Our Experts

We're your neighborhood flooring experts in Port Angeles, Hadlock, and Sequim.

JD Schaeffer

James Dean Schaeffer (also known as JD) was born in Spokane, raised in Montana, and moved to Port Angeles at the age of 9. JD is the assistant to the warehouse manager and has worked at McCrorie’s for the last 4 months. Some of his duties include unloading freight, delivering products to customers houses and/or businesses, preparing products for installers the day before the big job, cleaning the warehouse, cutting carpet and rugs, moving furniture for installers, and finally, taking out the garbage. Before McCrorie’s, JD worked for Libtech making snowboards. In his spare time, JD enjoys riding quads, target shooting, camping, snowboarding, video games and traveling.


Bob Gridley

Bob Gridley: “Mr. Detail”. As a professional project manager and owner of both residential and commercial rental properties - you will find that I tend to view your project from extremely detailed, nuts-and-bolts technical, team and finally, integrated design, texture and color orientations. Knowledge is power – I will teach you as much as you are willing to learn about what you are trying to accomplish with new floor-coverings, granite or quartz counter-tops and top-tier window treatments. This Nebraska ranch country boy is old-school; I eschew “quick-and-easy”; I will measure the dimensions of your project with a laser (accurate to 1/8 inch over 100 feet), seamlessly integrating that data into a tablet-based, specialty flooring application. I am known for thoroughness and detail in all things, especially with regard to product knowledge, client tutelage and understanding, site inspection and quote work-ups. I am committed to generating the very best sub-floor preparation, product selection and installation relative to your current and future projects. Thank you sincerely for your trust, and patronage… “Transforming your World… - one step at a time. We’ve only just begun!!”


Ben Palter

Ben has shared his passion for design and color with customers in California for almost 20 years before coming to Mccrorie Carpet One. His professional education has included numerous design classes and Stainmaster and Carpet One training courses. Ben combines his technical knowledge with his sense of style to offer valuable design suggestions on color and texture. He has earned the respect of customers for his ability to find the right flooring choice to match lifestyles.

"My customers mean the world to me. Being a member of a knowledgeable sales team, knowing we provide great products and experienced installation crews gives me confidence to say Mccrorie Carpet One is above the rest at providing the best value for the homeowner."


Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson has lived in Port Angeles since 1996. He got his experience in the construction industry in the early 2000's and proceeded to work in a fast, high volume environment, assuring client satisfaction in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Passionate about customer service, the move to McCrorie's was a natural fit. With encouragement from friends and neighbors, Jason is working to build his portfolio and ensure his customers leave satisfied with his work. In his free time, Jason loves to hike with his wife and 2 children. He also works on a number of committees that handle local events. Grateful for an amazing group of community minded friends, Jason makes sure that new residents and contractors are always welcomed into the community in a way that has become customary here in the Pacific Northwest.


Dean Burton

Dean has worked with us as an insightful interior design consultant since 1995. He enjoys helping clients to reflect the moods they desire in their interiors, and especially enjoys the in home visits. Everybody has a collection or a good story to share which keeps him going.

Dean is blessed with a beautiful wife, three daughters, and six grandchildren which he finds complimented by a great staff of people at McCrorie Carpet One. Dean finds great job here on the Olympic Peninsula adding that golf, cribbage, scrabble and the beauty of the outdoors are his passions. As he is easing into retirement, he works out of our Port Angeles show room a couple days a week and is available on an appointment bases at any of our three locations.


Sally Wildeman

Sally is new to the Pacific Northwest and excited to make Port Angeles home and continue a 22-year career in floor covering sales. She has extensive experience in remodels and new construction projects assisting clients in the design and function of flooring choices. An early career in real estate led her to the discovery of a love of houses and the many decorating options available to personalize and turn a house into a home. Sally and her spouse have just purchased their 22nd home in the 36 years of marriage they have shared. They have spent their lives together remodeling, decorating, or building their homes. The ongoing love of projects led to their “go to” flooring store back in Rochester, Minnesota offering her a sales and design position in 1996.

Through the years, Sally has been fortunate to have the opportunity to receive extensive training and experience in wood, tile, laminate, vinyl and carpet product lines and design. She has built a career one satisfied customer at a time, through detailed projects, realistic expectations and integrity.

Outside of work, Sally enjoys reading, cooking, baking, and exploring the surrounding beaches with her husband Russ, attending church with their son and family and keeping up with their other four adult children that are spread across the country.


