News and Tribune


January 29, 2010

FACES OF FLOYD: Louis Schmitt

President Schmitt Furniture. Worked for family company for 22 years.

What do you like the best about your job?

“The customers, the community and my family. That’s an emotional question there.

First and foremost, I love my family. You grow up with them and get to work with them, and the tradition involved is great. A lot of your customers are your friends and people you know, or people in the community. I like the small town atmosphere, this is a great town.”

What do you find challenging about your work?

“Exceeding customer expectations in an unsettled economy. You want to satisfy them. It’s not impossible, but it can be difficult at times. From the furniture side of the business, the economy has been slow going into the recession and is slow coming out of it. You’ve got to appreciate being in business, and every employee and customer is someone you have to take seriously. They’re the reason you’re here.”

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Easter 2014 photos

Click on any photo to purchase it.

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue
2013 Photos of the year

Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.