The story begins in the early 1930’s when Dallas local Roy Gilette began trading wood out of his garage, crafting a future Texas go-to source for wood supply; Trinity Floor Company. His son, John Harold stepped into the family business by installing floors for $.45 cents an hour in 1937. He took a brief break from the trade for the love of country during the height of World War II and upon his summer return in 1945, brought his disciplined Navy work ethic with him.
Starting with Army barrack floor installations throughout the region, his hardwork and exemplary customer service established Trinity as a trusted resource in the wood industry. Overtime, he reached industry milestones including becoming a founding father of the National Wood Flooring Association and induction to both the Maple Hall of Fame and Oak Hall of Fame; all while mentoring his own son, Jon Roy.