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From Our Family to Yours

At Carpet One Floor & Home of Gainesville, FL, our promise is to always treat you like family, and to treat your home or business as if it were our own. With decades of collective experience, our seasoned team of flooring experts has the knowledge and skills needed to help complete every project to perfection, providing ongoing service, value, and quality. We care deeply for every customer that walks through our doors, and we take enormous pride in caring for the communities we serve.


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Harriet Jones Owner


Harriet Whitehurst Jones was born and raised in the Williston-

Gainesville area her whole life. She Graduated from the

University of Florida in 1975. Having worked in banking, teaching

school and owning a retail Gift Shop-Dress Shop she also has

been in the decorating business and flooring business for over

35 years. Harriet purchased a local flooring company in 1996 and

immediately joined Carpet One. Carpet One was a wonderful

addition to her flooring store as it is a Co-op buying group and

allowed her to buy product for her store at lower prices so she

could pass this on to her customers. In 1999 a second location

was added to serve the other side of town where the town was

growing. Harriet, her husband Larry, their two daughters, Maggie

and Lexie, and their son in law, Joseph, have all worked at the

store. Harriet try's hard to sell quality product at all price points

and excellent service and installation to their customers.


Harriet's mission at Carpet One Floor and Home in Gainesville,

Florida is "To provide the best product at the best prices along

with the best installation and satisfaction"


Her family came to the Gainesville area in a covered wagon at

the turn of the Century over 115 years ago. She lives on the family

Cattle Ranch and Farm just outside of Gainesville. She is a true a

Florida Cracker. She prides herself in giving family values of

caring to her customers, employees, installers and friends. If you

buy from Carpet One you become part of the family. Family and

community are ever present in their goals to serve their

customer's with satisfaction. Joining Carpet One has given them

the ability to give customers the best guarantees and warranties

on product and installation in the Greater Gainesville area.


Go Gators!!



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Larry Jones Co-Owner/ Manager


Lawrence A. Jones, known as Larry, came to Gainesville when he

was in Jr. High School in the 60's. He attended Santa Fe

Community College, then started in the building business

working for a local builder. He started building custom homes in

the late 70's, and developed 2 subdivisions in the 80's. He has

been working for Carpet One Floor and Home since the early

90's selling products and specializing in commercial, builder and

retail flooring. His dedication to quality product and installation

is his mission at the 2 Gainesville locations

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Cathy Lewis Flooring Consultant


Cathy Wilding-Lewis grew up in Miami and moved to Gainesville

to attend the University of Florida. Cathy grew up in a design

based family. Her mother was involved in the textile industry and

her father was an artist. After graduating, she went to work in

her parents design studio, and later Carpet One. She has 25

years of experience in both the window and floor covering

business. Cathy's time in Gainesville, and with her experience,

she has built a large customer data base.

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Keith Craig Flooring Consultant


Keith grew up in the Gainesville area, and is a third generation in

the floor covering business. He has nearly 40 years of experience

in the flooring business himself. Keith covers commercial

applications, as well as retail applications. He is especially well

versed in tile, as well as all resilient and carpet products. Keith's

experience and family history in the flooring business allows him

to provide great knowledge to our business and customers.


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