The Evolution of Best Flooring
In 1953, Sidney Feldman realized that Indianapolis had yet to take advantage of floor covering industry. Sidney sought to bring a competitive flooring company to the area. He collaborated with a friend and together they serviced contract builders.
Sidney Feldman’s persistence birthed a new company, Craftsman Floor Covering. Craftsman Floor Covering was one of the first contract companies for home builders in Indianapolis.
The Big Bob Franchise
For 55 years, Craftsman Floor Covering had experienced several name changes. In 2008, the Feldman’s partnered with Dave Elychar, and re-opened their store as a part of his national franchise, Big Bob’s Flooring Outlet.
Since 1983, Dave operated the first store of his national franchise. His direct involvement with our Indianapolis store, Big Bob’s Indy, gave us a competitive edge over larger chains while still offering quality customer service.
After the store’s grand reopening, Big Bob’s Indy became a flooring outlet, specializing in overstocks, discontinues, and mill over runs. Our national buying power allowed us to present our customers flooring options at affordable prices and accessibility to a wide range of products.
The Best Flooring Transformation
Several years after its inception, Jeff Dawalt inquired the franchise and changed the name to Best Flooring. Under Jeff’s guidance, Best Flooring has become recognized for its products and installation services. One of our popular features is our “Best Inspect” technique which our team uses to eliminate any issues prior to a closing.
Best Flooring has recognition for its elite service and brand. achieved National Housing Quality (NHQ) certifications with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). For two consecutive years, Best Flooring was awarded the Best Subcontractor of the Year and is a two-time winner of Estridge Homes’ President Award. In addition, Davis Homes named us Subcontractor of the Year.
Our team’s craftsmanship and attention to detail has given us opportunity to provide installation services to Habitat for Humanity, and ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Best Flooring has moved from its humble beginnings in Broad Ripple, to its own state-of-the-art facility in Northwest Indianapolis. Our warehouse has a larger selection of quality flooring such as resilient/vinyl floors, carpets, hardwoods, stone, and tile.
What Best Flooring offers
Our trained staff has extensive knowledge of our installation services. They’ll and will discuss with you what you’re needs are and help you choose the material right for your project.
Whether you’re looking for a scratch-proof or temperamental hardwood, Best Flooring has a variety of woods. We’ll give you a rundown of the different finishes, wood species, grades, styles, and care techniques. Our in-depth knowledge will help you choose a hardwood that will better suit your needs.
Stone is an ancient building material that gives off an ethereal and natural feel. It’s a strong, stable, and durable. We have several stone options including granite, marble, travertine, limestone, and slate. and stable, yet durable, flooring option. Granite, marble, travertine, limestone, and slate are only a handful of stone flooring options.
Ceramic tile has a unique texture and various colors that can add character to any room. Tile is also great for high-traffic areas susceptible to spills and stains. Our tile stock includes countless patterns and styles to choose which can add a splash of unique décor to your project.
A traditional option, however, one that can give your room an elegant look. We will help you choose from different cuts and styles, fibers, yarns, colors, and padding. In addition, we’ll share with you the secrets maintaining your carpet to keep it in pristine condition.
Six Decades of Excellence and Counting
From the dream of Sidney Feldman to the tenacity of Dave Elchar and his Big Bob’s Flooring Franchise, Best Flooring is proud to carry the tradition of elite customer service and quality flooring products. We strive to make sure that we carry on the dedication of those who came before us. As an homage to their contributions, we only offer our clients the best products and services.
Best Flooring and our team of experienced installers stands 100% behind our elite customer care and high-quality products. We take care of everyone from do-it-yourselfers to skilled contractors. For more information on our products and services, contact us or stop by our warehouse. We’d be more than happy to help you find what you’re looking for and answer questions you may have.