Affiliate Committee Spotlight
Greg Fineberg, President – Summit Carpet and Tile
Hello LAR Members,
My name is Greg Fineberg and I have a floorcovering business here in Longmont called Summit Carpet and Tile. Having been a member of LAR for the past ten years has been a blessing to me in so many ways. I’ve met lots wonderful people and have made lifelong friends! I’ve been so fortunate to have had the chance to get to know quite a few of you but I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the folks that I haven’t met yet. Here’s a little bit about who I am;
I was born and raised in Miami and spent the first 30 years of my life enjoying everything that South Florida had to offer. My father had a floor covering store so when I wasn’t working for him, I was out in my boat fishing and diving in the beautiful waters off Miami and the Florida Keys. After high school I had the opportunity to attended college here at CU-Boulder and always thought that someday, I would wind up living here.
I returned to Miami after college and earned my captain’s license. I worked on charter boats and became a fishing guide in the Everglades and the Keys. It was a great life but I soon found that fishing for a living sort of took the fun out of being on the water for me. I went back to working with my father full time in his flooring business and enjoyed fishing and diving again with my buddies on the weekends.
In 1993, my beautiful wife Elizabeth and I were married here at the Moraine Park amphitheater in Rocky Mountain National Park. Hurricane Andrew had devastated Miami the year before and the city was still in a shambles. Miami would be rebuilt however, the city had changed forever and we felt that it was no longer a great place to raise a family. In 1995 we sold the business and moved to Melbourne on the east central coast of Florida. For the next eight years I continued with my career in Floor Covering and Elizabeth started her new career in the insurance industry. During those years we visited Colorado several times and knew that this would be the perfect place to raise our children, Austin and Lauren. Finally, in 2003, we sold the boat, packed-up the fishing rods and moved to Longmont. We’ve been here now for almost 18 years and we feel so blessed to live in such an amazing place!
We take full advantage of living in this beautiful state! During the winter we ski and snowboard and the warmer months are spent camping, fly fishing and hiking. This year is my 39th year working in the world of Floor Covering and Elizabeth has been doing insurance now for over 25 years. Our son Austin attended college at CSU and has just turned 23. He is now working full time in his on-line business reselling products on Amazon. Our daughter Lauren is 21 and loves to ride horses. She started school at Mississippi College with an equestrian scholarship and will be a senior this year. Wow, where did the time go?!
2020 has been a strange year and has thrown a curve ball at all of us! The LAR Affiliate Committee is working hard to find new ways that we can serve the Realtor’s here in our beautiful community! I’m looking forward to what the future will bring for all of us and I am especially looking forward to meeting our newer members of LAR!
Thanks for reading!
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