Our Team

Philip Young
Founder and CEO

 

Spending over 25 years in a 3rd generation, 76-year old family business supplying and servicing the Food Service Industry for McDonalds, Burger King and “Mom & Pop” operations, the family business continued to expand into remodeling and building commercial and residential properties throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland.

 

In 2003, Philip & family moved to SW Florida to lead a prestigious Naples Marble & Granite Company, working with homeowners, builders and contractors throughout the Paradise Coast, where he expanded his talent into flooring, custom granite and marble fabrication to meet all his client’s needs, and in 2005, Philip became the founder and CEO of Classic Floors, now a division of PY Remodeling.  His Bonita Springs business continues to grow from its 200 sq ft showroom to over 6,000 sq ft today, offering the most contemporary and unique products in the marketplace.

 


Terri Young
Sales and Operations Assistant

 

I was born and raised in Latrobe PA. I started my first job in a family owned restaurant, then a hotel. I worked my way up to corporate accounts management. I married a 3rd generation family business owner of Morris M. Young Co. Inc. and worked there. Moved to Greensburg PA. We had 2 beautiful children. Then we opened up a family fun center which was 50’s style with 18-hole mini golf center, bicycle shop, and a restaurant supply company. Then we moved to Florida. I started my own home watch business that I had for years, sold that, and I am now working at Classic Floors /Philip young remodeling.

 

Our number one priority is to make customers happy! We have a caring and knowledgeable staff and a huge selection of any material you may want. Our showroom is superb with so many selections to choose for any customer.

 


Elena Smarandache
Administrative Assistant and Showroom Manager

 

Elena works as an administrative assistant and also helps in the showroom. She is originally from Calarasi, Romania. She moved to the U.S in 2011 with her husband and daughter and started to work for Philip soon after. It is here where she discovered a totally new world that built a new passion for her. She has a degree in Nursing and Pharmacy. She also has a degree in Psychology from Spiru Haret University. Elena is fluent in Romanian and English.

 

She has extensive experience in customer service working as a nurse and a pharmacist dealing with clients. She uses her experience here at Classic Floors and Countertops to help you find the right materials for your remodeling and to try to make it as easy and smooth as possible.

 

Elena enjoys reading, listening to music, and long walks on the beach.

 


Gerald Mason
Project & Sales Manager

 

Born in London England. Became resident in the US in 1990 after marrying my wife Kelli. I have one daughter who is a deputy sheriff in Escambia county Florida. I live in Estero and enjoy football, that would be Premier League Soccer to the Americans. I love boating when I can and all sports including American football.

 

After moving to the US I worked as a marble and tile installer for 7 years. until I started my own marble and the installation business that would continue for the next 18 years. During that time I met Philip Young and became a sub-contractor for Classic Floors and Countertops for around 7 years. On closing my business I went to work for Classic Floors/Philip Young Remodeling as project manager and salesman. With 27 years experience in the construction industry I offer my knowledge to help you with your project to give you the result that you are looking for.

 


 

Don C. Cross
Project Manager

 

I am from Hershey PA and studied at West Virginia University. I have been in construction from grade school. Early emphasis was in Electricity and electronics moving on building homes from the ground up. Partnering in a home building business, after the market crash moved into focusing on remodels.

 

I take pride in details when working on homes. I have worked on some of the most expensive homes in SW Florida, as well as most of the average size homes. Regardless of budget on any job, I want to achieve the same result = A Happy satisfied customer.

 


 

Katie Grant
Senior Accountant Controller

 

I was born in Naples Community Hospital and grew up in Everglades City. After graduation I made my way to Miami where I started my career of numbers in an auditing firm, where I was quickly promoted to a management position.

 

In 1991 I was married with two small children. We decided to move back to Naples to raise our children and start a career in the flooring industry. I have been involved in every aspect of the profession since that time. From selling supplies, which included a lot of product knowledge to taking the required exams to obtain specialty Licenses in both Lee and Collier County for installation of all types of flooring, which I have successfully maintained for the past 15 years.

 

For the past 10 years I have worked in management and accounting in the flooring industry. I love the flooring industry, however numbers are my true passion.

 

My current position at Classic Floors & Countertops as Controller allows me to combine all of my strengths and knowledge. Flooring, Management, and Numbers.

 


 

John Beckman
Field Tech

 

John provides exceptional technical and safety support during the entire remodeling installation phase.

 


 

Duncan Wales

 

After 18 years of hands-on experience in Phoenix, Arizona as a residential and commercial Floor Covering Specialists as well as business ownership; a transition was made to Portland, Oregon in 1989 to specialize in new construction interior surfaces design, including installation services of all surfaces for single family homes and multi living units.

 

In 2002, life changes required a move to Naples, Florida where comprehensive knowledge was gained in the Natural Stone Industry and a Florida Real Estate License was added along the way.

 

With well over forty years of both residential and commercial experience in the interior surfaces, remodeling and construction industry is now in tandem with the business strength combining experience with Classic Floors & Countertops and the Philip Young Remodeling team.

 

You will find your journey from design selections to project completion to be one of complete satisfaction with a wealth of information and design ideas. Along the way you will be receiving the highest level of customer service as a bonus with your next remodeling project.

 


 

John Hunt
Sales Representative

 

John Hunt comes to Classic Floors & Countertops with 40 years experience in the Kitchen & Bath and building products industries. He has been involved in every phase of the sales process from sales representative, product manager, marketing manager, general manager to national sales manager. His philosophy has always been “take care of the customer”.

 

John experience includes working with homeowners, designers, decorators, architects, and contractors from start to finish on remodeling projects to 22,000 square foot homes. His belief is “honesty through communication”. If the customer is kept up to date with no surprises. The project will be smooth and satisfying.

 

Classic Floors was a customer of John’s. As John got to know Philip Young , the owner, John knew Classic Floors was where he wanted to work during the final years of his career. Philip’s caring commitment to his employees and customers was rare today and John wanted to be a part of the Classic Floor’s family.

 

John looks forward to working with you on your so very important project.

 


 

Alonso Wiener
Sales Representative

 

Alonso Wiener is a Sales Representative at Classic Floors and Countertops and Philip Young Remodeling in beautiful Bonita Springs, FL. Alonso is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, where he graduated with B.A in Communication and a minor in Marketing.

 

Upon graduation Alonso started his career in sales working for a third party logistics company in Fort Myers, FL as an account manager trainee negotiating and coordinating transportation loads across the continental U.S. He continued his career with a natural stone distributor as an account manager covering the entire SW Florida region. It is in this position that Alonso discovered his passion for building materials as elements of design. He brings his vast knowledge of natural stone and quartz along with his eye for design to help you find and achieve the look you have been looking for.

 

He enjoys going to the beach and watching soccer on his free time. You can also find him playing bass or guitar at venues around town.