April 7, 2022 – Expanko Resilient Flooring, a brand of Stonhard, is pleased to welcome Leslie Beatty, Principal of CS Southwest MLB Interiors, as a new agent to its expanding network. Expanko has dozens of agents nationwide that support its distinct cork and rubber lines of commercial flooring. CS Southwest|MLB Interiors is a boutique firm specializing in custom finishes, wall protection, impact doors, textiles, and a variety of large-scale graphics on reverse printing including custom and branded.
“We are pleased to have Leslie Beatty of CS Southwest|MLB Interiors join our team at Expanko. Leslie is an industry leader in healthcare and education design, and a top sales leader for Construction Specialties. With 18 years of experience, her extensive knowledge and background in these two commercial markets will give us the ability to increase our specifications and sales of Expanko,” says Sally Reis, General Manager of Expanko.
Leslie has been serving the Arizona market with innovative design solutions that elevate, inspire, promote wellness, and foster meaningful connection for more than two decades. More recently, the firm has moved into the New Mexico/El Paso market. Leslie is a member of AIA and IIDA and embraces the opportunity to partner with the design community and owners to create unique solutions to interior needs while lowering environmental impact.
“We’re very excited about Expanko,” says Leslie. “By packaging our products, we’re offering a cohesive design on our projects, which is a key component in this market. In healthcare, acoustical factors are essential and Expanko offers the ability to meet those requirements. Our clients are looking at cork for a new flooring option, and Expanko’s flooring gives that warmth, waterproofing, longevity, and nicer look in the markets we serve.”
Leslie adds that her firm’s focus on education, healthcare, multihousing, and transportation makes Expanko a perfect fit for its warm, non-institutional offerings that such facilities are increasingly seeking out. In addition, she says, “Expanko’s rubber line is one of the few that qualifies for USA-made products. That’s huge, considering recent legislation, especially for airports and government applications. Rubber floors also package well for schools where we can offer wall protection and curtains as well.”