Hill Brothers Honor Family Legacy by Opening New Design Center
The Hill brothers recently experienced a homecoming of sorts. While David and Mike Hill haven’t moved away and returned, the opening of their store, the Hill Brothers Flooring Design Center on Main Street in Acworth, has brought them back to the heart of the community where they grew up.
David and Mike were raised in the flooring business, literally at the feet of their father, Verlon Hill, who taught his sons about flooring. More importantly Verlon taught his sons the importance of honoring others and serving the community. In fact, the sons’ love for their dad and desire to honor his legacy are at the core of the business they opened in January 2020.
As children, the Hill brothers followed their dad around on job sites. “A normal day on the job with Dad would end up with one of us nailing the other to the floor,” David said. From an early age, David and Mike learned not only the skill and craft of flooring, but also how to live with integrity, work with honor and treat everyone with respect.
“Hill Brothers Flooring is committed to putting people first. There’s a saying that it’s ‘not personal, it’s business,’ but at Hill Brothers, that’s not the case,” Mike said. “It’s our family name on the door, our father Verlon Hill’s name. It is all personal! That’s why Hill Brothers Flooring aims to be a servant in all we do for our customers, employees, vendors and this community.”
Their dream of opening a flooring company became a reality recently, after David retired from a career as a firefighter and Mike decided to venture out on his own after working for a local company.
“Business has continued to grow beyond our expectations, even though we started just in time for the COVID-19 lockdown,” David said. “We haven’t advertised; it’s just word of mouth. Our work quality and reputation have generated all the growth and repeat business we’ve experienced.”
“When the opportunity came to open a showroom in downtown Acworth, we knew the time was just right,” Mike said. “It’s a dream come true.”
In The Showroom
The new showroom will be their first Design Center and will feature designer and luxury lines of flooring.
“Hill Brothers can resolve any flooring challenge customers may face, from new installs to restorations in residential or commercial settings, with the widest selection of flooring available,” Mike said. “This design center will complement our existing showroom in Cartersville, which carries our value lines, and will feature our custom bathroom work as well.”
The technology in the 2,000-square-foot showroom is the latest on the market. Large touch-screen kiosks will offer customers access to a flooring visualizer, complete with 3D Sample Viewer mode. This allows customers on-site “See in My Room” visualization of the full product line.
Customers can learn more about flooring and remodeling ideas as they relax in the comfort lounge, where they also can tune into the news, the big game or whatever is on. “We want the space to be inviting and relaxing for our customers, and even for those passing by,” David said.
A portion of all sales goes to support the Verlon Hill Memorial Foundation, established in honor of Mike and David’s father. The foundation’s mission is to support area laborers, in the flooring industry as well as others, when they find themselves in financial hardship.
The foundation was able to help a contractor for Hill Brothers during a difficult time. His wife was in a serious car accident, and the contractor needed time off to care for her, but he couldn’t afford to give up a week’s pay with the added medical expenses. The Hill Brothers were able to arrange for a week of pay for the contractor free of charge, allowing him to see to her recovery.
“We are truly excited to open this design center and serve the community from our new home,” Mike said. “Stop in anytime and allow us to help you with your flooring and design needs.”
“Mike and staff were great to work with. We will 100% be using them for any of our future projects. Thanks, Hill Brothers, for a painless and stress-free remodel.”
“The best floor company in metro Atlanta. Their showroom is unbelievable. Their work is outstanding. I recommend Hill Brothers Flooring to any residential or commercial company needing flooring.”