After 16 years as purchasing agent for National Lock in Sikeston, Adams joined the staff at Carpet Direct LLC. Two and half years later, Adams and his wife, Betty, made another move - this time becoming the new owners of Carpet Direct.
"This was an opportunity the good Lord gave me," explained Adams about the purchase of the business in January.
Carpet Direct features all types of flooring - ceramic, Durastone, laminates, hardwood, vinyl, carpets and pads - at competitive low-factory pricing, Davis said.
"We are Christian-owned. We treat everyone fair and with respect," he added. "And we offer good quality products and great service."
The two and half years he was employed at the store as sales manager provided an ample introduction into the business. Since buying Carpet Direct, the Adams said they have worked to expand the business, striving to stay ahead of the ever-changing trends in flooring.
Of course, Carpet Direct already carried many familiar lines of carpeting, such as Shaw, Mohawk, Armstrong, Tarkett and Bruce. Also they already offered Interceramic and Marazzi Ceramic floors.
The new owners added new lines of ceramic flooring and Durastone in their first months. "For a while everything was carpets, now a lot of the new houses are featuring the hard-surfaces - hardwood, ceramics and Durastone," said Adams. "We brought in new lines to give more choices as we strive to stay in step with the changing trends."
Adams proudly points to a display showing 90 colors available in ceramic flooring. Also he notes Carpet Direct carries the 15-foot wide carpeting which results in fewer seams.
In addition to Adams and his wife, the staff at Carpet Direct includes Jason Davis, who is the sales manager. Those who buy their carpet or other flooring at Carpet Direct can select from among the business' seven professional installers.
The business accepts Visa and Mastercard. Also for qualified customers, Carpet Direct has a 90-day, same as cash policy.
Carpet Direct is located at 614 Virginia St. The business is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment.