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Ranny Trainor is a part of the commercial sales staff at The Carpet Shoppe. When he started at The Carpet Shoppe, he was in the commercial sales department. He then moved on to become a manager for the ceramic tile department. Before his time here, he worked for W.C. Tingle, an Armstrong distributor. He has been with The Carpet Shoppe for 32 years but has over 35 years of experience in the commercial field.
Through the years, problem-solving has been a large part of Ranny’s job. He recalls a time when he received a call from a client concerned about dark lines that were showing up on the carpet that was being installed. The job was extensive and over half-way finished. After arriving on-site, Ranny realized the lines appeared because the track lighting above was reflecting off the carpet. He took his coat off and laid it on the floor, and sure enough, the shadows appeared there as well. When he left the job, he told the installer he would “take the shadow with him” when he left! One of the most interesting parts of his job is the people he meets.
Ranny has been married to his wife Marcia since 1979 and is a life member of the Heart of The Ozarks Sertoma Club. He served as club president from 1999 to 2000.
Kent Schnurbush is the general manager at The Carpet Shoppe and the sales manager of the commercial department. While in college, Kent held a position working for a flooring wholesaler before starting at The Carpet Shoppe. After graduating, he started working here and has now been with the company for 24 years.
While working here, Kent has worked on a variety of projects focusing on senior living, healthcare, and hotels. Through his leadership and experience, he has developed a commercial department that performs corporate work in six different states. He has also created a flooring design concept for a senior living account that has become their standard for all their remodeling projects. One of the most rewarding aspects of his position is watching a project go from design to completion.
Kent grew up in West Plains, Missouri. He attended Missouri State University (formally SMSU), earning a degree in Administrative Management with a minor in Marketing. Outside of The Carpet Shoppe, Kent serves as an ambassador for the Springfield Chamber of Commerce and is active within his church, serving as an usher on Sunday mornings. His family enjoys camping and being on the river.
Commercial & Residential Sales
Stacy Pihana is a part of the commercial, residential, and builder sales team at The Carpet Shoppe. Before working here, Stacy was a waitress at The Pasta House from her sophomore year of high school until she graduated college. She graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in Interior Design. She has now been with the company for nine years.
Stacy’s specialty is working with clients to find their dream floor no matter how large or small their budget may be. With an Interior Design degree, Stacy works with clients to provide them assistance from layout to color selection. Her goal is to make the buying experience as painless as possible, which might include designing a project start to finish or delivering samples to their front door. Within the commercial world, she enjoys working on multi-family housing. Being involved in providing a space someone will call home is rewarding.
Outside of The Carpet Shoppe, Stacy and her husband, Adam, raise two sweet little boys. Their family also includes a lab mix named Josie. As a family, they enjoy trips to the park, going on walks, and spending time with their families.
Christina Holland is the commercial assistant at The Carpet Shoppe. She has been with the company for five years, and before starting here, she was a hairstylist. A large part of her job is keeping everyone in order. From paperwork to ordering samples, to scheduling meetings, she does it all.
Staying busy and getting things done is what drives her. She describes herself as a doer who thrives in chaos. For Christina, the most interesting part about working as a commercial assistant is seeing how flooring can be the “wow” factor of a project.
Christina grew up in Joplin, Missouri, and has a degree in Cosmetology from New Dimensions School of Hair Design. She is married to her highschool sweetheart Duane, and they have been married for 13 years. They have two daughters, Kayleigh and Addison. Their family also includes three dogs! Bowser the big, lovable Red Nose Pitbull, Bella the overly excitable guard dog Jack Russell, and Toby, aka Tolbert, the adorable little Chiweenie.
Bryon McBroom is a commercial project manager and estimator at The Carpet Shoppe. Before his time here, Bryon worked in the floor covering industry at New York Carpet World and Flooring America for 27 years combined. He has now been with the company for five years for a total of 32 years of experience within the commercial flooring field.
Bryon has worked on a variety of projects, including multi-family housing, senior living facilities, and schools. He says through his years of working in the commercial field, the most interesting thing must be the people. From casual to bold, he has worked with a variety of clients. He describes a successful job as a satisfied customer and a clean end product.
Bryon grew up in Houston, Missouri, and was a part of the Marine Reserves between 1986 and 1992. He is a Gulf War Veteran and has two daughters, ages 12 and 13.
Josh Frank is a commercial estimator and project manager at The Carpet Shoppe. Before his time here, he worked as a specialty manager for a major building supplier for six years. Josh started working at The Carpet Shoppe in 2019. He has worked on a variety of projects in healthcare, retail, private offices, and retirement communities.
Throughout his career, he has enjoyed working on all sides of customer service, management, and sales with the building and design industry. Josh prides himself on being an advocate for his client’s best interests from the start of design to the end of installation. His goal for any job is for the client to walk away feeling they received the best possible service. With the Springfield area growing every day, he is excited to be a part of that growth and share his expertise in the flooring industry.
Josh was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. In 2013, he moved to St. Louis where he lived for 6 years before moving to the Ozarks with his wife. Here, they settled down on a hobby farm with their two daughters and their newest addition, a Bernese Mountain dog named Shadow. The family enjoys farming together and taking trips to the lake.