BUILDING LEADERS ON THE FOUNDATION OF INTEGRITY

We are committed to offering our clients the expertise and experience necessary to navigate each project’s challenges and unique intricacies with the industry’s best practices in mind. Get to know our team of Flooring Experts below.

Dave Triepke

CEO With extensive experience in the commercial floor covering, Dave has built a reputation rooted in trust and integrity, far beyond the Southern California market. Under his leadership, Universal Metro has grown to deliver single source, commercial floor covering solutions for end users and general contractors alike across a wide variety of market segments. Welcomed as the 100th Member of the Starnet Commercial Flooring Partnership, Dave now serves on the organization’s Advisory Council, as Chair of the Vendor Partnership Committee. He is widely considered an industry leader and a respected strategic partner for major flooring manufacturers.

Sheila Kennedy

Director of Operations

With years of experience ranging from accounting, estimation, and coordination – Sheila offers a dynamic perspective and has provide a considerable level of support to every member of our team since joining our team in 2016. She is a trusted advisor to both our clients and our staff, and she truly embodies our visions – Building a Leader on the Foundation of Integrity.

Scott M. Arendt

Scott

Director of Business Development With extensive experience on both the manufacturing and dealer side of the flooring industry, Scott offers incredible depth and knowledge when it comes to pushing projects forward, both strategically and tactically. After moving to California in 2016, Scott quickly established himself as a trusted asset for both vendor partners and sophisticated buyers. His commitment to service is his calling card, as he pursues new business development opportunities on both a regional and national level.

Sean

Account Manager For over 20 years, Sean has become an invaluable resource for health care facilities throughout the greater Los Angeles market. With a service-first attitude, Sean understands the complexity of health care environments, from reducing risks like infection control to prioritizing patient care. While many of his days start at Inland Empire facilities, Sean has long-standing relationships that pull him into LA, Orange County, and even, San Diego.

Steve

Account Manager Steve has more than 30 years of experience in commercial flooring, sales, estimating and project management. He has completed a wide scope of project types, including office TI’s, healthcare, and restaurants, but has specialized in national retail chain stores (National Accounts) with hundreds of past projects ranging from major department stores to small specialty retail stores.

J.R.

Account Manager With experience as both a commercial flooring contractor and a flooring distribution representative, J.R. understands what it takes to make a project successful, from navigating design to complex schedules.  His clients value his attentiveness to their needs, helping them navigate the details of their projects to ensure they have the right floor for the job.

Joe

Account Manager A former collegiate student athlete, Joe is a team player with a competitive spirit. Joe began his career at Universal Metro as an Estimator, before successfully transitioning to a role of Sales Associate, where he now works with both End Users and General Contractors to manage successful projects in a variety of market segments.

Simon

Account Manager Serving greater Los Angeles, Simon has built his reputation by exceeding his client’s expectations. He works in a broad spectrum of market segments, from retail to corporate, tenant improvement to healthcare.

Jorge

Sales Associate Jorge began at Universal Metro in a Project Coordination role before learning estimation and project management.  Today, he services the needs of property managers and general contractors in high profile buildings and projects throughout greater Los Angeles.

Buz

Account Manager With an extensive history in the flooring industry, Buz understands the needs of his health care, corporate, and tenant improvement clients. Servicing a mix of Facility Directors and General Contractors, Buz and his team perform projects throughout greater Los Angeles area, as well as up the Central Coast.

Robb

Account Manager With an extensive background in flooring and project management, Robb specializes in commercial tenant improvement and multi-family markets, serving the needs of developers and general contractors throughout the Southwest.

Pete

Account Manager As a former installer, Pete offers end users and general contractors a unique perspective. Drawing on his hands-on expertise, he is a trusted advisor for those seeking “game-changing” solutions within a wide variety of market segments, including education, health care, tenant improvement, and corporate.

Terry

Account Manager Based out of our Orange County branch, Terry services greater Los Angeles. He is widely respected as an industry expert and a technical guru, with a vast understanding of best practices, especially when it comes to navigating complex installations.

Drew

Account Manager An experienced sales and project management professional, Drew has consistently delivered highly specialized projects for Fortune 500 companies throughout the Southwestern United States. Based in Phoenix, Drew is expanding Universal Metro’s presence in the Valley of the Sun.

Pat

Account Manager Specializing in government work, Pat offers the U.S. Department of Defense and other GSA end user accounts with extensive experience in specification, estimation, procurement, and project management. Originally from Tucson, Pat is now based in Las Vegas and services the needs of clients in both Arizona and Nevada.

Join Our Team…

We’re Building Leaders We’re growing, and in that commitment to enhance our team, we’re looking for hard working individuals with integrity that are hungry, humble and smart. If you have a strong work ethic and a desire to develop yourself an an integral member of an already great team, we’d love to start the conversation. CLICK HERE to view what positions are currently open.