PERRY HARDWICK, FOUNDER/CHAIRMAN
Perry Hardwick is Chairman of the Board. He oversees the performance of the executive team, and provides critical insight and advice on major issues. As founder of the Company, Perry established the Company’s vision and mission, and he guides the company’s executive and management teams. Perry has been in the multi-family construction industry for over 45 years. He started in the late 1960s, providing draperies to the rapidly-growing Houston multi-family market. Eventually, he shifted his focus to other window treatments and floor coverings.
Throughout the next three decades, he expanded the market share and overall revenues of two major subcontractors in the new-construction apartment industry. In 1996, he started Texas Contract Carpet as a flooring and window-treatment contractor servicing this same industry but with an emphasis on servicing markets nationwide. Perry is actively involved in several charities and ministries. He has a passion for helping those in need and serving the Lord. Perry is the husband to Laura, father to Travis and Heather and proud grandfather of three boys and two girls. He enjoys sports and hunting big game.
TRAVIS HARDWICK, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Travis Hardwick currently serves as President & CEO of TCC Multi-Family Interiors. In this role, he establishes the company’s culture, long-term vision, and monitors company goals closely to ensure they are brought into fruition. He is responsible for overseeing the overall growth and success of the company, working closely with the executive team to strategically plan for an ever-changing market. His commitment to servant leadership drives him to humbly approach each challenge as an opportunity for learning and growth. He has been with the company over 25 years, since its inception.
Travis started working in the multifamily construction industry over 30 years ago, having the opportunity at a young age to work for both subcontractors and general contractors. He graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in Economics and received his Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law. In 2019 the Houston Business Journal honored him with its prestigious Most Admired CEO Award. He currently serves on the board of directors of Texas First Bank, the board of trustees at Northland Christian School, and the NCS Foundation board. He enjoys hunting, fishing, golf and tennis, as well as helping with ministry and philanthropy. But his biggest gratification is spending time with his wife, daughter and two sons.
NORMAN BOWMAN, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Norman Bowman is responsible for overseeing all internal operations of the Company and is committed to continuously improving its processes. He has an active role in the development of all policies and procedures while striving to keep the company nimble. His strengths with personnel are instrumental in both managing and expanding our staff. Norman’s extensive operational experience managing multi-family projects nationwide equip him to foresee potential pit falls as well as affording him opportunities to mentor TCC’s talented leadership team.
Norman has over 35 years of experience in the multi-family construction industry. He served as General Manager of BSI Building Products & Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of a fortune 200 company traded on the NYSE, for over 13 years where he was recognized for outstanding achievement. His experience and training with a large corporation bring insight to the executive team in alignment processes while maintaining his commitment to fiscal responsibility.
On his personal side, Norman has been happily married for 38 years, has 2 loving children and 4 grandsons. He enjoys traveling, boating and time spent with his family.
HEATHER LAYTON, DIRECTOR
Heather Layton serves on the Company’s board of directors and provides legal guidance to the executive and management teams. She graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Real Estate, and received her Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law. She began her legal practice at Vinson & Elkins LLP where her primary practice area was corporate finance and securities with a focus on public and private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and regulatory filings.
After nine years with Vinson & Elkins, Heather moved in-house with Transocean, an international provider of offshore contract drilling service, where her practice evolved from primarily securities and transaction focused to include a broad range of responsibilities. These included, but were not limited to, managing and participating in the company’s defense in the litigation arising from the Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico.
JOHN-MICHAEL PICARD, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
I have been in the flooring industry for over 18 years. I have been both a Territory Manager and a Regional Sales Manager for the largest underlayment company in the US. Managed both the territory and region to number one in the company. I pride myself in attention to detail, follow-up, and honesty. My motto has always been, “We are all on the same team and need each other to succeed”.
Married to my high school sweetheart. Father of one amazing son and one out-of-this-world daughter.
JIM BOCIAN, VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES
Jim Bocian currently serves as Vice President of Sales for TCC Multi- Family Interiors. His responsibilities include overseeing the company’s overall sales strategies and driving consistent growth in the TCC market share’s multi-family flooring industry nationwide.
Jim brings to TCC over 20 years of award-winning executive sales management experience in the building materials industry, including running sales and marketing teams for corporations such as Schüco International and Lowe’s Home Improvement. Jim lives by the words from Napoleon Hill: “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” As servant leader, Jim’s primary focus is on tending to the needs of others and assisting his team to both develop and grow, seeing this as the route to organizational success.
The youngest of three boys, Jim was raised, practiced his Catholic faith, and was educated in the charming coastal town of Old Lyme, Connecticut. He graduated, with honors, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Communications from Salve Regina University in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island. Jim met his loving wife of over 20 years, Kirsten, a few years later and started a family shortly, thereafter, welcoming his daughter Brita and son Gavin into the world. In his free time, Jim enjoys spending quality time with his family at either the beach or snow skiing. He’s also a devoted Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Yankees fan.
AYSEL AMIN, HR DIRECTOR
Aysel Babayeva is the HR Director at TCC and is tasked with building and developing our most valuable asset, our personnel. With her educational background in Law and Business Administration, Aysel brings a unique perspective in the field of Human Resource Management. Aysel brings over 10 years of HR experience in various industries including construction, telecommunications and oil/gas. Aysel studied law in the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, and also has Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from McNeese State University. She is multi-lingual, fluent in Russian, French, Turkish and Azeri. Aysel is married, has a son, and enjoys attending ballet, travelling and reading.
DON WISENBAKER, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Don Wisenbaker currently serves as CFO for TCC Multi-Family. Don’s responsibilities include managing the company’s finances, overseeing all accounting activities and publishing periodic financial and accounting reports. He also works closely with other members of the executive team to strategize the company’s growth and success from the financial perspective.
Don Wisenbaker has been a CFO for nearly 20 years. He graduated from the University of Houston with a BBA in Accountancy and obtained his CPA license shortly thereafter. Don has been involved in various industries: banking, industrial manufacturing, oilfield supply, real estate, and family offices; and has worked in both domestic and international arenas. With a strong can-do attitude wherever he has worked, Don enjoys getting involved with and delivering on corporate initiatives; from ERP rollout to raising financing for large capital goods for overseas customers, making positive impacts is the recipe for Don’s success.
Don and his wife, Dabney, have been married for more than 20 years with one daughter, Sarah. When not at work, Don enjoys outdoor activities such as cycling and golf.
MICHELLE FORSGREN – EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT & OFFICE/FACILITY MANAGER
Michelle Forsgren is the Executive Assistant to the President and COO of TCC Multi-Family Interiors. She carries a strong work ethic and responsibility for senior-level administrative support. A native Texan, her experience covers over 10 years in leading support roles within multiple industries such as oil & gas, real estate, and medical. Michelle is a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a degree in Business Administration. In her free time, Ms. Forsgren enjoys volunteering at the Houston Food Bank, photography, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her daughter.