Just Who is that Kelly’s Carpet Omaha Lady?
You’ve seen her in the commercials over the years, and now you can probably hear the jingle – “you’ll like the way we do business” – running through your head. Perhaps you even seen her around town, and thought, “She looks familiar, how do I know her?”
We’d like to introduce you to Jacque Brink, aka the Kelly’s Carpet Omaha lady. Kelly’s Carpet Omaha has been family owned and operated since 1986 when her parents, Mike and Jody Hughes, started the Omaha company. Growing up in a family-owned business, Jacque has done a little bit of everything, from vacuuming and rolling remnants as a child, to now heading up the marketing for the company. Both Mike and Jody are involved in the day-to-day operation of the business, their son Tommy is the General Manager, daughter Katie heads up the HR department, and several other family members are also part of the Kelly’s Carpet Omaha team. Jacque considers herself lucky to work with her family every day, and she wouldn’t have it any other way!
Not only does she work with her “real” family, she also considers all their employees part of the Kelly’s Carpet family. “This is a great company. I wouldn’t send anyone into your home that I wouldn’t want in my own home,” said Mike. “These are the values we were raised with, our employees share them, and I hope the community sees Kelly’s Carpet as a company with values.”
Jacque would prefer to talk less about being in TV commercials, and more about the commitment that Kelly’s Carpet Omaha has to the community. She is proud of the company’s extensive recycling effort despite the cost, and says they all view it as their duty to be responsible business owners in Omaha, a community they feel fortunate to be a part of! Click here to learn more about their Partners in Education program, an extension of their recycling efforts.
She is particularly proud of their recent partnership with the Food Bank for the Heartland. Their initial program in the fall of 2015 was so successful, resulting in the donation of 18,000 meals to the Food Bank, that Jacque sought ways to continue the company’s commitment to helping the organization. Follow Kelly’s Carpet Omaha on Instagram and $1 will be donated to the Food Bank. And take it a step further and send in a picture of your Kelly’s Carpet Omaha carpet or flooring install and $3 will be donated!
One thing becomes very clear when you get to know Jacque – family is number one! As a working mom of two boys, she feels fortunate to be able to find a work/life balance that works for her family. She devotes her time to her family, volunteering at their school and never missing a basketball game.
Jacque doesn’t think too much about being the face of Kelly’s Carpet Omaha on the commercials, it’s just part of the job. It’s a job she loves, and it doesn’t feel like work. “My home is my favorite place, and every day, our company gets to help people make their homes and businesses what they want them to be. I love it!”