Joshua Pugh is our Sales Operations Manager.
Since joining Tish in 2017, he is involved in every step of the process with clients – from estimating and product specification to project planning and coordination.
Josh is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee and moved to southern Illinois in high school. After graduation, he served in the Air Force before further pursuing his academic career.
With a background in sales and management, Josh has “worn just about every hat in the business.” He has large-company experience from working at Sherwin Williams’ flooring divisions across the state. His passion and focus is expert client care, but Josh says “I’m competitive by nature, so I enjoy the challenges and responsibility.” This outlook has served Josh throughout seventeen years in the flooring industry, allowing him to ascend through the ranks at Sherwin Williams.
“At Tish, the rhythm is similar to a larger chain, but the culture is not as corporate,” he said. “Everyone is close-knit and really cares about what they are doing. At Sherwin Williams, I had 3 moves in 4 years. People working here are in for the long haul. That makes for a very cohesive team.”
Josh holds an MBA degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Indiana and a Bachelor of Arts degree in from Southern Illinois University. He also earned his CLSS (Lean Six Sigma) certification from Purdue University this year.
With an array of experiences, certifications and industry expertise, Josh is excited about his future working at small, dynamic company like Tish Flooring. There is no doubt that his knowledge and management background will help us continue to grow and better serve our customers.
Currently, Josh lives in Avon with his wife and 13-year old daughter. Josh and his wife have been married for 20 years. In his spare time, he reads, writes, hunts deer and occasionally plays golf.
Josh and his wife are very active members of their church, hosting and participating in live groups. Although he doesn’t live in Tennessee or Illinois anymore, he also continues to cheer on the Tennessee Volunteers, the Chicago Bulls and of course the Colts.
Thinking about new flooring? Josh would love to meet you!
Tish Flooring will bring samples straight to your door so you can see first-hand how they look in your home! Just call 317-879-TISH (8474) today!