Little Rock

11121 N Rodney Parham, Little Rock, AR 72212
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Erica Akel
Sales Consultant

Anyone who has had a chance to work with Erica knows how dedicated she is to helping her customers have the very best shopping experience. Her flooring knowledge and customer service shows from start to finish. She previously lived and worked in Atlanta as an Account Manager at an international digital advertising technology company. In her spare time, Erica likes to stay active and enjoys fitness. She also loves spending time with her family and friends, live music and art. You could say she is a spontaneous person as she once booked a trip to Vietnam the day before and went backpacking for 10 days.





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Tim Forthman
Project Manager

Tim recently joined our team after working as a marketing and sales rep for iHeart Media. He has stepped right in and has made a great impact. Our customers love working with Tim as he passionate about helping them get the most out of their remodel. Tim is excellent at finding the perfect product and making sure the project runs smoothly. Tim is a real renaissance man as he was a Photographer in the US Navy and also worked at a recording studio on Music Row in Nashville. Outside of work he plays guitar and enjoys all outdoor activity.





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Michael Sellers
Store Manager

After working at Shaw industries for 22 years, Michael joined us in 2015 with a wealth of knowledge. He plays an important role in making sure that our store is running on all cylinders. He is truly a team player and leads by example. When Michael isn’t at the store you may find him on the golf course or cycling.

Bryant

3210 Market Place Avenue, Bryant, AR 72022
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Nelson Boren
Store Manager

Nelson came to us in 2015 after working as a Service Manager at an automotive company. An important thing to know about Nelson is that his greatest inspiration is inspiring others. His leadership strategy reflects this and it has produced some great results. An employee oriented culture emphasizes quality, continuous improvement and personal development. Our staff has bought into this and our customers enjoy the benefits. In Nelson’s free time he enjoys spending time with his family and playing basketball. He is also passionate about landscaping and keeping everything in tip top shape.





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Paul Rhodes
Regional Sales Manager 

If you come in to our store and meet Paul, you know you will be leaving with the perfect floor for you. He is a seasoned veteran in this industry as he worked at another floor covering company before joining Akel’s in 1995. His expertise and incredible passion for helping customers find their dream floors always shows. Paul likes to say that “Because I love what I do, I have never worked a day in my life”. Well we are glad Paul loves what he does because he is extremely good at it! Paul also loves the outdoors and tries to get outside whenever he is not at the store.

Sherwood

5500 Landers Road, Sherwood, AR 72117

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Cody Morris

Store Manager 

Cody has been with us since 2013 and has had great success during this time. He continues to be a leader at the store, helping customers and employees. He understands that choosing a new floor is a big decision. That is why Cody is so dedicated to ensuring customers are happy with the service and finished product. Prior to Akel’s, Cody worked in another flooring atmosphere where he gained great experience and expertise. He is a great person to be around and work with. On top of being a flooring expert, Cody has other impressive talents. He rides and shows horses and be sure to ask him about his speedboat racing!





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Matthew Worsham

Project Manager

Matthew is a great family man whose values are on display when you visit our showroom. You will be sure to have a great start to your shopping experience. He is happy to answer your questions, take measures and put together quotes for you. He was previously a Driver Manager for a medical transportation company after receiving a BA in Psychology from Arkansas – Little Rock. Outside of work Matthew spends time with his two sons and coaches a T-Ball team. He is also quite the guitar player.

Conway

1008 East Oak, Conway, AR 72032

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Bill Perkins
Store Manager

Bill has been with us for three decades and has been an incredible member of our team. Prior to joining Akel’s, Bill owned and operated a floor covering installation service. He has a great way of creating an environment of service and experience above all expectation. Bill is a highly motivated person and it is contagious. He is an extremely active person. Away from work Bill enjoys shooting at the range and trains Crossfit with his friends. He even owned his own martial arts school and instructed Self Defense for 10 years.




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Angel Dixon
Administrative Assistant

Angel became part of the Akel’s team in 2017 and has an immediate impact in our Conway store. When you visit the store you will be greeted by Angel, who will make sure you have the very best experience. She believes that shopping for floors should be enjoyable and continues to find new ways to make it more so. Angel received a medical discharge from the National Guard where she was a 91B (Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic). She says that this was an experience she will never forget and we are proud to have her on our team. In her free time she is an outstanding mother to her daughter and enjoys playing guitar and singing.