When John Psyhos started his carpet installation company back in 1979, he was 19 years old. The idea, however, was planted in his mind when he was 12 and attempted his first installation project.
"My dad owned restaurants when I was growing up, and he was renovating one when I was 12," explained Psyhos. "They were taking up the carpet in the restaurant, and I thought it would look great in our basement at home. I installed it myself, and was proud of how nice it looked. A few years later I started my own carpet installation company, and I used my aunt's garage as my warehouse."
In 1984, Psyhos opened his first storefront in Addison, with all 500 square feet dedicated to showcasing carpeting solutions. The company was named Carpet Crawlers, referring to how technicians move around while installing flooring. After moving to the current location in Bloomingdale (now renamed Performers Flooring & Design Gallery), John Psyhos's company became a staple in the community.
"My dad has always been a very hands-on, physical learner," said Lexie Psyhos, Marketing Manager for Performers Flooring & Design Gallery. "Even though he's the CEO, he goes out in the field to do hand-on work. We're truly a family-owned business; when our current location was built in 2003, my brother and I were allowed to put our handprints in the newly poured concrete."
As the business grew, the Psyhos family increased the product line. Performers now offers carpeting, tile, and design services. "While we design kitchen and bath spaces for our customers, we also work with other contractors and vendors so that our products work well visually with their design plans," added Psyhos. "Our showroom, which is one of the largest in the midwest, is conducive to working with independent designers; we have samples, displays, and tools at our fingertips to help our customers achieve their dream spaces."
For more information about Performers Flooring & Design Gallery, please contact:
Performers Flooring & Design Gallery
25W561 Army Trail Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108