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Meet Our Experts

 dean and lou ann 

Dean Kelly

Founder and Owner
Dean Kelly is the founder and owner of Carpet Baggers flooring since 1992. Dean is blessed to have his wife of 34 years Lou Ann by his side. Dean and Lou Ann have three daughters Sam, Parker and Sydney. They currently reside in Ravenel with their dog Hank. Deans’ hobbies include, playing softball, watching his favorite sports teams and being active in the community. He has enjoyed his years of owning and operating Carpet Baggers and is proud of all of our accomplishments, especially that we are part of the Best of Charleston (City Paper) for another year. Dean strives to create an environment where his staff and customers all feel like family.

 

Lou Ann Kelly

Accounts Payable Manager and H/R
Lou Ann Kelly has been a part of Carpet Baggers from the very beginning always supporting her husband Dean Kelly in growing the business and handling our accounting and human resources. Lou Ann loves to cook, play tennis, go camping and spend time with her grandson Preston.

 sean forbes 

Sean Forbes

General Manager

Sean has been working in the flooring business since 2001 and currently serves as our General Manager. He currently lives in Hanahan with his wife Susan and two children. In his spare time, Sean is the President of Hanahan Athletic Booster Club and spends his free time coaching baseball. He also enjoys watching his favorite sports teams and spending time with his family.

 jenny mcpherson  

Jenny McPherson
Office Manager

Jenny has been a part of the Carpet Baggers family since 2006 and currently serves as our Office Manager. She currently resides on Johns Island with her husband Michael and there two dogs. She is a proud Charlestonian who is active at Seacoast Church. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, boating, and rooting on the SC Gamecocks!

 traci carpenter  

Traci Carpenter
Accounts Receivable Manager and Financing Specialist

Traci has been apart of the Carpet Baggers family for 7 years and she is currently the Accounts Receivable Manager and Financing specialist. She lives in Ridgeville with her husband Rick who is also apart of our team. He binds and surges all of our rugs and stair runners. Traci’s hobbies include volunteering with the children ministry at their local church, watching TV/Movies, and travelling.

 jim mahaffey 

 

Jim Mahaffey
Sales Consultant

Jim has worked in the flooring business since 1992. He was an installer for Carpet Baggers for 16 years and has now been in sales at for 10 years. Jim lives in Summerville with his wife Tina and two daughters. He also served in the Air Force for four years prior. When he is not boating or camping, he enjoys cooking and grilling.

 kim hood  

Kim Hood
Sales Consultant

Kim has been a part of the flooring business for 20 years but has been with the Carpet Baggers family for 18 years. She currently lives in West Ashley with her husband Hugh, their two children and their two dogs Benny and Hamilton. In her free time, she enjoys camping, going to the beach, and spending time with her family.

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Scott Roberts
Sales Consultant

Scott also known as “Speedy” around the office, has worked in the flooring business for 29 years and has worked for Carpet Baggers for 17 years. He currently resides in Mt. Pleasant with his wife Jill and two children. His hobbies include fishing, running and watching sports.

 david dunning  

David Dunning
Sales Consultant

David has worked in the flooring business since 1993. He took a break to pursue his music career for 17 years and joined the Carpet Baggers family again in 2017. He currently resides in Mt. Pleasant with his wife Julianne and their daughter. When he is not playing music all over the low country, he enjoys spending time with his family and boating.

 anthony white 

 

Anthony White

Sales Consultant

Anthony has worked in the flooring business for 20 years and has worked for Carpet Baggers for 10 years. He currently resides on Johns Island with his wife Lisa and dog Zuzu. His hobbies include golfing, listening to music, traveling, and spending time outdoors.

 katie schulz  

Katie Schultz
Sales Consultant

Katie has been working in the flooring business for 15 years and has worked for Carpet Baggers for 8 years. She currently resides in North Charleston with her husband Greg and their 2 dogs Mollie and Boo. She enjoys being an aunt to her nieces and nephews, traveling to see her favorite band Phish, and cooking.

 gary sanders  

Gary Sanders
Sales Consultant

Gary has worked in the flooring business since 1980 and has been with Carpet Baggers for 8 years. He currently resides on Johns Island with his wife Jana and his dog Walker. In his free time Gary enjoys travelling, spending time with his kids and his grandkids, and smoking a savory cigar.

 sydney kelly  

Sydney Kelly
Sales Consultant

Sydney has been working in the flooring business for 4 years at Carpet Baggers. She currently resides in West Ashley with her dog Ellie. She enjoys, physical fitness, spending time with friends, and cheering on her favorite sport teams.

 blake devereux  

Blake Devereux
Sales Consultant

Blake has been working in the flooring business for 2 years and has been with Carpet Baggers for 1 ½ years. Currently resides on Johns Island with her significant other Rich and their dog Ripley. In her free time, she enjoys shopping, hosting dinner parties and boating. She also recently started a women’s group that focuses on community outreach.

 parker kelly  

Parker Kelly
Sales Support/Sales Consultant 

Parker has been with us for over a year and is a part of our sales support team and is also one of our sales consultant. She lives in West Ashley with her Husband Daniel and their two cats. Parkers hobbies include outdoor adventures, travelling, and enjoying the local cuisine.

 john springfield  

John Springfield
Installation Manager

John has been in the flooring business for 27 years. John lives in Summerville with his wife Sandra. In Johns spare time he enjoys fishing, and spending time with his grandson Nicholas.

 

 

 

 

warehouse staff

 

 

Warehouse (pictured left to right): Karl Smalls, Greg Smalls, Karen Smalls, Moses Elliot, Jamal Washington, Terrell Smalls

Our warehouse staff helps to make sure all other parts of the business flow smoothly. They keep the warehouse organized and thriving. Between dropping off deliveries, to receiving orders they are constantly busy helping out our sales staff and customers with their orders. We could not run this business without them!