A new car carpeting business in Tallahasse, Florida, is hoping to turn the public into a customer and sell them a car.
The Tallahaussee Carpet Repair and Carpet Cleaning Association is hoping their carpet service is the first step in a $1.3 million renovation of the old carpet factory and the company’s plans to open an office in downtown Tallahaska, where it plans to expand its operations to other states.
The company says it has opened a new office at the downtown Tallawassee Convention Center and plans to hire more staff to provide additional service.
A spokesman said the company will hire people with experience in carpentry, carpet repair and carpentry restoration to work on its carpet repairs.
The association is looking for carpeting contractors to work for $60 an hour.
The group will also build new carpentry equipment, install a new flooring system and install a ceiling replacement system, the spokesman said.
The president of the association, Robert DeGrave, said the goal is to “bring the industry into the 21st century” and improve the lives of people in the area.
DeGave said the association will also start hiring a sales rep to promote the carpet repair business.
“We are not just doing this because we want to sell carpets,” DeGive said.
“It’s not going to be a sales job, it’s going to have to be an emotional job, to get people involved.”
The association plans to have a new facility up and running by late fall.
The office will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and it will offer a carpet cleaning service and carpet cleaning services, DeGavage said.
He said the carpentry shop will have two floors, two levels and an attic that can accommodate two floors of carpet and will have four to six employees, which will be the size of an average home.
The business will hire 20 to 30 people per month, he said.
De Grave said he is hopeful that the association’s renovation will open up other carpet repair jobs in the community.
The city of Tallahasa has approved the association to open a second office.
It is also hoping that the office can help the Tallahassasport Authority in the development of a new casino and other development projects.
The authority has been looking to renovate its parking lot, and a proposal for a casino has been under consideration for several years.
Tallahascans for Tallahaspirit is also looking for new office space in Tallangas, the first time in 20 years the city of the state has opened an office.
“The TallahASTA office has been in a garage since 1983 and is now a thriving business,” said spokesman Brian T. Wilson.
“A new building would allow us to continue to provide quality carpentry services and make more investments in our city and region.”
The city said the building will be located on the first floor of the building next to a public swimming pool.
A portion of the project will be dedicated to the Tallangahasport Museum, which is in need of additional capital.
“As a result, we have requested a $2 million loan from the state for the renovation of our parking lot,” the city said.