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Meet Our Leadership Team

The people you see here own and lead Real Floors Inc. We have years of experience working on all types of projects for multifamily complexes throughout North America. We believe in building partnerships with our general contractors, not low-balling bids to win business. We pride ourselves on meeting commitments, solving problems, and staying plugged in to what’s happening on every job.

Adam Brookner

CEO

After growing up in the industry, Adam officially joined the Real Floors family in 2006 as the Director of Business Development and promptly began learning the ins and outs of the business. In 2008, Adam earned an MBA from Emory's Goizueta School of Business and became the company's Executive Vice President with the charge of growing the organization's footprint beyond Atlanta. Thanks to successful openings in Charlotte, Greenville, and Orlando, Adam took on the roles of President in 2014 and CEO in 2017. A firm believer in the power of Core Values and treating people fairly, Adam is laser-focused on achieving the company's vision of becoming the most trusted and relied-upon flooring provider in the country.

Matt Gilbreth

President

I grew up in West Texas working for my parents floor covering store and started at Arbor in 1996. My greatest accomplishment is my family without a doubt.

Jack Weissman

CFO

Jack has been the CFO of Real Floors since 1994 and is universally recognized due to his longtime involvement in the Atlanta and Mid-Georgia Apartment Associations, where he has served on their BOD and received various awards. Jack also serves on the BOD of the Georgia Apartment Industry Education Foundation, where he and his wife Ellen helped establish and run their annual Peggy Waskom Super Bowl fundraiser. He also collects industry birthdays and enjoys sending birthday wishes to his extensive list every day. Prior to joining Real Floors, Jack worked 9 years on the owner/manager side, primarily with The Sterling Group, which developed and managed apartment communities in several states. He has an accounting degree from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and received his CPA while working with Price Waterhouse in Tampa, where he was born and raised. Jack enjoys spending his free time working out and traveling (mostly to Disney) with his wife Ellen. He also has 2 sons, Scott and David, along with a stepson, Tyler, and a stepdaughter, Teryl.

Lyn Jacobs

Chief Customer Officer

In 1976, Lyn’s father started one of the first apartment-focused flooring businesses in Dallas, where Lyn spent his summers as a child making forts constructed of boxes of tile and rolls of carpet pad. After starting his flooring career as a warehouse associate in 1987, Lyn moved to an Account Executive role in 1991, eventually relocating to Denver in 2001 as the Regional Sales Manager for Arbor Carpet. In 2019, he became partner and Executive Vice President and in 2022 was part of the nation's largest multifamily flooring merger of Arbor Contract Carpet and Real Floors, where he was named Chief Customer Officer and Partner.

Lyn enjoys partnering with his colleagues and clients to educate and advise on flooring solutions for the specific needs of the resident and the objectives of management and ownership. Long-standing relationships based on trust and friendship are the foundation of his business. His greatest achievement in his work-life is having the ability to say his colleagues and clients are his best friends.

As a proud husband and father of four children, Lyn enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, camping, skiing, hiking, attending concerts and traveling.

Scott Weirson

CEO of Commercial

An Atlanta native, Scott developed various skills in construction while working in electrical, framing, grading and commercial roofing. He constructed cable lines along many southeastern roads and highways. He took pride in installing hardwood flooring: "New flooring creates an immediate visual impact to that space; it’s gratifying to be a part of the transformation."

With academic and tennis scholarships, Scott earned his BA at Piedmont College in Demorest, GA, achieving various honors along the way. After living near Athens for 15 years, Scott moved to West Cobb to be near the Real Floors Commercial Headquarters in Kennesaw, GA.

Scott cherishes his family. He and his wife, Deb, are the proud parents of three children. His guiding principle in business and in life: "Be a positive force. As far as we know you get only one life, make it count! Give of yourself, your time, your money…impact someone’s life in a positive way. Above all, be a Giver.

Jim Chapman

COO of Commercial

A native Hoosier, James (Jim) Chapman moved to the Southeast in 2001 after earning a Master of Science in Information & Communication Sciences at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. After working in Telecommunications and, subsequently, as a Business Analyst for EarthLink, Jim decided in 2005 to parlay his skills into the commercial flooring industry as a Project Manager wherein he served the Multi-family and Military Housing construction sectors for the proceeding eleven years.

Jim joined Real Floors Commercial in July of 2017 as Executive Vice President where he is helping to lead a talented group of industry professionals. He possesses a passion for developing organizational and system efficiencies that allow his team to serve its clients’ ever-changing needs and insure the delivery of unsurpassed customer satisfaction.

Outside the office, Jim enjoys hiking, boating, exercising, reading and pursuing his life-long passion for learning. Jim, his wife, Rachel, and their son live in northwest Atlanta (Vinings).

Shirley Benjamin

Vice President

Shirley joined Real Floors in 2010 after a 30 year career in the title and escrow industry, where she ascended to the position of VP of Escrow over 17 branches. As Controller, her primary focus at Real Floors is the cash flow; however, she is also involved in event planning, renovation, staffing, and basically anything else needing attention.

She is thrilled to be able to get to do what she loves every day – assist the “team”. When she isn’t creating reports, she’s passionate about her family and pets. Originally from Indiana, Shirley spent most of her professional life in Arizona and studied Elementary Education at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

Tom Cunningham

Executive Vice President

Tom has been an important part of Real Floors for more than 20 years. He began as an Account Executive and was in the field for almost 10 years. During this time, he learned the nuances of the multifamily flooring industry. In 2005, he was promoted to Sales Manager and was eventually promoted to his current position of Executive Vice President of Sales. Tom plays a vital role in managing our dynamic sales force. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf and tennis.

Mike Palmer

Executive Vice President

Mike has been at Real Floors since 2005 and has served as the VP of Sales for Alabama for the last 5 years. His position has him traveling across the state of Alabama solving problems and managing the daily operations of three stores. Mike has also served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Birmingham Apartment Association and is a graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a HUGE Tide football fan and proud father of three boys, all of whom have him as their coach.

Bryan Taylor

Executive Vice President of Operations

Luis Ramirez

Executive Vice President

Originally from Puerto Rico where I was once a minor league pro baseball player, my business career has taken my family from Florida to Pennsylvania to St. Louis to mainland China then back to Florida to New Jersey and now my wife and I are excited to call Denver home. With over 25 years of global experience leading change in technology organizations, I am a hands on, people-centric executive with a strong financial and business acumen. My past has included successfully creating and delivering value through continuous improvement and people engagement. My approach is data driven with the organization's strategic goals front and center while understanding the details of day to day execution.

Specialties: Strong engineering and supply chain background; Excellent problem solving skills; A lean thinker that can quickly identify waste in any process; Proven track record of managing change in a global / multicultural environments engaging and motivating people.

Brian Newbegin

Senior Vice President of Accounting and Finance

I grew up in Maine. I worked for Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) right out of college and received my CPA in 1995.