about us

team

noun; a group of people who come together to achieve a common goal.

Ally Building Solutions provides flooring products and quality installation, a full line of window treatments, a wide range of cabinetry and countertop options,
and design studio solutions to new home builders in greater Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tampa Bay.  We work in new home construction and whole home remodeling. By partnering with our clients, we are able to offer solutions that produce maximum results. Each program created for our clients is personalized and customized to meet their specific needs.  We are committed to providing you with whatever you need to create the ultimate experience for your clients!


Leadership
team

Steve Spade, CEO

“Excellence can be achieved if you…risk more than others think is safe, love more than others think is wise, dream more than others thinks is practical, and expect more than others think is possible.”
– Author Unknown

Steve’s vision, passion and commitment to the building industry started at the tender age of 17, when he became an apprentice for an installation company. By his mid-twenties, this young entrepreneur had already launched his first floorcovering company. Read More >>

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Steve Spade, CEO

The company continued to expand and attract the attention of builders in Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey. His hard work, determination, and true grit resulted in building one of the largest and most profitable businesses in the industry, Traditional Floorcovering. Because of this success, Steve was personally asked to expand his operations into the growing Florida market. Over the next fifteen years, he continued to work his magic and carved out a unique niche in Florida’s rapidly evolving home building industry. The results? Exponentially growing the company by providing flooring products and installation services for new homebuilders, increasing business from 300 home installations annually to over 10,000 homes!

This massive growth attracted the attention of Home Depot, who acquired the company in 2005. Steve remained with the company in an executive role and continued to grow the business for Home Depot.  However, his entrepreneurial spirit had other plans….

In 2013, Steve launched Ally Building Solutions! His reputation and longtime connections in the building industry have allowed Ally Building Solutions to quickly make an impact on the industry Steve has served for more than 35 years.

“Ally Building Solutions is the next generation of my first company, Traditional Floorcovering of Florida,” explains Steve. “Many of our original team members are still with me today. We have the finest talent in the industry and our dedication and commitment to excellence is the cornerstone of everything we do.”

Julie Topping , Design Studio Manager

“Class is hard to define, but easy to recognize.  It’s being a good person, always taking responsibility and showing consideration for the consequences your actions have for others.”
-Howard Ferguson

 

Julie has spent her entire professional career in the new home construction industry. Her experience in purchasing, marketing, model merchandising, and design studio management has allowed her to be involved in the home building process from every concept to completion! Read More >>

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Julie Topping , Design Studio Manager

She understands the meaning of providing exemplary customer service throughout the entire home building process and is dedicated to ensuring the ultimate customer experience. As Ally’s Design Studio Manager Julie is responsible for hiring and training all Design Consultants, overseeing the build out and installation process for all design studios, and ensuring that the experience for both the buyer and the builder exceeds their expectations. Julie’s eye for detail, commitment to superior service, and vast knowledge of the construction process are her ‘super powers’ and she is ready to put them to work for you!

Phil Spade, President/Orlando Operations

“We should do three things every day of our life. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think, we should spend some time in thought. And number three is you should have your emotions moved to tears.”
-Jim Valvano

 

Phil began his professional flooring career at the age of 19. Always looking up to his older brother, Steve, Phil followed in his footsteps but also carved out his own unique path. It is also important to note that both Steve and Phil. Read More >>

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Phil Spade, President/Orlando Operations

are second generation flooring professionals, having followed their mother, who worked as a manager for an installation company. I guess you could say it is in their blood!

In addition to owning his own flooring installation firm, Phil also worked with other flooring companies where he mastered his skill set in sales, production, and operations. In 1991, Steve reached out to Phil to join him at Traditional Floor Covering. Phil immediately accepted and together they started the journey that would eventually lead to Ally Building Solutions. After the Home Depot acquisition, Phil stayed on and became the SE Regional Director.

In 2014, Steve once again reached out to his trusted colleague and brother to join him at Ally Building Solutions. Phil accepted the challenge and the rest is history!

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