As President and CEO, I am proud to lead our extraordinary team. My role is to ensure we are all well equipped to win the trust of our customers with exceptional customer service and skilled execution. I manage the five members of our leadership team with a focus on process improvement and company culture. I also enjoy meeting with everyone on our team individually and collectively to continually gain insight, remove obstacles and seize new opportunities to be our best. Overseeing our work, I develop key relationships, drive our sales and marketing efforts, handle all things HR and legal, develop strategic initiatives, and implement business best practices for operations and management. I’ve been featured in Floor Focus magazine, Talk Floors, and Floor Covering Weekly. I hold a bachelor’s degree in organizational studies (Univ. of Michigan), a master’s degree in leadership and management (Harvard Univ.) With professional experience ranging from marketing communications to sales, I achieved the dream of owning a small business in January 2015 when I purchased GP Land & Carpet. Now rebranded as GP Flooring Solutions, our team is an extension of my family. I enjoy serving on the boards of The Hochstein School of Music and Dance, Blackfriars Theatre, and Fuse Commercial Flooring Alliance. In 2017, I became a proud graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. I am also honored to have received the 2019 Enterprising Women of the Year award, recognition as Business Person of the Year in 2018 by the Small Business Council of Rochester, to have been identified as one of the top ten “Emerging Leaders” in our industry in 2018 by Floor Focus magazine, and to have been named 40 under 40 in 2016 by Rochester Business Journal. I’m most proud, however, to be named “mom” by Caroline, Leo and Amelie Reinhard.
I am proud to be the Accounting Manager for GP Flooring. My role here is to oversee Accounts Payable as well as many other things. I am a stickler for details and strive to improve things whenever possible. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with 3 children, watching hockey, and spending time at my lake house.
I have worked in a warehouse atmosphere for 15+ years. I enjoy the new role of driving and being on the road that GP Flooring has given me. I stay very busy with my two kids. When I’m not busy with the kids, I enjoy watching sports and taking part in outdoor activities.
As a career sales professional, providing solutions that meet and exceed customer expectations is what I enjoy the most. In my position as a Project Manager, I am grateful for the opportunity to meet many new people and build lasting customer relationships. I’m a volunteer firefighter and a member of the Board of Directors at the Brighton Fire Dept. I’m married with two boys, who give me a run for my money, but I’m enjoying every second of it.
As a Project Executive, my job is to meet specific customer needs and build lasting relationships by providing cost-effective solutions and services. Exceeding expectations in the flooring industry demands integrity, professionalism, and a genuine focus on client satisfaction. As a proud husband and father of two, hard work, diligence, and loyalty define my character. I’m glad to be a part of such a great company that allows continual product training to ensure that our clients receive accurate and detailed information. My background includes working in construction, finance, sales, sports, fitness, and counseling.
As a Project Executive for GP Flooring, I work with clients throughout upstate and central NY State. My background includes 15 years of marketing and sales management experience with the Comag Marketing Group, an international distributor for the newsstand distribution of magazines. Most recently, I worked in outside sales with Dunbar Armored & ULINE. My career has positioned me very well to cultivate client relationships by ensuring outstanding service and value. I am a resident of Liverpool, NY, where I live with my wife of 13 years and our two children. As an athlete, life-long sports enthusiast, and proud son of a professional baseball player, I enjoy fitness and coaching my daughters’ sports teams.
Prior to finding my home at GP, I had a stint in insurance sales, but spent much of my professional career as a teacher, working with students ranging from kindergarten to adult. That experience helped prepare me for a career in sales where I get to work closely with customers and share information that can help. My background as a singer and actress means I bring creativity to the table too. Getting to blend my experience in education while creatively helping my clients “pick pretty things” and solve any flooring challenge is basically a dream job. My years at GP have been so rewarding because of my fun-loving – yet hard working – colleagues.
I have many years of experience maintaining and cleaning floors, including six years as an Assistant Manager with a large janitorial and floor care company. Some years ago I had the opportunity to work with Larry Riggi, GP’s former Director of Maintenance, so when he contacted me about joining the team at GP, I was glad to do so. I enjoy the opportunity to travel to various locations to clean and maintain floors. And of course I love seeing the beautiful results that we are able to provide. My grandkids keep me busy when I am not at work. And I love playing and watching all kinds of sports – although it is usually more watching now that I am older!
As Project Executive, I am the customer’s primary point of contact for sales and project management. I practice a consultative sales approach striving to provide the best possible flooring solutions for every customer. My goal is to exceed customer expectations with thorough project planning, stringent project oversight, and effective communication. I have more than 20 years of experience working in commercial flooring sales and project management. What I enjoy most is establishing long term customer relationships and leveraging my subject matter expertise to enhance my customer’s interior spaces. I earned a B.S. Degree in Marketing from Canisius College and returned to Rochester where I have lived most of my life. In my free time, I enjoy sailing on Lake Ontario and spending time with my family.
