March 2010: Staff Profile: Kathy B


Kathy and her husband, Keith

I started with Area Floors, then known as The Carpet Place, a little over fourteen years ago. Previously I worked at Trim Tex, which is now called T and A Supply, for thirteen years, so I have been in this industry quite a while. I tend to like the technical and installation side of the business as much as I love the design end.

I gained a lot of hands on experience when my contractor husband and I remodeled our home. We had a second story added and

Kathy's granddaughter Lisi

roughed-in, and then we took things from there. I have done all sorts of things from wiring plug-ins and lighting, to soldering pipes, installing hardwood floors, tiles, and miles of wood base. I have also worked on many jobs with my husband. I really love working with my hands.

In my spare time, I grow Dahlia’s. I had over 700 plants before the snow storm in December of ’08. I lost a bunch, and now I have room for some vegetables in my garden area. My family can’t believe that I’m actually going to grow something edible.

When I was 40 years old, I ran the Portland Marathon. I had participated in Hood to Coast several times, but the marathon was my

Kathy's Grandchildren, Michael and Luke

greatest achievement. Now, I just chase my three grandchildren around, Lisi who is 17, Michael who is 9, and Luke who just turned 6 years old. I am currently awaiting grandchild number four who is due in May. I can hardly wait.

My husband and I also love to travel, whether its tent camping or taking cruises.  We also do a lot of fishing, crabbing, and clamming whenever possible.

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Posted on March 16, 2010, in Company News, Staff Profiles. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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