Founded in 1999 by Scott LeClaire, O.C. Floor Gallery has established itself as the premier flooring center on the Eastern Shore.
That reputation, built upon the highest standards of professionalism and customer service, has become synonymous with premium materials sold at a fair, honest and more affordable price.
Their success in the greater Ocean City area has paved the way for an expansion into the Delaware beach market and the company's new 6,200-square-foot showroom in Rehoboth.
Incorporating the finest products on the market, including illuminating tiles and heated floors, the state-of-the-art facility opened November 1 and offers Delaware residents and non-resident property owners the greatest selection of flooring and tiling products.
"What better place to expand than Rehoboth," LeClaire
"We have taken the time and effort to create such an elaborate showroom to demonstrate to our clients and potential customers that we care about every aspect of our work," LeClaire
"The attention to detail and the presentation of that space is the first impression someone has of our company.
Our goal is to welcome them into our home away from home and assist them in enhancing their residence through our selection of exceptional products and superior service."
LeClaire is a former musician who has worked his way up the industry ladder, literally.
began learning the business by installing carpet.
After working as an apprentice for nearly two years, Scott purchased a truck, hired two additional installers and went out on his own.
Shortly thereafter, he
hired a second crew, bought another vehicle and created a formidable installation business in the Ocean City area.
felt confident in his
abilities and business plan, he
opened the resort's largest retail flooring center.
"The complexity and dynamic of Ocean City
was changing," LeClaire
"People were relocating here and didn't have anywhere to go to satisfy their flooring needs.
It really inspired me to open a retail location."
is also known throughout the region for his
visionary design talents.
attention to detail, industry knowledge and incredible creativity consistently produce breathtaking stone and tile patterns and innovative flooring concepts.
"I have always taken pride in everything that I have done," said LeClaire
, who credits Mark Clark, a well known builder and developer, as a major influence on his ability and creativity.
That comment, coupled with the company's reputation and beautiful Ocean City showroom, prompted Williams to inquire about working with LeClaire
"Chris is going to take us to the next level," LeClaire
To be able to partner with a person like Scott
, whose passion and industry knowledge are like no other, and knowing that I was going to contribute to the success of this business is why I am here."
and Williams praised their talented and dedicated staff for their contributions to the business, both inside and outside of the showrooms.
"Glen does a wonderful job," LeClaire
Williams and LeClaire
admit problems are going to occur " they do in every business.
"Mistakes are going to happen, that is just human nature," LeClaire
While installers were being dispatched to the property, Scott
and Chris transported rolls of new carpet to the house and personally began the installation process.
"In any business, the goal is to build relationships," LeClaire