about us

From simply replacing old worn out flooring to new construction and major remodeling projects, Flooring Central provides high quality flooring solutions. We specialize in large scale commercial projects and will take your project from planning to completion, with a dedicated focus on professionalism, productivity and profitability. Servicing the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania tri-state area, we carry all types of flooring, provide expert installation and deliver superior customer service backed by over ten years of industry experience.

When you work with Flooring Central, you can be confident in the quality, craftsmanship and timely completion of your project. Our team takes great pride in providing each and every client with excellent customer service as well as the the perfect flooring solution for their project.

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meet our team

MITCH

MITCH

Owner and CEO of Flooring Central for sixteen years, Mitch has over 25 years of experience in the flooring industry. His dedication and level of expertise are the driving force behind the growth of the company. He cares about the Flooring Central team and is committed to their success. While always happy to share his experience and knowledge with the team, Mitch believes it is of the utmost importance that they understand how much he appreciates the value each member brings to the team

KATIE WALSH

KATIE WALSH

Katie joined our team in September of 2020, and holds the position of Controller as a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She has many years of experience in accounting primarily in the manufacturing and construction industries. Her most outstanding job qualities are her team-oriented personality, her conscientiousness, and her dedication to the company’s goals and mission.
When it comes to her personal life, Katie lives at home with her husband and her new pup, Ollie. Family and friends are a priority for Katie, as spending time with them is one of her favorite things to do. She also enjoys the beach, traveling, dining at new restaurants and of course, relaxing with her husband after a long day at the office.
An outsider looking at Katie can quickly recognize that she is a loyal, kind-hearted and genuine person.

DOLORES DEMSIA

DOLORES DEMSIA

A marketing and administrative assistant at Flooring Central for just over a year, Dolores is relatively new to the industry. Dolores attended the University of Delaware and became a teacher. Looking for something different, she made a late in life career change and joined the team at Flooring Central. Dolores likes that every day brings something new and exciting to learn. A team player, her co-workers have quickly come to count Dolores’ efficiency and positive attitude.

One of Dolores’ favorite pastimes is a leisurely walk with her dogs on a sunny day. She is particularly fond of the time spent with her family - especially cooking, enjoying a good meal or binge watching a favorite TV show.

MICHAEL DAVID

MICHAEL DAVID

Flooring Central’s president, Michael has been with the company for ten years. He joined the company to learn his brother-in-law's business and has a background in computers and electronics. As a team leader, Michael brings many great qualities and skills to the table. He considers himself to be extremely reliable with an eye for detail and accuracy. His co-workers admire his commitment to both his family and his career.

Michael has always enjoyed soccer and still likes to play in his spare time. Above all, Michael enjoys spending time with his family - whether they are doing something special, going to church or just hanging out at home.

KELLY

KELLY

Flooring Central’s CFO, Kelly has been part of the team for 6 years. A graduate of Gibbs College, she has been in the construction industry for 10 years, working her way up from account executive to her current position. Kelly’s co-workers admire her dedication and are confident in the fact that she will go above and beyond whenever necessary. Her favorite thing about her job is the friendly, family type atmosphere.

Kelly’s family and career are her top priorities. When she’s not in the office, Kelly likes taking walks and relaxing on the beach, but most of all she enjoys spending time with her family including her dog.

GEORGE PARIGIAN

GEORGE PARIGIAN

George is the vice president of sales and has been with Flooring Central for four and a half years. He graduated from Boston University with a BA in political science. He spent fourteen years as a sales manager for a fortune 500 company before acquiring over thirty years of industry experience. George’s favorite things about being part of the Flooring Central team - the trust and freedom given to him to develop new business and working to understanding and satisfy customers needs.

Outside of work, George enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. He has traveled extensively and when asked about his favorite destination, he’ll tell you all of them. However, he seems to be particularly fond of Vegas.

BARBARA DAVID

BARBARA DAVID

Flooring Central’s chief estimator, Barbara has been with the company for four years. She came to the company to learn her brother’s business and make a career change. Prior to joining the team, Barbara worked as a registered dental assistant for sixteen years. She enjoys working with her brother Mitch, husband Mike and the rest of the Flooring Central family. Professional and hardworking, Barbara strives to make every customer happy.

When she was young, Barbara wanted to work with animals when she grew up. Although it didn't become her career path, Barbara's family includes three dogs. Anytime spent with family is special for Barbara. She especially enjoys shopping at the mall with her daughter.

RICH ROBERTSON

RICH ROBERTSON

Rich is the warehouse manager at Flooring Central. He has been with the company for two years and has over twenty years of industry experience. Rich enjoys the company culture and his co-workers and thrives on the daily activity and challenges of keeping the warehouse running smoothly. He is most proud of his ability to remain organized while multitasking. His co-workers appreciate the work ethic and positive attitude he brings to the team.

Rich’s passions outside the warehouse are his family and his music. When he’s not working he enjoys cooking breakfast for his family, hanging out with them at the beach and playing guitar with his band, Scars of Envy.

JANET PICARONI

JANET PICARONI

A purchasing agent at Flooring Central, Janet has been with the company for three years and has fifteen years experience in the industry. Janet likes the fact that Flooring Central is a family business and enjoys working with a team that promotes a family atmosphere. A reliable and professional member of the team, Janet is proud of the organizational skills and industry experience she shares with her co-workers.

