Gary & Jan Cooper:
Both born and raised in farm town South Dakota, Gary and Jan married and moved to Minnesota in 1962.
Immeditately upon arriving Gary landed a job laying floors. After installing floors for quite some time he stumbled into buying and selling carpet on his own. First out of his home, then a tiny store front in Spring Lake Park. With a couple more location changes, the business continued to grow as well as his family.
Even though they have seen hard times and the economy hasn't been the easiest on them or their business, Gary and Jan still continue to plug away at the business they started from the ground up so long ago.
Now, Gary and Jan have been in business for themselves for 23 years! They are very active in their church and love spending time with their big and growing family! It's not just their business that keeps them busy... with 4 daughters, 16 grand children, and 9 great grand children they are always on the go!
The oldest of Gary and Jan's 16 grand children, Jen started working for her grand parents the summer of her junior year in high school. From merely helping out and answering phones, Jen began teaching herself the ropes and started helping customers. To our surprise she had a knack for it! Through a couple of lifes twists and turns Jen began working for us full time in 2002 and has been with us for a total of 16 years and counting! She handles and manages the store along with most of our office work.
When Jen became a Mom 7 years ago she decided to go a bit more part time so she could spend time raising her babies. She has been married to her husband Loren since 2006 and you can find them either entertaining, crafting, or running around with their 3 young children when not at work!