John CallahanJohn is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of California, BA History 1984 and the California Culinary Academy, San Francisco, CA 1986 receiving his professional chef’s certificate. In 1989 John went to work for Kroll Associates in San Francisco as a research analyst conducting corporate investigative work for a number of Fortune 500 companies in matters of civil litigation. In 1992 John co-founded The OSO Group in San Francisco and assisted in opening the New York office in 1995. The OSO Group conducted litigation support services for a number of major US and international law firms as well as corporate clients such as IBM, Kodak, Ashland Oil, United Technologies and Advanced Micro Devices. John has worked internationally in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Cyprus.
John resides in Granite Bay, California with his wife Emily and daughter Caitlin Clare.
Katie KuskeKatie graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a BA in Architecture and a Design minor. She used this background to manage the Minneapolis commercial A&D territory for Kate Lo Tile & Stone before moving to San Francisco. She started her California career by representing Bolyu carpet, but expanded her product offering when she became an agent for AMA Surfaces in 2014. Katie is a Senior Associate managing the A&D community in the Bay Area.
Katie loves exploring local beaches and trails but spends most of the fall cheering on her home-state team, the Green Bay Packers.
Beau enjoys mountain biking in the Santa Cruz mountains and traveling the world when time permits.
Karen MaierKaren is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara with a BS in Communications Studies. From 1990 to 2006, she worked for various Investment Banks in San Francisco including Morgan Stanley, Robertson Stephens, Sound View Technologies and other regional firms. Karen is our Business Office and Showroom Manager.
Emily CallahanEmily is a graduate of California State University Chico with a BS in Human Environmental Sciences. She has worked for various companies including Levi Strauss & Co, Arthur Andersen, Ask Jeeves and Visa.
Emily is in charge of our quotes and project tracking department.
Mike TokerudMike has over 23 years’ experience in the commercial floor covering industry, working for ten years as a dealer salesperson for a national dealership and then followed as a manufacturer’s representative for one of the largest carpet manufacturer’s in the world. Mike brings a business degree, commercial real estate experience, and comprehensive floor covering experience to help his clients make smart choices for their building material selections. In addition, Mike is a sales consultant in our concrete protection division featuring Spraylock.
Armin MaierArmin is a graduate of Georgia Tech and began his career with Burlington Industries in 1982 as an Industrial Engineer. He was with Burlington in engineering and sales for more than 6 years. In 1987, he joined Shaw industries in sales management until 1993. He then left the industry and joined Merrill Lynch for a number of years, then founded The Marin Group, Inc., an investment management firm based in Atlanta.
In 2001, Armin sold majority interest in Marin and started armin maier and associates, inc., a sales and marketing agency promoting the finest commercial flooring products and services.