Our Experts

Our experienced staff can guide you through the entire process from selection and design to our professional installers.

Brian Dunford, President  

Brian has been with Floor to Ceiling Carpet One since 2004 working in various roles from sales to managing sales staff and the showroom. As company President, Brian oversees all aspects of the business. Developing and growing personnel and programs are the aspects of business that Brian enjoys the most. Working with the staff and seeing their growth and success is by far the most rewarding thing in the day to day operation of the business. From local youth sports to national organizations such as Building for America's Bravest and Homes for Heroes, Brian is actively involved in his community. Married to Cristy with their three children, Brian most enjoys his time spent with family and avidly shares his passion for baseball (Go Cubs!), Bison athletics and golf with them as must as possible.

Contact: dunford@ftcc1.com

flooring expert 

Marcus Roman, Marketing

Marcus has 30+ years of experience in the flooring industry and has been with Floor to Ceiling Carpet One since 2001. Marcus semi-retired as President of the company in 2018 and still works with the company in Marketing. He sits on the Board of Directors and also assists in developing areas of community involvement. He enjoys spending time with his wife Ruth, their 5 children and 6 grandchildren. His hobbies include golfing, hunting and fishing. He follows all Minnesota sports as well as the NDSU Bison football team.

Contact: mroman@ftcc1.com


Steve Hoffman, CFO  

Steve has been with Floor to Ceiling Carpet One since October 1976; he started working part time in the warehouse while attending NDSU. After graduating from NDSU, he became Warehouse Manager and then Assistant Store Manager. He has been the Chief Financial Officer since 1993. Steve is a native of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Devils Lake High School (ND). He earned Bachelor of Science from NDSU with majors in Business Administration and Accounting. He lives in Fargo with his wife, Cheryl. They are proud parents of three adult sons, two of whom are also employed with the company. Steve is a fan of NDSU Bison athletics, the Cincinnati Reds, and Cleveland Browns. Steve and Cheryl love to travel and he occasionally plays uninspiring golf.

Contact: shoffman@ftcc1.com


Neil Flaten, Sales Consultant  

Neil began his career at Floor to Ceiling Carpet One in 1984 and has been a strong presence ever since. With 25 years of experience in floor covering and cabinetry sales, he has developed a clientele based on referrals from past customers. He works with several builders and contractors such as J&L Construction and Cornerstone Specialties. Neil earned a Business Degree from Valley City State University. He enjoys hunting, vacationing with his wife and spending time with his kids and grandkids. Neil is an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

Contact: nflaten@ftcc1.com


Darryl Bartholomay, Installation Manager  

Darryl has been with the Floor to Ceiling Carpet One organization since 1976. His current responsibilities include measures and overseeing installs. He lives near Detroit Lakes, MN with his wife, Danyelle, and their two cats. Darryl very much enjoys the outdoors: landscaping, gardening, fishing, hunting, gold, skiing, and scuba diving.

Contact: dbartholomay@ftcc1.com


Bryan Vidden, Commercial Sales  

Bryan is a 1982 UND College of Business and Public Administration graduate with a major in Management. From 1982 to 2007 Bryan was Commercial Flooring and Acoustic Ceilings Manager at Grand Forks Glass & Paint while being named President of Grand Forks Builders and Traders in 2005. He then worked in Fargo for Grand Forks Glass & Paint & Ceilings until 2008 when he became a partner at Ceilings Inc. / Valley Interiors. Bryan joined Floor to Ceiling Carpet One in March of 2010 as Commercial Flooring and Acoustic Ceilings Manager. Bryan assists general contractors, construction managers, architects, and end users with all their acoustical ceiling and floorcovering needs. In his free time, Bryan enjoys travel, hunting, fishing, and spending time at the lake with his family and friends


Rebecca Knutson, CID, Interior Designer | Design Studio Manager 

Rebecca Knutson is our Principle Interior Designer and has been an employee of Floor to Ceiling Carpet One since 2005. As our Certified Interior Designer, Rebecca manages our Cabinet Department and Design Studio as well as assisting in several other aspects of the company’s operations. Through her years of experience, Rebecca has developed a loyal client referral base from projects completed both locally as well as stretching across North Dakota and Minnesota – with other projects taking her across the country. Rebecca’s expertise is coordinating the entire project: everything from finish selections and their installation, to lighting, plumbing, and exterior finishes. With an experienced and focused project management history, Rebecca enjoys collaborating with her design team on bringing these projects to life. Rebecca is an active member of the local NDID (North Dakota Interior Designers) group at the Professional Member level as well as an active member in Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce. Residing in Fargo with her husband, Steve, they soak up as much of their two young children as possible while sneaking in concerts and travel here and there.

