Dean and Janice Howell are co-owners of MODA Floors & Interiors. Together, they have 26 years of corporate experience in the home improvement industry. Their corporate service took them abroad, where they spent seven years working in communities throughout Belgium, China, France and the Netherlands. This experience deepened their love for architecture, building materials and interior design.
After fulfilling their corporate career goals, the Howells settled in Atlanta and researched their next challenge. Interested in the idea of owning a small business, they discovered an opportunity to purchase a flooring and window covering franchise with Nationwide Flooring and Window Coverings. Their corporate business experience in sales, operations and customer service, coupled with their natural interest in interior design, made the opportunity the perfect fit.
Dean and Janice’s business thrived and it soon became the number one franchise in the country. However, when the unstable economy caused the franchisor to go out of business, Dean and Janice put their industry experience into converting the franchise into an independent flooring and interiors company.
When defining their new business, Dean and Janice drew inspiration from the time they had spent overseas. Captivated by European design, architecture and materials, they wanted their business to express cutting edge style and European flair. “Moda”, the Italian word for fashion, personifies the business focus on staying a step ahead in design, installation and service.