Friday afternoon we celebrated crews with our 25th Annual Labor Appreciation Party. Our employees got together for some tacos and raffle prizes, along side a celebration for our company’s 40th anniversary. Thank you to everyone who came. #universalmetro #lasmallbusiness #laborappreciation
Check out this interview from our CEO on FloorDaily.net:
August 16, 2022—Dave Triepke, CEO with Universal Metro, and Kemp Harr discuss how his LA based commercial flooring contracting business focus has shifted in recent years. Listen to the interview to hear more details.
We are proud to announce that Universal Metro, Inc. has been voted by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles 2022! We won this award in the Best Small Business category.
When you consider that there are more than 250,000 businesses operating in Greater LA, this is a tremendous honor and a testament to the “Ideal Team Players” who make Universal Metro a special place to work.
The nomination process was rigorous, and included an anonymous profile of the business. Our employees were surveyed about the team atmosphere and their own personal experience working at Universal Metro.
The overall rankings and winners of various ‘Best Places to Work’ categories were unveiled at an August ceremony and appeared in the August 15, 2022 edition of the Los Angeles Business Journal.
As we grow, our team is continuously making strides to better itself. On Friday, that commitment was on full display, as staff and crew members took part in #ARDEX product demos and Silica Sand Compliance Training. This knowledge contributed to our #LevelMasterElite Installers’ expertise with direct, hands-on demonstrations using Ardex’s newest product innovations. Immediately following the product demos, our team was engaged in an extensive seminar focused on Silica Sand Best Practices, including Q & A time and a round table discussion with their fellow teammates.
“Once a year, Floor Focus Magazine recognizes the best of the up-and-coming talent through its Future Focus awards. Those eligible for the awards must be under 40 years old and employed in the floorcovering dealer segment, including retailers, distributors and commercial contractors. Congratulations to the eight Starnet Members for achieving this distinguished honor.”
We at Universal Metro are especially proud of our very own Director of Sales and Marketing, Grant Petruzzelli, who was among the eight Starnet members honored with this notable award. Continue reading “8 Starnet Members Honored as Floor Focus Future Leaders”
Universal Metro’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Grant Petruzzelli, receives an award recognizing Young Professionals under 40 in the floor covering industry.
“Chattanooga, TN, January 24, 2017 — Floor Focus is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 Young Professional Award, which, this year, focused on the retailer/contractor segment.
The award honors professionals, under the age of 40, who have proven themselves to be true leaders and help drive the industry forward.
Candidates must be nominated, and this year’s winners were announced at a cocktail event at Surfaces.
January 6, 2017
Written by David Triepke on behalf of Floor Trends Magazine
It’s never an easy decision to begin scaling your business for growth. When balancing the risks of new opportunities with the uncertainty of a stagnant national economy, the decision for any business owner to invest in growth is rooted in one key question: is this sustainable?
By understanding our journey and our purpose, we at Universal Metro believe we can do so effectively, without compromising our service and value, by answering the call of our clients to serve as trusted advisors for all of their flooring covering needs. Continue reading “Universal Metro: Growth and Success by Meeting Clients’ Needs”
By Sonya Jennings
Universal Metro, a commercial flooring contractor located in Santa Fe Springs, California, has been serving the Los Angeles metro area for 30 years. The firm’s main focus is on the healthcare market, along with tenant improvement, corporate office, education, hospitality and government. Owner and CEO Dave Triepke attributes his success in the highly competitive Los Angeles market to a handful of key strategies, including strong partnerships, shrewd capitalization procedures, and a commitment to hiring and retaining the best employees.