carpet-one-home-floor-gainesville-ga-our-experts-mike-blantonMike Blanton, Owner, President & CEO 
Mike Blanton opened Dalton Carpet Outlet on July 5, 1978 with just one other part-time employee. He had been exposed to the floor covering industry at an early age; his mother, who had worked previously as a bookkeeper for a hardwood company, started an in-home carpet business when Mike was young and eventually opened her own retail location. Mike worked for her company as an installer during his high school and college years. 

Through growth and relocations, the company eventually joined the nationwide Carpet One cooperative and changed its name to Dalton Carpet One in 1988. A second location in Gainesville had already been added in 1979, and the company’s third store opened in Eatonton in 2000. Mike has also continued to steadily grow the commercial side of the business, and DCO Commercial Floors now takes on projects all over the country. 

Over the years, Mike has been honored with numerous awards, including the Alan Greenberg Award in 2011. Named for the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of CCA Global Partners (Carpet One’s parent company), the award is given each year to the member who most embodies the Carpet One Floor & Home spirit and values. 

Mike earned his BA in Biblical Education from Florida Bible College in 1976. His areas of expertise in the flooring industry are many and include Installation, Operations and Customer Relations. 

Office: 706.353.0547, etx. 115 | Email: mblanton@daltoncarpetone.com | www.daltoncarpetone.com www.dcocommercialfloors.com

carpet-one-home-floor-gainesville-ga-our-experts-chris-brockChris Brock, Outside Sales 
Chris joined the DCO team in 2015, bringing with him 15 years residential construction experience specializing in remodel and renovation. Chris's areas of expertise include flooring, equipment, and residential construction. 

When he's not at work, Chris continues his work spanning 18 years as a Bi-Vocational Student Pastor.

Office: 770.534.2001  | www.daltoncarpetone.com

 

carpet-one-home-floor-gainesville-ga-our-experts-joe-pryorJoe Pryor, Senior Account Executive 
Joe has been with Dalton Carpet One for 18 years and in the flooring business for 29 years. He brings experience in all areas of the flooring business including warehouse, buying, management and sales. Joe’s sales expertise includes retail, builder and commercial. He is also the Insurance Specialist. Joe has also won numerous awards including a two-time winner of store of the year, outstanding store performance, and sales person of the year in 2008. 

Office 770.534.2001 | Fax 770.534.8413 | Email: jpryor@daltoncarpetone.com | www.daltoncarpetone.com

 

carpet-one-home-floor-gainesville-ga-our-experts-luke-canupLuke Canup, Senior Account Executive/Commercial Sales 
Luke joined Dalton Carpet One's Commercial Sales team in 2012, bringing with him four years of experience in commercial flooring and 14 years of experience in the construction industry. He holds a BS degree in Construction Science & Management from Southern Polytechnic State University. Luke is OSHA 30 certified. 

When he isn't at DCO, Luke enjoys kayaking, running and going to concerts. Originally from Toccoa, Luke now resides in Turnerville, GA. 

Office: 770.534.2001 | Email: lcanup@dcocf.com | www.dcocommercialfloors.com

 

carpet-one-home-floor-gainesville-ga-our-experts-rick-wrightRick Wright, Senior Estimator/Project Manager 
Rick joined Dalton Carpet One in March of 2012, bringing with him nearly two decades of experience in commercial and residential construction, nine years of which were in the commercial flooring industry. He holds an Associates Degree in Commercial Contract Management. 

Outside of work, Rick is a huge fan of combat sports. He competed for many years as a boxer and a wrestler, and also trained for several years as a Mixed Martial Artist. He is married and enjoys spending his free time with his wife and three children.

Office: 770.534.2001  | Email: rwright@daltoncarpetone.com | www.daltoncarpetonegainesville.com

carpet-one-home-floor-gainesville-ga-our-experts-justin-aldridgeJustin Aldridge, Warehouse Supervisor 
Justin joined Dalton Carpet One in 2006. After working in the DCO warehouse for two and a half years, he oversaw the inventory in the Athens Supercenter and assisted the merchandising department. In 2015, Justin became the Warehouse Supervisor in the Gainesville store. 

Originally from Lawrenceville, Justin studied horticulture at ABAC and now resides in Athens. He is forklift certified. In his spare time, Justin enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing on the DCO softball team. 

Office: 770.534.2001 | Email: jaldridge@daltoncarpetone.com | www.daltoncarpetonegainesville.com

carpet-one-home-floor-gainesville-ga-our-experts-chris-boydChris Boyd, Store Manager, Flooring Consultant
Office: 770.534.2001 | Email: cboyd@daltoncarpetone.com | www.daltoncarpetonegainesville.com