About Browning Brothers
Mr. Joe Ed Browning
had a vision back in the early 40's, to own his own flooring company. So
he acted on his vision and started J.E. Browning Flooring Company.
With the help of his sons and a few employees, his fledgling company
quickly grew into the leading hardwood flooring company in Mobile, AL.
His policy was to produce quality work and provide quality materials, and
you will have customer satisfaction and customer loyalty. At times Mr.
Browning would stop by a job site, and not being satisfied, have the men
start the job over. This usually occurred at the objection of the
customer, who seemed very happy with the work, it wasn't, however, up to
Mr. Browning's standards.
When Mr. Browning
started his company, all of the sons worked with him; five in all. Of the
five sons, three remain with the company. Over the years, two sons have
owned the company; Joe Ed Browning Jr. and Bobby Browning, and they
remained together for twenty years. Bobby decided he had his own vision of owning a flooring company. He sold
his share of the company to his brother, and started his own company with
Mrs. Gloria Browning and his son Stanley. They settled down into the
current location at 511
Holcombe Ave. and in 1976 opened for
business as Bobby Browning Flooring Co. They started off very
successfully in hardwood flooring. Shortly after opening, another son,
Michael, joined the company, and over the years they ventured into
carpet, vct, ceramic tile, gym floors, brick
floors, and specialty floors. They started into the commercial market and
would have up to two million in contracts in the commercial side alone.
flooring taking a sharp rise in the market and with all indications
showing that wood flooring would only grow, the owners decided to close
the commercial side and return back to its roots, which were installing, sanding,
and finishing hardwood flooring.
In the last five
years, the wood flooring industry has grown every year and we have grown
with the industry. With the help from our customers from forty years ago
to the present, we have remained at the top of the industry. With the
high standards Bobby Browning has established, we will continue to give
our customers quality workmanship and quality products.
Our company has
recently taken another turn and changed its name to Browning Brothers
Flooring Company Inc. and at the helm are Stanley and Michael Browning.
Mr. Bobby and Mrs. Gloria are still with the company and will remain
stewards of the company. Now in its third generation, and showing no
signs of slowing, we will remain dedicated to providing our customers
with the highest quality work, products and customer satisfaction.
We have added another
addition and a fourth generation to the company, while attending college,
Kristen will work in our office.
Today, our company
offers many different types of hardwood flooring from nail down, to glue
down, even to floating floors. We offer unfinished, so we can tailor the
color and finish to the customers desires. Prefinished, for the customers
who prefer this type of flooring. Borders are once again making their way
back into the market, along with medallions for the customer who wants to
add a personal touch to their flooring design. Whatever the customer
desires, we will strive to provide.