“We can install the floor of your dreams with products that you have purchased online or elsewhere”
By Edita McQuary
Scotts Valley native Kenneth Lee Jay, owner of Red Hot Floor Installation, has been in business for 34 years. A true Santa Cruz County native, Kenny Jay as he is known locally, attended Scotts Valley’s Vine Hill Elementary School, Soquel High, and Cabrillo College. He says, “I’m proud to say that I’m a member of four generations of family still residing in Santa Cruz County.”
Now a resident of Aptos for the past 18 years, Kenny began his flooring installation career as an installation apprentice and has experience in all aspects of flooring. He has been a licensed California contractor for 25 years in both commercial and residential applications and serves the entire Monterey Bay area.
“We have been doing business in Santa Cruz County and our surrounding areas since 1992,” said Kenny, “and look forward to installing your flooring correctly to the material specifications that will maintain the product warranties.
“I currently focus on hard-surface flooring installations of prefinished hardwoods (solid and engineered), laminates (such as Pergo), cork and linoleum (Marmoleum) floating flooring systems.” He continued, “There has been an increasing appeal for property owners to purchase hard-surface flooring for their homes because of the health concerns people have due to allergies and bacteria that fibrous flooring such as carpet can contain. Also, installing hard-surface flooring in your home will significantly increase your property value.”
He goes on to say that due to the affordable pricing for customers to purchase their flooring online or at big box stores such as Home Depot, Lowe’s or Costco, he has noticed an increased interest by the consumer in acquiring a qualified experienced local installation that is as service-oriented as Red Hot Floor Installation.
When he is not working, Kenny likes to play tennis and has been a member of Imperial Courts Tennis Club for 40 years. He is also a classic car fan, likes to find art in nature and “banging out classic rock with my buddies.”
Kenny adds, “Growing up in Santa Cruz County I’ve seen our sleepy little resort town grow and blossom into a cultural hub of art, music and high technology. I would like to express gratitude from me and my family to the locals and newcomers alike, also the business and government communities, for maintaining and nourishing the flavor of Santa Cruz County which is uniquely our own. A very special place indeed!”
To contact, the telephone # is: 831.818.9615. For product information and photos of flooring installed by Kenny’s company, go to the website: RedHotFloorInstallation.com