By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: December 2010
Gary Carr, Penny Carnino, David Stover, and Howard Due have many years invested in making Grigsby’s your complete floor-covering center.
Grigsby’s Carpet, Tile & Rug Gallery has served northeastern Oklahoma for more than 50 years, offering only the finest quality floor covering products and honest, dependable craftsmanship. The workforce is eager, knowledgeable and courteous when providing sales, installations and services to customers.
Grigsby’s owner Dub Stover started working at the company in 1971 with the original Grigsby family. He purchased the business in 1986 and moved the store to its current location at 4417 S. Sheridan in 2005.
The company has several longtime, dedicated employees. Salesman Howard Due has been with Grigsby’s for over 40 years and is eager to assist you in choosing what flooring is best for your home. Warehouse Manager Gary Carr has over 47 years with Grigsby’s and handles all issues concerning installations. Director of Operations Penny Carnino has 29 years with the company. Mr. Stover’s oldest son, David Stover, has served as Grigsby’s store manager for six years.
The overriding philosophy at Grigsby’s is that if the employees are treated right, they will in turn provide customers with exemplary service.
Grigsby’s represents more than a dozen national brands of carpets, each selected for variety, styling, competitive pricing, dependability and sound warranty. When you step into the showroom, you will, however, immediately realize that they offer much more than just carpet. Grigsby’s features exotic oriental rugs, finely crafted and engineered hardwood flooring, gorgeous ceramic tile, and beautiful countertops including slab granite. Their entire stock of product samples is available for free checkout.
Grigsby’s hired dedicated Rug Consultant Leslie Pennington in 2005. With a 3,000-square-foot rug gallery, Leslie provides professional assistance in helping customers find that perfect rug to complement any setting by adding both color and pattern to the room. If you select a rug that you believe will work well in its intended setting, you may take it home for 24 hours without obligation and give it the “look test” to see if it does, indeed, add a finishing touch to the room. The rug gallery has a huge selection of contemporary, transitional, and traditional style rugs in all shapes and sizes. You will find machine made, hand tufted, and hand knotted designs.
Highly-trained associates listen and work with you to help fulfill your interior design desires, whether you’re looking for carpet, wood flooring, rugs or countertops. Grigsby’s has recently completed expansion of their wood gallery, where you will find a handsome selection of engineered hardwood. According to Grigsby’s Director of Operations Penny Carnino, “Engineered hardwood has been tested and proven to be stronger than natural planks.”
If you are building a new home or considering redoing the flooring in an existing one, Carnino suggests that you take a look at both carpet and wood flooring options to determine which will work better in your home. Both are great floor coverings, but many today feel hardwood is the better choice. “Multi-ply hardwood flooring products have incorporated new technologies – like the addition of aluminum oxide – to help make them more scratch and scuff resistant than ever possible before,” says Carnino. “And engineered wood flooring is considered more stable than traditional sand-and-finish wood floors.” Costs have also lowered appreciably, making engineered hardwood flooring both a popular and appealing option. Wood flooring is long lasting and easy to keep clean. Both style and function will play a role in helping you make your choice.
Visit Grigsby’s soon and see the complete line of products from the world’s leading manufacturers.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.