Meet Garrett Ryan of Elite Carpet & Matting Company

November 9, 2018

Today we’d like to introduce you to Garrett Ryan.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Garrett. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
My dad and I started the company in March 2014. We both saw a need for a commercial grade product in the collegiate market. My wife, Emily, had a significant impact in the beginning stages by creating our sales collateral, email campaigns, website, and catalog. We met in The Grove at Ole Miss the fall before we started the company. Being a former student-athlete at Ole Miss helped in developing relationships with customers because I had a first-hand experience of the work ethic and discipline required in the highly competitive environment of college athletics for both athletes and staff members.

We were fortunate enough to be given the opportunity from some schools early on and were able to build out from there. Although we are both relatively new to the flooring industry, we have become quick learners. We started out doing just logo mats and now have developed a wide range of flooring products. We have worked with over 500 schools and have gained a wealth of experience in understanding the challenges facility managers face and have been able to offer solutions to resolve them. We have the capabilities to do entire facilities and have worked with several architects and general contractors across the country on projects at some of the top brands in athletics.

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