At 31, Ahwatukee Carpets still going strong | Business

For far more than 30 a long time, the loved ones-owned Ahwatukee Carpets has been recognised for their vast assortment of flooring and carpets, regardless of whether put in or for the DIYers. 

And all through that period, the house owners have continued to increase their choices to include a wealth of goods for the house or enterprise.

As the company commences its 31st 12 months, Traci Tartaglio – who calls herself “a designer at heart”– continues to be at the helm, generating Ahwatukee Carpets just one of the longest managing girls-owned corporations in the village.

“Living in Ahwatukee, increasing my daughter Bailee, and functioning a small organization right here was hard, but it also permitted me to interact with thousands of my neighbors, shoppers, buddies and community leaders through the decades,” stated Tartaglio.

With her signature blonde tresses and large smile, Tartagloi is usually acknowledged and greeted when dining out or browsing domestically.

“Actually, I really do not like to be in front of the digital camera, but yrs back an individual encouraged me to use my picture in my advertisements, so I did. This was right before it turned a trend. And it shocked me that it did get me small business,” she laughed. 

When talking about Tartaglio with her clients and cohorts, they invariably use the very same descriptive phrases: genuine, trusted, devoted, charitable and extremely hardworking. 

Tartaglio admitted all are apt – and supposed. Her operate ethic, a spouse and children trait she stated she acquired from her father who begun the organization in 1991, has witnessed her via some tricky a long time.  

People provided generating her way in what was traditionally a man’s area weathering economic and, more just lately, pandemic hardships and the birthing and bringing up of her daughter who graduated from Seton Catholic Superior Faculty in 2015 and the College of San Diego in 2019 and is now a talent acquisition advisor for Boeing. 

Ahwatukee Carpets initial opened its doorways at 48th Road and Warner right before relocating in 2003 to their present roomy showroom at 15215 S. 48th St., a deliberate choice produced by Tartaglio to deliver larger accessibility to the full East Valley.

At its 2,500-sq.-foot showroom, customers are invited to get their sneakers off and “feel the variation.” 

The showroom is routinely redesigned by Tartaglio – a three-10 years follow of updating choices to not only maintain up with the models but remain ahead of trends.

From the starting, she mentioned, each anticipating flooring and decorating tendencies blended with purposeful interest to client assistance, has aided the business thrive.

“It was the 90s, and some of the style and design traits of the time integrated gentle wooden floors, pastel accent walls, mauve and hunter environmentally friendly coloration tones, white kitchens, minimalist Zen toilet spaces, farmhouse styling and black and white decor,” recalled Tartaglio.

“Fast forward 30 a long time and I have witnessed some of these identical decorating trends appear comprehensive circle and love renewed recognition. And although carpet and tile are even now popular, especially in bedrooms and loos, other types of flooring like luxurious vinyl plank, hardwood, and laminate have developed in attractiveness about the many years.”

Tartaglio describes herself as “a designer at heart” and her showroom evinces that.

“We’ve not only restyled our showroom to include things like all the well-known flooring varieties, but we’ve expanded the company into countertops, space rugs, baseboards, fireplace makeovers, tailor made baths and curbless showers,” she claimed.

Curbless showers?

“Due to our ageing inhabitants, curbless showers are one particular of my favorite jobs, and I inform people today I previously have a single so when my time comes, my household can wheel me in and hose me down,” she explained with a hearty laugh. 

Even all through financial downturns, she settled to give back again to the community. Even as her busienss ahs acquired a Valley-broad name, she stays energetic as a local community volunteer, supporting tasks to assist these fewer privileged.

Amid her lots of charitable involvements have been the Nationwide Charity League/Ahwatukee chapter, Ahwatukee Rainmakers, the Ahwatukee Foothills Relatives YMCA, Kyrene Spouse and children Source Centre, Chandler Christian Group Heart, Seton Catholic Prep, Ladies Rule Foundation and Valley Massive Brothers and Huge Sisters exactly where she signed on to be

a Major Sister following her daughter headed

to school.

