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Written by Nicole Skelly   
Tampa, Fla.-based Flooring America and G. Fried Flooring located in Sarasota, Fla. announce the two businesses have merged to form G. Fried Flooring America. The merger is effective as of January 1st and the company will operate with Rufus Ashby as president.
 
Ashby, a longtime community presence in Hillsborough County, previously oversaw the Flooring America and G. Fried businesses, as well as a host of other franchise locations. He currently sits on the board for the Brandon Chamber of Commerce and the Brandon Hospital. Ashby has also been a Brandon Rotary member since 2001.
 
“There was an opportunity to strengthen both businesses, so we acted quickly and deliberately,” says Ashby. “Our mission remains intact regardless: provide the best possible flooring experience while continuing to support our community.”
 
Ashby notes that G. Fried Flooring has been in Sarasota since 1972, but the company started in 1930. This latest move will serve as an impetus for store renovations, new product offerings and service improvements. In fact, the showroom at the newly-created G. Fried Flooring America in Tampa recently underwent major remodeling.
 
“Our selection is growing,” adds Ashby. “Customers can see and feel not only the best carpeting, but also hardwoods, tiles and laminates. This consolidation adds stability and a great foundation for the two locations to grow like our team envisioned.”
 
G Fried Flooring America will also continue to operate a commercial flooring facility in Jupiter, Florida.
 
For more information:

Connect with G. Fried Flooring America at http://www.gfriedfa.com.

Locations:

G. Fried Flooring America (Tampa)
9329 Adamo Dr.
Tampa, FL 33619

The hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9am - 7pm, Saturday 9am - 6pm, Sunday Noon - 5pm.
If you want to set an appointment with a sales consultant please call 813-628-9630.

G. Fried Flooring America (Sarasota)
4608 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34321

The hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9am - 7pm, Saturday 9am - 6pm, Sunday Noon - 5pm.
If you want to set an appointment with a sales consultant please call 941-921-7704.