Famous for his Classic red Mazda carpet van! Ben has been fitting carpets and floors for the last 15 years. He is an outstanding and very experienced floor fitter and is a real community favourite. He will never drive by a stranded motorist or person in distress and was even featured in the Bath Chronicle for his heroic actions! He manages the fitting team, day to day work flow, prices most jobs and generates a lot of business; oh, and does the odd bit of fitting too! To say Ben is pivotal to the company’s success is a bit of an understatement, it just wouldn’t work without him! As long as the company is going we will always drive red vans in honour of the ‘Ben Horan Flooring’ Mazda E2200. Rest in peace old girl!
If the red van is a tribute to Ben’s previous endeavours then the company name is a tribute to Steve’s. A keen marketer and talented entrepreneur, Steve’s former company Virtuoso Advertising was extremely successful and really helped to hone his business and marketing skills. He started planning and buying media 15 years ago for small to medium sized businesses and realised growing small companies gives him the most satisfaction. Steve applies his business experience to develop supplier and client relationships, help manage the workforce and develop the brand and marketing activity. In his spare time Steve enjoys the horses and even the odd flutter at Cheltenham racecourse with Ben.
Anthony was the first recruit at Virtuoso Flooring. He is a very fast and highly skilled floor fitter and was Ben’s number one target at the start of the company. Anthony is the best carpet fitter on the team, but is just as comfortable laying carpet as he is installing vinyl, luxury vinyl tiles or laminate and wood. I would say Ant could even be the fastest fitter in the Southwest. ‘Fastest blade in the West’ he likes to be called or ‘Flint Eastwood’ for short! He takes great pride in all that he does and is the perfect deputy when Ben is not on site as holds everyone else to his own very high standards. Anthony is a great team leader. He is no stranger to a gym, he really enjoys keeping fit and playing Football for Bradford Town.
Sam is ‘Mr. safety flooring’!
He is excellent with all flooring but nobody works a welding iron or caps and coves like Sam! He joined up with us from Frome and although we couldn’t understand all his lingo at first he fit right in (that looks ‘piffy’ is our fav). Sam loves a good floor puzzle, give him a herringbone or parquet design and he’s over the moon!
Resident wood man and all round hard worker.
He is an excellent all round floor fitter and highly skilled with wood and laminate. Mitch is a strapping lad and a proper old fashion workhorse, he works so hard he needs refuelling at least 4 times a day! His claim to the carpet ‘hall of fame’ is that he can extract the inner tube of a rolled up carpet with his forearm!
Nya has come on leaps and bounds.
He has a carpentry background, but saw Virtuoso Flooring as an exciting company to work for with great opportunities for growth. He knocked on the door and we are very happy that he did, as he is an excellent addition to the team. He is great at prep and fitting carpets and LVTs. He will make a fantastic full time fitter in the near future.