Mike Parsons joined Corporate Floors as a senior project manager in October 2021. With more than 30 years’ experience in the commercial flooring industry, Mike is a true expert in the field. He is responsible for overseeing projects from the initial consultation through completion.
“We’re excited to welcome Mike to the Austin office. Mike has extensive commercial flooring experience and will be a great asset to our clients and our company,” said Jim Burns, president of Corporate Floors.
We sat down with Mike to welcome him to the Corporate Floors team and learn more about him, both personally and professionally.
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am 53 and was born and raised in Lawton, Oklahoma. I lived in Maryland for five years before I moved to Austin in 1993. I have the sweetest dog in the world, Sophie, a 9-year-old black lab/border collie mix. I have gotten my mother, father and brother to move down to the Austin area.
2. Why did you decide to join the Corporate Floors team?
Corporate Floors has a reputation in the industry as a great place to work. When this opportunity arose, I was intrigued, and the culture and values seemed like a perfect fit.
3. How has your past experience prepared you for your new role?
I’ve been in the flooring business from installations to sales for 33 years. There just isn’t a ton that I haven’t seen!
4. What are your hobbies?
I am a hunter, I swim, I have been shooting in gun competitions for the last two years, and I scuba dive.
5. What’s the most interesting article or book you’ve read lately?
I recently read a book by my mom’s neighbor, Manfred Reimann. He’s not famous, but he’s an incredibly interesting man. He was born in East Germany and wrote a spy novel that included some of his experiences.
6. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner? No problem.
7. What’s on your bucket list?
I didn’t start diving until I was 50, but I always knew I really wanted to swim with whale sharks. They’re not dangerous, just huge.