Meet Our Staff

Get to know the experts at Dalton Carpet One Floor & Home

 

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Mike Blanton opened Dalton Carpet Outlet on July 5, 1978 with just one other part-time employee. He had been exposed to the floor covering industry at an early age; his mother, who had worked previously as a bookkeeper for a hardwood company, started an in-home carpet business when Mike was young and eventually opened her own retail location. Mike worked for her company as an installer during his high school and college years. Through growth and relocations, the company eventually joined the nationwide Carpet One cooperative and changed its name to Dalton Carpet One in 1988. A second location in Gainesville had already been added in 1979, and the company’s third store opened in Eatonton in 2000. Mike continued to steadily grow the commercial side of the business, and DCO Commercial Floors now takes on projects all over the country. Over the years, Mike was honored with numerous awards, including the Alan Greenberg Award in 2011. Named for the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of CCA Global Partners (Carpet One’s parent company), the award is given each year to the member who most embodies the Carpet One Floor & Home spirit and values. Mike earned his BA in Biblical Education from Florida Bible College in 1976. His areas of expertise in the flooring industry were many and included Installation, Operations and Customer Relations.

 

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William Forrester, Commercial Estimator

Bill has worked in the flooring industry since 2002. He earned an AA from NGC in 1998 and a BA in History from the University of GA in 2000. Bill's areas of expertise are in commercial flooring. He was recognized by Winter Construction in 2004 with an Outstanding Achievement Award for work on the new North Oconee High School. Office: 706.353.0547 | Email: bforrester@daltoncarpetone.com | www.daltoncarpetone.com



 

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Tony Ibarra, Pro Shop Sales Rep

Tony was in the army for five years with deployments to Iraq. He began working at Dalton Carpet One in April 2015. He has two daughters is a die hard UGA fan! Go Dawgs! Office: 706.353.0547 | Email: tibarra@daltoncarpetone.com | www.daltoncarpetone.com

 

 




 

 

dalton-carpet-one-home-floor-athens-ga-our-experts-mike-blantonTodd Minish, Commercial Project Manager

Todd joined the DCO Commercial Floors team in 2015 as a Commercial Project Manager, bringing with him 19 years of experience in the flooring industry. He began his career after graduating from Southern Polytech University with a BS in Architecture in 1983. Since then, he's developed experise in the areas of Architecture Design & Construction, Homebuilding, and Commercial Project Management. Office: 706.353.0547 | Email: tminish@daltoncarpetone.com | www.dcocf.com

 







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Tim Mullinax, Commercial Installation Manager

Tim joined Dalton Carpet One in 2010, bringing with him 25 years of commercial flooring installation experience. Originally hired as a DCO Field Supervisor, he is now our Lead Superintendent. Educated in Gainesville, Tim has worked in the flooring industry since 1985. His area of expertise is commercial resilient flooring. Tim is OSHA 30 certified since 2010 and was recognized in 2014 at an ICRI Grade I Moisture Technician. He was the DCO Associate of the Year in 2011. Born and raised in Gainesville, Tim still resides there with his family. When he's not at DCO, Tim enjoys teaching Sunday School, being outdoors and spending time with family. Office: 706.353.0547 | Email: tmullinax@dcocf.com | www.dcocommercialfloors.com

 

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Tiffany Greene, Flooring Consultant/Designer

Tiffany joined Dalton Carpet One in 2005 and has been in the flooring industry for over ten years. Tiffany received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Furnishings and Interiors from University of Georgia. Tiffany's background includes retail and contract sales.Office: 706-353-0547. ext. 107 | Email: tgreene@daltoncarpetone.com | www.daltoncarpetone.com

 

 


dalton-carpet-one-home-floor-athens-ga-our-experts-mike-blantonTerri Fields, Commercial Contact Administrator

Terri joined Dalton Carpet One in 2005 and worked in Order Entry and Purchasing before becoming the Merchandising Specialist in 2008. Terri made the move to the Commercial Division in 2015 and is now a Commercial Contract Administrator. Originally from Atlanta, Terri and her family now reside in Winder. In her spare time, she likes to read, draw and vacation on the beach. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and doing outdoor activities like riding, camping and hiking. Office: 706.353.0547 | Email: tfields@daltoncarpetone.com | www.daltoncarpetone.com

 




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Steve Bavalaqua, Retail Installation Supervisor

Office: 706.353.0547
Email: sbavalaqua@daltoncarpetone.com
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Starr Tillman, Administration Manager

Starr joined Dalton Carpet One in 1985. She devoted 23 years to the scheduling and installation department, where she won numerous awards. She moved into administration and operations for our commercial division. Starr is currently the company's Administration Manager. Born and raised in Athens, Starr and her husband still reside here with their two children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, gardening and vacationing at the beach whenever possible. Office: 706.353.0547 | Email: stillman@daltoncarpetone.com | wwww.daltoncarpetone.com