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Michele Batye

Owner and President

Michele began her career with Dave Griggs' Flooring America in 1989 after graduation from the University of Missouri in Textile and Apparel Merchandising. Over her career Michele has worn many hats within the organization but her most prized role is becoming the sole Business Owner in 2016. She juggles her career time along with giving back to her community by being an advocate and mentor for countless organizations. She also proudly holds the titles of wife, Mom and Grandmother. She loves spending time with her family and pets. Her hobbies are drawing, reading and interior and fashion design.

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.

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

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.

Mary Garrity

Design & Sales

Mary has over thirty two years of leadership experience in the flooring and design industry. Originally from California, Mary is experienced with builders, contractors and residential clients. Her knowledge experience and general love for people make her clients instant friends. A wife and Mom, Mary likes to spend her down time with family exploring her new home state Missouri, cooking and fishing. 

McKenna Sarles

Interior Design & Sales

McKenna joined the Flooring America team in 2022 a graduate of Appalachian State University, she is a native of North Carolina. Her experience include tile centered design but she is quickly becoming an expert in all areas of flooring and installation. McKenna loves consulting with clients to help them achieve their goals. In her off time McKenna loves to bake and find new recipes. Being from the south she is always in search of a good Southern Sweet Tea.  

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.

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.

BJ Roach

Warehouse Manager

BJ has been with Flooring America since he joined the warehouse team in 2013. Knowledgable in all things flooring he overseas the warehouse and busy installation supply shop, along with the day to day logistics of getting our products and installation crews in and out the door. BJ is a sports enthusiast and enjoys spending time with his friends and family.

Dan Croom, Bill Threet & Jamie Sullivan

Warehouse, Delivery and Grounds