By all accounts, Floyd is a very cold person and defined by his profession as a merciless businessman. He and his son, Jason, have an almost businesslike relationship as well, showing no emotions toward one another, while Floyd's wife, Carol, seems to have a closer relationship with her son.
Floyd tries to sue Richard and Jason after accusing the latter of stealing his father's clients to go into business with Richard. Richard then does a deal with Floyd to leave Jason in the cold. Jason then sues Richard, making Lorelai break up with him.
- Floyd Stiles is first mentioned in Season 2, when Richard describes to Emily how he resigned from his position.
- Floyd was part of a barbershop quartet when he attended Yale.