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ARCO was founded in 1989. 
by Ervin Cripps
Mr. Cripps had a vision of a place where his whole family could work.  His boys were a large part of the installations in the beginning.  His wife Nancy was the office manager.

Ervin recently was selected for the lifetime achievement award in 2017 of his home town Gentry Arkansas.  Ervin passed away at the early age of just 58 years old in a buggy accident.  He is still missed by many. 

Ervin's vision of a family business has continued with Gary Cripps (his son) and Jake Cripps (His Grandson). 

The business has expanded from a flooring franchise that Melvin Cox sold Cripps over 29 years ago, to a diverse company that is now nationally recognized.   Arco has retained skilled people such as Russell Cox to help with the technical needs and wisdom of the flooring industry.

Arco is no longer a franchise but stands on the shoulders of our team's hard work, great partners, and quality suppliers to now offer flooring, drains, and panels.   

To this day Gary Cripps can still be found on jobs leading & teaching the new crews.    
Is "No Excuses" and our owner is often confused with Superman.  We strive hard as a company to earn the respect of our community, our clients, and to honor Jesus.

Is to serve others with our team of highly skilled professionals & our proven products to enrich the lives of those we come across. We are excited to get to know you!
Gary Cripps


  1. Randy Templeton
    Randy Templeton
    thanks for the good job that was done in our receiving bay over the past few weeks by the ARCO crews. The floor and trench drain both turned out looking great. We appreciate everyone’s craftsmanship that resulted in an end-product that is as good or better than expected. Saputo
  2. Richard Eppes
    Richard Eppes
    Nothing but accolades on this end. Richard Eppes Retired Coca-Cola Bottling
  3. Randy Hirose
    Randy Hirose
    Please feel free to use me as a reference if anyone has any questions about your products and service. Randy Hirose – Project Engineer Swire USA
  4. Eddie Haynes
    Eddie Haynes
    This was a tremendous learning opportunity for all involved and we appreciate your team taking the time each day to walk us through the daily activities and explain each activity thoroughly. I would also like to commend your team on compliance with our safety and GMP requirements. Snyder’s-Lance looks forward to partnering with you on future projects. Engineer – Electrical Controls Technology Snyder’s-Lance, Inc.