Meet the Experts

At Lippert's Carpet One in Grants Pass


Phil Obbink, Sales Professional

Phil Obbink is currently in his 19th year working for Lippert’s Carpet One. Prior to that Phil was in the cleaning and restoration business for 20 years, owning 2 separate companies. Over the years Phil has relied on his experience has a former owner/operator of a business to convey to his customers a knowledge and service level surpassing normal expectations. 

Phil has been married for over 40 years with 2 married boys and currently 5 grandchildren. Phil enjoys getting out to go golfing in his spare time as well as reading.


Dennis Ruga, Sales Professional

I am currently in my 12th year of service as a Sales Professional at Lippert’s Carpet One. With formal education in Photographic Technology, Network Engineering, and Data Communications; I have drawn upon this experience to provide a unique level of service to my customers.

Offering both creativity, and critical project management, I have been able to provide leadership in my church, I’m a licensed amateur radio operator, and an accomplished photographer. I also enjoy hiking and exploring throughout Southern Oregon.


Cheryl Elliott, Sales Designer

I am a sales and design consultant at Lippert's Carpet One, Grants Pass location, where I have worked for 131/2 years. I have a Five Diamond Certification in flooring and home design consulting and I specialize in assisting customers with color and style selection, layout, design, and furniture placement. I love designing tile patterns and layouts for flooring, showers, tub surrounds, backsplashes, etc. In addition to flooring, I am knowledgeable in recommending and selling window treatments. I graduated the Interior and Environmental Design program at UCLA in the 1980’s and had my own design business in Southern California, through the year 2000. After that time, I was employed at 3 different Carpet One stores including Al Johnson’s Carpet One and Alpine Carpet One in Simi Valley, CA then Oxnard, CA.

I moved to Oregon in 2003 and quickly discovered a love of kayaking in the Rogue River and a wonderful relaxing lifestyle! I LOVE working at Lippert's, where we are all more like family than co-workers. Lippert's has been a respected name in Southern Oregon for over 65 years and continues to lead in service, inventory, and exceeding customer expectations. I look forward to the opportunity to be of service!


Kathleen Jensen, Sales Professional

I come from a long history of customer service and care, with over 10 years of service with Lippert’s Carpet One. I specialize in customer service, design and project management. I have a vast technical knowledge gained while working with an installer for 3 years before beginning my journey into sales with Lippert’s. I strive to educate the client, simplify the buying process and keep it problem free. Prior to floor covering I had 10 years of service in the dental field, working my way from assisting  to office  management.

I live to serve but my true love is my family. I am strong in faith and happily married with 9 children and 5 beautiful grandchildren. I love spending time with family enjoying nature, attending sporting events, music concerts, and church activities.


Kelly Combe, Sales Professional

Kelly is currently in his 18th year of service as a Sales Professional at Lippert’s Carpet One. Prior to that Kelly had 14 years of both sales & management experience in another retail related industry. He likes meeting new people and enjoys the complete process of helping guests with selections, in-home consultations, coordinating installs, to seeing the finished product in the home.

Kelly has been married for 30 years, has three children, and 4 grandchildren. Kelly spends his free time with family, as well as hiking and camping.