About Messner Flooring
3 Generations of Flooring Experts
As a third generation family-run business, Messner Flooring is dedicated to giving you the best flooring experience. Customer loyalty is our greatest point of pride, and we earn it through exceptional customer experience, our extraordinary team of flooring experts, and a commitment to the community and relationships we've built over our long history in Rochester.
Many members of our team have been here for over a decade or more. What sets Messner Flooring apart is that every one of us is truly dedicated to ensuring that you have the best experience – every step of the way!
Respect is the Foundation of our Business
“Part of the tradition that my father instilled in all of us was to treat everyone with respect. That has served as the foundation of our business for all of these years, and I think it’s why we’ve been successful.”
- Greg Messner
Flooring experts in Rochester, NY
Meet Our Team
Peter Messner, President
Peter Messner is President of Messner Flooring and started at the company in 1977 as his dad Ben Messner’s first employee. The early days at the B.J. Messner Co. allowed Peter to develop many skills such as forklift operation, rug deliveries, commercial estimating, and project management. In the mid 80’s Peter took over the operations and back-office functions. In 1987, he purchased the company after his father’s untimely death, and today he manages the commercial company and operations at both the retail stores. The skills that Peter developed in his early years are still called upon on a daily basis.
Greg Messner, Vice President
Greg is Vice President of Messner Flooring. His father, Ben Messner, founded Messner Flooring in 1962, and in 1985, Greg joined his dad and brother Peter in helping to run the family business. Today, Greg is the face of the Pittsford Messner Flooring store, and Vice President of the business that has grown into 3 locations in Rochester, NY. Greg enjoys being in the Pittsford showroom helping customers find the perfect flooring. He truly loves the connections he makes with people, helping generations of clients and families over the last 35 years!
Jack Messner, Vice President
Family and community make the job great, for Jack Messner, who joined the Messner Flooring team in 2008 as an apprentice to a commercial salesman. Jack grew up in this business and remembers crawling on the mountains of carpet pads as a little kid. Now he works in commercial sales doing project management and commercial estimating. Jack enjoys his work because it’s an ever-evolving industry, with materials, installation, and more always improving.
Ted Messner, Vice President
Ted Messner has worked for Messner Flooring on and off since 2003 and became a full-time employee in 2013. He has handled both commercial bid work and negotiated work, also handling a lot of the nonprofit work. He really enjoys working with long-term clients as it enables him to develop relationships over time. This brings greater understanding overall, and enables us to meet their needs as well as get to know them on a personal level. When he is not in the office, you can find him hiking with his wife Candace, and their two dogs Mick and Maddy.
Christo Chryss, General Manager of Retail Flooring
Christo manages our retail flooring locations in both Pittsford and Greece. He is one of our most recent employees, having joined the team in the Fall of 2018. With a background in home improvement and flooring, he brings a great deal of experience to the team. Christo lives with his wife and children in Rochester, NY, and in his free time enjoys camping and spending quality time with his family.
Lisa Mau, Business Manager
Lisa joined the Messner Flooring team in 2004, and handles everything from health plans to payroll. Lisa manages the office, pays bills, manages payroll, and handles additional HR responsibilities. Lisa helps the Messner Flooring team with health and life insurance, the IRA plan, and more. Lisa is proud to work for Messner Flooring. She says, “I’m glad we’re an ethical company, and that we put out a good product and do good work. I’m proud of our great reputation. And I enjoy helping our employees.”
Theresa Malboeuf, Residential Operations Manager
Theresa joined the Messner Flooring team in 2008 as the Residential Service Coordinator, and now the Residential Operations Manager. She works with every single retail customer, yet rarely gets to meet them in person! Theresa handles everything from the scheduling of installations, cancellations, delivery and timing requests, and more. She also handles orders, bills, and reconciliation, and though she also handles every aspect of retail service, she enjoys staying busy and working with the installers, manufacturers, delivery people and of course the customers. To Theresa, seeing a project come together is the most rewarding part.
Jenifer Sullivan, Residential Operations
As our Residential Operations Coordinator, Jenifer places orders, makes sure our product catalogues are up to date, and confirms deliveries. She also assists with the commercial side, handling part of invoicing and billing. She keeps the office energized and organized. Jenifer has been a great addition to the Messner Team since spring 2021.