Contact: rknutson@ftcc1.com


Joann Sevald, Interior Designer | Assistant Design Studio Manager 

Joann has been with Floor to Ceiling Carpet One since 2002. Joann graduated from Alexandria Technical College specializing in kitchen and bath design. Joann assists with managing the cabinet department and in charge of day to day scheduling of our in-house cabinet installers. Joann proceeds to work in a fast pace, ever-changing new construction environment, assuring clients a design experience that is specialized for them with being passionate about design and function of the home. Joann is also a member of NDID at the professional level. Joann Lives with her husband Ron in West Fargo with her two daughters and step-son. In her free time, she enjoys going to the lakes, live concerts and a round of golf when possible.

Contact: jsevald@ftcc1.com


Ryan Hoffman, Operations Manager 

Ryan has been with Floor to Ceiling Carpet One since 2003. Ryan began installing floor covering, cabinets, and countertops during summer months while attending Fargo North High School. He attended NDSU and worked in the warehouse while earning his Bachelor’s degree. After graduating, Ryan collaborated with Bryan Vidden to create Floor to Ceiling’s first full time Commercial Estimating position. He is currently responsible for the operations side of the company: overseeing office tasks, inventory management, company processes, computer programs/systems, and human resources. Ryan lives in Fargo with his wife, Lauren, and their two dogs, Sydney and Moose. Ryan enjoys traveling and camping in the summer, and playing indoor soccer and broomball in the winter.

Contact: rhoffman@ftcc1.com


Barb Bartholomay, Accounts Payable 

Barb began working at Floor to Ceiling Carpet One in 1984. She started out working in accounts receivable and payable and eventually settled into her current position in Accounts Payable, working directly with suppliers and subcontractors. Barb grew up on a farm in the Drayton/Grafton area and graduated from Drayton High School in 1982. She moved to Fargo to attend the Interstate Business College. After graduating she applied for her first full time job, which happened to be at Floor to Ceiling Carpet One, and has been here ever since. Barb enjoys the people she works with and feels blessed to be a part of our team. Barb lives in Fargo with her two cats, Jazzy and Grover. In her free time, she enjoys country dancing, going for walks, and spending time with family and friends.

Contact: bbartholomay@ftcc1.com


Sheri Perala, Reception  

Sheri joined the Floor to Ceiling Carpet One team in 2006. Her title is Receptionist but she is the glue that holds us all together. If you’ve ever called our store you have probably heard her cheerful voice. Sheri is vital to our company’s communications. In addition to directing phone calls and greeting clients, she wears many hats in order to ensure our customers enjoy a positive experience and lasting impression. When not at work, Sheri enjoys biking and loves spending time with her husband and two children.

Contact: sperala@ftcc1.com


Emily Osman, Purchasing 

Emily joined the Floor to Ceiling Carpet One team in May 2016 in our Purchasing department . She graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN with a degree in French and minors in Biology and Psychology. She enjoys her job in Purchasing because she gets to collaborate with everyone in the various departments. Emily is definitely a people person who enjoys helping others. Currently, she is looking forward to marrying her fiancé Forest in October 2018. She enjoys spending time at home with her fiancé and their big fluffy cat, Toulouse. Emily also loves spending time with her family and friends and going to the lake in the summer.

Contact: eosman@ftcc1.com


Preston Flaten, Lead Cabinet Installer 

Preston has been with Floor to Ceiling Carpet One since 2010. His job entails managing the cabinet installers and managing job sites. He is also our lead installer and is passionate about the fine details of cabinet installing. Making sure each job is complete to client expectations. He also does final measures and fields multiple phone calls a day. Preston lives in West Fargo with his wife Anna and their three children. In his spare time, he loves to take the kids fishing. He also loves to hunt and always keeping busy with projects around the house.

