Mike Blanton, Owner, President & CEO
Mike Blanton opened Dalton Carpet Outlet on July 5, 1978 with just one other part-time employee. He had been exposed to the floor covering industry at an early age; his mother, who had worked previously as a bookkeeper for a hardwood company, started an in-home carpet business when Mike was young and eventually opened her own retail location. Mike worked for her company as an installer during his high school and college years.
Through growth and relocations, the company eventually joined the nationwide Carpet One cooperative and changed its name to Dalton Carpet One in 1988. A second location in Gainesville had already been added in 1979, and the company’s third store opened in Eatonton in 2000. Mike has also continued to steadily grow the commercial side of the business, and DCO Commercial Floors now takes on projects all over the country.
Over the years, Mike has been honored with numerous awards, including the Alan Greenberg Award in 2011. Named for the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of CCA Global Partners (Carpet One’s parent company), the award is given each year to the member who most embodies the Carpet One Floor & Home spirit and values.
Mike earned his BA in Biblical Education from Florida Bible College in 1976. His areas of expertise in the flooring industry are many and include Installation, Operations and Customer Relations.
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Harry Case, Store Manager/Flooring Consultant
Harry joined Dalton Carpet One in early 2013 as the Lake Oconee Store Manager, bringing with him over 40 years of experience in the flooring industry. Harry was born in Texas but raised in Tulsa, OK. He graduated in 1973 with a BBA in Marketing from Texas Tech University, where he played football.
The list of Harry’s awards and recognition is long, spanning his career. He holds 18 Top Sales/Sales Management Awards between 1978 and 2006. He was an Industry Foundation Member – Board of Directors – for the Oklahoma Chapter American Society of Interior Designers in 1983 and 1984. He held the same designation for the North/South Carolina Chapter American Society of Interior Designers in 1986. And that year he also won the American Society of Interior Designers Special Recognition Award. Harry’s areas of expertise include Carpet Manufacturing, Carpet, Hardwood, Tile and Stone Flooring for Retail Replacement and Residential New Construction.
Harry is married to his college sweetheart. The couple now resides in Eatonton and has two daughters and two grandchildren, who all live in Atlanta. When he's not working, Harry enjoys golf, lake activities, hunting, fishing, watching sports and spending time with family and friends. His favorite sports team is Texas Tech.
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Keri Adams, Interior Designer/Flooring Consultant
Keri joined the Dalton Carpet One staff in March 2011 after working as an intern with us since September 2010. Keri attended Athens Tech and Gainesville State and holds degrees in both Art and Interior Design.
Keri’s areas of expertise include design and color theory. In 2012 she earned her certification in Carpet One Flooring Design and became a Carpet One Certified Flooring Consultant.
In her spare time, Keri enjoys going to concerts, kayaking, gardening, and traveling.
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Zabeau Small, Flooring Consultant/Interior Designer
Zabeau joined Dalton Carpet One in 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Texas A&M University. Zabeau started her career in 1978 as an Interior Designer/Specifier. Her areas of expertise include interior design and space planning. In 1980, Zabeau was published in Architecture Digest.
Originally from Bayonne, France, Zabeau now resides in Greensboro. She is a member of the Lake Oconee Builders Association and Lake Oconee Tennis Association, and is an Indian Hills Homeowners Association Board member. She volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and Extreme Home Makeover, and in her spare time she enjoys golf, tennis, scuba diving and fly-fishing. Zabeau is an SEC football fan and cheers on the Texas A&M Aggies and the Georgia Bulldogs.
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April Scott, Retail Sales/Flooring Consultant
April joined the DCO team in December 2014. Prior to that, April gained valuable retail sales experience in the golfing industry. She worked in private clubs in South Carolina and Georgia as a Pro Shop Manager and then as a buyer/merchandiser.
April was a newlywed as of November 2014.
David Webb, Retail Sales/Flooring Consultant
David joined DCO in 2012 as our Lake Oconee Warehouse Manager. In 2015, he became a Flooring Consultant in Retail Sales. Originally from Atlanta, David now lives at the lake with his wife Lauren and their three year old twins. When David's not at DCO, he enjoys hunting and golf.
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Jack Gillam, Installation Manager
Jack began his career in the flooring industry in 1985, and he joined the Dalton Carpet One family in 1993. He is a 1981 graduate of Dalton College.
Jack's areas of expertise include carpet, wood, vinyl and tile. He has been recognized as a flooring expert by many industry companies including Pergo (1998), CF1 (2001), Forbo (2003), Armstrong (2003), Karastan (2004), Bona (2007), Schluter and more.
Jack has been married since 1987 and has three daughters and two grandbabies. In his spare time, he enjoys golf and fishing.
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