Carol Bode and her husband Chuck have two children, Matt, a Finance and Real Estate graduate of Florida State (Go Noles!), who now works in the family business, and Emily, a graduate of The University of Miami (Go Canes!) with a degree in Accounting. Carol also has two Black Labrador Retrievers, Paws and (Orphan) Annie, both also currently employed by the firm. Carol is a voracious reader in what little free time she has, and loves watching college football and basketball of all sorts. Her responsibilities include overseeing all the “inside” accounting functions of the Company, and trying to keep Chuck in line.
While his wife focuses on everything “inside”, Chuck Bode’s role is Mr. “Outside”. Chuck and his wife started CB Flooring in 1997 after surviving a couple of unhappy years in corporate America. Chuck loves biking and golf, and is a long time season ticket holder of both the Ravens and the Orioles. A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and a member of the Maryland Bar, he believes Shakespeare got it right in Henry VI.
Robert Bode has the difficult task of overseeing our production quality in the field and managing all warehouse operations. The youngest sibling of John and Mary Bode’s brood, Robert is Chuck’s brother. They have worked together for 30 years. Robert also loves golf, but particularly has enjoyed watching any of his three sons play high school sports over the years. Robert came into this business at a young age and has worked his way up from the warehouse, to installer, field man and then into management. He takes great pride in the workmanship performed in the field by our crews.
Jim McAllister is our Vice-President/Sales. His job is to find 6 million dollars worth of flooring to sell to somebody, every month! Jim is the father of three daughters, loves to bike, ski, golf, wind surf and whatever else he can do to stay physically active. He currently oversees all of the commercial and builder salespeople, in addition to our estimating department. He is a veteran of 30 years in the construction business and joined forces with CB in 2010.
Lou Florenzo is hilariously referred to internally as our CFNO. Lou’s principal role is keeping the financial scorecard for the Company and maintaining our banking and bonding relationships. Lou has been working in the industry for 25 years. He is actively involved in his kids recreational sports and tries to minimize the inevitable physical changes associated with middle age.