By Carlie Kollath/NEMS Daily Journal
Adair Carpet Sales and Cleaning
Jerry Adair started Adair Carpet out of his garage in 1976. He moved into a dedicated building around 1978. The business continued to grow and in 1985, Adair moved his business into its current building on East President Avenue.
In 2000, he opened a second store – Seconds and Surplus Flooring – nearby on Daybrite Drive. It’s open Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Adair died in 2007, and his daughter, Tracey Adair Marshall, and wife, Hellen Adair, now own and operate the business.
Marshall started working for her dad’s business in 1993, right after she finished high school. Her stepmother joined her two to three years later.
The business has expanded over the years from carpet and now carries tile, wood, laminate and vinyl.
“We do it all from wall to wall,” Adair said.
The store also offers installation, including custom shower areas.
“We have a large stock so you don’t have to wait to have it ordered,” Marshall said. “If you need it now, we’ve got it.”
Adair Carpet also sells remnants out of its warehouse. It offers rug binding services, too.
Plus, Adair cleans rugs and furniture. The women said they’ll pick up the items or the customers can drop them off.