MEET OUR FAMILY

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Hi, I'm Shane Levinson owner & CEO of Carpets of Arizona. If there's one thing you need to know about us, it's that we don't believe it's enough to just do a good job. Our goal is to turn you into a RAVING FAN! You'll soon come to realize that we aren't going to be like the other flooring companies you've come across. 

I've been working in people's homes across the valley since I could walk. My Dad owned a window covering company called Blind Devotion that operated here in the valley for 20 years before he sold it. I started earning my keep at the ripe old age of 5, cutting open boxes, unwrapping blinds, picking up trash, etc. Those years growing up working & driving all across the valley in people's homes with my Dad taught me a lot about people and what it takes to provide a great experience, and I am extremely grateful for that opportunity to grow up as a part of a family business. 

After High School I enlisted in the Army, serving in both Iraq & Afghanistan. Once my enlistment was up, I was looking for a way to utilize the leadership skills that I had developed as a Non-Commissioned Officer, which is when my dad called me up one day and said "Got an interesting opportunity here, got a minute?"

 I'll never forget that phone call. 

That opportunity was to start a flooring company. I remember thinking he was nuts the first time I heard it, we didn't know anything about flooring! He helped me to see the real opportunity was that the customer was being underserved. At that time, many flooring companies didn't even have a website. Good reviews were a rarity, and the quantity of ROC & BBB complaints relating to flooring was shocking. He saw an opportunity to serve the community in a way that was desperately needed, and he sold me on it. 

Just like that, Carpets of Arizona was born. A company with a laser focus on providing a great experience to our customers. We quickly became the highest rated flooring company in the valley, and now have over 400 5-Star Reviews with dozens more coming in each and every month. 

What I didn't expect was how those reviews and our growing reputation would impact the caliber of people that were attracted to Carpets of Arizona. We started with a company of 2 and have now grown our family to over two dozen! It's been an amazing honor to assemble such an amazing group of talented people to take up our mission as their own that ultimately results in turning you into a RAVING FAN! 

From our Operations staff to the sales team to our installation technicians, we have attracted some of the best people in the state and I'm excited for you to experience the Carpets of Arizona difference! 

Shane Levinson

Shane Levinson

President / Owner

About Shane
Miranda León

Miranda León

Sales Director

About Miranda
Cheryl Hughes

Cheryl Hughes

Flooring Specialist

About Cheryl
Elizabeth Texada

Elizabeth Texada

Flooring Specialist

About Elizabeth
Grant Towne

Grant Towne

Flooring Specialist

About Grant
Jesse Chitwood

Jesse Chitwood

Flooring Specialist

About Jesse
Josh Nagler

Josh Nagler

Flooring Specialist

About Josh
Monica Saunders

Monica Saunders

Flooring Specialist

About Monica
Tyler Glenn

Tyler Glenn

Flooring Specialist

About Tyler
Jenn Whaley

Jenn Whaley

Scheduling Coordinator

About Jesse
Scott Marineau

Scott Marineau

Warehouse Mananger

About Scott
Abel Valdez

Abel Valdez

Project Manager

About Abel
Brett Beardsley

Brett Beardsley

Marketing Coordinator

About Brett
Shane Levinson

Shane Levinson
(President & CEO)

I’m one of those rare Arizona Native’s having grown up in both Chandler & Benson, extra points if you know where Benson is ;). I was fortunate enough to grow up in two entrepreneurial households, my dad owning a window covering company and my stepdad owning a print shop and working as a professional DJ. The culture I grew up in had me begin my working career at age 5 helping one Dad install window coverings and the other haul around DJ equipment. The lessons I learned about work, service and what it means to provide value to your community are invaluable and a centerpiece in my own personal philosophy.

After High School I enlisted in the Army as an Infantryman. I made the rank of Sergeant just after my 2-year mark and became the youngest Non-Commissioned Officer in my Brigade of over 3,500 soldiers at 20 years old and would end up leading Soldiers in Combat before my 21st birthday. By the time I left the Army in 2014 I had completed two Combat tours, one to Iraq and the second in Afghanistan. 

Shortly after getting out of the Army, my dad and I started Carpets of Arizona, and as they say the rest is history! 

I have a wonderful wife, an amazing son Colt (check out our social media for some cute Colt Content) and as I write this in January of 2022, we have a new baby on the way! 

When I’m not working or spending time with the family, you’ll likely find me at the golf course. Shooting for that single digit handicap in 2022!

Funn Facts

I am highly involved in public policy issues with an emphasis on Veterans issues. I have lobbied for landmark legislation such as the VA Accountability Act, VA Mission Act, and others. I also currently sit on Congresswoman Debbie Lesko’s Military and Veterans Advisory Board.

Miranda León

Miranda León
Sales Director

I'm one of the few people in Arizona who can actually say they are a native Arizonan. I've been with Carpets of Arizona for 5 years and have loved every minute of it. With my current position I love teaching, coaching and mentoring the sales team to reach their personal and professional goals. One of my favorite things about Carpets of Arizona is that everyone has genuine passion for providing a 5 star experience for our customers. Whether we are doing a one bedroom room project or a whole house, it's awesome to see the care and concern from every employee involved to ensure our customers absolutely love their new flooring. Prior to joining the team at Carpets of Arizona, I was an Army military intelligence analyst. Joining the team at Carpets of Arizona was the best decision I've made. I can truly say that I love my job.

Funn Facts

Just married!

Cheryl Hughes

Cheryl Hughes
Flooring Specialist

Hello world, my name is Cheryl, I may be vertically challenged... but where I may lack... I totally make up for it in character!

