Schleis Floor Covering was founded 44 years ago by Bill Schleis. As a union flooring installer himself,
he knew what it took to deliver high quality projects in the most efficient manner.
He demanded that his installers deliver quality, efficiency, and professionalism.
We go to work each day driven by these core values.
Schleis Floor Covering is founded by Bill Schleis in 1974. He installs flooring alone working out of his home.
His first van is a brand-new baby blue Dodge.
Dennis Smith is hired as Bill’s first installer in 1977. He still works part time for the company today.
By the end of the decade a crew of four installers works on residential and small commercial projects.
In 1980, Schleis Floor Covering buys a warehouse at 1701 Morrow Street in East Green Bay.
Carpet Concepts retail showroom store opens in 1984 on Main Street in East Green Bay. The company can now sell flooring, still focusing mainly on residential projects.
In 1985, Bill hires Kevin Poehls the only controller that has ever worked for the company.
The company completes its first two retail store projects, new Shopko Stores in Green Bay and Kimberly, WI.
As Shopko expands throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest, the company follows and grows. Many union commercial installers are hired to keep up with the growth.
Walmart enters the Midwest market. SFC completes hundreds of Walmart VCT and carpet projects as the chain expands.
Schleis Floor Covering builds a 12,000 sf warehouse and office on Manitowoc Road in Bellevue, WI to keep up with growth.
Bill hires three project managers and the installation crew is now over 25 union installers.
With new office staff, the company expands into office and medical projects.
In 1994, we complete our first furniture lift job at Kimberly Clark in Neenah, WI. This 14,000 sy project is believed to be the first lift job performed in Wisconsin. We redid the same project with new carpet tile in 2008.
In 1998, the company completes its first moisture remediation project at a Circuit City remodel in Green Bay, WI.
As the retail stores built in the area in the 80’s and 90’s age, we begin to work on a lot of remodel projects. The company purchases its first ride-on demo machine in 2000 and its first planetary grinder in 2004.
The company's last residential store, Schleis Carpet Outlets closes in 2001. This allows the company to focus strictly on commercial projects.
After doing many Kohls projects with carpet and VCT, the company is persuaded to add ceramic installation to its offerings when Kohls changes from VCT to porcelain tile aisleways. We perform hundreds of Kohls projects throughout the Midwest, Colorado, and the lower East Coast.
In 2002, Kevin Willems opens a second location in Eau Claire, WI.
2010 - present
With the Eau Claire location near Target headquarters in the Twin Cities, SFC begins installing flooring in new and remodel Target projects throughout the country.
In 2011, the company purchases a 40,000 sf warehouse and office at its current location on Glory Road in Green Bay, WI.
We complete the largest hospital project in our history in 2014, a 268,000 sf remodel of Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, WI. The project takes 1.5 years to complete.
The company adds four additional project managers and a director of new business development. The number of installers is over 65.
A new office and warehouse is built for the Eau Claire branch in 2018.
Eau Claire OfficeSchleis Floor Covering3110 Louis Avenue, Suite DEau Claire, WI 54703