Husband-and-wife team Cesar and Clara Olguin have built their business on a foundation of family values, craftsmanship and quality materials.
They started CIC “Custom Interior Contractors” in 2004 and etched their names in the family business when their first son was born. “CIC includes our initials when we were just getting started as a family and as a business — Clara, Issac, and Cesar,” said Clara, who is the company’s CEO.
As their family grew, so did their enterprise. Six years ago, CIC expanded from being a home-run business to occupying a space on Jimmy Carter. Since last November, they have once again expanded to fill a showroom on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. where they offer an array of products including tile, wood, wallpaper and more. “We have very unique and selective products that are eco-friendly, good colors and good quality. On top of that, we offer great installations,” Clara said.
The Olguin’s celebrate their hard-earned success with their four children — Isaac (14), Alondra (12), Claire (5) and Luis (4) — and with their staff, who bring years of experience and customer service to the table.
“Cesar is the flooring expert and has certifications from NWFA in sand and finish and hardwood. And we have an operations manager and great sales reps, so you can be sure to get great one-on-one customer service whenever you stop by our showroom,” said Clara.
Clara earned a law degree in the Dominican Republic, and after immigrating to the U.S, she continued her education at Georgia State, where she started a second degree in music management. She’s also a soprano singer and teaches music at her kids’ school, Holy Spirit Prep.
“I ensure that music and celebration are in everything we do with our clients’ floors. For us, floors are the foundation of family life. They’re where your kids walk, where your pets sleep, and your family dances on good floors,” Clara said.
The Olguin’s pride themselves on providing their clients a dynamic combination of artistry and detail-oriented planning to ensure every project is completed with precision from start to finish. “We do everything from the wall to the floors product and installation out of a full-service one-stop-shop. We also offer exclusive products, and many are from around the world. Some are shipped from Italy,” Clara said.
With their kids having been born and raised in Gwinnett, the Olguin’s are fully invested in the community. Clara is a board member of CID Gateway 85 Gwinnett, and they regularly give back to local nonprofits, including the Jeanette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Foundation, the Children’s Healthcare Network of Atlanta and the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program.
“We fell in love from the moment we moved to Gwinnett, and we found a nice little spot next to the Cue Barbecue restaurant right in the heart of Peachtree Corners, and we want people to know we are here,” Clara said.
CIC’s staff is eager to lend their expertise to those needing help with design projects and to anyone in the area who has questions about floor and interior maintenance. The store can be reached during business hours at (404)618-3324 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, Clara welcomes visitors to “come to the shop” to talk with their experienced designers. She adds,“On Wednesdays, we have a ‘Wednesday Wine Down’ where you can come meet our designers and have a glass of wine while you come up with your floor projects.”