The Northeast division of Big Bob’s is owned and operated by two brothers, Joe and Vinnie Virga, who learned the business from their father Big Joe Virga Senior. They have both been in the industry their entire adult lives with a combined experience of over 60 years! They have worked in every aspect including the warehouse, installation, sales, store management, multi-store management and Vinnie even ran large multi-billion dollar national floor covering cooperative.
What this means for you our valued customers and potential customers is simply access the best. The best expertise, the best selection of products, the best prices, and perhaps most importantly the very best service backed up by committed local owners and yet supported by a National Franchise group. We live, work, and play in the communities we operate our businesses in and we care about those communities and the people in them. Our cell phone numbers are for Joe 860-908-0641 and for Vinnie 774-287-9459 and if you need anything at all or have something you want to share, call us. If you’re a customer or a potential customer we are not happy unless you are!
Our founder, David Elyachar began his floor covering career as a retail carpet salesman. He worked his way up to sales manager and eventually became a mill representative. This experience afforded him extensive knowledge in all areas of the floor covering business. In addition, David developed solid contacts and personal relationships throughout the industry that have aided him in the development of his venture. These contacts continue to play a vital role in the success of Big Bob’s Flooring Outlets.
In late 1983, David and his family decided to replace the “like new” carpet in their recently purchased home. The carpet did not match their furnishings but was nearly new. It seemed wasteful to simply discard it, so they opted to advertise the carpet in the Sunday classifieds. To their surprise, the entire house-full of carpet sold immediately and over 50 calls were received from that single advertisement. The overwhelming response sparked an idea. After checking the yellow pages for a “Used Carpet” listing and finding none, an opportunity was discovered.
Nine days after that infamous ad, a business, marketing and operational plan had been written, forms printed, warehouse rented, and inventory purchased. The rest as they say... is history.
Big Bob’s Used Carpet has evolved into Big Bob’s Flooring Outlet and is now more than just a First Quality Flooring Outlet Franchise business. There are currently over 50 locations nationally, providing America’s customers with great value, quality products and outstanding service.