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 Don and Toni Roberts

Don & Toni Roberts, Co-Owners 


Don has been in the flooring industry for 49 years. As co-owner of Central Alabama Flooring, they do business under Don’s Carpet One Floor & Home and Wheat’s Carpet One Floor & Home brands. As the past president of the Retail Division of Carpet One, a cooperative of over 1,000 locations across the US, his job is to make sure his stores are a good place for customers to shop for flooring, Cabinets, Countertops and more. Providing exceptional customer service to their customers both in sales and service is his top priority. Don has worked in both the retail and manufacturing side of the flooring industry and has managed teams from 7 to 700. Don’s hobbies include his family especially his grandchildren as he and his wife, Toni, have two children, Taylor, and Chase, who also have 3 children of their own. With three grand kids, there are always new hobbies to find!  

 Jamin Carter

Jamin Carter, General Manager 


Jamin Carter enjoys working in the retail industry. He finds the constant change exciting and challenging. He also enjoys being able to work with people as they explore their options and see their dream home become a reality. Jamin tries to listen to his client’s needs and wants so he can meet them as best as possible. He graduated from a small Bible College in South Carolina, and attributes who he is today from what he learned there. Jamin, his wife April, and their eight kids love being outdoors, going to Disney, traveling and just relaxing with the kids watching The Princess Bride.


Fred Love, Operations Manager/ Installation Manager 


Fred works with the sales team and the installers to ensure the proper materials are selected for each job, with the most advance software for measuring in this industry to ensure the customer has the most awesome experience with the Wheat’s. Fred schedules all installation once the materials arrive. If there is a problem with an installation, Fred gets the details and work with customer directly to ensure the issue is corrected in a timely and professional manner. Fred graduated from St.Pete High School, St. Petersburg, FL. He has a certification as an Executive House Keeper from St. Pete Community College, St. Petersburg, FL. Fred is certified in Workforce Professionals from Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa, AL. Fred has been with Wheat’s in sales and management since 1994.When he is not in the office Fred enjoy working out, shooting pool and going to church.


Jeff Thompson, Commercial Specialist 


Jeff Thompson has been working for Wheat’s Carpet One for more than 11 years now. He enjoys the interactions he has with customers. His responsibility is to travel to customer’s homes or business and measure their rooms and make flooring suggestions. Jeff has a degree in marketing from the University of Alabama and has been working in retail for over 35 years. In his free time he follows Crimson Tide sports, and spends time with his wife and two daughters.


Mike Corbett, Kitchen and Bath Designer 


Mike Cobett has been on the retail side of the flooring industry all of his life. His key responsibility at Wheat’s Carpet One is to provide support for builder clients. Mike has years of retail and customer service experience under his belt. In his free time he enjoys playing golf and going to Disney World.


Taylor Dixon, Accounting 


Mark Wheat, Merchandising 


Mark Wheat has been working at Wheat’s Carpet One since 1979 as an inventory controller and part-time sales professional. Flooring is what he knows best, from installing to manufacturing, customer service and data processing. Mark is currently Wheat’s product data manager and purchasing agent. In his free time he volunteers and offers guidance to those who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. His 4 ½ year old granddaughter takes up the majority of his time when he sees her.

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Katie Mottesheard, Kitchen and Bath Designer


Katie is from a small town in Louisiana but has lived in Tuscaloosa for most of her life. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a major in interior design. She has been a designer for 6 years and found that she is most passionate about Kitchens and Baths. She feels the kitchen is the most important part of the home. Her goal is to make the space enjoyable through esthetic and function. Katie has many passions outside of work, such as traveling, being around water (beach, lake, pool), and spending time with her fiancé, family, friends, and her pup Finn.


Christian Sanchez

Flooring sales professional since 2022. Helping customers get the best buying experience at Wheat's floor and home possible. My 5 years of installation experience allows me to listen to customer needs and deliver a prompt personalized shopping experience.


I’ve lived in Tuscaloosa my entire life. I graduated from Paul W Bryant high school in 2016 and currently reside near 69 south with my wife. We have a beautiful wooly husky named Bruno that loves to go on daily walks around the neighborhood. I spend most of my time riding my motorcycle and recreational shooting.

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Glenn Hawthorne


Glenn is a Flooring Specialist with 10+ years of experience in the flooring industry.  He has established a deep understanding of all flooring products and is an excellent communicator and strives to create a seamless customer experience from start to finish. He values the satisfaction of his clients above all else. With a commitment to staying up-to-date on industry trends and techniques, Glenn ensures that each project he undertakes is executed with both precision and creativity.


Glenn currently resides in Northport with his wife and 2 kids.  He is a graduate of The University of Alabama with a major in Finance.  In his free time, Glenn enjoys spending time with family, fishing, hiking, and Gators football.


Michelle Armanino

Michelle Armanino, Project Specialist


Michelle has over 25 years of experience in Interior Design. She is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, after graduating from The University of Alabama in Interior Design she lived in various places throughout the United States. Michelle returned to Tuscaloosa in 2023 to be close to family and friends. Her knowledge, and ability to understand and relate to client needs sets her apart. Michelle enjoys spending time with her 2 children and friends on the lake. She believes when people love their job or purpose, they are healthier and more productive. 


Rodney Guy

Rodney Guy works with commercial and local builders to develop long term relationships and to help with their flooring requests. He enjoys taking on a project and working with the client and using all resources to get the project completed. With over 35 years of experience in customer service and having owned several past businesses he can make sure attention to detail is a priority for the client. In his free time, he spends time with his family, watching his son play sports, boating on Lake Tuscaloosa, and anything outdoors.


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