Haley’s Carpet has been a part of Oklahoma City for over 45 years. In 2009 owner John Haley decided to sell, providing an opportunity for Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal member Jamie Hubble to take over a very well-known local business.
Hubble and partner Mike Yoder purchased the business with assistance from the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation’s commercial loan program. Prior to his passing in 2014, Yoder brought several years of experience to the business and had worked as a contractor for Haley before acquiring the business.
Hubble says that everything she learned about the flooring and carpet business came from Yoder. Though she accedes that while other manufacturers who have been in business longer, Hubble is confident that what she learned from Yoder combined with her determination to do the best for her customers will get a thorough job done.
“If I don’t know the answer to a question, I will find it. I want to make sure my clients are satisfied and everyone goes the extra mile for them,” stated Hubble.
Haley’s Carpet provides a variety of different options for their clients ranging from flooring to full remodeling on bathrooms or kitchens. Their warehouse and store are located in the same place at 3920 NW Street in Oklahoma City. They are open six days a week and you can go online or call to schedule measurements at www.haleyscarpetokc.com.
Though the firm has three full time employees, five contract crews help with the various jobs and orders they receive. Since receiving funding from the CPCDC for the purchase in 2009, Hubble says that sales have increased and that business is blossoming. Recently Hubble began looking for additional opportunities for the business and is flipping houses as a part of her work at Haley’s.
“This business opened other opportunities for us. We are able to flip houses and get remodels done quicker with the items we have at our disposal,” Hubble said. Though she enjoys her business and the opportunities it has brought, Hubble cherishes spending time with her three children. With Haley’s success, Hubble stated that the familynow has the ability to go on vacations they never would have been able to before.
“I would not be where I am today without the help of CPCDC. They provided the loan for us to buy Haley’s Carpet. More than that, they gave us the education and support we needed to delve into this business opportunity,” said Hubble.
The Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation is a lender to Native American-owned businesses
across Oklahoma and to Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal members across the United States. If you are seeking a loan to help build your business like Jamie Hubble’s or would like to inquire about a business loan please call 405-878-4697 or visit at www.cpcdc.org.