George Gilbert

Owner | Sales

Started the business in 1979 and has grown it with much support to what it is today.

Thomas Gilbert

Owner |Measurements | Customer Service

1986 joined George in the business and has grown it with much support to what it is today.

Ruthanne Gilbert

Information Systems | Accounting

Joined Gilberts in 1999

Mitch Waite


Joined Gilberts in January 2011 in our Rockford location.   Mitch has been in the flooring industry for over 30 years.  He is Married with 4 daughters, 1 son-in-law and 2 Grandsons.

Robert Melefsky


Joined Gilbert’s in July 2011.   Robert has been in the flooring industry for over 30 years.  His years of experience and knowledge of the industry has proven to be an asset in assisting clients in their flooring needs.  His goal is to keep up with the current trends and providing high level of customer service.

Shawn Marek


Joined Gilberts in April 2013.

Amy Parker – Sales – Joined our team in 2019

Chelsea Lones – Sales – Joined our team in 2020

Corinne Gilbert – Administrative Support – Daughter of George and Ruthanne Gilbert has worked for the family business on and off since 2005 and rejoined the team in January of 2020. She has a BA in Theater Technology with an emphasis in Mechanical Engineering and a Minor in Art. Her studies included backstage aspects of Theater including Set Design, Costumes, Props, Lights and Sound. Her design and technical background is a great asset to support the Sales Team.

Brenda Griffis – Customer Service Representative – Joined our team in 2020. She is our support staff at the front counter and assists with answering phones, payments and preparing jobs for installation.

Zachary Gilbert – Lead Installer and Warehouse Staff – Son of Tom and Dawn Gilbert has worked for the family business on and off for several years. He rejoined the team in his current role in January of 2020.

David Tacey – Installer and Warehouse Staff – Joined our team in 2020.


Gilbert’s is a family owned and operated business.  We  have been serving the community since 1979.   From 1979 until 1992 our business was a floorcovering installation company, then in 1992 we opened our retail operation.   Our store is built on property that was part of the original Gilbert Family Farm. (see picture).   As the Big Rapids community grew the farmland was developed and became part of Ferris State University along with many other commercial businesses and the location of Gilbert’s Carpets Plus Color Tile.

Showroom and Services

Gilbert’s Carpets Plus Color Tile is one of the largest floor covering dealers in the west central Michigan area, we serve all of Michigan for both residential and commercial clients.

We have a large in-stock selection of Carpet, Ceramic Tile, Hardwood, Laminate, Vinyl, Luxury Vinyl Tiles and Planks, Area Rugs, Schluter System Products, Installation supplies and Cleaning supplies.

Our Showroom is 5,500 square feet.  Our Warehouse is 9,000 square feet.

The world matters- We recycle carpet pad, cardboard and paper.