Better Life Technology, LLC
9736 Legler Rd
Lenexa, KS 66219
We create high quality, innovative vinyl solutions to go EVERYWHERE – from commercial to residential spaces – and cover ANYTHING – floors, walls and all areas in between. Our durable, designable and decorative polyvinyl enhances homes, businesses, transit lines, greenhouses, marine decks, and our revolutionary image product has unlimited marketing and promotional potential. Our product family consists of our signature G-Floor® Universal Flooring, pioneering AquaTread® Marine Flooring, and customizable BILD™ Print Media. At Better Life Technology, we have you covered.
Better Life Technology, LLC is the leading innovator and manufacturer of top quality, 100% solid vinyl flooring solutions for residential, commercial and OEM applications. Our origins began with a simple goal: create superior polyvinyl garage flooring that not only protected the concrete below, but outlasted and outperformed other vinyl products on the market. It wasn’t long before G-Floor® became the Gold Standard for garages and we realized our ground-breaking, solid vinyl product had additional uses outside of the garage and above the floor.
Today we offer polyvinyl solutions manufactured in the USA for a multitude of purposes. Our high performance G-Floor® Universal Flooring, AquaTread® Marine Flooring and BILD™ Print Media deliver individuals, small businesses, corporations, fleet owners, marketers and others, the most reliable vinyl solutions at exceptional value. Better Life Technology’s products are so easy to install and maintain, you’ll find us covering more than just the halls and walls of educational, healthcare, modular and recreational facilities. Our flooring and promotional signage enhances retail establishments, kennels, mobile vehicles, and just about any room of the home. Basically ANYPLACE you live, work and play… Better Life Technology has a vinyl solution.
Better Life Technology was founded in 1998 by Don and Brett Sneed in Lenexa, KS, when Brett identified a need for an easy to install and maintain, durable garage floor protector. He worked with Don to develop G-Floor®, which is made of thick, solid vinyl and rolls out for easy installation. They positioned G-Floor® against traditional epoxy floors, which can take up to 16 days to fully install and are prone to cracking, staining and peeling if not installed properly. Because it is compatible with alkalis and acids in concrete, G-Floor® protects garage floors without breaking down the subfloor.
Since 2004, BLT has added new color options, textures and dimensions, and has been featured in many home improvement magazines and television shows. G-Floor® can also be found in more than 1,200 retail stores nationwide, as well as via a variety of online distributors.
The line has continued to expand, now including AquaTread® marine surface and vinyl boat deck flooring as well as BILD™ customizable print media.
Mr. Brett Sneed founded Better Life Technology and is currently the Chief Innovation Officer, Partner and Board Member. Brett founded Better Life Technology in 1998, served as CEO for 16 years, and he is the inventor of G-Floor®, AquaTread®, G-Floor® Image and G-Floor® Graphics Print Media (now branded BILD™). He was the vision and driving force behind Better Life Technology’s unique manufacturing processes and product lines and he has extensive experience in business development /model, product development, patents and thermal plastics processing. Previous to founding Better Life Technology, Brett was involved in three successful startup small businesses, including President of USA Product Inc. where he developed and launched numerous product lines while growing the business; Director of Marketing at Jasco Inc.; and Regional Marketing Manager and National Product Manager (Fast Track) for DIGI Corporation.
Brett is an avid motorcyclist, traveling through the mountainous regions and stopping periodically to fulfill his passion of fly fishing. He and his wife of over 25 years enjoy traveling to coastal regions in the winter and to the Rocky Mountains in the summer.
Mr. Jerry Herbert joined Better Life Technology as an investor and Chief Operating Officer in 2003 and is responsible for the daily operations of the company. Jerry has been involved in small business management and leadership his entire career. Before Better Life Technology, for 15 years, Jerry was a practicing CPA and partner in the accounting firm of Agler & Garddert, where he specialized in business strategy and planning. He left public accounting to become General Manager of School Services and Leasing Inc., a bus contracting firm, which during his tenure, the business grew from 400 to 3200 school buses in eight states with 5000 employees. Jerry graduated from Emporia State University with an Accounting degree.
In his free time, Jerry loves to relax at the Lake of the Ozarks with his wife of 38 years, three adult children and three grandchildren. Jerry is an avid Chiefs fan, KU basketball fan, Royals fan, he does a little gardening and he is known at Better Life Technology as the resident restaurant connoisseur.
Mr. Ron Cole joined Better Life Technology as Chief Financial Officer in 2017. Ron leads the finance team and is actively involved in the daily operation of the company including manufacturing operations, new product initiatives and aligning goals and initiatives for company success. Ron joined Better Life Technology because of the unique product line, the ability to assist in the launch of additional products and the growth potential from existing products and new products currently in development. Prior to joining Better Life Technology, Ron spent 12 years as a CPA and another 11 years in senior leadership roles with companies in the construction, energy and manufacturing industries. Ron is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and holds a degree in Accounting.
