By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: August 2012
The Mill Creek Hardwood Floors team consists of General Manager Jamie Fixico and Project Managers Jason Owen, Rob Driscoll and James Dixon.
Mill Creek has long been known for quality, highly fashionable floor coverings. For years they have been a leader in the Tulsa market, providing carpet, tile and stone, wood and laminate vinyl, granite, kitchens, and windows. The company has recently added a new division to its arsenal that provides the ultimate in custom hardwood flooring to Mill Creek customers.
Mill Creek Hardwood Floors is headed by General Manager Jamie Fixico. Jamie and his four-man team of project managers will ensure that the high service standards of Mill Creek will be front and center of the new division. Project Managers Jason Owen, Rob Driscoll and James Dixon are already advising and educating customers on the woods, styles and finishes available at the new show area at the company’s 41st Street location. They also provide on-the-job inspections and supervision as each hardwood flooring project gets underway.
“Our new hardwood floors division provides on-site sand-and-finish hardwood flooring to homebuilders, commercial builders, their customers, and our existing customers,” said Jamie. “We are hardwood flooring specialists who provide custom hardwood floors designed to exceed customer expectations.” The team installs raw woods that may then be hand scraped, distressed or beveled to your specifications. They work in wood species native to Oklahoma including hickory, oak, walnut, American cherry, pine and knotty alder. Woods are available in a variety of widths, from 2 ¼ inches up to 12 inches, and all can be laid in patterns, including herringbone and basket weaves. “You dream it and we can make it happen,” said Jamie.
Mill Creek Hardwood Floors also specializes in repairing and replacing wood floors damaged by water. When a wood flooring job is started, the floors are thoroughly cleaned before the tar is laid. Six mill plastic is then put in place, followed by 5/8-inch plywood and 15-pound felt paper. The raw wood selected is laid in the pattern you have chosen, sanded, filled, sanded again, stained, and covered with a finish coat of polyurethane. Dust containment systems are used during the process of installing your new custom hardwood floor, and the rest of your home or business is shielded by plastic barriers taped in place around the perimeter of the work area. “We offer a variety of old world finishes and patterns that are great for busy families with kids or pets,” said Jamie.
Mill Creek is a full-service floor covering store. They provide customers the ability to shop in one place for any flooring material desired. According to Jamie, wood floors have grown increasingly popular over the past several years and are commonly used in custom-built homes today. “Some residential builder customers have used wood floors throughout many of the custom homes they have built,” said Jamie. “And because we buy directly from the mills, our prices are very competitive in today’s market.”
When you’re ready for an enchanting hardwood flooring that will add a warm, fashionable surface that is both functional and beautiful to your home or business, be sure to visit the hardwood floors showroom at Mill Creek on 41st Street between Sheridan and Memorial. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the variety of woods and finishes available.
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.