Industry veteran Larry Scott passed away on September 11, 2020. In 1999, DriTac Adhesives in Brooklyn, NY, hired Larry, where he spent a long and successful career. While at DriTac, he held several positions, including Southwest Regional Sales, Director of Field Technical Services, and Vice President, Technical Services.
Larry started his flooring career in the 1970s as a hardwood flooring installer for French Brown Floors in Dallas, TX. After learning and mastering the wood flooring installation trade, he branched off and started a wood floor contracting and maintenance company, Specialty Maintenance, based in Dallas, TX. After many years of building a very successful business, Larry sold his share of the company to his partner.
In 1993, Larry moved his young family to the Texas Hill Country community of Bandera, TX, where he designed and built custom homes with his partner and wife, Elizabeth, and an architect friend, Barry Ehrmann.
According to Chuck Hall, friend and former VP Sales for DriTac Flooring Products, “Larry made friends everywhere he went. He was one of the most admired, well-liked, trusted, and universally respected people in the flooring industry. His industry friends are too many to count, are scattered across North America and include: distributors, flooring contractors, retailers, and competitors.”
Larry was an outstanding teacher and trainer of wood flooring installation. He had a special gift of relating to his audience and making them feel comfortable. His legacy will live on through the many installers, contractors, and sales associates he taught and mentored throughout the years. Larry retired from the flooring industry in 2018 and returned to his home building business in Bandera, TX.
Larry leaves behind his wife, Elizabeth and three sons, Chris, Nicholas and Erik Scott. Larry was a devoted family man, a wonderful person and friend and a loyal colleague. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.