Contact: pflaten@ftcc1.com


James Helm, Commercial Tile Estimator/Project Manager 

James’ floor covering passion stems from his family’s history in the flooring industry which began in 1959. James began his own floor covering career in 2005 as a material handler and shortly afterward joined the Floor Coverers Union. James worked as commercial flooring installer until 2011 where he began a new journey in the oilfield. During his time spent in the oilfield, James never stopped doing flooring as it always seemed to find its way back to him. James joined the team at Floor to Ceiling Carpet One as an installer and quickly moved his way through the company where he now works as the Estimator and Project Manager for our Commercial Tile Department. James and his Fiancé, Laura, reside in their West Fargo home with their Great Dane and two kittens, Kevin and Lucy.

Contact: jhelm@ftcc1.com


Jamie Kenowski, Residential Tile Manager 

Jamie has been working in the residential remodel and building industry for 20 years. He ran and owned his own tile and remodel business for a number of years; then knee injuries led him to Floor to Ceiling Carpet One. Jamie’s priority has always been the customer and he enjoys making peoples’ homes what they dream of, and a place where they love to be. Jamie lives in north Fargo with his wife, 3 children, and 2 bird dogs – all of who keep their family very busy. He enjoys getting together with friends and trying new local breweries, watching Bison Football, hanging out at their camper at the lake, or going to an occasional Redhawks game. Jamie is an avid outdoorsman who loves bow hunting, fishing, and pheasant hunting.

Contact: jkenowski@ftcc1.com


Dan Thorson, Commercial Estimator & Project Manager 

Dan brings over 30 years of floor covering experience to our Commercial Estimating and Project Management team at Floor to Ceiling Carpet One. His main emphasis lies in education, healthcare, retail, and corporate offices and jokes that he has observed everything at least once. Dan is married with two children and two grandchildren. He enjoys a long list of hobbies outside of work including hunting, fishing (anything on the water), camping with his family and friends, gardening, and traveling. A cold beer or a good cabernet is always a good addition to Dan’s activities!

Contact: dthorson@ftcc1.com

Design and Sales

Trust our design and sales team to bring your vision to life.

Bob Jerger, Sales Consultant 

Bob has been with the Floor to Ceiling organization since 1968. Bob’s specialty is all thing cabinetry. He has truly mastered his profession. Bob is also the regional representative for Merillat Cabinetry. He works with several builders/contractors and their clients on flooring and kitchen and bath cabinetry. As an active community member, Bob plays a large role in Rotary International and his church. Bob also helps raise money to build schools in Central America. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from NDSU and lives with his wife Terry in south Fargo.

Contact: bjerger@ftcc1.com


Karen Skauge, Interior Designer | Sales Consultant 

Karen Skauge has been a part of the Floor to Ceiling Carpet One team since 1983 and performs many roles for the company. Karen is the Flooring Claims Manager and manages the Hunter Douglas window covering studio. Karen also specializes in cabinetry design for all areas of the home. She particularly enjoys kitchen design because she is an avid cook herself. She takes great pride in making her client’s dreams a reality so they can enjoy their design for years to come. Karen graduated from Alexandria Technical College with degrees in Interior Design and Environmental Design. In her spare time Karen enjoys reading, gardening, attending sporting events, weekends at the lake, and any time with her family and grandchildren. Karen and her husband make their home in Hawley, MN and have three adult sons and two grandsons.

Contact: kskauge@ftcc1.com


Karen Mayer, Sales Consultant 

Karen Mayer has been in the flooring and interior design industry since 2001, joining the Floor to Ceiling Carpet One team in 2006. Karen strives to stay current with trends and innovations within the industry. Karen offers her clients a full service experience, from small remodels to new construction. She specializes in whole-house design: cabinetry, counter tops, flooring, and tiled showers. She enjoys transforming the ideas and visions of her clients into a reality. Karen resides in Horace, ND with her husband. She enjoys the lakes in the summer and spending time with family.

Contact: kmayer@ftcc1.com


Johanna Powell, Interior Designer | Sales Consultant 

Johanna is a graduate of Alexandria Technical College, with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Interior Design recognized by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. She has extensive experience in design and sales; including space planning, finish selection, project management, hand and computer drafting techniques, and is also part of showroom and advertising design. From small remodels to new construction, she can give you the full experience from selecting flooring to creating an entire design experience. Her favorite aspects of design is working with each client and creating an end result that is always unique, functional and inviting to all. Her primary focus is to understand both the needs and wants of her clients and to bring out their personality in the projects. She is also a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), North Dakota Interior Designers (NDID), and the local Orphan Care Ministries.

