Floor Craft has been around since the 40’s, and we attribute our decades of success to the incredible team that makes Floor Craft your go to flooring store.
Jerry de Bellefeuille
Don’t let his last name intimidate you; Jerry is one of the friendliest, most helpful people you will meet. Floor Craft snagged Jerry in September of 2017 after he relocated from the east coast. Even though Jerry is a newer team member he is certainly not new to the industry. Jerry’s introduction to flooring began at Home Depot in the early 90’s, although he started in retail sales even earlier. After getting his feet wet at the big box store he moved into a sales rep position for the largest flooring distributor in Northern California for a couple years. In ’06 he headed east where he worked for a local flooring company for more than a decade. Its from here that he began his migration west to the great state of CO, where he came aboard Floor Craft.
Jerry is the epitome of a family man having three kids and a marriage surpassing three decades! When Jerry isn’t helping beautify your home he enjoys long motorcycle rides, loving on his German Shepard, and acting as the music director at his local church.
Dru has been with Floor Craft for over 6 years now, but brings more than three decades of experience with him. Dru not only has knowledge in the retail side of things, but also a vast amount from the distribution side of the industry as well, giving him a unique perspective many others don’t have. With his depth of industry understanding Dru is an inquisitive salesman, working hard to get to know if customers to truly pair them with not only the most aesthetic, but also most appropriate floor for their budget and lifestyle.
Dru keeps quite busy at work, but that is just so he stays sharp for all that he has going on at home. Him and his high school sweetheart have five children, 17 grandchildren, one great grandchild, five Dalmatians, and one lovable mutt they rescued. He and his wife show their dogs nationally with three of their grand puppies ending up riding on the Budweiser Clydesdale wagons, and another has found fame in some TV commercials. Dru loves camping, fishing, and four wheeling with his grandchildren. We also feel its best to let you know that if don’t care for the Kansas Jayhawks you may want to work with another salesperson.
John has been in the flooring industry since he could drive, and with his encyclopedia of knowledge he acts as our resident expert in overseeing difficult installations and solving job site problems. John’s roots are in Ruidoso, NM but he has been working for Floor Craft since 1999.
John began in this industry on the installation side, installing carpet, vinyl, and wood. He moved into commercial installations as he grew his skills, which is why he commonly heads up our commercial projects at Floor Craft. John’s wealth of experience guarantees that if he knocks on your door for an estimate you’ll know you are in capable hands.
John is an outdoor enthusiast who is known to be found on the golf course, on the water in a canoe, or toting his camper over mountain passes with his wife when the weekend comes along. John, like Jerry, has three kids of his own. Flooring must run in the family because you just might have John sell your job, and then his son, also John, show up to provide an expert installation.
Randy specializes in single and multifamily property management, real estate sale remodels, and commercial office installations. Although with 43 years of industry experience, Randy has plenty of savvy in the retail and residential space as well. Of those 43 years Floor Craft has been lucky enough to have Randy for the last 17! Randy is out of the office 95% of the day being that he works primarily by scheduled appointment, though if you do run into him you won’t forget his wonderful sense of humor and unmistakable laugh.
Outside of work Randy spends much time with his three children and four grandchildren, to whom he has affectionately been deemed “Pa Pa”. When not with his family Randy’s other business ventures have taken him South all the way to Liberia, Costa Rica. Down there he is a proud partner of Angry Goats Brewery. We think he just found a clever way to write off both his beers and beach vacation, but he swears its business. There must be some truth to that because the brewery has grown substantially since its inception in 2014, largely do in part to the award winning brews they have produced. Another passion of his is fishing. Whether it be fly fishing, ice fishing, or deep sea, put a reel in his hand and Randy is a happy man.
Joe is a uniquely positioned salesman, in that he is not only well trained and trusted on the showroom floor, but equally skilled in installation. He is our only salesman currently that may sell you a floor and install it too.
Joe’s introduction to flooring only slightly predates his move from his hometown of Omaha, NE to Colorado Springs in 2004. Upon arriving in Colorado Springs Joe found work in town in both sales and installation. Joe’s skill set spans tile, vinyl, floating floors, and prefinished hardwood, although nowadays he has concentrated on floating floors and prefinished hardwood only. Joe’s installation talent was first discovered by Floor Craft in 2006 when we began contracting him for many hard surface installs. Joe has performed countless installs for the company dating over the years, but converted to full time sales in 2015. After roughly a year Joe missed the installation side of the business, and has been juggling both sales and installation for Floor Craft since then.
Joe’s tenure in the flooring industry is impressive, put pales in comparison to the amount of time he and his wife have spent together: 38 years! Over the years they have introduced four wonderful children to the world, something that Joe finds a lot of pride and enjoyment in. Some other joy’s in Joe’s life are hiking and playing music.
Ethan is the newest member of the sales force, though his involvement with Floor Craft began much sooner. Ethan grew up in the Floor Craft household and was manning forklifts and cutting carpets in the warehouse as soon as he could get himself from school to work on his own. Throughout college Ethan worked remotely assisting with builder accounts and helping implement technology into Floor Craft’s processes. Following college a few years of employment in the field of finance pulled him away from the family business, but he returned to the company, more excited than ever. Ethan interacts primarily with contractor and builder accounts, but you may run into him on the sales floor for from time to time as well.
