Our Team - Bay View Flooring in Traverse City

Our Exceptional Team

Tim Hyland

Tim Hyland

Owner/ Sales

Tim has really been around the block! He started out back in the mid 80’s as an installers helper and from there worked in the warehouse at Contract Carpets in Traverse City. In 1986 Tim opened his first flooring store Floor Covering Brokers and then later Cash n Carry Carpet in Traverse City.

Tim enjoy his farm in Buckley MI and loves to spend time with his five children and three grandchildren.

Kathy Hyland

Kathy Hyland

Owner/ Everything else in the office!

Kathy has also been in the flooring for many many years. Beginning in 1988 when she met Tim. Kathy handles really all aspects of the store other than sales. If you have a question don’t hesitate to shoot her an email. Kathy enjoys gardening, in particular garlic and her honeycrisp apple trees!

Yoga is also one of her past times.Kathy is also the owner of Pets Naturally, a holistic pet food store located in Traverse City. Visit her website at http://www.petsnaturallytc.com/

Jessica Bogart

Jessica Bogart

Vice President of Operations

Jessica Bogart has joined Bay View Flooring as VP of Operations. She recently moved back to Northern Michigan from New York City where she was the Director of East Coast Sales at Magnetic, a company specializing in advertising technology. During her 5 years at Magnetic she held multiple roles and titles in both Business Development and Media Sales. Prior to her time at Magnetic, Jessica was National Sales Manager for 4 years at ECO PHYSICS. Jessica likes to spend her free time in the outdoors of Northern Michigan, she is an avid Stand Up Paddle boarder, and loves spending time with friends and family.

Whitney Radtke

Whitney Radtke

Showroom Manager

Whitney was born and raised in Petoskey, MI and moved to the Traverse City area in the spring of 2016. Whitney brings with her over 7 years of extensive experience in the flooring industry. Together with her husband she owned and managed a local flooring installation business. When Whitney is not at work, she enjoys spending quality time with her son, her husband and chasing her two naughty dogs.

Bill Black

Bill Black

Sales Associate

Bill has been in the flooring business for many years! Bill recently came to us from Floor Covering Brokers. This man is a pro! He knows it all when it comes to flooring. Bill likes to spend time at his cottage on the lake in the summer and heads for Florida when he has time in the winter months.


Gary Bebeau

Gary Bebeau

Sales Associate

Gary is a veteran at 30 years in the flooring industry! Working previously at Menards in Milwaukee, Wi, Carpet Warehouse and Design Center in Las Vegas, NV, Cash n Carry Carpet and Floor Covering Brokers in Traverse City and then owning his own store TC Flooring. Gary is wild about fishing and hunting and spends his spare time with his wife and son..


Jason Harris

Jason Harris

Sales Associate

Jason has been in the flooring business in the Traverse City Area for 25 years. After a brief hiatus, he is back doing what he loves. He enjoys the satisfaction of designing custom looks for his clients. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, fishing, hiking, and just getting outdoors.


Robin Whipple

Robin Whipple

Sales Associate

Robin has been in the flooring business since 1988, previously working for VanDrie Home Furnishings and Miles Tile & Stone. Robin handles all aspects of the flooring and tile selections process and would love to help design your new home or home improvement project. When Robin is not at work you may find her working in her yard and enjoying time with family and friends.


Patrick Siler

Patrick Siler

Sales Associate

Patrick has been living "Up North" long enough that he can no longer be called a "fudgie"....Prior to moving to the Traverse City area Patrick resided in the Grand Haven area for over 25 years. Patrick brings over 30 years of "doing what he says he will do", resulting in lifelong clients and friends. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family at "The Cabin on a River", with no cell service. In the winter you might catch him racing his Vintage 1978 Polaris TX snowmobile at several different oval ice tracks throughout Michigan.

Nate Houle

Nate Houle

Sales Associate

Nate was born and raised in Leelanau County. In 2001, he moved west to attend the University of Colorado. Upon graduation Nate moved even further to Montana, pursuing his passion for the outdoors. In 2014 his ties to the tri-county area proved too strong and Nate ultimately gravitated “home”. He now resides in Lake Leelanau. Nate is new to the flooring industry but is ecstatic to be a member of the team. His background is in Marketing and Construction but he’s the epitome of an outgoing people person. In his free time Nate enjoys manufacturing and consuming sandwiches and all other types of food; and spending time on his boat. His motto is, "there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes."

Jean Risk

Jean Risk

Sales Associate

Jean brings 15 years of tile layout and design experience with her as well as 12 years of commercial healthcare design. She loves helping people bring together beautiful and functional end results for their interiors while staying within a desired budget. When she’s not here, she loves spending time with her two dachshunds, cycling and sailing our beautiful lakes.


Michelle Maul

Michelle Maul

Administrative Assistant

Michelle brings with her several years of financial and administrative experience. In her spare time Michelle enjoys spending time with her children, her horses and quality snuggles with her sweet pup.

 Sherri DeRushia

Sherri DeRushia

Front Desk

Sherri was born and raised in Traverse City where she met and married her high school sweetheart. Together they have raised two sons and have two Granddaughters. Sherri brings with her several years of reception and office experience. As manager and receptionist for a local veterinarian for over eleven years, Sherri has realized her love of working with people and also love of animals. In her spare time Sherri loves time with her elderly mother, enjoying time and travel with her husband and snuggles with her kitties.

