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


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.

Grant Petruzzelli


Beyond his expertise in flooring sales and project management, Grant’s experience in organizational leadership, marketing, and operations made immediate impacts when he joined the team in 2013.  Recognized nationally as one of ten Future Leaders in Floor Covering by Floor Focus Magazine in 2017, Grant was named President of Universal Metro in January of the following year.  He has promoted a culture of teamwork and accountability, empowering leaders throughout the organization to strategically support plans to scale and meet the demands of the emerging commercial flooring market. Grant is also actively engaged in the Starnet Commercial Flooring Partnership, serving on the Advisory Council as Chair of the Specifier and Business Development Committee.

Scott M. Arendt


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Current Job Openings

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 the button below to see what positions are currently open.

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