Loves Park, Ill.—Alan Thomas Clements, owner of Al’s Flooring & Design Center, Loves Park, Ill., passed away on March 31. He was 65.
Clements began installing carpeting as a teenager with his older brother, eventually becoming a full-time flooring installer. As his customer base grew, he decided to expand his business and open a retail location.
He worked alongside his wife, Barbara. The couple met in 1979 and they were married in 1980. Together they grew a small mom-and-pop shop into the business it is today. In 2002 Al’s Carpet became an Elite Mohawk Color Center dealer; its installers are all CFI certified.
A 1970 graduate of Harlem High School, Clements was known for his sense of humor. He always had a joke for everyone he came in contact with. He was also respected for his hard work ethic but he also enjoyed traveling and was a big fan of the Green Bay Packers.
Clements is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Erica (Joe) Hughes of Poplar Grove, and Jared (Cynthia) Clements of Rockford; grandchildren, Leo Joseph and Zachary Alan Hughes; brothers, Raymond (Joanne) Clements, John (Tammy) Clements, and Charles (Mary) Clements; and several nieces and nephews.