Mark Allred

Chicago Native, Mark has lived in the valley for over 7 years. He has worked with both small and large flooring companies for over 12 years in residential and commercial settings. In his free time, Mark enjoys spending time w/ his family, volleyball, golfing and anything that involves the outdoors

Chad Gardemann
Director of Sales

Chad was born and raised in Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University. He worked for over 15 years in floor manufacturing at Shaw Industries. Four years ago, Chad decided to change his focus and transitioned to the installation side and became a subcontractor. In addition to commercial and residential flooring, Chad now also runs the multi-family new construction division called Select Interiors. Chad is an avid outdoorsman and is happily married with a wife and two children.

Amanda Humphreys
Residential Project Manager

Amanda is originally from Illinois and moved to Arizona in 2005. She joined Clayton in 2017 after doing design and project managing for Goodwill stores. Outside the office, she loves to exercise and travel.

Alex Hunt

Alex was born and raised in California and graduated from NAU with a bachelor’s in marketing and an M.B.A. Alex has always been interested in business and sales, no doubt a trait inherited from his numismatist father. He found his way into the industry 4 years ago and is looking towards the future. In his spare time Alex always finds a way to stay busy, whether it be; travel, fishing, hiking, and even skydiving, he is always looking for his next adventure. His future goal is to one day own and operate his own brewery.

Aubri Lansiquot
Project Coordinator

​Aubri, an Arizona native, was introduced into the flooring industry over 10 years ago. In her free time she enjoys drawing, biking, and being outdoors.

Mark Mitchell
Outside Sales

Mark is a native Arizonan with a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University. Mark has over 20 years experience in the floor covering industry. Mark has served on the Tempe City Council since 2000 and currently serving as Mayor of Tempe since 2012. He is an active member of the Tempe Diablos, Tempe Sister Cities and the Kiwanis Club of Tempe. Mark is also on the Board of Directors for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Executive Committee for Maricopa Associations of Governments, Serves on the Advisory Board for the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Advisory Council for The National League of Cities. Mark has two daughters, enjoys all sports and is an avid Sun Devil fan.

Jim Lausin
Operations Manager

Jim was born in Cleveland Ohio and moved to Phoenix in 2006. He started working in commercial flooring in March of 1987.  Jim loves seeing live music, being outdoors, mountain biking, hiking, playing ping-pong, and loves watching sports.  He is a self proclaimed semi-pro for aging mountain bikers.


Nicole Reddin
Business Development / Design Consultant / Showroom Manager / Marketing Director

Nicole moved from Chicago to get her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Northern Arizona University. Her background includes many years in Hospitality Design working for Troon Golf in their Development Department, and Fox Restaurant Concepts in both Development and Facilities. She currently serves on the executive board with Arizona Assistance in Healthcare as co-secretary. Nicole loves to spend time with her daughter, travel, exercise, and try new restaurants.

Marcos Ramirez Chavez

Marcos was born in a small town in Mexico and moved to Phoenix AZ in 2001. He began working with his dad in the summer where he learned the ins and outs of floor installation.  After graduating high school, he began working full time and earned the position as foreman.  Marcos joined the Clayton family at the end of 2017.

Each client is unique. One-size-fits-all approaches do not work when it comes to design. We deliver custom solutions, tailored to you--your space, your culture, your one-of-a-kind challenges.

we believe in a unique and customized experience for each and every client.

Alex De La Torre

Alex was born in Los Angeles CA and moved to AZ in 1988. He began installing residential and  commercial flooring in 1990. After working for a family member installing flooring, he decided to become self employed as a subcontractor in the flooring industry. He did this for 15 years. After receiving an opportunity to become a superintendent for one of the valleys top flooring companies where he worked for 5 years, Alex is now using all of his flooring knowledge to help Clayton Flooring with their residential installations.

"Clayton Floor Covering and Design did an amazing job on our home remodel.  Our floors look wonderful.  We couldn't be more thrilled!"

          -- M. Berg

"Clayton was able to give us the unique look we were looking for and it didn't break the bank.  We'd recommend them to anyone!"

