Haig grew up in the flooring business. It’s in his blood. In the early 50’s, Haig’s father was one of the most respected carpet retailers in the Chicagoland area. At age 8, Haig began working weekends at his dad’s store, and by high school, he was installing carpet. He went on to Southern Illinois University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in business. Before starting Exceed Floor & Home in 2006, Haig worked as a carpet manufacturer’s representative for World Carpet in Dalton, GA, one of the largest carpet mills in the US. In 1987, he went out on his own to open Midwest Carpet and the Carpet One in Crystal Lake. Haig married the former Hawley McLean. She is his partner and senior designer at Exceed Floor & Home. Haig also serves on the board of the Economic Development Committee of Crystal Lake. His passions include sports cars from the 1950s and 1960s, and a love for midcentury modern architecture and design.