By Chris Bavender
A year ago, Adam Nisley was selling flooring out of his minivan. Fast forward and you can find the young entrepreneur helping customers in his new store – Adam’s Flooring – on Range Line Road in Carmel.
“I’ve been doing installations for 18 years, so the van was my way of starting the sales end of it – I called it my mobile showroom, and I used social media to advertise,” Nisley said. “My motto was ‘I bring the goods to you.’ But I wanted something more permanent and on March 1, we opened the store.”
Located in the Shoshone Place Shopping Center, the store is in the space formerly occupied by Coppinger Flooring. Nisley, who grew up in Carmel, knew he wanted to stay local.
“I grew up in this neighborhood and still live here,” he said. “My sister lives 20 houses down from me. I watched these buildings go up so, when I saw a For Lease sign in the window, I knew this is where I wanted to open Adam’s Flooring.”
Adam’s Flooring features a 900-square-foot showroom with an array of products including carpets and hard-surface flooring.
Nisley said he couldn’t have done it without his mentor, Paul Dominie, owner of MEEP Design & Consulting, in Milwaukee, Wisc.
“He had followed me on Facebook, and he said he wanted to help make this a success,” Nisley said.
“MEEP Design and Consulting always loves working with businesses that are in a growth mode, that are fresh and ready to start servicing the community,” said Paul Dominie, MEEP owner. “Adams Flooring has been a total joy to work with. Accepting new ideas, looking at the big picture, but also keeping an eye on daily issues. Adam has structured his company to be a full-service flooring option that offers a tremendous value.”
A value customers are taking notice of. Business has been brisk since the doors opened.
“Not only do I love owning a business in Carmel, I love supporting other small businesses, too,” said Karen Von Kamecke Sutton, owner of Holy Cow Cupcakes. “I just bought some new carpet for the homestead from Adam’s Flooring – unparalleled customer service and the best flooring. I can’t recommend it enough.”
Adams Flooring is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit www.adamsflooring.biz.