Del Thornton, owner of both Yuba City Floor Covering and Colusa Floor Covering, has been in the flooring industry for over 50 years. Del grew up on the family farm/cattle ranch where he developed a hard-working, hands–on work ethic.
In his twenties he became a flooring apprentice at a company in the Sacramento area; where he honed his skills, and soon became certified in all aspects of floor covering.
In 1970, Del opened his own local floor covering store which he built from the ground up; with the help from his friends. He solicited local county offices, planning commissions, residential and commercial contractors, property management firms and realtors. In this manner, through hard work and dedication, he has developed a loyal following of customers; of whom he continues to conduct business with to this day.
That's Del running that Cat
Standing the walls.....Check-out the Motel 6 sign; that was the price for a room back in 1970!
Front wall done.... three to go!
By 1989 Del hired and trained an efficient staff; including a hard-working installation crew that learned hands-on everything he knew about floor covering. Del had developed a growing commercial business which serviced most of the Northern California and Western Nevada; under the banner of Nor Cal Floor Covering.
In 1998, the residential/retail side of the business was rapidly growing and it was during this time he established Yuba City Floor Covering. When the housing “boom” occurred in early 2000, Yuba City Floor Covering was well positioned to provide and/or install flooring for the majority of the new housing contractors/ builders in the Yuba Sutter area.
Our business has now expanded to include an additional location in October 2010; thereby establishing Colusa Floor Covering in Colusa CA.
This is our fearless leader, Del, at it again! He's always been a "hands on" guy, willing to step in and do whatever is needed; no job or task is too big or too difficult!
Here's a picture of the shell of the building.
This is the finished building as you will see it today.
Currently Yuba City Floor Covering and Colusa Floor Covering has provided and installed floor covering in many of the local Hospitals, Schools, Casinos, Grocery Stores, Government Buildings, Apartment complexes, Assisted Living Facilities, Property Management Holdings and the list goes on…. Both stores have large well stocked warehouses, able to supply a wide variety of quality floor covering to meet our retail customer’s needs.
As it was then in 1970, as it still stands today; Yuba City Floor Covering and Colusa Floor Covering both take pride in:
- Having a courteous, knowledgeable staff.
- Prompt, professional service and installation.
- Quality, affordable products; in-stock, every day.
In 1970 the Beatles broke-up, computer floppy disks are introduced, Ziploc bags made their debut and Del opens his store!! Good times on three out of four... sure do miss the Beatles!
Almost fifty years in business; and Del's store(s) are going strong. So, as Bob Barker would say "come on down" and we'll make the prices right! (Some of you youngsters aren't gonna get that one......Google it).