Our mission is simple. Keep the company small enough that we can pay attention to detail. Keep the company large enough that we can handle small jobs as well as large jobs. We want to offer the best service we possibly can and the best quality we possibly can. Our pricing will fall in line with that. We are not trying to be the cheapest, we are always trying to be the best.
In 1989, I was working at Sears and I had just been told that I will be training the new stockroom manager, which was supposed to be my job. A few days later, an ex coworker came back into Sears to purchase some tools. He told me that he had just started his own hardwood floor company and needed more help. I have always liked working with wood, so I thought I’d give it a try. I promptly put in my notice and two weeks later I was learning my new career. I worked for him about 5 years and then went on to work for another of the larger companies in town for about another 5 years. I learned a lot from those two companies and when I had the opportunity, I also learned a few things from Frank Youngblood, one of the old timers in the hardwood floor industry who has since passed away. In the year 2000, I started my own company called TFG construction. TFG Construction was a light Remodeling Company that did painting, carpentry and hardwood floors, but mainly, hardwood floors. It seemed that no matter what I was doing, people always wanted to call me “The Floor Guy”. The name fit well and I and I began to concentrate all my effort on flooring, mostly, hardwood floors. My brother and I worked together for a few years and I learned a little about how to install tile also. My kids also learned how to do hardwood floors and helped out from time to time.
Over the years, I seeked out the best workers in Tulsa and tried to keep them busy with me. Most come and go but a few stick around. Esteban, The Floor Guy of Tulsa’s general manager came to work for me after working for a friendly competitor for almost 15 years and has been an integral part of the company now for many years. He learned a few things from me and I learned a lot from him. He also shares his knowledge with the other workers.
In 2021, while visiting my stepson at college in South Carolina, I was really liking the area and thinking how I could live there. I was offered a job and didn’t accept until I spoke with Esteban and my clientele. I am now a happy resident of South Carolina.The Floor Guy of Tulsa will continue with Esteban as the general manager and with me as the owner. Thank you Tulsa for many years of business and also for trusting Esteban with carrying on the service and quality that you have become accustomed to.