Kansas City, KS—Effective Jan. 1, Vinnie Virga has purchased controlling interest in Big Bob’s Flooring and will lead day-to-day executive management. David Elyachar, aka “Big Bob,” founder and leader of the company for 33 years, will act as the chairman emeritus for the company and will continue to provide creative marketing while still being featured in the company’s commercials.
“After working with Vinnie for the last four years, the management team and I couldn’t be more pleased or excited for our current franchisees, our vendor partners and our prospective franchisees to experience his leadership, energy and commitment to excellence,” Elyachar said. “He will provide great programs and services that will increase our members bottom line profits.” Over the next several years, the group is expected to grow exponentially; this transition will allow Elyachar to begin estate planning and pursue other interests.
Virga, well known for previously running all of CCA Global Partners’ retail groups, including Flooring America, and for having developed a major flooring footprint in New England, said, “The timing is perfect, as we have just put a great management team in place for my existing five-store, New England-based business. By purchasing the majority of the franchise system I am now able to focus all of my energy on helping our existing members. Through supporting our core values, helping our vendor partners grow and leading a new generation of prospective franchisees to realize immense success via our group, I will be able to continue the great legacy Mr. Elyachar has invested 31 years in building.”
For those interested in becoming a franchisee, contact Virga at 774.287.9459 or email Franchise@bigbobsflooring.com.