Standing: Larry McFadden, Fred Wenger, Ken Summers, Teresa Morningstar, Louise Morningstar, Harry Morningstar, Chuck Morningstar
and Patrick Cooke.
acquired the store in 1988 from his father, Harry Morningstar Sr., and runs it today with the help of 15 full-time and part-time employees.
The invitation was extended to the local store because of its reputation for quality of service and the co-op gives Chuck
the opportunity to price his
flooring products competitively and offer a broader selection.
Many of the floor coverings offered at Waynesboro Floor
Covering are made exclusively for Flooring America and can only be found in member stores.
takes pride in noting that all his
installers work for the company and are not subcontractors.
They participate in the Star Service program, which is certification of superior performance and provides additional training and motivation.
Flooring America provides monthly training meetings and biannual conferences for installers, sales representative and management.
Covering includes an outlet in the rear of the building, where carpet remnants of all shapes, sizes and descriptions can be purchased at discounted rates.
Offsite is a 4,500-square-foot warehouse and workshop where Chuck
has the ability to create custom area rugs and do binding.
"One of the things we're trying to do is expand our client base," said Chuck Morningstar, owner of Waynesboro Floor Covering.
son also works in the business, representing the third generation at Waynesboro Floor
The merger is expected to close Friday.
said Waynesboro Floor
Covering employs 16 people and with the acquisition, two will be added to the staff.
said little will be changed after Friday, and Richardson's Floor & Wall will keep its name following the acquisition.
"They've built a good reputation in that town and we want to live up to that," Morningstar