Monte Hoover is President and General Manager of Gillespie’s Abbey Carpet & Floors, a company established in 1934. The Hoover family has owned and operated the company for 39 years. He started in the company as a Cleaning Technician and over the years has been responsible for project management, writing procedure/policy manuals, business planning, budget, sales, marketing, safety training, human resources and accounting. When the Hoover family became owners of the company in 1975, there were only two employees and they leased a 1,000 square foot building. Today, the company operates out of a 19,000 square foot building which they purchased in 1996 and employs 15 workers. In 1998, Gillespie’s design showroom was selected by Abbey Buying Group to be previewed in their national advertising campaign. During the past five years, Monte has led the company through survival of the last recession and has completed a turn-around plan that has once again placed the company in a profitable growth mode. His passion is assisting clients in creating their design dreams for their home and/or office setting.
Hoover is a 37 year member of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce and began attending mixers with his parents, Russ and Charlene, when he was only 18 years old. He served as a chamber ambassador for several years and now serves as a Vice Chair for the Board of Directors. In 2013, he was recognized as the Ambassador of the Year for both the Fairfield and the Vacaville Chambers of Commerce.
In 1988, Hoover was elected to the Board of Directors for the Carpet & Fabric Institute and served in this capacity until 1991. He was responsible for assisting the organization in doubling their membership and increasing revenues. Monte organized, hosted and was a speaker at many educational opportunities for the members. He was awarded Director of the Year in 1989 for his many contributions.
Monte graduated from Vacaville High School and Solano Community College with a Marketing and Management Degree. He also completed the Business Academy Entrepreneurial Training Program through the University of Phoenix. He is a Certified Flooring Professional (CFP) through the World Floor Covering Association and a Certified Textile Consultant through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. He is a 2012 graduate of the Leadership Today Program.
Monte serves as an Ambassador for the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Solano Business Group (SBG) and a founding member of the Northbay Contractors Alliance (NCA). He serves on the Yippie Foundation Advisory Board and is Vice President of the Interfaith Council which oversees the Heather House. He is the Emcee for the Fairfield Main Street Association’s Tomato Festival, Fourth of July and Veteran’s Day Parades. Hoover was recently inducted as an Honorary Commander at Travis Air Force Base assigned to the 15th Air Mobility Operations Squadron.
Monte’s vision for the company is creating a culture of serving the community, improving the quality of life, to inspire and enhance integrity and excellence in the youth of our community.
Gillespie’s Abbey Carpet & Floor
360 Chadbourne Rd. Fairfield Ca. 94534