Meet Amanda Garvey, Design Consultant and Warranty Specialist at McKean’s Floor to Ceiling (

Tell us a little about your business. – We are a family owed company since 1962. We specialize in new home construction and remodeling. We provide homeowners with one on one attention with making their dreams come to reality. As a design consultant my job is to help our homeowners pick out tile, countertops, carpet and such and help them put their vision to reality.

How did you get started in the business? – I was introduced to the company by my ex-husband who had worked for McKean’s for many years and they needed help in the office, so here I am. I had never been in this type of industry before but I was ready for the challenge.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – Every day is a challenge in my career. We have so many people we work with daily and every person has a different style, different taste, different everything of what they are wanting. It is my job to figure them out in a short amount of time and execute the job and visualize what they are wanting. It is my job to correctly write it down and make sure that it gets installed the way the homeowner was visualizing as well.

What has been your most important achievement professionally? – Every day is an achievement, again you learn something new every day. I constantly strive to land more builder or more remodels. Connect with realtors, connect with homeowners, make sure they leave happy when they walk out the front door.

Tell us a little about your family. – I am a mom to three boys, Rylee (17), Owen (10) and Bentlee (two). They are all extremely active and I am always on the go with sports and juggling multiple schedules.

What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – Before I got married in 2020, I was in an extremely low point in my life and when I got pregnant with my last son I decided it was time for a change. I didn’t want him to go through what his brothers did. I decided at that moment I was going to change my whole outlook on life and make sure I was present for EVERYTHING no matter what. I wake up everyday and try to think positively. Being negative gets you nowhere.

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I absolutely hate hotdogs on the grill and hamburgers haha most people think I am weird because of it. I like them, just not cooked on the grill.

Who inspires you? – My children. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for them. I strive to be a better version of myself every day for them. They deserve the best mother, and I will do whatever I have to do to make that happen.

What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why? – I just recently got involved with ALS in the Heartland and love what the team over there do to help those who are getting diagnosed with this terrible disease. I threw a golf benefit on behalf of McKean’s back in May and we donated all the proceeds to ALS in the Heartland. I am hoping to team up with them moving forward and help raise money every year to help them and their clients.

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so? (402) 972-8485 | | 10811 Harrison St., La Vista, NE.