Joseph Mattice likes to say he was born into the flooring industry. Mattice, along with his siblings, followed in their father’s footsteps, all finding careers in the industry. For Mattice, owner of On the Level in Simpsonville, South Carolina, the advancements of the industry he has seen through the years, specifically when it comes to tile, is what’s kept him engaged through the years and enjoying the work that he does from day-to-day.

One change Mattice is happy to have seen during his time in the industry is in job site safety. He recalls a time during his younger years that when working with finishes, he’d get a headache, even with the use of respirators, or a site would smell of chemicals days after the job was completed. These days, he and his team are happy to work with low or no VOCs and overall healthier products.