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About Us

The Tile and Carpet store has been in Durango for over 30 years, and was originally owned by Guy and Catherine Gervais. Denny and Kati Cavanaugh bought the store in 2014, and moved it to their present location on 103 Everett Street.

The new building had previously housed the Bureau of Land Management offices. It was a maze of cubicles and wires and definitely needed some TLC. In fact, the entire building had to be gutted, redesigned, and rebuilt. On a whim, Kati and Denny reached out to local interior designer Kjersten Tomer, who decided to join the Tile and Carpet Store team. Kjersten created a beautiful design plan for the new store.

Many local builders and installers contributed to the renovations, framing in new rooms, painting walls, and of course, setting tile and laying carpet. In the middle of it all, Mo from Mo’s Painting stopped in to drop off information about her faux finish business, and another piece of the puzzle fell into place. She created beautiful finishes in several areas of the store. The new store opened in June of 2014.

The Tile and Carpet team is dedicated to providing high quality products and excellent service. We serve clients in Durango, Farmington, Cortez, Telluride, and other surrounding communities on a daily basis. While most of our customers reside in the Four Corners area, many visitors to Durango stop into the store to shop for “mountain style home” products. Purchases from the Tile and Carpet Store of Durango can be shipped anywhere.

Thanks to the folks who helped us create a great store! In various sections of our showroom, you can see the work of these installers:

Kody Hill 970-903-9750
Carpet & Wood

Kristy Soder 970-749-6280
Bathroom Tile & Backsplash

Keith Franks 970-759-8036
Showroom Floor Tile

Rusty McCune 970-769-6086
Multiple Areas of  Showroom Floor

Griz Kelly (Retired)
Entryway Tile

Denny & Kati Cavanaugh

proprietors

Denny Cavanaugh is the “head honcho” at the Tile & Carpet Store. Getting into the flooring business wasn’t a tough call for him. Over the years Denny has completed numerous remodels, built a spec house and several metal buildings – and he grew up surrounded by builders and engineers. He managed and owned a variety of businesses over of a span of 40 years, and has been a pilot for 30 years. He first came to Durango in the early 90s because he loved hiking, biking, and skiing.

Kati Cavanugh is the Tile & Carpet Store administrator. Kati works to make sure all the timing and scheduling is coordinated so that everything comes off without a hitch. Before buying the store, she worked over 20 years as a production coordinator for print advertising, as well as an artist’s representative for photographers and illustrators. She loves to spend time with her dogs and her family on the Animas River and at Baker’s Bridge.

will cavanaugh

General Manager

Will is our general manager and fearless leader. His depth of knowledge about our products is impressive, and if he doesn’t know the answer, he will find it for you. He is especially knowledgeable about our Schluter Shower systems and the entire line of Schluter products!

amber fry

Showroom Manager
& Design Consultant

Amber loves helping clients create beautiful spaces, both big and small. No matter the job, Amber always goes above and beyond to find the best materials for the project at the best price for any budget. She also uses her 4 years of design experience to work with difficult color palettes, complex design elements, and cohesive remodels. Amber especially enjoys tracking down replacement tile and will go to the ends of the Earth to find a match. In her free time, she enjoys perusing the outdoors and embarking on a variety of DIY projects.

Bethany Murga

Design Consultant

If you need to find the right flooring at the right price, just ask Bethany. An experienced design consultant, Bethany provides expert flooring advice customized for each client’s needs. Bethany’s areas of expertise include out-of-the box design, designing to a clean aesthetic, and product research. When she’s not learning about the latest flooring trends, Bethany enjoys drawing and daydreaming about her perfect mountain home.

Keenan Widhammer

Warehouse

At Tile & Carpet, there are no “forklift lines” like you might find at big box retailers. Instead, Keenan will quickly get you what you need so you can get back to the jobsite. Keenan is our jack-of-all-trades, from customer greeter to installation consultant to forklift operator to in-house comedian. In addition to overseeing the warehouse, Keenan works with our general manager, Will, to plan Schluter shower/heat systems and assists with other projects. To unwind, Keenan spends his freetime mastering the art of home-brew beer.

Consultants

Kjersten Tomer

Interior Designer

Kjersten has over 20 years of experience in interior and architectural design for residential and commercial spaces. Her design areas of expertise include space planning and rendering, kitchen and bath design, custom fireplace and millwork design, selecting fixtures and surfaces, and color consultation.

A Colorado native, Kjersten attended both Ohio State University and Rocky Mountain College of Architecture and Design, graduating summa cum laude with a BFA in Interior Design with an emphasis on Sustainable Design. 

She launched her career designing salons, spas and homes on the Front Range and in Aspen, but quickly relocated to the mountains of southwestern Colorado. She served as a planning commissioner and member of the Green Building Task Force while practicing architectural and lighting design in Telluride area. 

What she is most proud of are the beautiful homes she’s been a part of bringing to reality over the last ten years in and around Durango.   

Now operating as k.j.designs, Kjersten has contributed to many area homes through her previous position at an award winning design-build firm as well as independently and through local showrooms. 

Kjersten believes your home should be your sanctuary and she strives to cater the details to serve what that means to you.  Her job satisfaction comes from the close attention to detail, as well as experience in all aspects of design and construction, that she brings to her clients to help them realize their perfect Colorado dream home!

Mo Wallace

Mo’s Painting

Mo transforms plain spaces into mesmerizing works of art with her unique finishes and painting techniques. Born in Ireland, Mo travels the world with an eye on local cultural design, which inspire her “old-world” techniques and style. Her work resembles fine 17th and 18th century English estates, 500-year-old Chateaus, and Tuscan villas. Mo is passionate about working with wood, paint, plaster and textures to create a variety of elegant finishes that add style, luxury and refinement to any home. Her work has been published in several design books and magazines showcasing more than 35 years of experience in painting, glazing, Venetian plaster, and antiquing. View her work at www.mo-painting.com/portfolio.

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