Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Nicole Oidtman

“Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.

Nicole Oidtman

Interior Designer & Sales

Nicole graduated with a BS in Interior Design from Missouri State University and has been with the DGFA team since 2014. Nicole’s philosophy on design is that there are no real rules, just differences in taste. Her advice is to find one piece that you absolutely love, and you can make everything work around it. Nicole’s main objective is to create rooms her clients feel happy to be in. When not following her passion of design, Nicole enjoys spending time on outdoor activities and pursuing a healthy lifestyle by exercise and clean cooking. She also enjoys many genres of music and loves attending concerts and adding to her record collection.

Loren LaMere

“A man’s most expensive hobby starts with the exchange of 97 cents for a hot wheel.

Loren LaMere

Warehouse Manager

Loren began his career way back in 1987. His knowledge in products and tools in our industry make him a trusted resource by both staff and clients of our company. Loren has truly seen the flooring business evolve into today's home design industry. When not managing our inventory and his crew, Loren enjoys collecting and showing toys. A kid at heart, his Hot Wheel collection is impressive!

Sarah Kabatra

"The difference between your dreams and reality is called action."

Sarah Kabatra

Flooring & Design Specialist

Sarah joined the DGFA team in 2012 as our receptionist and found she had a love for helping people achieve their dreams and goals through redesigning their home spaces. When not helping clients, Sarah enjoys time with her family, fiancé their dog Chomper and a bearded dragon, named General.

Kim James

"Design is not just what it look like and feels like, design is how it works."

Kim James

Flooring & Design Specialist

Kim joined the team in 2016, with an incredible eye for color and texture. Her passion is reclaiming old spaces and making them more aesthetic and efficient. As an artist, Kim enjoys creating reclaimed barn wood into accent pieces as well as hand painting distressed furniture. When not working in her shop, Kim enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends.

Michele Batye

"I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say because of you I didn't give up."

Michele Batye

Business Manager & CFO

Michele began her career with Dave Griggs' Flooring America in 1989 after graduation from the University of Missouri in Textile and Apparel Merchandising. Michele wears many hats within the organization including Client Services, Business Management, Marketing and Merchandising but her most prized role is providing Leadership and encouragement to those driven to find their passion and purpose. She juggles her career time along with being a community advocate for organizations like the Women's Network (a division of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce) and Accent Arts, while still finding time for her family and creativity.

Dave Griggs

"You must establish your compelling advantage."

Dave Griggs

Founder & CEO

Dave began the vision of what is Dave Griggs' Flooring America in 1974 on the foundation of building trust one floor at a time. A staple in the Columbia Community, Dave uses his voice for small business, community service and economic development. A true entrepreneur at heart, his passion for the flooring business is fueled by constant change, problem solving and helping clients achieve their goals. When he is not spending his time in meetings or attending community events, Dave and his wife Nancy love to travel, entertain at the lake and cheer on Mizzou.

Kathy Geller

“Look out for the people who look out for you.

Kathy Geller

Office Manager

Kathy has been an essential part of the company since 2001. Her passion for her career is founded on providing clients with the best service while paying attention to details and the bottom line. When Kathy isn't behind her desk she loves to spend time outdoors fishing, boating , camping and cooking for her family.

Mike

"Fuzzy Side Up" (Technical Carpet Jargon)

Mike "Milo" Walz

Flooring Sales & Design

Mike found his way into the home floor covering and home furnishing through his family owned business, Milo H Walz. After 50 years, he still finds joy in helping clients solve tough flooring problems. As the Insurance Specialist for Dave Griggs' Flooring America, Mike helps families whose homes have been damaged, guiding them through the process and helping them efficiently return to a better space. A graduate of the University of Missouri, his hobbies include spending time with his children and cheering for Missouri Sports Teams.

Rob Mattox

“Gaining knowledge is the first step, sharing it is the second.

Rob Mattox

Flooring Sales & Design

Rob joined the Dave Griggs team in 2007. Before becoming an expert in flooring Rob was involved in the furniture, insurance and finance businesses. A bit of a trivia buff, Rob is a valued resource when it comes to technical and warranty information. Rob loves to build strong relationships with his clients, his warm personality, knowledge and attention to details keeps them returning and referring him to their family, friends and neighbors. During his off time Rob enjoys riding his motorcycle, cooking for friends and family and spending time with his K-9 companions.

Tim Sabel

“The road to success is always under construction.

Tim Sabel

Commercial Sales, Project Manager

Tim Sabel began his flooring career in the mid-eighties after a recommendation from Dave Griggs. After several years in advertising sales, he found a career is flooring working in distributor and construction sales before coming to Dave Griggs Flooring America in 1997. Tim graduated from Worsham College in Chicago with a degree in Mortuary Science along with undergrad work at both Arizona State and the University of Illinois-Chicago. Tim is a happily married grandfather of 5 who enjoys gardening and golfing when he isn’t busy talking shop.

Jerrad Chaney

“Quality means doing it right, even when no one is looking.

Jerrad Chaney

Installation & Claims Manager

Jerrad has been with the company since 2000. As our Chief-Accountability-Officer, he takes pride in making sure that your job is done right. His keen attention to detail and vast installation knowledge is a valued resource. A devoted family man, Jerrad enjoys coaching his three children in competitive sports and watching his daughters take the theatrical stage.

BJ Roach

BJ Roach

Warehouse & Delivery

James Sullivan

James Sullivan

Warehouse & Delivery

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801 Business Loop 70 East,  Columbia, MO 65201