By Alex Gladu, Independent We Stand
Since 1998, Allied Flooring and Paint has brought quality products and service to its Massachusetts community. Throughout times of growth and loss, this locally owned PPG Pittsburgh Paints dealer has also worked to set a good example for the community.
Allied Flooring and Paint opened its doors in 1998. Owners Mario Tedeschi and John Portelance focused primarily on commercial sales in the early years – but they quickly realized a fundamental business tenet: Customers were the real reason for their success. Over the years, the company grew and diversified, upgrading to a new storefront and adding new product lines. They also invested in their employees, recruiting the best local talent they could find.
In 2005, loss hit the store hard as co-owner Portelance passed away. The business carried on though, as Tedeschi’s wife Becky joined the business. Another location change and several years later, and Allied Flooring and Paint has transformed into an award-winning, majority woman-owned business.
Throughout this history, Allied Flooring and Paint has embodied the ideals of American entrepreneurship and industry best practices. But it’s the added value they bring to their community that truly sets this team apart. Allied Flooring and Paint takes environmental-friendliness seriously. It is the area’s only flooring store to recycle old carpet and padding. In the span of just one year, the business is estimated to divert half a million pounds of materials away from landfills. Allied Flooring and Paint also supports youth athletic programs, including several baseball, soccer, cheerleading and swim teams. The company also gave back to a local family by contributing to an episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
Through these initiatives, Allied Flooring and Paint demonstrates what it means to be good in business and to do good in business. Learn more about Allied Flooring and Paint at www.alliedflooringandpaint.com.
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Alex recently graduated the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with B.A.s in Journalism and Spanish. Since becoming a writer for Independent We Stand, she has fully adopted the ‘buy local’ lifestyle. Her favorite indie business is Sugarland, a bakery in Chapel Hill, N.C, where she has been known to go a little cupcake crazy. She hopes to attend law school and pursue a career in nonprofit or political communication.