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A Plus Carpet and Flooring in Columbia, MD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Our team

 
Get to know the pros at A Plus Carpet and Flooring
 
 
 
 

Eric Rome

 
Born at GBMC in Baltimore in 1971, Eric is a life long resident of Howard County. A Plus Carpet & Flooring was founded on the farm where he grew up, in 1999. The company grew to its current 17,000 +/- sqft facility located on Red Branch Road, which now employs over 45 people.

Eric is a hands-on owner that enjoys interacting with customers and is knowledgeable about how to install most types of flooring. This gives him a true understanding of which materials work best in their proper place.

Eric graduated from Mount Hebron High in Howard County and proceeded to Towson State University where he earned his BS in the school of business with a concentration in marketing.

He is also a licensed realtor in the state of Maryland, though he does not practice. Eric loves scuba diving and earned a Master Scuba Diver certificate from Columbia Scuba. He is also competitive in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has competed in NYC, Miami and Brazil, receiving two championship gold medals.
 
 
 
 

Jessica Rome

 
Jessica Rome is the vice president of A Plus Carpet and Flooring, and the proud wife to owner, Eric Rome. This patient wife and hard working woman is also the mother of three adorable little ladies, the future of A Plus! Jessica says that she has greatly enjoyed watching their company grow over the years into a successful, thriving business.

What many may not know is that A Plus started out in the family’s home. Over the years, sales increased and new clients came on board, allowing them to relocate to a new facility. This new showroom will allow clients to have a more pleasurable experience while choosing their flooring needs.

Jessica is also proud of the team at A Plus because they are hardworking and amazing, and each and every one of them are 100% committed to their client’s needs. Jessica promises that you will find their entire staff a pleasure to deal with, and she looks forward to your business and seeing a smile on your face.
In her personal time, Jessica enjoys skydiving, taking vacations, spending time with her family, and working at A Plus Carpet and Flooring.
 
 
 
 

Franklin Maldonado

 
Franklin Maldonado is a project and logistics manager at A Plus Carpet and Flooring. Franklin says that his favorite part of his work is the pricing and coordination of jobs. He, like so many A Plus employees, feels strongly that it is important to give each and every client 100% satisfaction, and to design flooring oriented to the client’s needs.

Franklin likes to challenge himself on every new task that he encounters, and is very competitive. He enjoys being creative and keeping himself busy in both his professional and his personal life.

Franklin currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and is a huge Ravens fan! Besides football, Franklin partakes in soccer, volleyball, and his idea of a perfect afternoon is a cookout on a nice sunny day! Franklin also enjoys running, mountain biking, playing pool, and loves surrounding himself with family and friends. He adores his future wife, April, and says that “every morning, I give thanks to God for all the things that I have.”
 
 
 
 

Carlos Marquez

 
Carlos Rene Marquez is employed as a site inspector at A Plus Carpet and Flooring. Carlos says his two favorite things about working at A Plus are the amazing workplace environment and the dedication he sees from the employees day after day. These qualities make him incredibly happy to be a part of the A Plus team.

Carlos thinks it is important for people to know what quality people are employed at A Plus Carpet and Flooring, a locally, family owned company. With such a wonderful staff, you can be sure as a client, your needs will always be met. He is proud to be a part of a team where the staff are excited for each project and put focus into every job.

In his spare time, Carlos enjoys playing the piano, catching up on television, thanking God for his blessings, and spending time with his amazing family.
 
 
 
 

April Bayliss

 
April Bayliss is an administrative assistant with A Plus Carpet and Flooring. April enjoys working at A Plus for many reasons, but primarily loves her job due to the incredibly kind and friendly staff she gets to work with on a daily basis. When you work with an amazing group of people, it isn’t hard to get up each day and come to work!

It makes April happy to see the smiling faces of her happy and satisfied customers, which brings joy to her job. April thinks some of the main client benefits of hiring A Plus Carpet and Flooring are the friendly team members, the knowledgeable service technicians, and the affordable, high quality service you get from the staff.

When she isn’t working, April enjoys spending time with her family and friends. April was born and raised locally in Baltimore, Maryland.
 
 
 
 

Shaun Kaptain

 
Shaun is a manager with A Plus Carpet, and was born and raised locally in Baltimore, Maryland.

Shaun says that one of the reasons customers should work with A Plus is because the staff always try their very best to make the client happy.

Shaun is married to his lovely wife Jennifer, and he is the father to two girls, who are 8 years old and 8 months old. In his spare time, Shaun enjoys listening to music (his favorite band is Rush) and watching sports (his favorite football team is the Philadelphia Eagles).
 
 
 
 
 
 

Clark Kendrick

 
Clark Kendrick is one of the newest members of the A Plus Carpet and Flooring professional sales staff, but he is not new to the flooring industry. Clark has over 35 years prior experience as an owner, supervisor, and manager of a nationally recognized flooring installation company.

