retail customers, light commercial projects, and insurance claims. As Flooring America Carpet Studio's Insurance Specialist, Rick handles major insurance companies that have aligned with Flooring America to ensure policyholders with flooring claims receive personal attention and satisfaction. Outside of Carpet Studio, Rick spends time volunteering with the Special Olympics.
Bill Pletz, Flooring & Measurement Specialist
Bill has been in the flooring business since 1973 and is a former installer and salesperson. Commonly referred to as our "Measure Man", Bill travels to customer homes to measure areas for new flooring. These measurements are given to the customer's salesperson who then creates a detailed estimate based on the product(s) s/he is interested in and the area to be done.
Emilee Marks, Accounting
Emilee joined the Carpet Studio team in March 2013. She handles all accounting for the store and tackles any problem involving numbers. Over 30 years in the accounting field have made her a very valuable asset to the company. She is a native of Michigan, but has only recently moved back after living outside the state for many years. Emilee received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Outside the office Emilee enjoys kayaking, jogging, tennis, hiking, cross country skiing and doing geneology research.
Elise Krieger, Merchandising Manager
Elise is the newest member of our staff, joining us in Summer 2013. As Merchandising Manager, she is responsible for maintaining up-to-date pricing in the store's computer system and on our many samples in the showroom as well as keeping displays clean, organized, and accurate. In addition to these responsibilities, she also works with our social media and website to provide access to customer testimonials, updates on the store and showroom, and to share various sales, promotions and product highlights with our followers. Outside of Carpet Studio, she does landscaping, is the Head Coach for the MSU Women's Rugby Team, and is a Certified Personal Trainer.