Village Carpets Flooring America
The history of Village Carpets-Flooring America started over 25 years ago; in the far eastern region of San Diego County-in the small mountain community of Alpine. George Wood and his wife Pat originally purchased the business in 1990 which has been family owned and operated, and still is today.
One year after George and Pat Wood bought Village Carpets; their son, Randy became a partner-and an owner of the business over time. Village Carpets’ commitment to customer service and family values attracted George and Pats daughter, Jolene and their son-in-law, Tom Julian. Jolene handled the bookkeeping; and her husband Tom worked in sales-also would be an owner of the business down the line.
Eventually the Woods’ grandson; Sean Julian, joined the family business; running the warehouse and handling installations. In 2004, the Woods’ granddaughter Kim Julian, graduated college and joined the family business. Kim started out answering phones and became the store manager of the Alpine store shortly thereafter, and continues to manage the business today.
George Wood decided to join Flooring America, a nationwide buying cooperative of over 500 stores, which gives Village Carpets the buying power of 3,000 stores combined. Since becoming involved with Flooring America, Village Carpets has been able to offer customers with the best of flooring products at the lowest prices. Every Flooring America cooperative is family-owned and operated which was a good fit for the business and wise business decision by George Wood.
Village Carpets has operated out of several different locations spanning across the East County region of San Diego over the past 25 plus years–from Alpine, Lakeside and El Cajon. Today, Village Carpets is expanded into one 4,000 sq. ft. showroom in El Cajon; located at 1309 N. Magnolia.
In 2013, George Wood passed away; and in 2015, Tom Julian and Sean Julian purchased the family business from Randy. Village Carpets has and always will pride themselves on providing great customer service and a great floor covering experience for every customer. What makes Village Carpets set apart from other retailers; is their lifetime installation guarantee–because of the expertise of licensed installers that take great pride in their workmanship. They offer a full line of flooring ranging from carpet, hardwood, laminates, and window coverings.
Village Carpets family has always been committed to serving the community. George and Pat Wood were highly involved with the Kiwanis and Soroptimist Clubs of Alpine for many years, giving back through community service events in the small town were Village Carpets’ first location was started. Today, Village Carpets’ Flooring America are members of the San Diego Floor Covering Association, and noted that their favorite SDCFCA event is the yearly Day at the Races. They are also members of the Better Business Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce. Village Carpets’ Flooring America takes great honor in sponsoring local schools, teams, and children whenever possible.