Contact: jpowell@ftcc1.com


Nancy Daignault, Sales Consultant 

Nancy joined the Floor to Ceiling Carpet One team in 2010, bringing with her many years of design and sales experience. She loves her clients and truly enjoys each project while getting to know the personalities of the families she helps. Nancy works on many types of projects, but her love for remodels shines through as this is when she feels most creative for her clients. Nancy and her Husband, Darren, reside in Fargo. They enjoy their children and grandchildren most of all, along with a little golf for fun.

Contact: ndaignault@ftcc1.com


Jessica Sholl, Interior Designer | Design Studio 

Jessica has lived in Fargo for nearly her entire life. She attended NDSU, an Interior Design Accredited University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design as well as a Minor in Business. She began her career at Floor to Ceiling Carpet One as a summer intern in 2011 gaining experience in design, sales, and project management. As a part of the Design Studio at Floor to Ceiling Carpet One, Jessica develops technical drawings, pricing, and visual presentations for her own clients as well as the company’s sales staff. Jessica enjoys working on each client’s detailed project to create a space that functions for their needs as well as their design wishes. Jessica enjoys being involved as a professional member in NDID (North Dakota Interior Designers). In her spare time, Jessica likes playing volleyball and soccer, traveling, and spending time at the lakes during the summer months with her friends and family.

Contact: jsholl@ftcc1.com


Kayla Cahoon, Interior Designer | Design Studio 

Kayla is an NDSU graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design and is a valued member of the Cabinet Department at Floor to Ceiling Carpet One. Her focus is on cabinetry designs, providing technical drawings, as well as coordinating products for remodel and new construction projects. She offers her design knowledge with consideration of each client’s specific wants and needs with a very detailed approach. Kayla’s creativity is also on display throughout the kitchen displays in the Floor to Ceiling Carpet One showroom. Kayla is an active member with NDID (North Dakota Interior Designers) and continues to attend product trainings as well as traveling for design inspiration. She lives with her husband in West Fargo. Together, they enjoy remodeling projects for their own home, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.

Contact: kcahoon@ftcc1.com


Josh Ackerland, Sales Consultant 

Josh joined Floor to Ceiling Carpet One in 2013. He is experienced in both new construction and remodel projects. He particularly enjoys getting to know his clients and integrating their personalities into their projects. Josh lives in Mapleton, ND and his favorite hobbies usually involve family, golf, or basketball.

Contact: jackerland@ftcc1.com


Natasha Henry, Interior Designer | Sales Consultant 

Natasha has been with Floor to Ceiling Carpet One since August 2013. She was born and raised in West Fargo and attended Century College in White Bear Lake, MN, where she graduated with a degree in Interior Design. Natasha is a member of NDID (North Dakota Interior Designers). As an Interior Designer, she works closely with Sarah Brown as a Design Assistant, assisting with bidding jobs, project scheduling, and meeting with clients to select materials for their homes. In her free time, Natasha enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves the outdoors, especially being at the lake and watching sports.

Contact: nhenry@ftcc1.com


Jeff Witte, Sales Consultant 

Jeff moved to Fargo in 1999 and spent 14 years in the home improvement industry as a wholesale rep. He joined the Floor to Ceiling Carpet One team in 2013 and has hit the ground running. Jeff’s hobbies include golf, hunting, fishing, and traveling. Jeff makes his home in Fargo with his wife and son.

Contact: jwitte@ftcc1.com


Shannon Simon, Interior Designer | Design Assistant 

Shannon is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design. She joined Floor to Ceiling Carpet One in 2014 to assist in project management for the Cabinet and Flooring Managers. She enjoys working with clients and co-workers on all aspects of projects, from the initial vision to the final selections and scheduling. No project is ever the same and it maker her job even more enjoyable. Shannon is active in Rotary Club, NDID (North Dakota Interior Designers), and her church. Outside of work, she spends time with her husband, Travis, and their two children and all their activities. She can be found cheering at everything from football games to swimming lessons and enjoys anything crafty.

