Mark Allred, Estimator
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, Outside 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.
Alex Hunt, Estimator
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, Controller
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.
Marcos Ramirez Chavez, Superintendent
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.
Alex Paterson, Commercial Project Manager
Alex's extensive knowledge includes business operations, production, project management and field construction superintendent experience. His certifications and training include IRCI concrete slab moisture testing, respirable crystalline silica, and OSHA 30. On his off time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
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.
Alex De La Torre, Superintendent
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
Mitch Hull, Sales and Showroom Assistant
Mitch graduated from Scottsdale Community College with a degree in Interior Design. He grew up in the industry and has built a portfolio for home staging, remodeling and design. Working with AutoCAD, his elevations and floorplan are valuable to clients needing design assistance on their upcoming projects.
Jon Hernandez, Superintendent, OSHA Safety Officer
Jon has been in commercial flooring for more than 30 years. He graduated from a 3-year apprenticeship and a 2 -year Journeyman Class in order to become a Certified Master Flooring Mechanic. In addition to being a certified OSHA trainer, his many other certifications include sheet vinyl, woods, carpets, ceramics and commercial floor application. Jon moved to Arizona in 2003 from San Diego. He has been married for 21 years and has four children, two dogs and a cat. He enjoys fishing, running and spending time with his family.
Doug Wingerning, 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.
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.
Toni Sharp, Assistant Controller
Toni has worked in accounting and construction for 23 years. She has her Associates in Accounting and Finance, and a Bachelors in Business Administration. Toni is currently working on a Master of Business Administration degree. In her free time she likes to go off-roading, riding her motorcycle, and working on restoring classic 4-wheel drive trucks. She has also been an avid bowler since the age of 5 with a current league average of 185.
Nicole Reddin, Business Development
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 Vice President. Nicole loves to spend time with her family, travel, and trying new restaurants.
Patty Ruiz, Residential Project Manager
Patty's 20 year career in flooring spans all aspects of the industry: showroom coordinator, accounting, order desk, inventory, purchasing, credit and project management. She found a permanent home base at Clayton in February of 2022, and enjoys the family friendly atmosphere. Native born and raised, Patty is a South Mountain Community College Cougar and an all around superwoman. In her free time, she loves watching movies with the family.
Trish Harris, Commercial Project Manager
Trish is home with the Clayton team, extending her career in flooring for over 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 whitewater rafting, scuba diving and traveling. "Problem solving and high customer satisfaction is the highlight of what I do".
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.
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.
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.