Laurel Stegeman, Flooring Specialist
Laurel was raised in Mechanicsville, VA graduated from Hanover High School in 2012 and decided that she wanted to dive right into the work force. After completing her initial floor-covering training, she was able to quickly apply her background in art and her technical knowledge to help each customer’s vision come to life. Laurel has been a part of the sales team for almost three years now and continues to make an impact in the community. When asked what she likes most about working at L&M Carpet One Floor and Home, she replied “My favorite thing about working here is that I’m able to build relationships with my customers, while at the same time ensuring that their remodeling plans come to reality. I also love the family atmosphere and the support that each of us has for one another.”
When Laurel is not working she enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, biking and also dabbles in some photography and fine arts. Laurel looks forward to working at L&M for many years to come: to help better herself, to continue to serve her customers, and to help with the growth of the company.
Misty Odum, Flooring Specialist
Misty started in floor covering in 2013 as an Administrative Assistant, where she worked alongside sales manager, Matt Shelton. During her time as administrative assistant, she was directly involved with many duties, such as: merchandising, pricing, supplier negotiations and customer service. The experience that she gained has greatly contributed to her transition into sales, which took place in May 2016. When asked what she likes most about working at L&M Carpet One Floor and Home, she replied, “I love helping my customers find exactly what they are looking for. With the buying power and product selection that L&M offers, I'm able to provide many exciting options all while staying in customer budgets.”
Misty continuously receives praise for her commitment to helping her customer’s find the right products to fit their needs and desires, all while making the experience fun and comfortable.
John Gaines, Flooring Specialist
John is a native RVA’er and a veteran salesman at L&M, having started in the spring of 1989. He has seen many trends come and go and would like to say that he has “been there, done that, seen it,” but there is always something new and exciting to see and learn. He specializes in flooring installations for insurance restoration and has worked in this field for nearly fifteen years, helping families return to “normal” after often-tragic events and often dealing directly with their insurance carriers. When asked what he likes most about working at L&M Carpet One Floor and Home, he replied “I truly enjoy helping my insurance customers get their feet back on solid floors. Water, storm, fire and the many other forms of damage can leave a customer’s home and business in complete disarray. So when I’m able to exceed expectations by providing beautiful new floors in an organized fashion, going home at the end of the day is that much more gratifying.”
Outside of L&M, John likes to participate with his family in his church’s music program and other church activities and work on his cars (both full-size and scale models).
Alexa DuKate, Flooring Consultant
Alexa was born and raised in Hanover County and graduated from high school in 2013. In 2016, she graduated from Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and a minor in Business. Right after graduation Alexa worked in retail selling furniture and used her design background for each project and customer. Now she’s using this same experience at L&M to provide customers with the best shopping experience possible. When asked what she likes most about working at L&M Carpet One Floor and Home, she replied, “I love helping my customers find the best flooring solutions and styles for their home. Every project is different and allows for creativity. It’s exciting to see their visions come to life!”
Outside of L&M, Alexa enjoys playing music and volunteering at her church. She also enjoys hiking and spending time with family and friends.