John & Cindy Henson


john cindy henson fci shallotteInspired 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 was born and raised in Summerfield, NC where she lived with her parents and older brother. She and her family have called Ocean Isle Beach and Shallotte home for over 20 years. At home, she plays the very important role of soccer mom for her three active little boys! If you can’t find Kimberly at the showroom she is probably surfing with her kids, on a boat with a fishing rod, or at the soccer fields cheering her boys on. Kim comes from a family full of Custom Home Builders in Brunswick County, and she came to us with 10 years of experience in the home building industry. She has a great eye for design and knows how to help people with their projects. Kimberly always says: “it’s not the sale that makes her happy, its 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.” Come visit Kimberly at the showroom!




Mike Raimondi

Project Coordinator
Michael Raimondi FCI Shallotte

Born and raised by a family full of carpenters in Nassau County, NY, Mike started his career in construction at an early age. Mike has worked as an Unlimited General Contractor, Flooring Contractor, Electrician and a Structural Ironworker. Five years ago Mike and his family decided they wanted to try something new and moved to Myrtle Beach, SC with their two daughters. Mike and his girls love outdoor recreational activities such as mountain biking, climbing, ropes courses and surfing. At Floor Coverings International Shallotte, Mike oversees all of our installations jobs and repairs. He is with the customer from the beginning to the end of each project.



Barbara Leininger

Design Associate

Barbara started her career in Interior Design in 1985 in Wisconsin. She chose to move with her hubsand Bill to North Carolina in 1999. In Charlotte, Barbara specialized in floor coverings because she always believed that the floor is the fifth wall in every room. Interestingly, she went to work as a Design Associate for Floor Coverings International in West Charlotte and by 2009 she became the owner of Floor Coverings International in South Charlotte. When her husband Bill retired in 2017, Barbara sold her business and joined us here at the beach! Her enthusiasm is shared freely, her expertise helps clients make educated decisions and her caring nature ensures that every client is delighted with their new flooring.