Teague Floor Covering Has Something For All
4/10/2013 by BY MIMI BROWN
DENNIS AND RITA MARTIN have built a large customer base over the years in Teague due to their hard work, honesty and integrity. They both hold a wealth of knowledge about décor and floor covering to help customers choose what will look great and best serve their needs.
Did you know that you can get quality flooring, at reasonable prices, and still support Teague?s business community? You can if you shop with Dennis and Rita Martin at Teague Floor Covering.
Dennis and Rita moved to Teague, from Houston, in 1984 because they thought it would be better to raise their sons in a small town environment. Dennis had ties to Teague through his mother and grandmother. Rita said, ?I came first with the boys to get things set up while Dennis stayed in Houston and worked.?
On October 1, 1984, they opened Teague Floor Covering and Dennis and Rita went to work. Dennis does all the estimates and installing. He has had 46 years of experience in the flooring business and really does a great job. He gives free estimates within a 50-mile radius of Teague. Rita Martin does just about everything else at Teague Floor Covering. She handles all the books as well as ordering and sales.
She is a licensed decorator and helps people decide on colors and textures. ?I will ask them to bring a sofa pillow or arm cover with the colors that they want to match or compliment and I help them put it all together,? said Rita. ?Most people don?t really know what they want until we get the right combination together and they can see it.? As well as the decorating aspect Rita will talk with them about heavy traffic areas to help decide on durability and their particular life style and children and pets. She also explains product warranties and which ones will better suit their needs.
Teague Floor Covering carries complete lines of carpet in Shaw, Mohawk, Beaulieu, Southwind and more; vinyl floor covering in Congoleum, Tarkett and Armstrong. They also carry ceramic flooring, Laminate flooring, hardwood, pure vinyl for residential and light commercial and a new pure vinyl that is waterproof. Teague Floor Covering has brought in a brand new and extremly unique item. They are selling baseboards that have dragons, bears, animals, flowers, trucks and cars, polka dots, stripes and more for children?s rooms, bathrooms and even maybe kitchens. They are so cute! They also carry beautiful granite for counter tops, etc.
The Martin?s have had some obstacles to overcome since they built their new building in 2001. The beautiful snow that covered Teague in April of 2007 brought the roof down on Teague Floor Covering. ?We pumped out enough water to fill four swimming pools,? said Mrs. Martin. ?It was a particularly rainy spring so Dennis and our son Travis stayed up nights sweeping water out of the building in order to keep, what hadn?t been ruined already, dry. The day they tore the damaged part of the building down came the worst rain of the year. They swept all night and day. Finally the rain ceased and they were able to put the building back up.
In January of 2009 Rita had a knee replacement surgery and in July of 2009 she had the other knee replaced. In between this she also had eye surgery. It was unadvised by her doctors but Rita missed very little work. As well as working hard for the business, Dennis is also the official photographer for the Teague Volunteer Fire Department. He is out with our brave firefighters night and day covering the job they do in pictures. When they need help with bringing the firefighters water or anything else he can help with, Dennis is right on the front lines to help.
The Martins? have two sons. Travis Martin who works as a police officer for the City of Teague. He is married to Dottie and they have a daughter, Megan who is 14 years old and attends Teague Junior High School. They also have their son Brandon who is 10 years old and attends Teague Intermediate School. Dennis and Rita?s other son is Greg Martin lives in Waco with his wife Yvonne. Greg is a dispatcher for the Waco Police Department.
Teague Floor Covering is located on Highway 84 in Teague and is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. ? 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays by appointment.