Rick Morgan, Warehouse Manager
Rick is the reason your flooring is pre-inspected, and perfectly cut. Joining the Messner Flooring team in 2009, Rick manages all the inventory for both the commercial and retail sides of the business. When a customer orders flooring, it comes to Rick’s warehouse first and is checked out to make sure it’s correct and in perfect shape. His team also cuts all carpets to specific lengths for our installers right from the warehouse, making the installation of carpet more efficient for us and our customers. Rick enjoys being “quality control” and a bit of a traffic cop in the warehouse to make sure that quality and accuracy are on point.
James Negron, Warehouse Support / Deliveries
A proud member of our warehouse staff, James is our stain master. Supporting Rick, he keeps the warehouse organized and clean. He accurately cuts carpet and pad daily, for residential and commercial jobs. James has been working in the warehouse industry since 2005 and started with the Messner team in summer 2021. Occasionally making deliveries, James enjoys being able to make connections with our contractors and customers.
Sean Healey, Video & Social Media
John Barker, Commercial Project Manager
Jon started at the company in 1986 as an installer, and joined Messner Flooring full-time in 2008. In addition, his dad worked for Greg and Peter’s dad Ben Messner for 25 years! Messner doesn’t just “measure,” we assess. There’s a lot more to preparing to install a floor correctly than wielding a measuring tape. Jon earned his Master’s from CFI and uses that knowledge and expertise to make absolutely certain that everything has been anticipated for a new install. In addition, a big part of Jon’s job is going into homes and restretching carpet, fixing holes, and repairing seams on installations that other companies won’t stand by. Jon loves his job because every project is unique, every house has its own requirements and every day is different.
Doug Miller, Commercial Operations Manager
Doug has been our “Go To” man on the commercial side since joining the Messner team in 2014. He provides strong office and warehouse inventory support. We entrust him with all commercial submittals, order placements and billing. He also coordinates all our commercial install crews. His favorite thing about Messner is the collaboration that goes on within the organization and our partners in the field.
Erin Carey, Commercial Sales Support & Interior Designer
Erin has been a lively addition to the Messner Flooring Team since summer 2021. With a background and degree in commercial Interior Design, she brings unique insights and ideas to the company. She jumps in on commercial projects assisting with measuring, estimating, and flooring selection. Our project managers rely on her for scopes and details of each job. Seeing the positive transformations in the community is what really drives and excites her.
Al Donsky, Retail Flooring Estimator
Al can bring the showroom to you! He joined the company in 2015 but has been in business for 30 years. His role is the “shop-at-home guy,” and in-home flooring assessment. But he does much more than measure—he help customers make the right choice for their lifestyles, the conditions in a particular space, and their tastes. Al can help choose a product, complete the assessment, answer a customer’s questions on the spot, and leave them with a completed estimate. It’s all very streamlined.
Jessica Salada, Sales Consultant & Interior Designer
Jessica is a talented, certified designer and sales consultant. With a background and expertise in interior design, and her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Industrial Design, Jessica is passionate about creating spaces in the home for everyone to enjoy. Her favorite part of the job is helping customers find the perfect flooring for their home and needs, with the hopes of finding something beautiful they hadn’t expected to find! She recently purchased a new home she will need to update and renovate, just like her customers.
Barbara Casale, Residential Sales Consultant
As an Interior Designer, I enjoy helping guests create beautiful spaces that fit their lifestyle. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design, my concern is making sure you have the right flooring product for your needs and then finding the design that is perfect for you and your loved ones.
Andrew Chastek, Sales Consultant
Andrew has over 5 years of experience as a flooring specialist. He is especially interested in the technical specification of flooring, and helps customers find the best product for their homes, at the best value!
Shawn Davis, Sales, Service & Assessment
Shawn has been in the flooring business for over 25 years, working in sales, service, estimating and installation. As an expert in the industry, Shawn leverages his experience to find solutions to his customers’ most complex projects.
Doug Bush, Commercial Project Manager
Andrew Sweats, Commercial Operations
“Messner Flooring stands out above the rest with their integrity and manner of working with customers. Everyone takes pride in giving the customer what they expect and deserve. People here will take the extra time so that there are no surprises and no unanswered questions. They do whatever it takes, and stay honest and professional."
Commercial Project Manager, Messner Flooring