Joseph Zago - President Joe Zago started out as a salesman for several big-name companies like Kirby, Sears and Art Van Furniture. Before starting his own business, he spent multiple years in sales with companies including Kirby, Chrysler, Jeep, Art Van Furniture, and Sears. He found his passion working as a salesman for Empire Today. In 2007, Joe left Empire to work in the basement waterproofing industry. Finding out that this was not his favorite thing to do, he moved back into the flooring industry with Express Flooring in Arizona. Upon his return to Michigan, The Carpet Guys was founded and established.