SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wilk, representing the 21st Senate District, honored Carpeteria Flooring Centers in Lancaster as Small Business of the Month for January 2019. Wilk presented the award to Carpeteria owners Barry White and Jack Van Bohemeen. Community members, local businesses, customers, family and friends joined Senator Wilk at the celebration.
“For well over a decade, Barry has provided excellent service to the people of the Antelope Valley and the surrounding regions,” stated Senator Wilk. “Not only does this company offer some of the finest customer service available, but it is also among the most charitable organizations in the area.”
Barry White founded Carpeteria Flooring Centers in 2002 with his business partner, Jack Van Bohemeen. Carpeteria grew rapidly and recently opened a new location in Santa Clarita, operated by White’s brother, Larry.
Carpeteria has a reputation for excellent customer service, integrity and high quality product. When a customer has an issue with their flooring, White and van Bohemeen personally show up to the customer’s house to resolve the problem.
“Barry’s outstanding work ethic and generosity is appreciated by customers and local charitable organizations,” said Wilk. “I am proud to recognize them for their contributions to our community. Congratulations on being named my Small Business of the Month for January 2019.”
Carpeteria prides itself on its community involvement. The company sponsors numerous local charities, including the Grace Resource Center in Lancaster, which provides essentials for our region’s most needy individuals. Carpeteria has also donated to South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES), a City of Palmdale operation that works with non-profits to offer vital services to families and individuals in need.
“It’s an honor and privilege to have our business recognized by Senator Wilk,” said White. “The team at Carpeteria works hard to keep our customers happy and believe community service is just another way to show our appreciation for them. I know many other small businesses do the same.”
L-R Owners Jack Bohemeen & Barry White with Senator Wilk
L-R Mark Hemstreet (Lancaster Chamber), Senator Wilk, Valerie J White, Larry White, Sylvia Duarte (AV Hispanic Chamber), Jack Van Bohemeen, Steve Hofbauer, (Mayor of Palmdale), Chuck Church (Palmdale Chamber), Trevo Hibbert (Quartz Hill Chamber), Juan Carrillo (Councilmember)
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