Sherry Roberts
The Roberts Group


DALTON, GA, June 1, 2009—Patrick Carroll was recently recognized for 25 years of service as a Karastan territory manager representing carpets and rugs in northern New Jersey and managing two major rug accounts (Federated Direct and Bloomingdale’s) in New York City.

“At Karastan, we pride ourselves on having the best sales force in the floor covering business, and Pat shows that every day with his great sales skills,” said Courtney Jones,  Karastan regional vice president. “We have a long heritage of employees, like Pat, who have been with the company for that amount of time.”

Still, a quarter of a century is a long time in any business. What’s Carroll’s secret?

“The people at Karastan (the mill and sales service),” said Carroll. “They have made me successful! They inspired me 25 years ago on my first trip to the mill in Eden, NC, and they continue to inspire me each today with their unending dedication to making Karastan the best.”

G Fried Carpet and Design in Paramus, NJ, was the first dealer that Carroll called on in 1984, and the relationship continues to this day. “If I had to characterize Pat Carroll in one word, it would be ‘professional’, but Pat has many more great qualities,” said Sam Levine, president of G Fried. “He’s a dealer’s rep, always looking to help out in any way he can. If I had to describe the ultimate representative, it would be Pat Carroll.”

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Honoring 25 years of service from left to right: Courtney Jones, regional vice president, Karastan; Sam Levine, president, G Fried; Patrick Carroll; and Bill Storey, senior vice president, Karastan.

Karastan is part of Mohawk Industries, a leading supplier of flooring for both residential and commercial applications. Mohawk offers a complete selection of broadloom carpet, ceramic tile, wood, stone, laminate, vinyl, rugs and other home products. These products are marketed under the premier brands in the industry, which, in addition to Karastan, include Mohawk, American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, Marazzi, Pergo, Unilin and Quick-Step. Mohawk’s unique merchandising and marketing assists consumers in creating their dreams. Mohawk provides a premium level of service with its own trucking fleet and more than 250 local distribution locations.

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