Tell us about yourself & your company?
Rob: Word of Mouth Floors does three things exceptional… my 100 sourcing trips to China and 100 trips to Europe gives us an unfair advantage for sourcing the best quality flooring products at unbeatable prices. My Co-Founder is world class at building amazing customer service relationship teams. It is a cliché but we do relationships at another level. And finally our experience running the largest online seller of flooring in America means our digital footprint is top shelf.
How did you get into the residential construction industry?
Rob: Co-Founder of BuildDirect.com 22 years ago. Ran that for 18 years
What keeps you in the industry?
Rob: The relationships
While navigating covid-19, what new opportunities have you discovered?
Rob: Drinking at home
It’s 11AM Saturday morning, what are you up to?
Rob: Driving my kids somewhere, golfing, or cleaning the yard
What are your hobbies?
Rob: Hockey, Beer and Family. Not necessarily in that order.
Rob: Becoming a father
What have you done in your community in the last year?
Rob: Sit on a charity board, mentor several young entrepreneurs, volunteer at BCTech Hypergrowth Board (2020), golf fundraiser for Childrens charity (last 18 years), purchased and donated 5,000 masks early days of Covid.
Favourite HAVAN moment and why?
Rob: Just joined, but excited to have a moment!
Best work perk at your job?
Rob: Beer fridge. Laughing lots
Last HAVAN member you spoke to?
Rob: George Smith
What inspires you?
Rob: Learning. My Kids.
What are you excited for / looking forward to right now?
Rob: Tripling our business again
Share an interesting fact about your life?
Rob: Been to 6 continents. Been to Scotland over 40 times, China 100 times. Was a Karaoke video actor
Last piece of advice you have received?
Rob: Do Intermittent fasting
Rob: Pint of lager
Song on repeat right now?
Rob: Mr Brightside by The Killers
Where were you born?
Rob: Gerbal. Grew up with a family dog
Rob: London / Hong Kong / New York
Does pineapple belong on pizza?
Rob: Mmmmmm, pizza
Rob: Motley Crew
Last book you read?
Rob: I read/listen to 60 books a year. Best in the last year was by Felix Denis, How to Get Rich (it’s a terrible name, but a fabulous business / life lesson book)
Fun fact about you?
Rob: Was a bad actor in my 20’s, ending with a successful Karaoke video audition
What do you collect?
Rob: Jeep stuff. Visits to new countries.
Netflix guilty pleasure?
Anything else you’d like to add?
Rob: Happy to buy a beer for anyone that reaches out to me