About Messner Flooring

Family-Owned for 60+ Years

Our Story

Messner Flooring Family Photo

As a third-generation, family-run business, Messner Flooring is dedicated to providing you with the best flooring experience. Customer loyalty is our greatest point of pride, and we earn this with exceptional customer experience, an extraordinary team of flooring experts, and a commitment to the community and relationships we’ve built over our long history in Rochester.

In 1962 Ben Messner started selling carpet from the back of a wood-paneled station wagon. He quickly established a reputation for providing first-rate service, honest dealings, and uncompromising quality. Today, Ben’s sons Peter and Greg, and Peter’s son Ted continue the Messner Tradition with a commitment to quality, honesty, community, and respect.

Though times have changed, you can be sure that the original Messner Flooring commitment to the community continues with unsurpassed service and quality, the best-guaranteed prices, and an extensive offering of hardwoods, laminate, vinyl, carpets, area rugs, and other flooring options for both residential and commercial flooring customers.

Established in 1962

Messner Flooring Timeline

1962 → Ben Messner opens the B. J. Messner Co. in a one-room office on Monroe Avenue, presently, Cornell’s Jewelers.
1972 → The company moves to a small office/sample room on Saginaw Drive.
1977 → Peter joins the firm after Ben’s health setback.
1978 → The company expands to its first retail location, a 1000 sq. ft. showroom and office at 28 South Main Street in the village of Pittsford.
1980 → The first 1000 sq. ft. warehouse opens on Monroe Avenue in Pittsford.
1984 → Messner moves to a 3,000 sq. ft. warehouse and expands into additional offices. Peter’s brother Greg joins the company.
1987 → After Ben suffers another health setback, Peter takes control of the company which has grown to five employees.
1988 → The South Main Street location undergoes a major renovation celebrating 25 years with a Grand Reopening.
1989 → The commercial division, operations, and warehouse move to Halstead Street in Rochester.
1993 → The company purchases the former Pittsford Post office at 19 Monroe Avenue and remodels the building to house retail and administration as well as State Farm Insurance.
1997 & 1998 → Awarded 2 years in a row as the Greater Rochester Chamber’s Top 100 fastest-growing companies
1999 → Messner Flooring Re:Source is launched and moves to a 18,000 sq. ft. facility on University Ave. The store is renovated to house the new Martha Stewart flooring line. 
2008 → State Farm moves out of the Main Street building and the Rug Room opens.
2009 → The store is fully renovated and now occupies all 5,800 square feet. Messner receives the Pittsford Business Person of the year award.
2013 → Peter’s son Ted Messner joins the commercial division.
2015 → Company expands to Greece with the opening of a Flooring America Aligned Store. Messner moves to the Q Floor Platform which enhances business procedures and allows for future growth.
2017 → Messner Carpet becomes Messner Flooring when the company rebrands and unifies with a new logo and look.
2020→ Third Generation Messners become company vice presidents.
2021→ Pittsford store is renovated to enhance the expansion of hard surface flooring.
2022→ Messner Flooring makes Rochester Top 100 fastest-growing, privately-owned companies for the third time. 
2023→ Greece store is renovated and the Flooring America Banner is dropped. Messner Flooring is again a Rochester Top 100 Company. Messner Flooring Joins the Premier Flooring Center Network.

Respect is the Foundation of our Business

Messner Flooring Family

“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

Hundreds of Happy Customers


Based on 192 reviews
Minnie Kaigler
Minnie Kaigler
June 5, 2023
Messner was my choice for my new wood floor after visiting other stores. They had exactly what I wanted. The men that installed my floor did a great job.
Sue S
Sue S
May 28, 2023
Customer service was excellent installers very professional and did awesome job! Highly recommend Messner you will not be disappointed!!
Diane Brinkman
Diane Brinkman
May 24, 2023
Cheryl Price
Cheryl Price
May 23, 2023
Wonderful experience. The people at Messners are great to work with and I am so happy with the result!
Mary Sirianni
Mary Sirianni
May 11, 2023
We will definitely go back to Messner's for our future flooring needs. We made several trips to the store to pick flooring. Top notch customer service from everyone we spoke with.
Nick Shaw
Nick Shaw
May 3, 2023
Patricia Hunt
Patricia Hunt
April 28, 2023
We just can’t say enough about how happy we are with our floors from Messner. We were greeted by Jessica, who could not have been nicer. She is professional and knowledgeable with every aspect of the process. She sent us home with samples and after we picked out our favorite, Al came out to measure. Al was amazing! He also is personable and knowledgeable with measuring and seeing what we needed for the installation. Messner contacted us when our floors arrived and we set up the installation date. Dave and his son Bill arrived and they also were an amazing team. They worked non stop getting our floors and molding installed. What a pleasure our whole experience was with Messner Flooring. We highly recommend them!!! Patty and Charlie Hunt
Maryjo Faticone
Maryjo Faticone
April 21, 2023
Bill Lochner
Bill Lochner
April 7, 2023
We had been trying to have our kitchen flooring replaced by two big stores. We were told that they could not do the job without rebuilding most of the existing floor. After several months of orders of the wrong flooring being delivered and returned we cancelled the whole project. We contacted Messner Flooring. Within a very few weeks our new flooring was installed. The installers Dave and Billy could not have been more polite and accommodating. They were very professional and finished in a timely manner- We would gladly recommend Messner to anyone who is considering new flooring!
Ray Ouillette
Ray Ouillette
April 3, 2023
We love the new carpeting it was a pleasure doing business with you from sales advise to the install. Thanks Ray

Four-Legged Family

The Messner Pups