Ron enjoys spending time with his wife and is actively involved in their two teenagers many activities, including high school drum line and soccer.
Mr. Paul Orrick joined the Better Life Technology family as the Vice President of Operations in 2017, after 10 years as a Design Engineering and Product Manager, and another 13 years as an Operations Manager. Paul oversees day-to-day operations to support organizational growth, focusing on strategic planning and goal-setting for the Better Life Technology factory. He is committed to lean manufacturing initiatives and provides associates training and coaching to achieve those goals. Paul loves being involved in the conceptual design of a product, seeing it through to a manufactured finish and takes pride in the sense of accomplishment his team feels from delivering a quality, on-time product to customers. He is excited about the opportunities ahead for the graphics industry with our clear product offering! Paul is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
In his free time, Paul loves to golf, play basketball, run, coach his kids, and of course, spend time with his wife of 22 years and three children, two daughters and a son.
Ms. Julie Keys joined Better Life Technology as Product Manager in 2017 and has since been promoted to Director of Marketing and Program Management. Julie leads the marketing team and is actively involved in new product development and the promotion and market strategy of existing products. Julie joined Better Life Technology because of the opportunity to improve processes, exciting new product launch opportunities, and the ability to help grow awareness of the existing product lines. Prior to joining Better Life Technology, she spent nearly 21 years as a Product Manager and Product Marketing Manager with a consumer electronics manufacturing company. Julie is a graduate of Mid America Nazarene University and holds a degree in Management and Human Relations.
Julie enjoys spending time with her family and close friends. In her free time, she loves to play golf, take in a Royals game, try new restaurants and travel to destinations with beaches!
Mr. Chad Andrews joined Better Life Technology in 2018 as Vice President of Sales after spending 22 years at Armacell®. There, he spent the majority of his time in sales and was directly responsible for $30M in annual sales. Chad also spent time in finance and cost analysis, business development, manufacturing, and product R&D. He joined Better Life Technology after seeing the growth opportunity potential in the current marketplace, with the passion of success through strong team building and the desire to expand into more markets and drive additional growth. Chad is a graduate of Louisburg College, who enjoys spending time with his wife and five children. He is an avid outdoorsman with a love for baseball who also enjoys fishing, hunting, and boating.
Better Life Technology, LLC goes beyond vinyl flooring, from community engagement to promoting eco-initiatives in our production. As part of our corporate culture, we are committed to giving back to the local communities where we have facilities, to the global community where our products cover and protect millions of spaces.
Better Life Technology employees are the driving force when it comes to giving back to the community. From annual food drives to adopt-a-family during the holidays, we aim to make a difference whenever and wherever we can.
When it comes to our production process, we are always looking for ways to be greener. Thinking outside the box, literally, we recycle and reuse the boxes our materials arrive in, as well as provide them to others to be repurposed. We also recapture and reuse vinyl when possible.
Better Life Technology, LLC is more than just a job; it’s a lifestyle. We work with a purpose with the intention to create a positive impact on a personal and professional level.
At Better Life Technology, we strive to continue our competitive advantage as the leading producer of vinyl floor coverings in the world with an eye on making a difference in our people’s lives, our customers’ experience, and in bettering the surroundings in which we contact.
It may sound cliché, but we operate by The Golden Rule.
Respect ALL People.
Conduct Business in a Fair and Ethical Manner.
Develop Relationships and Partnerships for the Long-term.
Do What We Say We Are Going to Do; Do it Well; and Have Fun Doing It!
Better Life Technology is growing at an exciting rate, and our work is fast-paced and challenging. Our associates tell us they can’t wait to come to work because they are learning something new every day. We operate with a team approach and with an open door policy where our employees have autonomy to innovate and contribute to company growth. As we continue to grow, we don’t plan to lose our “family feel,” which is the cornerstone of our culture and service philosophy. In a comfortable, inviting atmosphere, employees deliver on our promise – to make the highest quality vinyl floor coverings on the market for the best customers on the planet.
(Flexible schedules, PTO, Vacation, etc.)
Dental and Vision coverage
Company Gatherings, Days of Community Service, Team-Building Events
Better Life Technology, LLC headquarters are located in Lenexa, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. Our corporate office houses administrative, sales and customer service associates and serves as a local showroom for viewing product samples and designs.
Our products are proudly manufactured in the USA at our facility in Emporia, Kansas, 90 miles south of Lenexa. In addition to our manufacturing plant, Emporia is also home to Better Life Technology’s 240,000 sq. ft. warehouse and distribution center. A vertically-integrated manufacturer, we provide our products to distributors for resale and the Emporia warehouse also houses the fulfillment center for online sales, catalog sales and retail distribution.
9736 Legler Rd
Lenexa, KS 66219
1219 Hatcher Rd
Emporia, KS 66801