Hardwood Floors magazine is proud to recognize 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the wood flooring industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.


We are excited to shine the spotlight on these outstanding 40 men and women whose career accomplishments have moved them to the forefront. Their professional track records have helped to establish them as some of today’s brightest stars — before their 40th birthday. Scroll down to meet them.



Robert Miller, the Founder and President of UB Hardwoods & Flooring, grew up with construction and an entrepreneurial spirit flowing through his veins. After graduating from high school, he was installing floors determined to start his own company. He soon realized that he wasn’t just in the flooring industry; he was in the service industry. From the day Robert opened his doors, he has been driven by the same core values – honesty, hard work, and perseverance – that were instilled in him as an outstanding member of his community.

Robert’s leadership has led UB Hardwoods to receive Angie’s List Super Service awards and a nomination for the Better Business Bureaus “Torch” Award both in 2015 and 2016. Robert believes that focusing on his team members will grow not only the team, but also the company; this is proven with the 30 percent increase in business every year. Robert and his wife, Sarah, raise three children and enjoy being involved in church and their community. Robert has a relationship with Teen Challenge and Feed My Starving Children, to which he frequently donates flooring products and services to help with their fundraising events.

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