Kelly Carpet Omaha’s Mike Hughes (holding plaque) and his son Tommy (to his left) receive the 2007 Dealer of the Year award from Mohawk. They are flanked by Mohawk’s Brad Matthaidess and Jeff Lorberbaum.

Kelly’s Carpet Omaha was honored as the 2007 Dealer of the Year by Mohawk during the company’s recent Floorscapes convention in Phoenix. Mike Hughes, president of Kelly’s Carpet Omaha, was chosen out of 11 finalists for growing his business, “promoting the store concept,” committing to training, and excelling in “store standards, brand building, merchandising and installation ideas and community involvement.”

                Hughes, a Floorscapes dealer for six years, said he was proud of his company’s track record. ““I personally believe that people deserve what they pay for,” Hughes said.  “Our customers are hardworking people who want something nice. We take on a great responsibility to give that to them.”

            Manny Llerena, Mohawk’s vp retail marketing, noted that it is Hughes’  passion for customer service that set him apart this year. “Mike and his staff win and keep customers for life. They do so because they make sure every customer gets exceptional service,” he said.