          -- T. Olson

Evan Kincaid
Commercial Project Manager / Estimator

Evan is originally from Ohio and moved to Arizona in 2003. He has over 25 years experience in the flooring industry. Customer service and satisfaction have been his number one priority in every position he has held.  His attention to detail and follow thru, along with building long term customer relationships, has added depth to Clayton Floor Coverings Commercial Business.  In his spare time, Evan enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family.

who we are

Doug Wingering
Outside Sales

Doug is a native Arizonan and graduated from ASU in 1985. He has been in the flooring business for over 25 years and has been with Clayton since its inception in 2006. Doug loves to travel with his fiancé and spending time with his teenage daughter.

Carla Maines
Residential Project Manager

Carla enjoys every aspect of the floor covering world, but has a special passion for the client and providing a great customer experience. Her 20 years experience in sales, estimating, and design give her the tools she needs to manage the details of each project to assure a successful outcome and satisfied customer. Her other passions are the outdoors, especially camping, hiking, and fishing with her family.


Jon Little
Commercial Project Manager

Jon was born and raised in Bethlehem, PA and moved to Arizona in 1995.  He began working in commercial flooring in 1998. Jon is married with three beautiful children. He enjoys mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding and spending time with his family.

Jon Hernandez

John joined the flooring industry immediately after he graduated highschool in 1988. He began installing commercial flooring and did that for 15 years.  He has been a managing superintendent in all aspects of flooring for the last 14 years. In his free time, John enjoys fishing, camping and hunting. He has 4 children and a beautiful wife of 18 years.

our approach

Liz Rutkowski
Design and Sales Specialist

Liz was born and raised in Arizona. She graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Broadcasting and Journalism at Arizona State University. She has worked as a design consultant in new home construction and residential improvement projects and commercial businesses for over 20 years. She has been married 25 years and has three children. Liz enjoys spending time with her Rottweiler and Labrador and doing hot yoga and barre classes. She cherishes faith, family and friends.

Steve Whitehead
Business Development 

Steve was born and raised in Arizona. He graduated from Brophy College Prep in Phoenix and earned a degree in Political Science from Arizona State University. He was a commercial real estate broker in Phoenix with Lee & Associates for 20 years. Steve joined the Clayton team to help develop and grow the commercial division. He brings 20 years of relationships with construction contractors, owners, developers, property managers and architects. Steve has been a member of the Executive Council of the Boys and Girls Club and is a member of the Phoenix Thunderbirds. He is married and has three children, he is an avid Fly Fisherman and enjoys all sports.

We strive to provide a clean and safe environment for our customers. We have developed additional sanitation protocols and are taking extra cleaning measures throughout the day to ensure your safety. We are open for scheduled appointments. Please contact your sales rep to schedule your appointment or to have samples and information sent direct to you!

Clayton Floor Covering & Design is your total flooring source for Arizona. Our staff is what makes us so successful.

Each member of our sales and installation team has over 20 years experience in the flooring industry.

Leala Smith
Human Resources

Leala, an Arizona native, believes laughter is the best medicine. A close friend and mentor introduced her into floor covering and its many facets. Through various opportunities, she has gained experience in all aspects of flooring and has used this knowledge to help support the Clayton team as office manager. She enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. Her determination and strong work ethics drive her to accomplish all that she sets out to achieve.

Cale Clayton
Owner / Founder

Cale was born in Iowa  and moved with his family to Tucson, AZ. He moved to Tempe where he received his Bachelors degree at Arizona State University. Cale has over 30 years experience in the flooring industry. Cale has been an active member of the Thunderbird Organization, a Phoenix based civic organization that has raised over $100 million for local charities.

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Trish Harris
Commercial Project Manager

Trish joins Clayton, extending her career in flooring to just shy of 20 years. She has worked in all aspects of commercial flooring including installation, co-ordination, service & maintenance and finally finding her fit with the challenge and variety of Project Management. She has lived throughout the United States before finally coming back home to her native state of Arizona in 1992. Outside the office, she enjoys outdoor sports with favorites being whitewater rafting, scuba diving and volleyball. She has one daughter in college and is enjoying her recent move to the downtown Phoenix area.  "Problem solving and high customer satisfaction is the highlight of what I do".