Kevin Jablon stands out as a prominent figure in the commercial flooring industry. As the Founder and CEO of Spartan Surfaces, Kevin’s innovative approach to leadership has earned him a coveted spot in the May issue of Floor Covering News. Written by Dave Cipalla, President of Lititz Flooring Co, FCNews highlights his distinct perspective in its annual “People Making a Difference” feature, appearing in the May 13th issue. Join us as we dive into Kevin’s pivotal contributions to this field, distinguishing and setting him apart.


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Visionary Leadership and Industry Influence

Since founding Spartan Surfaces in 2007, Kevin has repeatedly expanded Spartans footprint. Starting from a modest 500-square-foot office in Lancaster, PA, to a nationally recognized brand with headquarters in Bel Air, MD. This transformation has also redefined industry standards. His philosophy of placing “people over products” and fostering a “WE OVER ME” culture has been instrumental. It has shaped Spartan’s ethos and operational success.

Building Relationships and Fostering Growth

Kevin’s approach to business is profoundly relational. From day one, his focus was clear: build lasting relationships. This philosophy helped Spartan Surfaces thrive, especially during challenging times, by ensuring strong bonds and trust with clients and employees. Kevin’s leadership style—emphasizing cooperation and mutual benefit—has not only attracted top talent but has also nurtured a thriving workplace culture, making a positive impact on the community.

Impact During Adversity

The true test of leadership often comes during times of crisis. Under Kevin’s guidance, Spartan Surfaces demonstrated resilience and continued growth through the pandemic, reinforcing the strength of our relationships and the robust infrastructure he helped establish. His commitment to the company and its people has been a beacon of stability and reassurance, proving that Spartan’s core values are not just words, but actionable principles.

Kevin Jablon, Dave Cipalla, and York College Friends

Kevin Jablon’s inclusion in the “People Making a Difference” list by Floor Covering News is a testament to his impactful leadership and the profound influence he has on the flooring industry. As we celebrate this well-deserved recognition, we are reminded of the strength of visionary leadership and the power of putting people first. At Spartan Surfaces, the journey continues with a commitment to excellence and community that Kevin has so passionately built and continues to expand upon.


Spartan Surfaces, a subsidiary of Floor & Decor, is a specialty flooring supplier headquartered in Bel Air, MD. Employing over 150 team members, Spartan holds warehousing and offices in Maryland and Minnesota with showrooms in D.C.and Chicago.  Its geography encompasses eighty-five percent of the United States, with continued expansion on the horizon. Taking a human-centered approach, Spartan prides itself on great people dedicated to great products, great families, great friendships, and great happiness. Whatever you’re working on, we’ve got you covered!