Story by Sarah McCrobie
With nearly 18 years of floor installation experience under his belt, Patrick Katsoris recently fulfilled a longtime dream with the launch of his own business.
The 34-year-old native of Sandy Creek got his start in the flooring business when he was just a teenager.
“My uncle owned a flooring company in Philadelphia, Pa. I began working summers with him at 16 and I’ve kept at it ever since,” Katsoris said.
Through that experience, Katsoris said he realized what traits are necessary to own a successful business. “It takes dedication and hard work, and that’s what I bring to the table,” he said.
He is hoping his work ethic and dedication will translate into success for his own business venture: Wall 2 Wall Floor Covering. He filed a business certificate with the Oswego County Clerk’s Office on Jan. 2 and is officially accepting customers for all of their flooring needs.
“I install all types of flooring, including carpet, vinyl, ceramic tiles and hardwood,” he said. “I have 15-plus years of experience and I’m certified for residential and commercial installation.”
The transition to business ownership is a decision Katsoris didn’t take lightly. He previously worked for National Carpet Outlet out of East Syracuse, but noted it didn’t give him the satisfaction that he wanted in a career. So, in October, he made the decision to be his own boss and begin a company of his own.
“I thought this would be a great opportunity to further my career in flooring,” he said. “Plus, I get more family time, better pay and I get to meet new people. I hope one day to pass the business down to my children (Rylee, Cadence and Maverick).”
To make that long-term vision a reality, Katsoris said he is focusing on building a strong, loyal customer base. Every project, he said, is done efficiently and with high-quality products and professionalism — something he hopes customers will notice and remember for future home projects.
“I’ve got to establish a name for myself,” Katsoris said. “Name recognition will help expand the business, and I’m looking forward to Wall 2 Wall Floor Covering becoming a household name.”
He’s currently developing a social media presence and a marketing plan to advertise the business.
Wall 2 Wall Floor Covering
Owner: Patrick Katsoris
Location: Sandy Creek, NY
Contact Information: 315-380-8131 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Geographic area served: Central New York