John & Cindy Henson
Inspired by a desire to serve the community in which they live and utilize their combined business experience, John and Cindy Henson decided to open their own business. They followed their dream, moved to the beautiful coast of North Carolina, and opened Floor Coverings International. With 30 years of experience in the flooring industry, John Henson brings a wide variety of expertise to the local community. He has worked alongside flooring retailers, manufacturers, and wholesalers during his long career. Floor Coverings International presented itself as the best way to use his experience – along with he and his wife Cindy’s love of their community – to open a local business. Cindy brings her years of marketing experience and business know-how to their wonderful local team. John and Cindy get to know, and serve, their customers well by being involved in civic organizations and maintaining a constant presence in the community, a fulfilling part of the business for the couple.
Kimberly Gallimore Lewis
Showroom Design Associate
Kimberly Lewis always had an eye for design, but she never realized how profoundly her passion could change someone’s life until she was asked to come up with a floor that would stop a child’s seizures. “Our clients said the coloring contrast of the flooring between rooms caused their wheelchair-bound son to have attacks when he went from room to room,” Lewis explains. “I helped come up with a solution, and after the install his parents called and said the seizures had stopped.”
It’s opportunities like these that take Lewis by surprise but make her appreciate her job at Floor Coverings International even more. “It’s not the sale that makes me happy, it’s being able to make someone’s dream a reality, and in the end to see someone smile over a design makes it all worth it,” she says. Her expertise has been recognized with several Diamond Award–winning homes in Brunswick County Parade of Homes.
As a seasoned building industry professional, Lewis knows the business from the blueprint up. She started her career with Gallimore Building Company working with crews, clients, new construction and renovation projects. When Gallimore relocated from Summerfield, North Carolina, to Brunswick County, Lewis made the move with them. She had family in Ocean Isle Beach, where she had spent her summers as a child, so relocating to the area was like coming home. As a single mom of three young sons, being close to family was important.
Though Lewis gives her full attention to her clients, her first priority is her sons and giving back to the community. She is a coach in Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Youth Soccer League, a soccer and football program that her sons are active in. She is also involved with Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce and volunteers at the Sunset Beach Concerts.
Kimberly was awarded 2018 Future 10 recipient with South Brunswick Magazine and Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce. The Future 10 title is “very humbling” for Lewis, who says she still can’t understand what she’s done to deserve the recognition. She offers this advice for any hardworking individual: “Know your worth, and if you want it, go for it.”