About Messner Flooring
3 Generations of Flooring Experts
Quality, Community, Honesty & Respect
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, 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!
President, Messner Flooring
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.
Vice-President, Messner Flooring
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 25 years!
Office & Commercial Staff
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 son in Rochester, NY, and in his free time enjoys camping and spending quality time with his family.
Melanie is our office manager for all locations but her office is located in the Commercial building. Melanie has over 25 years of experience in the scheduling and management side of home improvement services and retail. She’s been at Messner Flooring for over 2 years and her favorite part of her job is the peoples lives she has a part in making more beautiful! When not at work, Melanie enjoys being outdoors with her family, visiting the Thousand Islands and going to lacrosse games. A kid and pet family, she has 2 cats and a guinea pig along with 5 wonderful children.
Lisa joined the Messner Flooring team in
Residential Service Coordinator
Theresa joined the Messner Flooring team in 2008 as the Residential Service Coordinator. 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
Rick is the reason your flooring is
Commercial Project Manager
As Project Manager, Pat ensures quality, transparency, and safety. Pat joined Messner Flooring in 2013, but started in the industry in 1985, including working with Messner Flooring as an installer in the
Commercial Sales Representative
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.
Commercial Sales Representative
Ted Messner has worked for Messner Flooring on and off since 2003 and became a full-time employee in 2013. Ted generally works with Messner Flooring’s long-term customers, including schools, commercial parks, and nursing homes. One client, an area nursing home, was Ted’s grandfather’s first client 50 years ago, which started our company! Many of our accounts are non-profits, and we are proud to support their missions. Ted 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.
Sales, Service & Assessment
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.
Inside Sales Support / Operations
Doug joined the Messner Family team in 2014, and, and provides office support, purchasing, and assisting with estimating and scheduling large commercial projects.
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.
Bill makes sure you get the right materials, right on time. He joined the Messner Flooring team in 2011, and his role is to help prepare jobs to go out the next day, and run deliveries. He works closely with our installation coordinators for both retail and commercial sides of the business. Bill enjoys interacting with the customers and installers in a fun atmosphere.
Ghulam Mujtaba Haidar
Ghulam is originally from Afghanistan and in October, 2018, relocated here with his 10-year-old son through the ‘No One Left Behind’ organization. Prior to coming to America, Ghulam obtained his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Kardan University, and specializes in Business Administration and Management. In addition, he worked for the US Forces in Afghanistan. In his free time, he enjoys nature and being outdoors. As one of our newest employees, we welcome Ghulam to the Messner Flooring team!
Pittsford Flooring Showroom
Sales Consultant & Interior Designer
Jessica is a talented, certified designer and sales consultant, who helps customers find the perfect flooring for their home and needs. 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 her job is working with a customer in their homes or in our showroom, where she prides herself on helping customers find just what they’re looking for, and sometimes something beautiful that they hadn’t expected to find!
Karen joined the Messner family in September 2009. With a background in interior design, and after almost 20 years working for large and impersonal retailers, she really wanted to work for a small family owned retailer. Messner Flooring was the perfect choice, as they had a wonderful reputation and were well known for their impeccable customer service. She enjoys working with the customers, giving them the best selection of flooring in Rochester, and helping make the best choices for their lifestyles, as well as the perfect design choice for their homes.
Greece Flooring Showroom
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!
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.