Larry Scott, whose wood flooring and adhesive industry career spanned four decades, died on Sept. 11. He was 69.

Scott started his flooring career in the 1970s as a hardwood flooring installer for French Brown Floors in Dallas. After learning the wood flooring installation trade, he started a wood floor contracting and maintenance company, Specialty Maintenance, based in Dallas. After years of building the business, Scott sold his share of the company to his partner.

In 1993, Scott moved his family to Bandera, Texas, where he designed and built custom homes with his partner and wife, Elizabeth, and an architect friend, Barry Ehrmann.

In 1999, Scott was hired by DriTac Adhesives, where he held several positions over the years, including Southwest regional sales, director of field technical services and VP, technical services. 

“Larry made friends everywhere he went,” stated Chuck Hall, friend and former VP of sales for DriTac Flooring Products. “He was one of the most admired, well-liked, trusted and universally respected people in the flooring industry. His industry friends are too many to count, are scattered across North America and include: distributors, flooring contractors, retailers and competitors.”

Scott was also a teacher and trainer of wood flooring installation. He retired from the flooring industry in 2018 and returned to his home building business in Bandera.

Scott leaves behind his wife, Elizabeth and three sons, Chris, Nicholas and Erik Scott.

All donations in memory of Scott can be made to Bandera United Methodist Church, Bandera, Texas,, in care of Youth Ministries, which Scott was actively involved in.