When he isn’t at Floor Craft Ethan is typically exploring beautiful Colorado with his wife and dog. Huge proponents of adventure the couple enjoy hiking, biking, and camping in as many mountain towns they can squeeze in between his Saturday rotation on the showroom.
The big dog, captain, el jefe – whatever you want to call him Mark is the man at the helm making it happen at Floor Craft. When many people think of the owner of a company they imagine a man briefly checking his email while teeing off on the first hole of the back nine on a Wednesday at 10 AM; this is not Mark. Mark is the first one in last to leave type of owner who prefers to lead by example, and sets the bar for what is required to run a small business. Mark spends the vast majority of his time organizing the builder work and putting out fires on job sites, but occasionally picks up a retail estimate so you may bump into him.
When Mark isn’t working its probably because his phone died. In all seriousness the only thing that Mark works harder at than Floor Craft is playing. If its a powder day in the mountains over the winter months you just might not get that call back until tomorrow. In the summer months you’ll likely run across a Floor Craft truck heading up the pass with a trailer of dirt bikes or the Razor in tow. Mark relishes time with his family in the mountains, much like many of the employees at Floor Craft.
Jared’s tenure at Floor Craft began in the warehouse more than seven years ago, but his position and responsibilities has evolved significantly since then. Jared works as our operations manager and scheduler at Floor Craft. In charge of monitoring inventory levels, tracking products for jobs, and keeping problems in the field at bay he keeps pretty busy. Although that is only part of his job, as he spend much of the day on the phone with you, working to coordinate installations. You may not see Jared on the sales floor, but if your purchase flooring from Floor Craft you will likely get a call from him notifying you that material has arrived and your job is ready to schedule.
Jared is one of those weird people that enjoys running. Like does it for fun. We don’t get it either. He also has his hands full raising his three year old, something else that he finds great joy in doing. Jared grew up in the small town of Rye, CO and spends many weekends back home with his son exploring the mountains of his youth.
Kelli’s role is hard to categorize, mainly because she is involved in nearly every aspect of the business. Kelli’s day is primarily consumed working with builder accounts and managing the purchasing department, but she is also is heavily involved in vendor relations to ensure we have updated products and excellent prices. You may or may not deal directly with Kelli when purchasing flooring from Floor Craft, but we promise you she is instrumental in making your project happen. Though since her marriage her last name is no longer a give away, Kelli is four generation lineage at Floor Craft and certainly critical to the succession plan.
If you end up working with Kelli and you want to become her favorite customer, we’ll give you a hint, ask her about her dog, Alester. Much of Kelli’s free time is spent hiking with Ali and her husband on the trails and paths in beautiful Colorado Springs. In addition to trekking around town, Kelli enjoys competition clay shooting with her husband.
Steve has been a part of Floor Craft since 1982, and no, that is not a typo. Though Steve is not part of the ownership family, he is the third generation of the Webb family to work at Floor Craft. His father, Bill, owned a store in Kansas, but moved out to Colorado when things slowed down in that part of the country. His grandmother, already located in Colorado Springs, was working at Floor Craft and helped Bill get a position as an estimator when they relocated. When Steve was old enough to join the work force he found himself in the warehouse at Floor Craft, an area that he would manage for about 10 years. From there he moved into an estimator roll for just shy of a decade, and since then has served as the manager of the service department. Steve is a very respected employee both at Floor Craft, and among Floor Craft’s long standing builder and contractor relationships. It is common knowledge that if Steve is involved in solving a problem that the solution is going to be done right. Some of Steve’s industry certifications include OSHA safety certificates, Karndean installation, and formal Schluter training.
Although it goes without saying, Colorado is a beautiful stay. However, Steve only agrees with that statement about half the year, when the sun is shining. When the snow starts flying Steve and his wife prefer to bail and find themselves a sunny beach instead, their favorite being Jamaica. When the winter has subsided Steve likes to head to the hills with his sand rail as well.
Tim’s resume takes you across not only the industry, but country as well. It all began back in 1990 where after college Tim found himself installing commercial carpet for an outfit that sent him all over the country to wherever the next hotel was being built. Once the constant relocation lost its appeal Tim went into apartment remodel flooring, both carpet and vinyl. In the mid 1990’s Tim found his way to Denver where he worked as an independent contractor installing vinyl, tile, and laminate. After going out on his own for a while he found a position on the service department of a flooring store, but when the economy went south in 08′ he was forced back into the installation side of the business. From 2008 to 2014 Tim worked as an independent flooring subcontractor, many of which installation he did for Floor Craft. In mid 2014 Tim joined Floor Craft as an employee assisting on job sites with project management and service.
Tim and his wife find much joy in raising their two kids together. Outside of family Tim greatly enjoys listening to music, as a talented musician himself. Tim also prefers to spend time as an integral member at his local church.