Her position at Flooring Central is among the most important parts of Janet’s life, next to her husband and friends. When she isn't at work, Janet enjoys playing tennis, relaxing on the beach, visiting vineyards or cooking at home with her husband.

MICHAEL CLARKE

MICHAEL CLARKE

Michael is a project manager at Flooring Central. While he has experience with all types of flooring, his expertise lies in planning and executing hardwood flooring projects. As a young boy, Michael entertained the idea of becoming an FBI agent. Now he is happiest when he spends time with his family. With one son away at college and the other moving out on his own, the time they spend together is even more important to Michael.

Although family is his priority, Michael is also dedicated to growing in his profession and enjoys exercise. When he’s not working, Micheal can often be found playing pickleball.

NICOLE SIMOES

NICOLE SIMOES

Nicole has been with Flooring Central for almost three years and is an administrative assistant. A communications major in college, Nicole considers herself to be an effective problem solver and enjoys being part of the Flooring Central family. One of her favorite things about her job is the opportunity to meet and work with new people on a daily basis. Her co-workers appreciate her professionalism and organizational abilities.

As a young girl, Nicole dreamed of being an actress or an English teacher. Now, when she’s not relaxing on the beach or spending time with her family, you will probably find her curled up with a cup of coffee watching some of her favorite tv shows on Netflix.

Jenny Cox

Jenny Cox

As our HR Specialist/Director, Jenny brings 5 years of human resources experience to Flooring Central. She has a degree in business administration and successfully completed the Rutgers Human Resources Program. Jenny considers herself to be enthusiastic, organized, and reliable. She puts these qualities to good use while handling her HR responsibilities and guiding her coworkers with various issues.

As a young girl, Jenny dreamed of being a baker. Although she chose a different career path, Jenny still enjoys cooking and is often told she is a good cook. In her spare time, she likes to hang out with her children because they make everything more fun. On a lazy Sunday morning, you’ll find Jenny relaxing with a cup of coffee and doing a little online shopping.

LUIS

LUIS

A project manager at Flooring Central, Luis brings over 15 years of experience to the team. Dedicated with strong attention to detail, he always goes the extra mile to make sure a project is completed properly. One of the things Luis likes best about working at Flooring Central is the opportunity to learn something new every day.

Family is very important to Luis and he is happiest when spending time with them. One of his favorite leisure activities is dancing. While Luis hopes to travel to Europe, especially Spain and Italy in the future, one of his favorite travel destinations is the Dominican Republic. When asked where he would like to be if he could be anywhere, Miami was his first choice.

SAUL JIMENEZ

SAUL JIMENEZ

As one of our newer estimators, Saul Jimenez came to flooring central with growth in mind. Starting as a delivery driver and a warehouse employee, he used this job opportunity to learn the mathematics behind the flooring industry. With this ambition and his background education in business and engineering, he was able to land an open estimator position. Since then, he has become a valued asset to the team.
Saul is a father of 2 girls, and a majority of his free time is spent with his daughters, taking them to do new, exciting things. Their most recent adventure was a trip to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ. He also enjoys a quiet night at home, watching a movie with a glass of wine, or playing a game of dominoes with a group of close friends.

JANIK LIGAS

JANIK LIGAS

Janik (Jan) Ligas, is new to the Flooring Central team as an estimator. Although he is a fresh face at Flooring Central, he is very accomplished in this field. He has worked as an estimator in the construction field for over 15 years. With an educational background in economics, he brings a level of knowledge and expertise that is highly respected amongst his co-workers. Jan is detail oriented, hard working, and highly motivated.

Jan, of Polish roots, is a family-man; a father of 2 girls, and married to his wife for 12 years. One of his most treasured moments is enjoying a cup of coffee with his wife on a relaxing Sunday morning. He is also the type of person who likes to experience what life has to offer; whether he is traveling, playing soccer, swimming, biking, dancing, or hiking, you can find Jan enjoying life to the fullest. He has done a lot of traveling, but when asked, he will claim that the best travel destinations are Hawaii or Rome. Jan is also a very sociable man who would love to share his traveling stories.

BRIANA BATISTA

BRIANA BATISTA

Briana is the face and voice of Flooring Central. As our full time receptionist, her attitude and personality reflect upon the entire company. Therefore, we are grateful to have someone who takes such pride in her appearance, her communication skills, and the impression she leaves on others. She loves working with people and it shows through her charisma. She has been with us for just a short time, but she has been a great addition to the team thus far. She is caring, loyal, and ambitious and is a great team player. When asked what she likes most about Flooring Central, she will tell you how she loves working with different people and different personalities.

In her spare time, Briana likes to go shopping and enjoys spending time with family and friends. Or trying out a new hobby, although right now, one of her favorite hobbies is doing makeup. As a young girl, Briana had aspirations to be a successful businesswoman. She is actively working towards that goal by studying for the real estate exam. One day she hopes to become a successful real estate agent, and be able to afford her dream vacation to Bora Bora.

PAULA LOPES

PAULA LOPES

A newer addition to the team, Paula comes to us with a background in business and accounting. Now she holds an administrative role at Flooring Central. With her past work experience, she brings an unparalleled level of organization, attention to detail, and motivation to our team.

When she’s not working, Paula likes to relax, travel, spend time at the beach, and sleep in on a Sunday morning. In addition to her career, Paula’s family is extremely important to her, however she does refer to her coworkers as her “new family”.

Paula is a caring, ambitious and dependable person, overall; a valued member of the Flooring Central team.

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