Columbo's is celebrating 30 Years in business!
But where did it all begin?
In 1988, after several years of working within the local flooring industry, Jim Clarambeau (a.k.a. “Columbo”) decided to take a gamble on his keen business-sense and go into business for himself. With his reputation and a gentlemen’s handshake, he secured a lease on a small warehouse & office, rented a Hi-Lo, and purchased his first few rolls of carpet. Then, holding true to his personal mantras of “Keep It Simple” and “Do the Right Thing”, Jim set out providing the best service and value in town to the multifamily apartments industry.
Columbo's Commercial Carpet, Inc. had arrived, and the rest, as they say, is history!
To say that Columbo’s has evolved over the years is an understatement. In May of 1997, Jim brought on his son-in-law,
Scott Ehrhardt, to help him manage an ever-expanding business. Never losing their focus on providing excellent service
and great value to their customers, Columbo’s quickly started experiencing success in other sectors of the market. To
enhance this, in 2005 Jim and Scott joined Floors To Go – a national merchandising group focused on excellence in the retail
sector. Although still independently owned and operated, they embraced the branding and the unique advantages it
added to the company and started doing business as “Columbo’s Floors To Go”.
Today, the Columbo’s “family” includes nearly 40 employees as well as a many independent sub-contractors, suppliers and other related business partners – not to mention the multitude of happy customers and friends they’ve made over the past 30 years!
In turn, while still the local leader in service to the Multifamily Apartments Industry, Columbo’s is now a favorite destination for Home Builders, Restoration Companies, Commercial Contractors, Interior Designers and Individual Home-Owners, alike. The beautiful showroom at Columbo’s features on-staff Interior Designers to help select the best products in the latest styles of carpet, hardwood, tile, laminate flooring, luxury vinyl, countertops, area rugs and window fashions, making it the perfect source for EVERYONE!
Columbo’s invites you to stop in and become a part of our family history!