Haig Haleblian, owner of Exceed Floor & Home has been nominated by Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley to success Jeff Thorsen on the Crystal Lake City Council.
Thorsen resigned from the Council to take a seat on the McHenry County Board.
The vote to approve or not to approve the appointment will take place at the end of tonight’s City Council meeting.
Exceed Floor & Home was one of the lead plaintiffs in a suit filed by Tim Dwyer claiming that the City Council did not pass its 2013 tax levy with enough votes.
On the seven person council, only three voted for the taxing authority.
Judge Michael Caldwell ruled in favor of the tax protesters last March.
Here’s what Haleblian put on his web site about his life:
Haig grew up in the flooring business.
It’s in his blood. In the early 50’s, Haig’s father was one of the most respected carpet retailers in the Chicagoland area.
At age 8, Haig began working weekends at his dad’s store, and by high school, he was installing carpet. He went on to Southern Illinois University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in business.
Before starting Exceed Floor & Home in 2006, Haig worked as a carpet manufacturer’s representative for World Carpet in Dalton, GA, one of the largest carpet mills in the US. In 1987, he went out on his own to open Midwest Carpet and the Carpet One in Crystal Lake. Haig married the former Hawley McLean.
She is his partner and senior designer at Exceed Floor & Home.
Haig also serves on the board of the Economic Development Committee of Crystal Lake.
His passions include sports cars from the 1950s and 1960s, and a love for midcentury modern architecture and design.