Our 15 employees, many with decades of experience in the flooring industry, are our company's greatest assets. They are committed to providing customers with fantastic service, extensive product education and a few laughs along the way.
Wout de Koe - President
After working in the tile industry for years doing everything from installation to store management, Wout decided to follow his dream and start his own business. He left his full-time position at B&N Flooring and set out to create a business plan for his own wholesale tile company. Once the plan was approved, he boarded a plane to Italy and began meeting with potential suppliers. Wout was successful on this trip and left Italy with his first major supplier secured. In August, 1991, Elegant Flooring was born.
Darryl Johnson - Sales Manager
Darryl will soon be celebrating his 25th anniversary with Elegant as he has been with our team since 1997. He works with retail customers in the Halifax Regional Municipality and Truro as well as retailers, architects, designers and contractors in Newfoundland. Fun fact: Darryl loves Pink. The singer, not the colour.
Keith Ryan - Sales Representative
Keith is our sales representative for New Brunswick (south of Sussex). He works with architectural, commercial and retail/residential clients. Nearing 25 years with our company, Keith is very well educated in the flooring trade. Fun fact: When he's not working (and the season is right), you can most definitely find Keith at the golf course.
Lisa Barnes - Sales Representative
Laure-Anne Desjardins - Sales Representative
Laure-Anne is our sales representative for New Brunswick (South-East, East, North and North-West), Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia (North). She also works with the architects, designers, and contractors in her territory. She has recently joined the team and brings with her a Bachelor of Education - Major in Family Studies, as well as a degree in Interior Design and various certificates in Basics of Ceramic Tile, Basics of Natural Stone, and Installer Thin-Set Standards. Prior to joining the Elegant team, she taught interior design in college and has also worked as an interior designer on boutique, restaurant, and residential projects. Fun fact: She was once an avid sailor but now you can find her tending to her flowers and fruit trees as she spends every free moment working in her garden.
Iovka Anguelova | CA (SA) | CPA, CA - Controller
Iovka has been with Elegant for 4 years and handles all of our accounting matters. She is a chartered professional accountant (CPA) in Canada, as well as being a chartered accountant (CA) in South Africa. Although our customers don't see her much, our team knows just how important of a role she plays! Fun fact: She is an expert problem solver.
Pauline Gaudet - Order Desk/Inside Sales (Bedford)
Pauline has been with Elegant since 2011. She holds a degree in Geology and for years worked in that field in Ottawa. Prior to joining our team, she spent +6 years as a Sales Consultant with Taylor Flooring. With her eye for design and knowledge of flooring products and practices, Pauline is happy to help customers design their bathrooms and kitchens. Fun fact: She hates socks, and will happily wear winter boots with bare feet.
Corene MacCrae - Order Desk/Shipping Associate
Corene has been with Elegant since 2017 and brings 8 and 1/2 years of experience in the flooring industry with her, as well as extensive customer service experience. Before she landed in this industry, she earned 2 insurance degrees, worked in insurance for 25 years, and was also a former CCA in a nursing home. Fun fact: If she is in a car with you, she will point out the rules of the road. You can take the girl out of insurance, but you can't take the insurance out of the girl.
Ashley Clarke - Order Desk/ Inside Sales (Bedford)
Ashley joined Elegant in 2020 after spending some time in the restaurant industry as a certified nutritionist! Although she may be a little out of her element, her cheerfulness, excellent customer service, and keenness to learn has made her an invaluable member of this team. Fun fact: She is a mom, loves heavy metal, and has an extensive guitar collection
Sashae Hanna - Order Desk/Inside Sales (Bedford)
Sashae is from the beautiful island of The Bahamas and joined our team in 2021. She brings with her a Bachelor of Tourism & Hospitality Management from MSVU, as well as a charismatic, out-going attitude that fits right in with our comedic group! Fun fact: She loves to learn about animals, especially sea creatures, but is terrified when it comes to touching them
Andrew Jardine - Shipping/Receiving/Warehouse
Peter Murphy - Shipping/Receiving/Warehouse
Brad Hirtle - Sample Production & Logistics/ Warehouse Management (Bedford)
Brad has been with Elegant since 2018. His first job, at the age of 16, was helping his grandfather drag Christmas trees out of the woods, but now you can find him managing the warehouse in Bedford and ensuring samples get to our customers. Fun fact: He may or may not have a doctorate in quantum mechanics and says he just works here for fun!