Originally a Washingtonian, I've been in Arizona since 2016, making the big move from Seattle to be closer to my daughter and her family. 

My friends and colleagues would describe me as warm, genuine, quick witted and very dependable. I would say "You forgot to mention optimistic, energetic and an eye for style!" LOL

I absolutely love working at carpets of Arizona! This dream job allows me to meet new people and utilize my 20 years of design experience and creative problem solving to deliver a perfect product for our customers. I treat everyone I meet with honesty, integrity, a great work ethic and I guarantee I will make you smile.

If you are needing new flooring, come in for a visit. I aim to please and won't disappoint.

Funn Facts

Life gets better as you age!!

Elizabeth Texada

Elizabeth Texada
Flooring Specialist

Hello. I'm Elizabeth and I am originally from Buffalo, NY, but have lived in AZ now for 34 years.  I'm a single mom of 2 beautiful children who I couldn't be more proud of!  I have been in sales for 12 years now and love being part of the Carpets of Arizona family.  In my free time I enjoy doing fun things with my family and friends.

Funn Facts

Christmas is my favorite holiday!

Grant Towne

Grant Towne
Flooring Specialist

I have called Arizona home for most of my life, and l LOVE ARIZONA! I am married and have two fluffy, four legged children. And yes, I'm an animal lover. I have been in the construction industry for two years, and recently joined the Carpets of Arizona team. I sure am glad I did, because COA is the best flooring company. I am currently going to school and studying business. When I have free time I am often out in the middle of the desert searching for reptiles or doing some other fun activity with my family.

Funn Facts

Alongside the reptiles, I have 26 reptiles!

Jesse Chitwood

Jesse Chitwood
Flooring Specialist

Hi. I'm Jesse, I was born and raised in Arizona, I spent most of my career in the field of Communications Engineering and served as a United States Marine during the War on Terrorism in Iraq. I am a father of Two and a bonus dad to three more. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work here and serve our customers. I appreciate the unique culture our company has to offer and the commitment to serve with a 5 star experience.

Funn Facts

My Hero growing up and still today is my Dad.

Josh Nagler

Josh Nagler
Flooring Specialist

With degrees in economics, I stepped away from the corporate world in 2002. I traveled to London for graduate work and then to Nicaragua as a Peace Corps Volunteer in 2004. Upon finishing my service, I took a job as a Program Manager for humanitarian aid projects in agriculture and employment development. It was a life changing experience for sure, not the least of which is because I met my wife of 15 years, Aura Lila. We moved to the US in 2009 and later to Arizona in 2017 where we purchased our first home. 

I strive to live my life in a way that honors the relationships I've built in my travels. My fulfillment in my new career comes from a combination of helping people choose the best flooring for their needs, through leadership roles in networking organizations and through hiking with my wife and Aussie Zoe. I thoroughly enjoy meeting new people and I bring an ease of communicating with all of my clients.

Funn Facts

If it's going to be carpet, the fuzzy side goes up!

Monica Saunders

Monica Saunders
Flooring Specialist

I have been with COA since 2019 and have never looked back. I am currently enrolled at GCU finishing my master’s in Psychology. I have lived in Arizona my entire life. I have two amazing children and a phenomenal boyfriend of 6 years. I am an animal lover, I have 2 cats, 2 dogs and 2 turtles. I call myself an artist and even teach paint classes to adults and children. 

Funn Facts

I am ambidextrous.

Tyler Glenn

Tyler Glenn
Flooring Specialist

I was born and raised in Tempe, AZ. My hobbies include sport shooting, spending time with family and camping. My Wife and I have a 7-year-old son who is obsessed with Pokémon, and a 3-year-old husky named Tripp which generally keeps us pretty busy. I'm an avid Sun Devil and Buccaneers football fan. Before Carpets of Arizona, I spent time in the HVAC industry and spent most of my time in college volunteering within the Chandler community.

Funn Facts

I absolutely love spending time with my family!

Jenn Whaley

Jenn Whaley
Scheduling Coordinator

My name is Jenn. I'm originally from California, and I'll always prefer the beach to the desert. I have a degree in paralegal studies then accidentally ended up in construction. You don't think about it in this industry, but I love organizing and task lists. I'm excited to be a part of the Carpets of Arizona family! I can't wait to schedule your installation! 

Funn Facts

I haven’t yet actually used my degree in paralegal studies.

Scott Marineau

Scott Marineau
Warehouse Manager

I moved to Arizona last year, and I can say that the weather here is way better than Michigan! Arizona sunsets in particular are great. I love all things that involve the outdoors, camping, fishing, hiking. 

Funn Facts

I would have really appreciated Carpets of Arizona’s snow shoveling service back east.

Abel Valdez

Abel Valdez
Project Manager

I’ve been in Phoenix my whole life and can’t imagine being anywhere else! I’m a family man first and have 2 kids and a girlfriend.

Let me know if you’re looking for a good fishing spot in the valley!

Funn Facts

I’m a bilingual, first-generation Mexican American!

Brett Beardsley

ABrett Beardsley
Marketing Coordinator

My name is Brett Beardsley, I was born on November 14th (same day as my dad), I graduated with a degree in marketing from Arizona State, and I have been a photographer for 10 years. I’m passionate about the content I create, and I hope you love all the photos I post on Carpets of Arizona’s Instagram! Outside of photography, I’m a huge nerd and love sinking my time into all things pop culture related. 

Funn Facts

I was 5’11” by 5th grade but haven’t grown since.