Ariel Pierce Bio
Hi, I’m Ariel! I’m an Indiana native whose heart beats for the annual Indy500. I live in Carmel with my husband and rescue puppy, Milo and spend most of my free time running my online business or blogging for my website, ArielAnn.com. I graduated Butler University this year (2018) with my degree in Marketing and a focus in Strategic Communications. After spending the past four years in and out of corporate America in various marketing positions, I realized that I simply just did not fit the “mold” and decided to try something new. So, I decided to give the flooring industry a shot and over the past month have realized that this is where I’m supposed to be. Additionally, I have also come to love the sense of community and creativity here at ICC Floors. At ICC, everyone is family, no matter where you came from or how new you are to the industry. As I grow into a more well-rounded flooring “pro”, I am super excited to share my experiences as I learn about the industry!
Alicia Mitschelen Bio
Hello, friends! My name is Alicia Mitschelen and I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. After attending Indiana University of South Bend, my fiancé, Garret and I wanted to spread our wings and venture outside of the Midwest. We sold our cars, bought a minivan (we looked super cool driving a minivan in our early 20’s FYI) packed it to our shoulders with our belongings and moved to San Diego, California for four years. We made a lot of memories, gained a handful of amazing friends, and we became dog parents to two German Pinscher dogs, Bella and Jax. We always knew we would eventually move back to Indiana to be closer to friends and family, but we didn’t realize it would be so hard to leave sunny San Diego, it will always be our home away from home. My background is in marketing and I have heavily focused on Event Planning and Management for the past 3+ years.
Before accepting a position at ICC I worked as an Event Planner and an Interior Design assistant at an Event Planning & Interior Design firm in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Interior Design awakened an old passion of mine that I completely gave up on. When I was a child, a popular life simulation computer game called ‘The Sims’ was released. The point of the game was to create a family and a home, keep the Sims alive, and teach them basic survival skills. I decided that I didn’t care about the Sims people whatsoever so I would just build a house until it was to my liking and then move on to the next house. I would spend hours a day playing the game, I was obsessed, to say the least. I’d like to believe that I have an eye for design and creativity. DIY’s are my jam and visiting antique stores and Ikea on the weekends brings a big smile to my face!
Goals for the Blog
With both of us being so new to the flooring industry, we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to talk about all that we are learning in real-time. ICC is a one-stop-shop for most home-building and remodeling needs for both residential and commercial projects. We offer ceramic & porcelain tile, hardwood flooring, LVT, carpeting, paint, cabinets, countertops, and much more.
With so many options, it can often be overwhelming to make a decision or understand what products will work best for you. Our goal is to simplify the process as we learn and grow into professionals in the flooring industry. We hope that as we grow that you can grow with us and learn not only about the flooring process but also become inspired and confident in your own ventures!
It was very interesting learning some of your history. Welcome to the team. I love your enthusiasm and your willingness to tackle anything! .