March 7th 2018
This Week: Dave Silva or Silmar Flooring
Dave Silva was born in Oakland and raised in San Lorenzo. He’s been living in Pleasanton for 40 years. He met his wife in high school in 1965. They have been married for 44 years and have a son, Chris, who works with him in the flooring business, and also have a daughter, who is school teacher in Pleasanton with boy/girl twins, Dave & Eileen’s first grandchildren.
SILMAR Flooring sells and installs carpet, hardwood, laminate, “engineered” hardwood (which looks and wears better than real wood), tile, luxury vinyl tile, outdoor carpet (putting greens) – anything you walk on except concrete. Only 10-15% of their business is residential. Commercial jobs account for the majority of their business with apartment complexes and hospitality such as hotels, casinos and senior centers, as their niche market.
They are experts in “fancy” commercial installations and are referred by the manufactures of those carpets. They are often called in to consult or to fix the installations of less experienced companies.
They started the company only selling and installing carpet, linoleum, vinyl and vinyl asbestos tile; there wasn’t really a market for tile or hardwood. Today, everyone wants “green” products; so they offer a large variety of bamboo, strand-woven bamboo, rubber, cork and wool and no-dye natural product carpet.
They specialize in product selection and installation to insure your satisfaction. Although warranties cover wear, wear is subjective. So it is very important to choose the correct product for the installation and to know how long a product will look good, not how long it will last. There are new products coming on the market all the time; a new favorite is “loose-lay” luxury vinyl tile that has simple installation and repairs and is ideal for condominium living where a hard surface is desired, but because of noise, it is prohibited by most condo associations. The backing of the loose-lay tile makes a very quiet surface and has become a very popular solution.
All Silmar installations are guaranteed and can be done in some offices without moving partitions or even unplugging a computer.
Their commitment to excellent customer service allows them to work and live in the same community. To update the one thing you use most in your business or home, call Dave, Eileen or Chris at 846-7600.
Make sure to check out their Facebook Page!
The next meeting of the Tri-Valley Executives’ Association will be held on March 8th, at Vic’s All-Star Kitchen at 7:00am.
Greeters: Joey Minahan of The Door Doctor and Lawrence Ling of QES Computers
Classification: Jay A. Woidtke of The Law Office of Jay Woidtke
March 8th – Jay A. Woidtke of The Law Office of Jay Woidtke
March 15th – Dave Sanchez, Sr. of B&S Hacienda
March 22nd: Dave Jones of Tiger Carpet Cleaning
March 29th: Lawrence Ling of QES Computers, Inc.
The pot of the TVEA 50/50 Raffle is $280 and 0 white marbles ($5), 0 blue marbles ($10) and 1 red marble (takes the “pot”).
Who do you know who would be a great fit for our group?
INVITE, INVITE, INVITE!
*Every guest you bring, you will receive a ticket to the raffle
Have A GREAT week!