COLES HAS GROWN TREMENDOUSLY ALONG WITH SAN DIEGO COUNTY.
Having passed our 75th Anniversary, we hope to serve you for 75 more years!
A Look Back to 1997. Hubert Coles, the founder of the Coles Fine Flooring family business, talks about the start of the company and celebrating the 50th Anniversary.
January 1, 1939
Hubert Coles graduates Santa Clara University and joins his father’s fine furniture business in Arizona, later sold to Spiegel of Chicago.
January 1, 1945
Hubert Coles is discharged from the Navy where he served as a hospital corpsman and stays in San Diego.
January 1, 1947
GRAND OPENING of Coles of La Jolla Complete Home Furnishings. Quickly becomes known as one of San Diego’s finest furniture, flooring and accessories destinations. Also provides bridal services in silver, fine china, wall hangings, etc.
January 1, 1965
Coles of La Jolla moves to San Diego doing business as Coles Carpets, specializing in floor coverings and draperies. Starting with 10,000 sq. ft., the company grew to its current 40,000 sq. ft. flooring superstore on West Morena Blvd.
January 1, 1972
Mr. Coles sons George Coles and Steve Coles join the firm and quickly help to grow the business through high profile television advertising and impeccable customer service.
January 1, 1980
Branch store opened in San Marcos to serve the growing North County. Started near dairy farms and open land on Los Vallecitos, this bold move pioneered what is now a flourishing Home Furnishings Center.
January 1, 1990
The Coles family build and occupy it’s 20,000 square foot San Marcos warehouse and superstore showroom at 2175 Montiel Road to permanently serve the North County.
January 1, 1992
Coles launches what is regarded as one of the boldest moves in the floor covering industry, it’s “ONE YEAR SATISFACTION GUARANTEE”, to reflect their commitment to impeccable customer service. Still stands as the strongest retailer guarantee in the industry.
January 16, 1996
Coles opens a new store in El Cajon to serve the East County. (Moved to Santee in 2014 to better serve the entire East County)
January 1, 1997
Coles Carpets celebrates their 50th Anniversary as one of only a handful of family owned and operated companies still in existence in San Diego since the era just after World War II.
January 16, 1999
Coles Carpets becomes Coles Fine Flooring to clarify their long term commitment to all areas of flooring, including Hardwood, Luxury Vinyl, Laminate Flooring, Ceramic Tile, and Area Rugs. Although Coles Carpets always provided the best expertise in all areas of flooring, the name change was intended to solidify their position as the leader in all types of floor coverings.
January 1, 2006
Founder Hubert Coles passes away, leaving behind a legacy of flooring excellence to his sons George (President) and Steve (Vice President), and his daughters Chris Coles (Sales and Design) and Janie Kuczwara (Purchasing).
January 1, 2007
Coles celebrates 60 years of legendary service in San Diego.
January 1, 2013
George Coles retires after over 40 years as President of the company, passing the torch to younger brother, Steve Coles.
January 1, 2014
Coles opens new state of the art showroom in Santee.
January 1, 2022
Coles celebrates the 3/4 Century mark with 75 years of service providing quality flooring to the San Diego County community. Still family owned and operated, 3rd generation Lauren and Jack Coles continue to provide impeccable customer service and the best flooring expertise, along with their father and current President, Steve Coles.
January 10, 2024
The Coles family continues to own and operate the business with a continuing commitment to impeccable customer service and active participation in community service. For all your flooring needs, Coles is your only choice.