“One of my preferred companies is the Tempe Union Workbridge system. I have had the honor of supplying employment to quite a few college students and I have to say I’m not absolutely sure who receives far more out of the opportunity,” she said.

“I’ve usually believed it is vital to give again to our communities which aid us and other modest businesses.”

Tartaglio has also been involved with several company and networking businesses, usually serving on committees with the Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce, which honored her with a Business of the Year award.

Posted on her place of work walls are awards like multiple Ahwatukee Foothill News “Best Of’ winnings as established by the newspaper’s visitors. Among individuals awards had been Best Decor Keep and Ideal Property Improvement/Reworking.  

Tartaglio claimed she’s proud to say her business enterprise has appreciated quite a few repeat shoppers.

“According to the flooring market, the regular house owner updates their flooring every seven to 10 several years. We have family members who updated their flooring in the 90s who’ve arrive back again yet again and once more,” she stated, admitting she’s redecorated many properties multiple instances in the past decades as tendencies, way of living alterations and new products have appear and long gone.

Adriana Estrada and her partner Andres Londono are among the all those who have consistently current their Ahwatukee home of 15 decades.

“We’ve experienced excellent practical experience with Traci and Ahwatukee Carpets considering the fact that we moved into our property. We’ve used them very a few periods as we like to decorate and update in stages,” explained Estrada, a task supervisor for a well being and wellness company. 

She explained how soon after the family’s pet passed away, the few opted to go on their wood flooring from their bedrooms to the front of their property. 

“There was a 3-yr change, and her contractor produced sure the flooring in the full household was seamless with the exact same sample and move we experienced in our bed room,” she reported. 

“Another time we put tile in our most important rest room and immediately after two weeks we noticed a trouble with the seam and our doorway. Traci despatched persons out appropriate away and they preset it.  She is pretty trustworthy and honest in just about every feeling of the term. ..I go to her just about every time and I’ve hardly ever been dissatisfied.”

WestUSA Realtor and 27-yr Ahwatukee resident Lisa Miguel mentioned in her 17 a long time in business, she has often advised Ahwatukee Carpets to purchasers.

“Traci has labored with the two my dwelling seller clients to assistance get their homes ready to listing as perfectly as with my customer consumers who’ve not long ago ordered residences, and the responses has generally been super favourable,” explained Miguel. “She’s my ‘go-to flooring gal’ because her assistance is so individualized and she’s quite responsive which is not something you can count on with a significant chain. Traci goes the further mile by providing ideas for flooring colour, design and style and selling price issue which my clientele genuinely value, and so do I.”

Tartaglio claimed providing buyers with excellent steerage, variety and customer service is vital to Ahwatukee Carpets ongoing results.

“Whether you are a business enterprise operator or a property owner, you can depend on Ahwatukee Carpets to accomplish service that is a lower over the rest. Accomplishing what is greatest for the buyer is usually our greatest precedence, which is why we’re not pleased with your flooring work until eventually you are,” she explained. “Many of our consumers have moved to other parts of the Valley and nonetheless still desire to do enterprise with Ahwatukee Carpets.”

Professional projects are a increasing concern at Ahwatukee Carpets.

“We’re certified to cope with commercial jobs as well as residential,” stated Tartaglio. “We have a range of choices which include professional carpet and luxury vinyl plank or LVP. Our commercial installations incorporate church buildings, dental

places of work, company complexes and tenant enhancements.”

Also available at Ahwatukee Carpets are manufactured-to-get designer spot rugs.

“We can bind or serge any carpet to any shape or dimension. Area rugs complete a room with its heat a lot like accessorizing an outfit,” she reported. “With vaulted ceilings and encompass audio, an location rug will assist absorb audio, creating the room more enjoyable.”

Ahwatukee Carpets is licensed, bonded and insured. Information: or talk with designers at 480-598-9811