After working in a number of different industries, I made the switch to the commercial flooring industry at GP Flooring Solutions. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, camping, spending time with my family and friends, and playing golf and rugby.
As a Senior Project Manager, I focus on securing and executing all types of projects while always striving to exceed the customers’ expectations. I have honed my abilities through my experience in general management, operations management, business development, estimation and project management. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family, sports, and being outdoors. I am also an aircraft enthusiast.
I enjoy managing some of our largest projects, overseeing our work with general contractors, and serving as a helpful resource to all of our project managers. The first 15 years of my career were in construction management, first at Shawmut Design and Construction, where I led teams across the country, including an expansive Las Vegas operation overseeing nearly $100 million in projects along the Strip. I then moved to NY to be near family and led teams for LeChase Construction on the $150 million URMC Golisano Children’s Hospital, as well as the LEED Platinum Golisano Institute for Sustainability at RIT. I received a BS in civil engineering and certificates in construction management and business from the University of Wisconsin (GO BADGERS!) as well as an MBA at Boston College with a focus on strategic operations. I enjoy spending time with my wife and three children, especially in the Finger Lakes – I love any chance to be on the water. Originally from Green Bay, WI, I’m a huge Packers fan.
After working with General Contractors for four years, I have enjoyed the transition to the commercial flooring business. At GP Flooring Solutions, I support administrative and project operations. Originally from a small town outside the Philadelphia, PA region, I moved to Western New York for a change in scenery. In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors, cooking, spending time with my friends, and traveling home to PA to visit my family.
My industry experience began in 1991 when I started out handling the NYS carpet contract sales. In that time, the role here has evolved from handling materials to administrative management and keeping our office running like a well-oiled machine. Married for 37 years, I have two sons who are also married. Faith and family are the most important to me, followed by GP’s core-value #7 – have fun and enjoy life!
I joined GP Flooring Solutions in 2019 after working on the supplier side of the industry for over 7 years, gaining experience with all types of flooring products. I have a degree in Marketing/Advertising from University of Buffalo, but have always worked in a construction-related field. When I am not working, I can be found refinishing antique furniture, as well as coaching competitive soccer, which I have done for over 10 years. All this would not be possible without the support of my daughter Alyssa, and wife Stacy.
I’m happy to be a part of the GP Flooring team, doing what I can to improve our operations. My background is as a project superintendent for large general contractors — first with Holder Construction Company and then with LeChase Construction Services. At GP, I enjoy working to improve execution on our job sites, with a focus on safety, quality, and schedule. I studied Construction Management at Colorado State University and hold several industry certifications, including OSHA (30-hour training), evacuation safety; arc flash safety/code compliance; confined space; and first aid/CPR/ AED. When I’m not working I enjoy keeping up with my kids!
I am a GP Flooring Solutions Estimator/Project manager bringing 21 years’ experience as the lead Commercial/Residential Estimator, Project and Retail Store Manager for Tri County Carpets in Liverpool, NY. I successfully estimated and managed thousands of commercial and residential projects. My construction background began with architectural drawing-drafting classes before entering the US Army Engineering School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. I am knowledgeable in all phases of construction with emphasis in flooring including resilient, carpeting, ceramic tile, hardwood, underlayment, and moisture mitigation. I have completed continuing education through a Mohawk University Product Knowledge certification in Carpeting, Hard Surfaces, Advanced Selling Skills, Thompson & Johnson Train-the-Trainer fork truck certification, OSHA 10-hour safety certification, Armstrong, Forbo sheet vinyl – linoleum training, along with Daltile, Ardex, Laticrete, and several other manufacturer installation/material usage training seminars. Residing in Baldwinsville, a suburb just outside of Syracuse, my personal enjoyments are any time spent with my fiancé, three adult daughters, and teenage son. Whether traveling, camping, boating, snowmobiling, hiking, mountain biking, we especially like being outdoors. Whenever permitted, I can be found riding a motorcycle either on or off road – I love being on two wheels. I have learned not to take all things too seriously and enjoy a good laugh whenever the situation allows. I am fortunate to be on the GP Flooring Solutions team, where my passion for doing excellent work and get the job done attitude is well exercised.
After numerous years of working in many different job industries, I made the best decision in transitioning into the Commercial Flooring sector. After becoming a member of the GP Flooring Solutions team, it was made apparent very quickly that I have found a career instead of a job, and also a second family. In my spare time, I love to cook, go on driving adventures, spend time with my family and friends, and take care of my fur baby (Pepper, the cat).
I joined GP Flooring Solutions after spending 15 years in sales management with Enterprise Holdings. I am passionate about my client relationships and understanding their flooring needs. At GP Flooring Solutions, we are uniquely staffed with highly professional and well-trained sales associates that respond quickly with outstanding customer service, and I am proud to be a part of this team. I received my degree in Business Management at SUNY Geneseo and now live and work in Grand Island, NY. My wife and I have two beautiful daughters and we love to travel and create new family memories. I am also a long suffering and optimistic Bills and Sabres fan. If they are playing, you will find me either at the game or watching it on TV.