Doug Gooch

Doug Gooch

Owner and CEO

After almost 40 years in the flooring and paint business, I thought it was time for a change. I decided to try my skills in the large corporate world of H.H. Gregg appliances. After 3 weeks employed there, they offered me my own store in Asheville and the Southeast region as the builder appliance representative. I didn’t like the push, push, push mentality of their sales training and I knew I would miss the hands on interaction with my friends (customers) so I turned down the opportunity and left the company. After applying at several area flooring and paint stores in the area with the goal of getting back into the business I love, I noticed that they all offered basically the same products. I decided to open Providence Flooring and Paint to offer the Tri-Cities something different from other stores.

-Doug Gooch