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At the age of 12, John Skelton quit school and went to work for his uncle George Beckman in his business, Beckman Furniture. John did this to provide for his 3 brothers and mother.
When George Beckman retired he left John all of his tools and linoleum samples. John went on to sell flooring jobs based on these samples, he would order product without credit and the suppliers demanded COD. However, the managers of the freight company would allow John to pay his bill after he installed the products and received payment from his customers as John gave his word he would pay his bills. John Skelton’s word was his bond, a value passed down to his children and all generations of Skelton’s. Skelton’s Carpet One Floor & Home was founded by John Skelton in September of 1937. John operated “Skelton’s Specialty Shop” from his garage, growing his business based on values of integrity, leadership and ingenuity until WWII.
During WWII John could not fight for his county as he wanted due to undergoing a spinal fusion in 1940. John closed Skelton’s during WWII so he could give back to his country by firing the engines on the railroad trains for Camas Prairie Railroad. After the war, John reopened Skelton’s and continued running it out of his home garage. After a few years, John was able to secure storefront and warehouse space and Skelton’s really started to take off.
John’s son, Bob went to work for Skelton’s Specialty Shop in the early 1960’s. Bob quickly learned the skills of the flooring trade and found he was very good in all areas, especially Formica counter tops. Bob’s wife, Carlene went to work for Skelton’s in 1965 as a bookkeeper. Bob and Carlene purchased Skelton’s from John in 1982 and Carlene continues to own and operate Skelton’s Carpet One Floor & Home today. Like Bob, Joe Skelton began his career in floor covering by going to work for his father.
Joe started fulltime for Skelton’s in the summer of 1990. Similarly, Joe quickly found his skill sets in flooring, learning the tricks of the trade and performing well. Over the years, Joe has found his niche with the commercial flooring needs of the L-C Valley and surrounding area. Joe routinely finds himself helping on jobs, working with contractors and volunteering his time for different boards.
For the past 12 years, Ann Skelton has been the controller at Skelton’s and recently accepted a position as controller with Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson in Spokane, Wa. We are grateful for Ann’s time and direction during her years here. She provided the support and unique skillsets required to maintain foundational business operations through some of our toughest times.
Recently, Michael Skelton started working at Skelton’s Carpet One Floor & Home after spending 13 years in the Boise area running 3 healthcare facilities and being responsible for 100 employees. Michael looks to bring his experience and organizational leadership skills to build on the foundational business operations that Ann successfully maintained. Skelton’s looks to acquire a larger market share of the home improvement and floor covering sector in the L-C Valley and surrounding areas.
What Makes Us Unique?
Since we're part of Carpet One, we offer exclusive brands such as Lees and Tigressa. These brands are backed by some of the industry's best warranties.Learn More
At Skelton's Carpet One Floor & Home, we know how important it is for you to feel confident in your flooring selection. If you don't love your new floor, we’ll replace it for free. That’s what we call The Beautiful Guarantee.Learn More
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Skelton's Carpet One Floor & Home
Your Nearest Store: Lewiston, ID
- Skelton's Carpet One Floor & Home
- 621 Bryden Avenue Suite F
- 621 Bryden Avenue, Lewiston, ID 83501
- 621 Bryden Avenue,+Lewiston,+ID+83501