We offer over 250 years of combined expertise to our customers. We pride ourselves in offering floorcovering solutions for just about any situation.

Steve Leasure

Vice President and Co-owner

Stevie has been a part of the Carpet Baggers family since July of 1995. He is also a graduate of Winthrop University. He lives on James Island with his wife Denise and 3 girls. Stevie is a licensed captain and loves to take fishing charters and fun trips on the sport fishing boat “Summer Girl.”  He is a member and a board member of John Wesley United Methodist Church. He is also a board member for the South Carolina Memorial Reef, Fifty-fifty Fishing Tournament, South Carolina’s Governors Cup, and the James Island Yacht Club.

Dean Kelly

President and Co-owner

Dean Founded Carpet Baggers in August 1992. He currently serves as the company’s President with his friend and business partner Stevie Leasure.  He is a Winthrop University Graduate, class of 1985.  Dean is blessed to have his wife (of 28 years), father, oldest daughter, and son in law as part of the Carpet Baggers team. Dean and Lou Ann have 3 daughters (Sam, Parker and Sydney).  He is an active small group leader, and member at James Island Baptist Church, and has served as the President of the Executive Association of Greater Charleston, where he has been a member since 2000. Dean has also served as the head junior varsity and assistant varsity softball coach for the James Island Lady Trojans.  In his spare time, Dean loves fishing, camping, and all outdoor sports. You can also find him playing outfield for his softball team in the LCSSA League.  Dean is a life long Gamecock!  He proudly boast of being a part of one of the best work places in town!

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Sean Forbes

General Manager

Sean has been working with floorcovering since 1997.  He lives in Hanahan with his wife Susan and 2 children.  He is a member of Highland Park Baptist Church.  In addition Sean is the President of Hanahan Athletic Booster Club and spends his free time coaching baseball.

Jim Mahaffey

Sales

Jim has been working with flooring since 1992. He installed for 15 years and has been in sales for 9 years.  Jim lives in Summerville with his wife and 2 girls. When he is not watching the Saints or NASCAR, he is enjoying the mountains. He is also pretty awesome at karaoke.

Glenn Orr

Sales

Glenn has been working in the flooring business for over 40 years! He lives on Yonges Island with his wife Michele.  He is an active member of Pinecrest Baptist Church. He volunteers with the Town of Megget for special events (sometimes fills in for Santa!) He pulls for the Braves & University of SC. Glenn enjoys all forms of racing but especially HOT RODS!

Kim Hood

Sales

Kim is originally from Spartanburg, SC but moved to Charleston in 1997 to go to College of Charleston. She graduated in 2001 with a BA in communication.  She enjoys working with customers to help make their home remodel dreams a reality. If you want a total bathroom remodel she can help you design, plan and execute the project.

Scott Roberts

Sales

Scott, or “Speedy” as he is affectionately known, has been involved in the flooring industry since 1993. He enjoys working with all types of flooring. He currently resides East of the Cooper with his wife Jill and 2 children. Outside interest include fishing, soccer, running and following The Citadel / Clemson athletics.

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Nancy Dodge

Sales

Nancy has been working in the flooring business since 1997 and specializes in new construction and remodeling design.  She has a BA degree from Columbia College and lives in West Ashley with her 2 kids and new husband Rob.  She is an avid Gamecock fan and loves to organize parties.  Nancy also enjoys riding her motorcycle, going to the beach, & listening to country music.

Anthony White

Sales

Anthony has been working in the flooring business since 2003.  He graduated from Winthrop University in 1999 with a BA in Mass Communication.  He lives on Johns Island with his wife Lisa and dog Lily.  Hobbies include golf, ping pong, tennis, working in the yard, photography, listening to music and following the Buckeyes.

Katie Schulz

Sales

Katie has been working in the flooring business since 2006.  She lives in North Charleston with her husband Greg and their 2 dogs.  She enjoys being an aunt to her 3 nieces & 7 nephews.  She studied history at the University of SC. Katie enjoys traveling & seeing live music in her spare time.

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Gary Sanders

Sales

Gary comes to us with a lot of floor covering experience.  He has been in this field since 1980.  He is originally from Michigan, spent 20 years in Indiana, and the last 5 1/2 years in our beautiful city.  Although he still cheers for Perdue, he is extremely happy to call Charleston his home!  Gary specializes in commercial projects and new home construction.

Michelle Alexander

Sales

Michelle is proud to be part of The Carpet Baggers Carpet One family! Working with a company with strong core values and commitment to top notch service and quality goods is a priority for her. Michelle brings nearly two years of experience in the flooring business. Having attended Mohawk University gave her insight into the manufacturing process while boosting her knowledge within the industry. Michelle attributes her success to her rural Indiana farm upbringing and the many years in 4H and FFA. After attending Francis Marion University, where she majored in Fine Art, Michelle moved to the Lowcountry. It was love at first site! Having spent the past 20 years living in the Tri-county area, she now calls Charleston home. Among her many interests, Michelle enjoys the arts, film, history and boating.

Reid Flinn

Sales

Reid Flinn is the youngest son of Wes and Harriet Flinn. He grew up in Rock Hill, SC and graduated from Rock Hill High in 2006. He then attended Erskine College, where he majored in Spanish and minored in music. He married Samantha Flinn (formerly Samantha Kelly) in July of 2014 while serving in the Army. They moved back to Samantha’s hometown of Charleston in May of 2015, when they began working at Carpet Baggers. Reid enjoys playing/watching sports (especially Braves baseball, Clemson football, and Duke basketball), any kind of competition, trivia, and solving problems.

Lou Ann Kelly

Accounting

Lou Ann joined Carpet Baggers in 1994 as secretary, tax manager and the accounts payable manager.  “LA” or “Crazy”, as her coworkers call her, spends a lot of time on the tennis courts where she captain’s numerous tennis teams though out the year.  Lou Ann also enjoys camping, decorating, cooking and hanging out with Dean & their 3 daughters and 2 dogs, Hank & Hudson.

Jenny McPherson

Purchasing / Operations

Jenny has been working for Carpet Baggers since July 2006. She graduated from Charleston Southern University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree. She is proud to be from Charleston and is active at Seacoast Church James Island campus.  She loves rooting on the SC Gamecocks!

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Sam Flinn

AP / Operations

Samantha “Sam” Flinn is the oldest daughter of Dean and Lou Ann Kelly. Sam is also a Winthrop Alumni graduating in May 2014 with a Psychology major and History minor. She married Reid Flinn (another Carpet Baggers employee) in July 2014 in Arizona while he was serving in the army. After he got out of the military she and Reid moved back to her hometown to work for her dad. She enjoys playing softball, rooting for the Braves and Gamecocks, and a good thriller novel.

Traci Jobling

Operations

 

Traci is the newest member of the Carpet Baggers family.

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Warehouse Staff

Gregg Smalls (far left) – Staining Specialist

TJ Smalls – Delivery Specialist

Karl Smalls – Warehouse Assistant Manager

Colin Kelly – (far right) – Warehouse Manager

Brandon Smalls (not pictured) – Delivery Specialist

Summer (the dog!)