If you’ve shopped for flooring and cabinetry at Southside Building Center then you’ve probably met the smiling face and friendly demeanor of Gary Segraves. Gary has worked in the flooring and cabinetry department at Southside going on 4 years however, he is no stranger to the area or to this industry. Gary owned his own store only 5 miles down the road and worked there for 42 years – starting at age 15 while he was in high school. He has experience installing flooring, countertops, tile, showers, carpets and more.
When asked what has changed over the past 40 plus years, Gary says that the digital age has created an overall makeup of better flooring including new textures. A lot of customers are enjoying the craftsmanship of LVT Flooring at Southside and steering away from carpet due to the ease of cleanup and the longevity of LVT.
Although his official title may include sales, Gary says he is “not so much as salesman as a talesman.” He enjoys talking with and meeting new customers and trying to educate them about the makeup of the different products. With his experience and knowledge he is happy to share what he knows about individual flooring and genuinely tries to help the customer with their specific needs.
Another surprise to Gary is how competitively Southside’s prices are – on flooring and more! In his personal time, Gary visits his mother daily and still enjoys taking her out at least once or twice a week. He is also an avid Nascar racing fan, a hobby that he has enjoyed for many years. We’d love for your to come in and say hello to Gary and allow him help you with your flooring and cabinetry needs.