The Bleyl family has been in the flooring business since early in the 20th century. Grandfather, Emil, became a flooring installer soon after he immigrated from Germany around 1900. He got his son Aaron into the business as an installer in the 1930’s. Aaron operated a flooring installation business starting in the 1940’s. Aaron’s sons, Ben and Rick, worked for their dad and became accomplished installers before age 20. Ben started in the 1950’s and Rick – 7 years younger – started in the 1960’s.
By the mid-1960’s, Aaron and Rick established a carpet and sheet vinyl store in sugarhouse. By 1968 the firm moved to the 21st East and 13th South area. Ben joined the firm in 1969. The business specialized in providing carpet and sheet vinyl in new homes dealing with a number of new-home builders. Over the years they also developed a clientele of customers by word-of mouth and walk-in sales.
Window treatments, ceramic tile, laminate and pre-finished hardwood were added to the product line in the early 1990’s as greater demand arose for these products, especially from the builders. Ross Capes joined the firm in 1990. Gregorio Maldonado came to us in 1998 and Van Barney joined the firm in 2001. We moved to our present location in 1994.
We still deal with home builders, condo developers, people with rental property, remodelers, people who buy – fix up – and flip houses and a variety of clients we have developed over the years.