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.
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 Messner, and Peter’s son Ted keeps the Messner Tradition alive 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.
1962 → Ben Messner opens the B. J. Messner Co. in a one-room office on Monroe Avenue, presently, Cornell’s Jewelers.
1972 → A one-room office and sample room on Saginaw Drive.
1977 → Peter joins the firm after Ben’s health setback.
1978 → 28 South Main St. opens our first retail venture, a 1000 sq. ft. showroom and office.
1980 → Opening of our first warehouse, 1000 sq. ft. on Monroe Ave.
1984 → Messner moves to a 3,000 sq. ft. warehouse and expands into additional offices. Greg joins the company.
1987 → After Ben suffers another health setback, Peter takes control of a 5-employee company.
1988 → Major renovation of the South Main Street store and Grand Reopening celebrating 25 years.
1989 → Peter moves the commercial division, operations and warehouse to Halstead Street.
1993 → The company buys the old Pittsford Post Office at 19 Monroe Avenue, and remodels the building. Messner commercial and administration move in as does State Farm Insurance.
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. Peter’s son Jack Messner joins the firm in the Messner Flooring Re:Source company.
2008 → State Farm moves out and the RUG ROOM is opened.
2009 → The store is fully renovated and now occupies all 5,800 square feet. Messner receives the Pittsford Business Person of the year award.
2018 → Messner Carpeting is rebranded as Messner Flooring.
“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