Bonnie Haile

Bonnie Haile

Front Desk

Bonnie purchased flooring from Tim & Kathy thirty years ago when she was building a new home. Little did she know she would end up working for them. Her background has always been in Groups & Travel Incentives or Food & Wine sales. She really enjoys travel, hiking with a black lab (she’s had three) and as friends describe her, "Bon is a true foodie".

Jeffrey Paterik

Jeffrey Paterik

Accounts Receivable

Jeff grew up in Traverse City and is excited to be back in the area post college graduation. He has a great deal of accounting experience and is excited to be a valued member of the Bay View Flooring team. In his free time he enjoys shooting archery, taking it easy with friends, and gaming.

Randy Merchant

Randy Merchant

Warehouse Manager/ Sales Associate

Randy has been in the flooring biz for 15 years, this guy knows it all! Randy says his career hi-light was going back to work for the best employers around! Randy used to work at Cash n Carry Carpet in the 90’s. He enjoys coaching little league baseball, gardening, his four wonderful children and is a hunting and fishing guy as well.


Mike Bettley

Mike Bettley

Measure Technician

Mike has been in the flooring business 42 years, all in the Traverse City area having lived here his whole life! His background includes all aspects of the trade, from installation to managing The Elk Rapids Branch of Floor Covering Brokers at one point. He enjoys spending time with his wife, going to the beach and playing disc golf. His Motto is "Treat people the way you would like to be treated"!

Shane Behrens

Shane Behrens

Warehouse Assistant

Shane is a Michigan native who is new to the flooring industry. He previously worked in the construction field and is honored to be part of the Bay View Flooring team. Shane spends his free time with his partner Renee’ and dog Harmony exploring our beautiful Up North attractions.

Lucas Dillon

Lucas Dillon

Warehouse

Lucas was born and raised in Traverse City, MI, and has been in the flooring business for 17 years. He has 2 children, ages 9 & 12. In his free time he likes to go down the river, go fishing, and loves to mountain bike and snowboard with his kids.

Brad Derman

Brad Derman

Warehouse

Brad was born and raised here in the Traverse City area. He attended Northwestern Michigan College but soon found himself looking to get out into the workforce. Brad has experience in Warehousing, as well as heating and cooling installation. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his teenage son, biking, and in the summer you will find him boating on Northern Michigan’s serene lakes.

Please welcome Brad as our newest addition in the Warehouse, he will keep us entertained with his sarcastic sense of humor. Welcome aboard Brad!

Ben Griffin

Ben Griffin

Flooring Installation Technician

Ben was born and raised in Traverse City. He has about 17 years of installation experience, and in that time has also multi-tasked as a floor covering store/warehouse manager and sales associate. Ben worked as an in-house installer for Tim and Kathy when they owned Floor Covering Brokers and couldn’t be happier being with them again. He enjoys cooking and spending time with friends and family.

James Kouchnerkavich

James Kouchnerkavich

Flooring Installation Technician

James grew up in Traverse City. He has gained attention to detail and a good work ethic after running a lawn crew for 13 years, and started doing a little flooring with Paul Schaub in 1999. He has 3 kids and enjoys snowmobiling and water activities

Joshua Hyland

Joshua Hyland

Flooring Installation Technician

Josh was born and raised in Traverse City. He was introduced to the flooring business at a young age and has discovered his passion for installing. Before Cash and Carry Flooring, Josh worked with multiple professional installers and has had training in Schluter Tile Systems. Learning the different methods helped him form his own technique and enjoys the creative outlet it provides him. Outside of work, Josh loves to hike, bike, swim, snowboard and above all, spend time with his son and family.

Paul Schaub

Paul Schaub

Flooring Installation Technician

Paul was born and raised in Traverse City, MI, with 29 years of excellent flooring installation experience. Paul enjoys spending his down time, snowmobiling, boating and basically any outdoor activity.

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

Flooring Installation Technician

Not far from home but Tom grew up in Manchester, Michigan. He has been installing flooring for 26 years. In his spare time Tom enjoys being with friends and family. He loves to travel and bicycling.

Kevin Zoulek

Kevin Zoulek

Flooring Installation Technician

Born and raised in Traverse City, Kevin has been in the flooring business since 1994. He began learning the trade at R J’s Floor Covering, and then moved to work for the Hyland’s at Floor Covering Brokers as an installer until leaving the state for his wife’s job in 2003. He then opened his own floor covering installation business and was successful in growing that business in both Kansas and in Minneapolis. He grew his company through pride in craftsmanship, attention to detail, and his professional service.

This year, 20 years after he first started with Tim and Kathy, he is excited to be back in Traverse City and working for them again as an in-house installation professional, specializing in all floor surfaces. Kevin enjoys the outdoors and is looking forward to snowmobiling, fishing, kayaking, and boating, now that he is back in Northern Michigan.

Tom Saunders

Tom Saunders

Flooring Installation Technician

Born in Traverse City but raised in Petoskey He started installing floor covering in his teens when The Bay Harbor project first started. With combined experience of over 25 years, specializing in tile and stone. He really enjoys using his artistic ability to build custom showers. Tom has 6 grown children and 3 grandchildren. He enjoys cooking, gardening, and was an avid duck hunter.

Chris Kouchnerkavich

Chris Kouchnerkavich

Flooring Installation Technician

Christopher has grown up living in beautiful Traverse City. He has been in the construction field for half his life moving into flooring installation for the past three years. Chris enjoys playing football and spending time with his three children.