Clark has served the flooring needs of residential customers, as well as worked on projects at the metropolitan area’s hospitals, universities, national monuments, and federal buildings.

Clark is married and he lives in Olney, Maryland. He has three grown children, and recently celebrated the arrival of their first grandson! In his spare time, Clark enjoys performing as a professional musician. He has performed throughout the DC area and nationally for almost 50 years. When he isn’t working, playing music, or spending time with his family, he likes to visit his avocado orchard in southern California.

Clark and the rest of the team at A Plus are happy to answer your questions and meet all of your flooring needs with a large selection to choose from, as well as personalized service that is provided by A Plus staff.
 
 
 
 

Angelina Brannigan

 
Angelina is the sales manager with A Plus Carpet and Flooring. Angelina absolutely loves working in an environment that is fun, eclectic and friendly and A Plus Carpet and Flooring is all the above and more! "You want to get up and go to work when you truly enjoy your job because the people you work with are like family to me", Angelina said. With years of experience in color pallets, she not only enjoys working in the back office but loves to help make the customers hard decisions in picking a color, easier for them. "Choosing the right fit for your home should be enjoyable, not stressful", Angelina said.

She is full of sparkle and a laugh that is contagious, there is never a dull moment at A Plus Carpet and Flooring. I think to run a successful business, you have to really know what you are doing. The Rome family have their special regimen to run an A+ business, that includes experienced sales reps, knowledgeable technicians and affordable prices that you can not beat, said Angelina.

When Angelina is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, working in the yard, organizing and helping others in need.
 
 
 
 

Jonathan Greeson

 
Jonathan is a Design Consultant at A Plus Carpet and Flooring. He has been in the industry for over 20 years and is proud after all these years to be serving and helping customers with the knowledge of his craft. Being a new addition to A Plus Carpet and Flooring, e has been grateful to work for a company that supports and teaches him so he may perform at the best of his abilities. Jonathan strives to get his clients the very best flooring that fits their needs for their home or project while taking their budget into consideration.

Jonathan has lived in the Anne Arundel county area for his whole 40 years of life. His interest are music, dancing, playing lacrosse and watching sports. He has a 15 year old son that plays hockey for DeMatha catholic high in which he enjoys the life of being a hockey dad.
 
 
 
 

Keenan Doubleday

 
Keenan joined A Plus Carpet and Flooring in 2014 as a sales representative. He was drawn to A Plus because of the company’s stellar reputation for quality work, flooring expertise, and a customer-focused approach to serving individuals and companies.

Keenan was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, and graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He studied medical laboratory technology before moving to Boston to launch his first career. He stayed in Boston just long enough to meet his wife and start a family before they relocated here to Ellicott City, Maryland.

Along the way, Keenan worked in biomedical marketing, photography, and most recently, home improvement sales and service. These days, he spends his off hours doing photography, kayaking, and indulging in a love of science fiction.
 
 
 
 

Tim Gill

 
Timothy Gill works for A Plus Carpet and Flooring as a carpet cleaning technician, and says that A Plus is a great workplace full of incredibly nice people. Timothy says that he enjoys the feeling of teamwork at A Plus, and takes pride in the A Plus team’s ability to provide respectful, polite and helpful service to their clients.

He says that the A Plus team prides themselves on being extremely well- qualified and they know what they are doing, which allows them to provide accurate products and services to every one of their clients.

Timothy’s hobbies include playing a variety of sports, including baseball and football. He also enjoys spending time with his family when he is not hard at work. Timothy lives in Catonsville, Maryland where he has spent his entire life.
 
 
 
 

Amber Richards

 
Amber Richards is the office manager with A Plus Carpet and Flooring and has been a resident of Howard County from day 1. Amber has actually known the Rome family since she was a teenager. Amber’s husband, Mike Richards, both went to school with Eric at Mt. Hebron. Amber can remember Eric telling a group of friends, many years ago, that he was going to start a carpet business.

Amber is impressed how the company has grown from its humble beginnings to the substantial operation it is today. She feels that the values, compassion and family feel you get at A Plus Carpet and Flooring makes you want to be a part of this great company. When she is not working at A Plus, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children.
 
 
 
 

John Hinzman

 
John is a Sales Executive for A Plus Carpet and Flooring and has been a Howard County resident for 35 years. His passion for the industry and designing has helped many customers at A Plus Carpet and Flooring, truly enjoy their buying experience. Working for a company that takes pride in their products, workmanship and customer relationships, makes it an enjoyable work environment, said John. When John is not working at A Plus, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and relaxing at home.
 
 
 
 

Airimis Belt-Bradshaw

 
 
 
 

Gene Windsor

 
 
 
 

Rome Family

 
Eric Rome and Family – Alexa, Mia and Emma, the future of A Plus Carpet and Flooring.