Location: Charlotte, NC
Amanda W. Stophel
President and Co-founder
Service Pros Installation Group, Inc. is a flooring installation company dedicated to its sole customer, Lowe’s. “We began as installers ourselves and immediately began finding ways to improve our business,” says Amanda W. Stophel, president and co-founder. “‘Always improving’ is our motto, but it’s also a belief system. What we do today for Lowe’s will simply not be good enough tomorrow.”
Fun Fact: “Our business is family-owned and operated. My husband and I employ each of our mothers and various other family members within our organization.”
Stophel has experienced her share of challenges in the male-dominated construction business. “I have always been questioned with regards to my industry knowledge,” she says. “This has encouraged me to promote training within my company to empower both men and women. Knowledge will always outweigh assumptions.” As part of her leadership style, Stophel also keeps her door open to employees. “While I have qualified managers to assist with all aspects of my business, I have remained a constant presence within the office and within the lives of our team,” she says.
Service Pros is involved in charitable work through its relationship with Lowe’s. “Most recently, we are working with a local Charlotte store to assist with a Wounded Warrior Project,” says Stophel.