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Since 1880, Conklin Bros. has developed a tradition for providing their customers quality floor coverings at the best prices around. However, they have also amassed a reputation for being ready to assist the community in its time of need. It is no accident that the company jingle includes the words, “You can count on us.” With their latest charitable initiative, Conklin Bros. is looking with a local focus at the global community, specifically those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Conklin Bros. began with two brothers, Frank and Joe, running a carpet cleaning and renovation business in San Francisco. They ran this business off the back of a mule-drawn wagon,early days of conklin brospicking up and delivering carpet to be cleaned or installed. Over time, the brothers and then their business successors, Joseph Emmons and son Jack, moved from simply cleaning and renovating carpet to an expanded offerings base which added retail floor covering and developed the company into a successful chain concern. With this evolution came a keen concern for the customer’s needs and a need to give customers more than simply a floor.
This guiding ethos has evolved over the years into a spirit of not simply giving customers the best flooring options available, but also giving back to the community. The community service aspect of the business truly took off with the acquisition of the San Jose showroom by Richard Oderio in 1963, and continues today through his son, Rick. Based in the San Jose showroom, Owner of Conlkin brosRick is genuinely passionate about serving the community, and this infectious ethic is shared by his employees. Among other projects Conklin Bros. has assisted with are the library at Santa Rosa Junior College and the six-floor expansion of Kaiser Hospital’s Santa Rosa Medical Center.The company is also acutely interested in recycling, having taken a “green” approach to carpet years before it became fashionable in the wider community. In this connection, Conklin Bros. has been recycling worn-out carpet and pads for decades, taking a leading role in keeping carpet and construction waste out of landfills and in the consumer cycle as other materials and products. This is just one more example of theĀ hardwood flooring san jose experts long-term approach to the problems and issues concerning not just the local area, but society as a whole. In this tradition, Conklin Bros. will be making a donation to Project PEARLS to assist victims of the Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) disaster in the Western Pacific. Project PEARLS is a Bay Area-based initiative to help Filipinos living in the slums of Manila and elsewhere move into more dignified living circumstances. Among their contributions are aid for housing, nourishing food, and scholarships to help children get an education. Now Project PEARLS is working to assist survivors of the Haiyan disaster, partnering with the Philippine Red Cross and the LBC Foundation to raise funds and food. In addition, Project PEARLS has partnered with San Jose State University and Conklin Bros. as well as other local businesses to gather survival items and money to remit to the survivors.

As a member of the Abbey Carpet Cooperative, Conklin Bros. has access to the best products from name-brand carpet suppliers such as Stainmaster, Barret, and Colonial Mills. Additionally, they offer hardwood, laminate, tile and stone, and exotic floor coverings from trusted names like Armstrong, Surface Art, and Bruce, just to name a few. With warehousing, installation, repair, and even interior design assistance, Conklin Bros. has the knowledge, experience, and resources to make sure the space you live in is also a space you can love for years to come!

Conklin Bros. recognizes that staying in business for 133 years takes more than just offering a great product. It also takes giving superior customer service and taking a leadership role in the community we serve. This is why Conklin Bros. has made a commitment to assist community-driven initiatives like Project PEARLS where and when possible. It is one way for Conklin Bros. to say “thank you” to the community for allowing them to serve the Bay Area for over a century, and it is a commitment they intend to honor for years to come.

When you need new flooring or repairs or cleaning of your existing carpet, laminate, or other flooring, don’t settle for second best. Contact Conklin Bros. by phone at (800) 750-2250 or via email at info@conklinbros.com. Call, click, or come by Conklin Bros.’ three Bay Area showrooms and let their experienced, friendly staff help you choose the perfect floor for your budget and lifestyle at the best price around!

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