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From its humble beginnings in a small building in Lewiston to becoming the first to occupy a portion of Lewiston’s famed Bates Mill after the closure of Bates Manufacturing Company, Floor Systems calls its current location in Lisbon, ME home.
Today, Floor Systems is one of the premier floor covering showrooms in all New England. Boasting the largest flooring showroom in the state with the largest selection of area rugs from Maine to New York, Floor Systems is the prominent destination for flooring.
A true family business since day one, Floor Systems is and has been owned and managed by the Veilleux family of Lisbon. Gill Veilleux started in the flooring industry working for a wholesale flooring distributor in 1971 and quickly made his way up the ranks. Gill left his position as general manager with 16 years of experience and a well-respected reputation across the flooring industry. With the endless support and help of his wife Claire, Gill ventured on his own & opened Floor Systems in 1987.
As one of the first Factory Direct flooring stores in the country, "We Cut Out the Middleman" was the tagline and foundation upon which Floor Systems was built. Taking the approach of slow and managed growth, Gill valued his customers’ interest above all else as owner-operator of Floor Systems.
Now the second generation has taken over and that mindset continues. Under the tutelage and support of his father, Richard Veilleux is now the torchbearer of the family business. Rich has worked for Floor Systems since he was a teenager. Even during semester breaks from UMaine-Orono where he received a degree in Chemical Engineering, Rich has spent countless hours learning every aspect of the family business. After working in his field of study for a year, Rich came back to the flooring industry.
Instead of directly rejoining the family business, he gained outside experience as a manufacturer’s representative for Shaw Floors, one of the world’s largest flooring manufacturers, learning the industry from the inside out. He was able to use his background in flooring mixed with his engineering degree to achieve his expertise in hard-surface flooring like tile, hardwood, and laminate floors.
Read what our customers have said about their experiences.
"Great people! Great job with flooring and tiling! Very helpful and knowledgeable!"
"Professional, excellent service, arrived as scheduled, considerate of personal property, completed installation on time, demonstrated expertise."
"Extremely knowledgeable. Pleasant to work with.”