Contact: ssimon@ftcc1.com


Mark Jensen, Sales Consultant 

Mark was born in Iowa and lived in a number of small central Minnesota “lakes country” towns growing up. He is an entrepreneur and owned/operated a small, high quality software firm for many years. Mark sold his company and now brings a mature, customer service oriented “do it right the first time” mindset to Floor to Ceiling Carpet One. His attention to details, being a great listener and focusing on customer needs and wants, makes for successful “unexpected experiences” and satisfied customers. His mentality is to build relationships to gain residential remodel and new construction customers “one at a time for a lifetime”. Mark is a 25-year member of the Fargo Lions Club, member of the Sanford Y Wellness Center and board member of the Fargo Moorhead Curling Club. He enjoys playing most sports and spends time in the summer at his cabin on Cotton Lake near Detroit lakes with his girlfriend, Suzanne, and Irish Setter, Opie Taylor McTiver.

Contact: mjensen@ftcc1.com


Dawn Schmitt, Interior Designer / Sales Consultant 

Dawn has been in the design industry since 1996, when she earned an AAS degree in Interior Design and Sales. She has spent 20 years specializing in kitchen and bath design, evolving and growing with an industry that is constantly moving forward. She designs spaces with a genuine interest in how an excellent design can translate into an improved way of life for her clients. Dawn has a very full life filled with family. She enjoys spending time with her husband, four children and extended family in the area. She is also very involved with her church and volunteers time to several organizations. Her professional organizations include the Home Builders Association, NDID, and NKBA.

Contact: dschmitt@ftcc1.com


Karen Ensrud, Sales Consultant 

Karen has been in the interior finish, cabinet, and countertop industry for over 25 years, and joined Floor to Ceiling Carpet One in 2014. She enjoys helping her clients find the “perfect” material for their projects. Karen especially loves designing kitchens specific to her client’s lifestyles and making the most out of every available space. Karen brings that same personalization to all projects she works on… from a simple flooring change out to cabinetry additions, basement remodels, and new construction. Karen, her husband Joe, and two teenagers, Joseph and Bella live in north Fargo. They have a busy home with the teens involved in football, hockey and tennis, Joe playing softball and participating in Strongman competitions. Karen loves to laugh, find humor in the mundane, and most importantly always look for the positive in life.

Contact: kensrud@ftcc1.com

 Kelsey Lehmann

Kelsey Lehmann, Sales Consultant

Kelsey is a creative from West Fargo, ND who is inspired by modern influences and architectural design. Kelsey graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Retail Merchandising and Design from North Dakota State University. Kelsey is known for her attention to detail and creating spaces that are unique to the customers’ lifestyle and interests. Kelsey has a trained eye for design and will help you select quality products from flooring to cabinet designs for your remodeling or new construction needs. Kelsey loves to spend quality time with her husband Tyler traveling and going to the lakes to spend time with friends and family.


Paula Ruelas, Design Assistant | Design Department 

Paula is a marketing graduate from South Dakota with a passion for interior design. Her role includes design assistance, cabinet design, and marketing for Floor to Ceiling Carpet One as well as the Interior Design Studio. She has an avid passion for learning and is excited to continue her design and marketing growth within the Design Studio. Outside of work, Paula loves to travel, play sand volleyball, and spend time with family and friends. Since she lives furthest from any ocean (her other passion), most days you can catch her eating a pineapple by a lake and relaxing in the sun!

Contact: pruelas@ftcc1.com


Krystal Anderson, Interior Designer / Design Studio 

Krystal began her career in 2015 at Floor to Ceiling Carpet One as an intern in the Cabinet Department. She has since graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Interior Design from NDSU. Being in the Cabinet Department, Krystal focuses on cabinetry design within any room. Keeping in mind the aesthetics, functionality, and most of all, the how the clients will be using the space. She enjoys all parts of the technical aspects of design, being able to provide detailed drawings to the client. Krystal is also able to provide 3D rendered presentations to clients which allows them to see their space come to life. Every project, either big or small, is important to her. Krystal is a member of NDID (North Dakota Interior Designers) where she enjoys attending meetings and being on committees for various events. Krystal and her husband live in Minot, where she enjoys doing small projects around the house. The two of them appreciate being able to travel to new places around the world, delighting in various cultures.

Contact: kanderson@ftcc1.com