About Floors of Distinction
Floors of Distinction is much more than just a specialty flooring store. We are experts trained in flooring sales and design and will make sure you find the perfect floor for the way you live. From the beginning we have concentrated on quality products and customer service to provide you with the best experience and product knowledge in the Twin Cities.
As part of Flooring America, America’s leading flooring retail group, our 500-store nationwide buying power guarantees you low prices on thousands of carpet types and other flooring options backed by the most solid warranties in the floor covering industry.
Floors of Distinction is an exceptional team of professionals committed to creating unique environments. Our goal is to exceed our customers’ expectations by providing creative design assistance, unique quality flooring and exceptional customer service.
Bruce Beaudoin started FOD in 1989. Bruce may surprise some customers with his willingness to think outside the box by morphing their design ideas into unique concepts they may never have expected. At work Bruce flits around the store in search of his latest “new” concept or endeavor.
Bruce lives by the motto “work hard, play hard.” He has a few strong passions in his life such as a love for traveling, reading, his eclectic music, really good red wine, & fine dining. Another favorite activity for Bruce is only available during daylight hours when he will leave his capable staff in search of that elusive little white ball hiding in the traps or roughs around the Twin Cities or other destinations around the country.
Christina joined the FOD team in 2005 and became an owner in 2015. Flooring has always been her favorite element of Interior Design because it is the foundation of the entire space. Her goal is putting clients at ease by showing them her portfolio of finished spaces and helping them discover their own style identity. Her favorite part of the job is celebrating the amazing transformations!
During the summer you can find Christina on the tennis courts or working in her yard. In the winter she is curled up with a book, practicing her yoga, and rearranging her furniture to stave off cabin fever. Christina is the mother of two grown children, having lived through the rigorous schedules of hockey, tennis, and various high school activities. She possesses a love for learning and embraces change.
Annette has been in the flooring business since 1989 and was hired 20 years ago as our first full-time sales person. Although she continues in aiding on the sales floor when needed, her main job is Office Management – helping run the financial and HR side of the business as well as placing all flooring orders. As Marketing Manager, she is in charge of all advertising decisions in a variety of publications as well as other media and planning all of our social events.
Annette, along with her husband Dave, loves to travel (usually south). They cruise all over the Caribbean and have enjoy extended cruises all the way to the Panama Canal. However, one of their favorite places to go is anywhere in Florida – especially Disney World. Annette also loves bands around the twin cities, gardening and helping others in her volunteer work.
Darin is a highly motivated Sales associate and Estimator at FOD. Darin has been in sales for over 8 years and has been estimating flooring since 2015 and joined our team at the beginning of 2017. His main goal at FOD is to help his customers make the best decisions for their projects based on their needs and answer all of their questions so they feel comfortable with the whole process of selecting new flooring.
Darin comes from a military background where he served in the United States Navy and worked on the aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Harry S Truman. Along with traveling the world while in the Navy, Darin has many hobbies such as golf, concerts, movies, going to the cabin and being with family. He believes that helping others is his calling in life.
Logann is our go-to person when it comes to making sure products on the floor are up-to-date and priced correctly. He studied English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Logann enjoys reading and writing, as well as playing tennis and rock-climbing. He loves to travel – some of his favorite memories come from living and studying in both France and the United Kingdom. Tutoring and coaching are fun and gratifying ways to give back to his community.
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Heather enjoys her role as an interior designer / sales enthusiast and is motivated by the challenge to create aesthetically pleasing and functional concepts for each client. Her goal is to make your experience fun and comfortable while also encouraging creativity. She hopes to build trust and confidence by offering exciting options and believes that educating clients about different products as well as the installation process helps create desired expectations.
Heather gravitates towards outdoor activities as invigorating as white water rafting, parasailing and horseback riding but also enjoys the tranquil balance of yoga and playing the piano / violin. She has an exceptionally strong love of animals and is delighted when clients have their dogs accompany them into the showroom. She treasures quality time with her family and friends and enjoys nurturing those relationships.
Colleen joined the FOD Team in 2010 having spent 30 years in the design & flooring industry. She believes your home should be an extension of one’s personality and flooring should meet the needs of today’s active lifestyles. Guiding you through the process, providing options, and helping create your dream space are all things she looks forward to helping with. Every project brings its own set of parameters making each one new and exciting.
Her own style is ever evolving, always looking for just the right piece to update her own space. There is always time for a quick stop at an estate sale or you may bump into her in Buffalo checking out the latest occasional sale. You never know what treasure you might find! A lover of all things chocolate, recipes are often tested on her coworkers who, amazingly, like chocolate too! When not at FOD, she enjoys spending time with friends and family catching up on life’s events over a good glass of wine.
Karen has worked in commercial and residential design for the past 30 years. Before starting with Floors of Distinction in 2016 she was an independent Interior Designer raising her 3 (now grown) children. Her experience has made her keenly aware of estimating budgets and project management. She is talented in all areas of design including kitchen and bath renovations (she draws beautifully scaled floor plans and elevations), window treatments, furniture, lighting, art, cabinets and flooring. Karen’s favorite part of being a designer is that no project is ever the same.
Passions outside of work include gardening,biking, boating and traveling. She also enjoys helping her daughter and son decorate their new homes and watching her youngest son play baseball.
Billie is our “new kid on the block.” She joined our design team in 2017. She has a passion for “all things pretty” which is what lead her to become a designer. Billie has an inherent talent for walking into a home and conceptualizing a space’s potential. She can confidently help guide you in all your project’s needs and isn’t shy about making suggestions.
Billie shares her life with her fiance Alexander, sweet son Brantley, and energetic pups Eros and Nyx. She considers herself a high energy person and is always on the go. Wise beyond her years, Billie is an “old soul”, a lover of animals, a caffeine addict, and a gym rat, all rolled into one bubbly personality!
Take a journey through our showroom and experience beautiful flooring installed for you to experience first-hand from designer carpets, porcelain tile and luxury vinyl tiles to green products like cork, true linoleum and even leather flooring. And as one of the largest wood flooring showrooms in the Twin Cities, you’ll also see installed hand-scraped and exotic woods like stranded bamboo and character grade wide planked woods with the look of handcrafted reclaimed floors with today’s modern performance.
Coming the Fall of 2016 is our expansion into an additional 1800 sq. ft. space. We will be redesigning our original space as well as adding this new space so your experience at our showroom will be even better. As designers, we know it’s always nice to have things looking fresh!