Sarah was born and raised in Manning, SC. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from High Point University and a Master of Business Administration from Winthrop University. Upon graduation, Sarah began a career in banking that provided her a strong foundation for operating a small business. Sarah primarily manages the financial and marketing functions for Young Interiors. She also actively serves with the North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club, Girl Scouts of Eastern SC, North Strand Housing Shelter, and Risen Christ Lutheran School.
Jamie Long, Purchasing Agent
Jamie moved to North Myrtle Beach in 2001 from her hometown of Laurinburg, NC. She began a career in banking that spanned ten years before joining Young Interiors in 2011. Jamie’s primary function is a Purchasing Agent for flooring materials and supplies. She is the friendly voice you hear when calling Young Interiors, and she also provides administrative support.
Dave Bumgarner, Project Manager
Dave is from Athens, Ohio, and attended Campbell University and UNCA. His first start in the flooring business was in Athens in 1993. He then worked at Success Floorcovering in Oakland, MD as a full time flooring installer. From there, he went to Lafayette, IN for three years in retail sales and installation. Dave then relocated to Florence, SC to become a full time installer. Dave’s last move was to the Grand Strand, where he ran his own flooring installation company and spent two years as a carpet manufacturer sales representative. Some of his favorite activities include skiing, auto-racing, football, West Virginia University athletics, and spending time with his family at the beach. Dave’s installation and sales experience make him a valuable asset in his role at Young Interiors.
Bryan Owens, Project Manager
Bryan was born and raised in New York, NY, but moved to Myrtle Beach permanently in 1976. He served our country in the US Army for four years, including Vietnam. Bryan spent his career as a carpet, wood, and vinyl installer before becoming a project manager and builder liaison at Young Interiors Flooring Center. He spends most of his time on job sites and building personal connections with his building contractor customers. Bryan’s installation knowledge and experience has been an invaluable asset as project manager.
Merle Johnson, Warehouse
Merle is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. His service included a stint in Beirut. Merle moved to the Myrtle Beach in 2002, working with Young Interiors Flooring Center since 2006. Merle manages incoming and outgoing inventory shipments in his role as Warehouse Manager. Before moving to Myrtle Beach, he was a Master Paper Maker in Philadelphia.
Julie Meade, Sales
Julie grew up in Hope Mills, NC and has eleven years of experience in the flooring industry that began in Fayetteville, NC at a tile distributor. Julie’s areas of expertise in this industry consist of sales, design, and estimation for tile, wood, carpet, laminate, and vinyl. These skills were enhanced while working with residential builders, property management companies, and retail customers during her 6 years at Young Interiors Flooring Center.
Dusty McDonald, Sales
Dusty is a native of Horry County and currently resides in Murrells Inlet. Dusty truly understands this market and what types of floors clients prefer in a beach community. Dusty has worked in sales for over 14 years, and joined Young Interiors in 2004. He has also worked in flooring installation, so he is knowledgeable in flooring products and their proper installation requirements. Dusty works closely with building contractors and services walk-in retail customers. He enjoys helping clients with their floor covering needs and says he will “make your experience a happy one.”
Leslie is originally from West Berlin, NJ where she began her flooring career in 2004. Leslie’s first job in the flooring industry was with Prosource Wholesale Flooring, where she specialized in working with builders and designers and their clients. Leslie decided to move down to the ‘good ole South’ in 2008 and was recommended to work at Young Interiors Flooring Center. Leslie’s favorite part is helping the customer make their vision come true. Leslie guides them to the products to achieve the appearance they are dreaming of. She gets excited when her customers get excited about their design selections! Leslie describes herself as a ‘people person’ and loves the bond that is created when working so closely with her customers and creating a personal, but professional relationship.
'B' Thomas, Owner
“B” grew up in Wadesboro, NC, and attended Appalachain State. He became assistant plant manager for WR Bonsal, Inc. where he was first introduced to tile setting materials. “B” later became branch manager for a large flooring distributor in Georgia before joining a retail flooring showroom in Murrells Inlet. In 2003, “B” joined his brother in purchasing Young Interiors. He specializes in builder accounts and inventory management.
Allan L. Thomas, Owner
Allan grew up in Wadesboro, NC and graduated from Wayne Community College with two associate degrees. He began a career in the flooring industry working in the warehouse and making deliveries for a flooring distributor in his hometown. He quickly earned a position as a territory manager and eventually became one of the company’s top sales performers. After calling on retail showrooms in coastal SC for over 10 years, the opportunity arose to purchase Young Interiors with his brother in 2003.