Our Experts


Darren Groteboer, President

Rochester native Darren Groteboer is the President of Carpet One Rochester and also serves as a commercial sales associate. He has worked at the store for 25 years and most enjoys working alongside business owners and commercial contractors to ensure the best quality results. During his off hours, he loves to travel and explore new places with his wife, two adult daughters and young grandson. 

Phone: (507) 282-3434 X201

Email: darren@carpetonerochester.com

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Mike Dean, General Manager

Carpet One Rochester's General Manager Mike Dean has been providing customers with full-service flooring solutions for over 23 years. He enjoys working on a variety of projects, but remodels are his favorite. The Rochester native is married with two daughters and one grandson. On his days off, Mike loves to take the boat out on the water and explore Minnesota's many state parks. 

Phone: (507) 282-3434 X202

Email: mike@carpetonerochester.com

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Janelle Forliti, Sales Manager

From the products and employees to the store's customers and reputation, Carpet One Rochester's sales manager, Janelle Forliti loves her job. Her goal is to provide the best customer service experience to each person who walks through the door, ensuring they leave with the right product for their specific home and flooring needs. When she's not working at the store, she enjoys golf, fishing, working out, cooking, and socializing.

Phone: (507) 282-3434 X204

Email: janelle@carpetonerochester.com


Corinne Riess, Certified Floor & Home Consultant

Corrine Riess, a sales associate with Carpet One Rochester, is one of the store’s newest employees. Her mission is to help you make your vision of a dream home become a reality. She especially loves helping customers who need inspiration or are unsure about where to start their search for new flooring. Corrine enjoys looking for new hiking spots, sketching, and doting on Larry, her beta fish.

Phone: (507) 282-3434 X208

Email: corinne@carpetonerochester.com 


Cindy Wills, Flooring Consultant

After nearly 40 years serving Carpet One Rochester’s customers, Cindy's specialty is residential sales. Her background in architectural design allows her to look at a two-dimension black-and-white floorplan and envision the right product, color, and design for optimal efficiency and flow. Cindy spends as much off-time as possible with family and she loves to travel, entertain, and escape to the family cabin in Wisconsin.

Phone: (507) 282-3434 X225

Email: cindy@carpetonerochester.com

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Mike Hyde, Flooring Consultant

Sales associate, Mike Hyde loves the entire design process. Carpet One Rochester offers all types of flooring, carpet, wood, laminate, tile, luxury vinyl products, and professional installations. Mike has spent the 18 years he's been with the company helping customers identify the perfect product for their home. A Rochester native, Mike attended both Rochester Community and Technical College and Winona State University. He is engaged and enjoys spending time with his fiance, son and family. 

Phone: (507) 282-3434 X209

Email: mikehyde@carpetonerochester.com


Brittney Wald, Flooring Consultant

Design consultant and sales associate Brittney Wald loves working with people who are taking an existing home and making it new. Fresh pain, new flooring, and updated decor can bring even the oldest of spaces back to life, and Britney has spent three years helping customers at Carpet One Rochester do just that. The Rochester native spends her free time reading, hiking and watching movies but time with her two nephews and two dogs brings her the most joy. 

Phone  (507) 282-3434 X212 

Email: brittney@carpetonerochester.com

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Jordan Hunchis, Commercial Sales

Jordan Hunchis is Carpet One Rochester’s commercial accounts manager. He has spent the past three years assisting commercial contractors, architects, designers, and developers navigate from the process from initial selection of products to the completion of their project. Jordan strives to provide outstanding customer service and creative solutions to all the customers he serves. Jordan and his wife moved to Rochester from northern Iowa over 12 years ago and are raising three kids and two dogs and enjoys pheasant hunting and kayaking.

Phone: (507) 282-3434 X226

Email: jordan@carpetonerochester.com


Ken Wald

Kenneth Wald is Carpet One Rochester's residential flooring estimator and has been working at the store for 22 years. His favorite part of his job is working with his coworkers and the store's valued customers. Kenneth is originally from Zeeland, North Dakota but has lived in Rochester for 30 years. He is marries with three grown children and two grandchildren and loves to putter around his yard whenever he has the time. 

Phone: (507) 282-3434 X203

Email: Ken@carpetonerochester.com

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Connie Schott, Executive Assistant

Connie Scott has served as the dedicated executive assistant to Carpet One Rochester’s owner for four years, assisting with the execution of commercial projects. Connie enjoys working with contractors and clients on commercial projects and finds it rewarding to see the scope of commercial projects come together. She also appreciates the store’s commitment to excellence. Connie is a Rochester native and mother of four. She spends her weekends doing home improvement projects, attending sporting events, walking, biking, going for drives, and snuggling with her dog.

Phone: (507) 282-3434 X213

Email: connie@carpetonerochester.com


Lori Zincke, Accounting

Lori Zincke has been crunching numbers in accounting for Carpet One Rochester for over 25 years. Lori enjoys the family-like atmosphere at Carpet One. She is a Rochester native, married and has a four-legged feline at home. Lori loves spending time working in the yard when she's not doing books in the office. 

 Phone: (507) 282-3434 X200

Email: lori@carpetonerochester.com


Installation Professionals, Carpet One Floor & Home

We believe in flawless execution every step of the way, so our work continues after you've made your flooring selection. We are experts in flooring installation, and we stand behind our work with a "Life of Floor" warranty. You can rely on our flooring installation experts; after all, this is your home we're talking about.