Our founder, David Elyachar began his floor covering career as a retail carpet salesman. He worked his way up to sales
manager and eventually became a mill representative. This experience afforded him extensive knowledge in all areas of the
floor covering business.
In late 1983, David and his family decided to replace the "like new" carpet in their recently purchased home. The carpet
did not match their furnishings but was nearly new. It seemed wasteful to simply discard it, so they opted to advertise the
carpet in the Sunday classifieds. To their surprise, the entire house–full of carpet sold immediately and over 50 calls
were received from that single advertisement. The overwhelming response sparked an idea. After checking the yellow pages for
a "Used Carpet" listing and finding none, an opportunity was discovered.
Nine days after that infamous ad, a business, marketing and operational plan had been written, forms printed, warehouse
rented, and inventory purchased. The rest as they say... is history.
Big Bob’s Used Carpet has evolved into Big Bob’s Flooring Outlet and is now more than just a First Quality Flooring Outlet
Franchise business. There are currently over 50 locations nationally, providing America’s customers with great value, quality
products and outstanding service.