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Our Experts

From Our Family to Yours

At City Carpet One Floor & Home in San Rafael, CA, we’re proud to be the region’s foremost experts on all types of residential and commercial flooring. Serving greater Marin  Sonoma counties and beyond, City Carpet One has so much to offer, including a vast inventory of wool carpeting, hardwood, laminate, luxury vinyl, custom area rugs, remnants, and more. Our highly-trained staff is constantly expanding their knowledge of all the latest products, trends, and techniques, giving us all the tools and skills needed to bring your vision to reality. From the moment you walk through our doors, experience the difference of shopping at a family-owned, community cooperative.



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Leigh Bakhtiari, President, CFE, CSLB


As an owner and president of City Carpets since 1993, Leigh

Bakhtiari plays an integral role in Northern California's flooring

industry. An active member of the Advisory Council for Gulistan

Carpet Mills, Leigh is a Certified Flooring Executive through the

World Floor Covering Association, past president of the

Redwood Empire Floor Covering Association (REFCA) and is a

licensed flooring contractor. Beyond the titles, the knowledge

she has acquired within the industry is a definite advantage

when providing flooring solutions to City Carpets clients. “My

Knowledge of the industry enables me to source the best quality

materials offering fashion, functionality and longevity. Each of

those weighs equally when discussing a client's flooring needs."

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Hossein Bakhtiari, Owner, Vice President


Hossein Bakhtiari is City Carpets' vice president and our sales &

installation manager. Prior to opening the San Rafael showroom

with his wife, Leigh, Hossein managed a retail group of five

flooring stores in the Bay Area. His product knowledge is

extensive and his understanding that great value comes with

exceptional quality is only matched by his commitment to

customer service. Hossein readily shares his knowledge with customers and his staff.

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Nicole Elam, Sales Representative


Nicole has shared her passion for design and color with

customers at City Carpets' San Rafael location since 2002. Her

professional education has included numerous design classes

and training courses. Nicole combines her technical knowledge

with her sense of style to offer valuable design suggestions on

color and texture.

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Avo Hajinian, Sales Representative


With more than 26 years in the flooring industry, Avo considers

his specialties to be technical proficiency and customer service.

As a professional salesman, he knows the difference between

"run of the mill" and exceptional products. He also knows the

importance of exceptional customer service.

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John Stuenkel, SalesAssociate


John's knowledge of the flooring industry goes back more than

a quarter of a century. He has earned the respect of customers

for his ability to find the right flooring choice to match lifestyles.

He is a master at color and texture, having acquired his

knowledge through years of experience.

 Kassy Benitez, Office Administrative Assistant


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