Company History

For over 40 years, M & M Carpet Showroom has been servicing the design community’s broadloom carpet and custom area rug needs. We provide interior designers and architects with complete turnkey fabrication and installation of fine carpets, rugs and wood flooring.

Founded in 1975 by Bob Mitchell, M & M Carpet was built on the vision to provide only the highest quality of service and products exclusively to interior designers. Bob was one of the first members of the original ASID Industry Foundation, now Industry Partners. During his time of ownership, he spent countless hours successfully promoting interior designers and the design profession. Today, M & M Carpet Showroom continues to build on that foundation by offering superior service and luxury flooring products to the design trade.

The M&M Carpet Showroom Team

TOM CONNELL
President

Tom has spent his entire career in the home furnishings industry working in various capacities including sales, marketing and executive management. Through the years he has worked with the interior design community, retailers and industry suppliers and executives. He has served on multiple advisory boards ranging from new product introductions to marketing programs and strategies. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Texas ASID Gulf Coast Chapter as financial director. While Tom is actively involved in the daily operations of M & M Carpet, you may also find him out on a jobsite overseeing the product installation from start to finish.

DIANE MORRIS
Sales Consultant

Diane brings over 25 years of interior design and flooring experience to M & M Carpet. A graduate of the Art Institute of Houston’s Interior Design program, she began her career working on commercial healthcare projects before moving into the flooring industry. Diane’s interior design background along with her extensive knowledge of flooring products is a great asset to M & M. She enjoys working on projects from the initial design selection phase to installation, assisting clients in creating truly beautiful spaces.

MONNIE BOND
Sales Consultant

Monnie has been working in the flooring industry for over 29 years and brings a wealth of knowledge to M&M Carpet Showroom. He began his flooring career as a warehouse manager for a large flooring distributor and through the years he has progressed to become a true flooring expert. His most recent position was working with the Houston Showroom for over 20 years. Monnie is knowledgeable with all intricacies and aspects of carpet and custom rugs, with his expertise being in wood flooring.

BOB ZIFCAK
Showroom Manager

As Showroom Manager, Bob “Z” is the face and voice of M & M Carpet. He is no stranger to the home furnishings field as his background includes working with business owners at the wholesale level and interior designers for many years. At M&M, Bob keeps the operations in check as he maintains all of the scheduling, ordering, status checks, invoicing and collections.

SAM CONNELL
Showroom Sales

A natural when it comes to design and creativity, Sam’s keen eye is evident while assisting clients on the showroom floor. She is especially good at recommending colors, patterns and styles in order to pull all of the furnishings in a space together. Her knowledge of the home furnishings industry as well as her background in sales, marketing, and graphic design further enhance her design skills.

TONY FONTENOT
Showroom Sales

With over 35 years of flooring industry experience, Tony’s knowledge and expertise in his field are like no other. While his background is mainly in sales, he has also owned and operated his own business as well as managed the showroom of a large, well-known flooring retailer. In addition, he worked as a certified flooring inspector for 10 years where no detail escaped him. Tony is available to assist you on our showroom floor and answer any and all questions you may have with regard to your flooring needs.

JOHN (MAC) MCCARTY
Warehouse Operations Manager

As the “behind the scene” master rug fabricator, Mac has been working with M & M Carpet for over 30 years, crafting the designs created by our clients. His impeccable attention to detail is like no other, making each of his projects a truly unique masterpiece. In addition to fabrication, he also coordinates all of the shipping, receiving and product installations. Mac is always up for a challenge and looks forward to creating any design ideas that come his way.

Testimonials

Dennis McNabb LLC
Dennis McNabb, FASID
ASID Past President

As a professional in the design business, one is only as good as their resources and vendors. For as long as M&M Carpet has been in business, they have been my industry partner in floor covering — to support me, my business and my clients.

Shundra Harris Interiors
Shundra Harris, RID, NCIDQ, ASID
ASID Past President

As a small business owner, efficiency and point of accountability are very important to me. My vendors are an extension of my business and M&M Carpet is a great “business” partner! I am able to select the perfect product for my client and they handle the rest. M&M Carpet showroom has a family-friendly atmosphere, and the staff is high;y professional and knowledgeable. They make me look like a Superstar after the installation is complete! M&M is an awesome company to work with.

Lucas/Eilers Design Associates L.L.P.
Sandy Lucas, ASID

My sincere thanks for taking care of my client’s carpet so quickly and professionally! It looks great and you are the greatest!

Vining Design Associates, Inc.
Donna Vining, ASID
Past President

You are the best!! I am so proud to have you as a member of the Vining team. All of my jobs look terrific because of your expert craftsman. A designer is only as good as the members of their team and I am so fortunate to have you on my team. Dependable, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and easy to work with are just a few of the adjectives I would use to describe you and your staff. I look forward to working with you on many more successful projects.

Willibey Design Associates
Jana Willibey, ASID
Past President

I want to express my appreciation for all that you and the artist in the workroom did to make it possible for my clients to have their rug by Christmas. I know that there were many overtime hours and headaches from using the carver for too long. As you know because you were there, my client was overwhelmed by the beauty of the rug and the artistry that took to make it. This is from a client that does not lavish complements easily. Please extend my undying gratitude to everyone involved. You made (their) Christmas very happy and mine too.

Barbara Schlattman Interiors, Inc.
Barbara Schlattman, ASID
Past President

The carpet is beautiful and I feel quite at home with it already in spite of the change. The guys sent were great. They get an A+ and will come back tomorrow to finish the bathroom. They really worked hard today and were so nice. They were pleased with the logistics here–it helped them get their job done efficiently.