T&L Distributing was founded by the late Bob Thomas and Bernie Ledbetter in Houston, TX in 1972. Careful planning, and conservative business principals by Bob Thomas has made T&L Distributing one of the largest flooring distributors in the nation.
The company operates its corporate headquarters from a new 121,000 square feet facility and has nine regional warehouse locations serving Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Tennessee and Arkansas.
In addition, the company ships regularly to numerous cities nationwide to satisfy specific customer needs in our customer’s geographic trade areas. In 2015, T&L Distributing was ranked the 17th largest flooring distributor in annual revenue in the United States by a major trade association.
T&L Distributing currently employs over 125 individuals company-wide, including 28 residential sales reps, six commercial sales reps, two architectural/design specification reps and three regional sales managers.
The management team includes:
- Ricky Carr Northern Regional Sales Manager
- Nick Myers Eastern Regional Sales Manager
- Letty Chavez Customer Service Manager
- Jill Mueller Vice President of Marketing
- Brent Harris Vice President of Commercial
- Justin Keezer IT Administration
- Al Wilson Vice President of Operations
- Debby Howton Director of Operations
T&L Distributing’s current premier family of products includes:
IVC Sheet Vinyl, IVC LVT, Heritage Hardwood, Hemisphere Hardwoods, Raskin Gorilla Floors LVT, Centaur Rubber Products, DriTac Adhesives, Taylor Adhesives, Spray-Lock Adhesives, Tarkett Residential products, Tarkett Commercial Flooring products, Ardex Underlayment’s and Setting Materials, Henry Adhesive’s, Global GEM, MD Pro, Gundlach Tools, Crain Tools, QEP Tools.
The company also has created Hill Country Innovations, a private labeled line of wood and LVT flooring lines that are manufactured in the United States, China, South Korea and Brazil specifically for the company.
T&L has outlived many industry competitors because we have always maintained a corporate emphasis on conservative growth, customer service, operational excellence while making continuous effort to build long term relationships with our customers and manufacturers.