The folks at
Alexanian’s Central Flooring
know a lot about installing carpet, tile and hardwood floors. They ought to, as they’ve been servicing the Lansing area since 1917. When the former owner passed away in 2005, one of their own decided to continue their tradition of quality floor installation.
“I come from the service end of this business,” says current owner Rodney Patterson, who worked as an installer for Alexanian’s for 30 years. “Quality workmanship is what we’re known for.”
And now they’ll carry that reputation from their current East Lansing location to their new, 3,000 square foot facility on South Waverly in Lansing
. They plan to make the move by the first of June and celebrate with a relocation sale.
Surviving the recent recession is another reason that Alexanian’s feels like celebrating. When Patterson took over in 2008, he found there were many adjustments to be made to the business to fit the current economic climate.
“I needed to downsize,” he says, “ and cut the overhead as much as possible. We backed out of the oriental run business, because you can’t have $150,000 worth of inventory sitting on the floor.”
The right-sizing turned out to be a good plan.
“Now that the economy looks like it’s coming back,” Patterson says, “I was at the end of my lease, so I decided to move closer to where we were originally located.”
Source: Rodney Patterson, Alexanian’s Central Flooring
Writer: Natalie Burg, News Editor