Owners’ decades of experience give Ranson’s new flooring business a leg up
RANSON — Jamie Jordan and Wes Kees’ flooring business on North Mildred Street here may be just a month old, but it’s built on the two owners’ decades of experience in the Eastern Panhandle.
Jordan, a Martinsburg native, has worked in the flooring business for 20 years, including the last 10 installing flooring with Kees, who grew up in South Berkeley.
Both say they’re pleased to have established Jefferson Flooring, which opened March 10 at 606 N. Mildred St., in a shopping center in front of Ranson Elementary School.
“It’s a great time to be in Jefferson County,” Kees said. “There’s so much
Jordan agrees. “There’s a need here in Jefferson County for a business that makes flooring affordable,” he said. “Customers can come to us for everything from installing a new floor to refinishing hardwood floors to putting in carpet. If it involves the floor, we do it.”
The store — open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays — caters both to do-it-yourselfers as well as clients who want their flooring selections expertly installed.
Jordan and Kees provide free estimates for installation work and also are happy to lend advice to those who want to tackle the projects themselves.
“We want the customer to have a good experience — whether it’s us doing the work or them,” Jordan said.
The store, which opened in early March, caters to residential customers as well as business owners in the market for flooring, from traditional hardwood and carpeting to the newly popular flooring option of luxury vinyl tile, made of a durable material that stands up to well to wear and tear, cleans easily, and resists water damage and other ills.
Jordan and Kees also say they’re focused on offering a range of price options. “We want customers to know a new floor is affordable,” Jordan said. “We have everything from the bargain-value option all the way up to the more luxury materials.”
With their decades of experience in the business, Kees and Jordan also offer advice to clients trying to determine what flooring surface would be best. “It’s all about making sure the new floor meets their needs and suits their style,” Jordan said.
Jordan said there’s nothing like a new floor to transform a space — and no other work he’d rather pursue. “From the day I started, I loved every part of flooring work,” he said.
“There’s the one-on-one interactions with customers, the actual installation work, all the different challenges that come with each project.
“The saying ‘Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life’ applies — I absolutely love this work.”