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Not every furniture store has the expertise to complete a custom job such as carpeting a spiral staircase, perfectly matching each step with the next, and not every business can bank on the experience of a professional with more than 20 years in the flooring industry. Southeastern Galleries has both.

Flooring Department Manager Joe Meyers has been helping clients with their flooring needs for more than two decades and for the past 16 years at Southeastern Galleries. He knows everything there is to know about flooring options, including carpet, custom rugs and hardwood.

A graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in marketing, Meyers says he got into the flooring business because he enjoys working with people and matching just the right product with their needs. How does he determine what his clients want? He points out that his most important attribute is being a good listener.

“First you have to determine what your customers need and establish what they’re looking for, whether it be a specific texture, color or style,” he explains. “You also have to make sure the product is going to work for their particular application.”

Meyers says that in most cases, the client will visit Southeastern Galleries to look at samples and products and to exchange ideas with a professional who is well-versed in all aspects of the flooring business. Later, he’ll visit his client’s home to get a better idea of which flooring option will work best.

“You have to pay attention to what the customer is looking for,” he says. “You can’t steer them toward a certain style, color or design. You have to get it right. You want your client to be happy with the product they choose.”

At Southeastern Galleries, Meyers has the option to offer his clients a wide range of major brands, including Karastan, Masland, Stanton, Nourison, Fabrica, Dixie Home, Shaw, Tuftex, Prestige Mills, Concepts International, Wunda Weave, Design Materials, Fibreworks, Radici, Robertex, Hartco, Armstrong, Aladdin, Horizon, Durkan and Bigelow.

“We are the best source for wall-to-wall carpet and for making custom rugs from wool, nylon, sisal or seagrass,” he points out.

Meyers cites a custom circular staircase in a home in Mount Pleasant as one of the most impressive jobs he and his team at Southeastern Galleries have completed.

“We cut every step individually, and every step matched the next,” he says. “It was installed perfectly and it looked fantastic. It was just a spectacular look.”

A Michigan native, Meyers has lived in the Lowcountry since 1987. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, landscaping and remodeling his home in West Ashley.

“I’ve redesigned the interior of my house,” he says.

Meyers relishes the opportunity to do the same for the people who trust him to help them make their homes unique.

“I enjoy having the ability to enhance the beauty of my customers’ homes,” he says.” If you want your next floor project covered by someone with more than 20 years of experience and a complete mastery of flooring options and styles, Joe Meyers will listen to your needs and help you make the right choice. You can reach him at joem@southeasterngalleries.com or at (843) 556-4663.

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