Bill Barrett

Bill has 25+ years of customer service, 7+ years flooring experience, 4+ years flooring insurance experience, 3 years store manager, and sales person trainer. He is always ready to help other sales personnel be better at what they do. He is good at learning/understanding "the big picture" in the business and always looking for ways to make all jobs easier, faster and customer service better.

The most important thing is not this sale, but the next one and that the customer will refer friends and family for more service. Some of his personal interests/priorities are family, friends, cars, and traveling. Life should be fun and challenging, always with an eye to the future. You only get out of life what you put into it. If you want something, go for it. If you’re honest in your intentions, good will come back to you.


Vincent Ioffrida

Vincent was born in California and moved to the peninsula in 2006, where he attended and graduated from Port Angeles High School. Vincent has been with McCrorie’s for about 3 months now and is being mentored on the process and technical skill of floor installation. A few things Vincent does on the job is remove old flooring, prepare materials and tools for specific jobs, and helps his mentor with anything he needs. Before working for McCrorie’s, he worked in the fast food industry. Vincent enjoys the game of soccer and has played for over 12 years at the high school and club level. He also enjoys the great outdoors and will occasionally go on hikes in the Olympic National Park.


Aaron Harding

Aaron was born and raised in Port Angeles, Washington and has been with McCrorie Carpet One for the past two years. Aaron is one of McCrorie’s installers and his specialties are laminate flooring and blinds. Before McCrorie’s, he worked in Renton at another Carpet One location and then decided to come back home closer to his family. Aaron likes to hunt in the surrounding area for turkey, deer, bear, and coyotes as well as hike on the trails of the Olympic National Park. He also likes to exercise and participate in basketball, baseball, and football.


Beau Hart

Beau has lived on the peninsula his whole life and has been with McCrorie Carpet One for the past 10 years. He is McCrorie’s hardwood/tile specialist and installer and some of his roles includes communicating with customers, sales staff, and the warehouse for job preferences, materials and scheduling, installing tile or hardwood in homes or businesses in the surrounding area, and installation consultant. Before McCrorie’s, he washed trucks for Pettit Oil in Port Angeles. Beau enjoys snowboarding and baseball. One interesting fact about Beau is that he has only eaten a brownie once in his life.


Patrick McCrorie

Patrick was born and raised in Sequim, Washington as well as a graduate from Sequim High School. He has worked for McCrorie’s for the last 3 years as an installer and installs a variety of products for customers around the Peninsula. Before McCrorie’s, he was a lifeguard and some of Patrick’s hobbies include playing soccer and working out at the gym.


Chuck Welch

Charles Welch, also known as Chuck, has been with McCrorie Carpet One for the past 14 years. His specialty is laying carpet and some of his roles includes preparing and installing carpet, pad, and making houses look great again. He has been in the flooring industry and installing floors for 44 years now. Chuck enjoys racing, football, camping, visiting grandchildren, family events, and enjoying home life. When it comes to doing his job, he is a perfectionist. “If it’s not right, I don’t sleep at night!”-Chuck


Edwin Honeycutt

Edwin is originally from the Southeast of the United States and has lived in Sequim for about 12 years. He is McCrorie Carpet One’s blind installer and has worked with the company for several years periodically now. Before McCrorie’s, Edwin was a business owner and retired from a major corporation. In his spare time, Edwin enjoys coin collecting and yard landscaping. One interesting fact about Edwin is that he served 6 years as trustee on board of Sequim Museum and Arts Center.


Joe Gentry

Originally from Iowa, Joe made his way around the world with his military family, where his father was in the Airforce, and now has been married to his beautiful wife, Linda, for 28 years and has 3 children. For 26 years, Joe has roamed the streams that have carved their path through the valleys of the majestic Olympic Mountains and worked at McCrorie’s as one of the most experienced installers. As a young lad, he apprenticed for a flooring artist and gained the knowledge to become one of the best at what he does after having over 30 years in the flooring industry. Joe is meticulous, smart, and hard-working which has forged him into a master of his trade. Joe has many roles within the store such as installing flooring products to the best of his ability to satisfy customers, communicate with sales staff to coordinate jobs and the warehouse staff to prepare materials and gather tools, and teach or pass the technical knowledge of installation procedures to the new and unexperienced. Joe enjoys the great outdoors, hiking, fishing, kayaking, golfing in the summer and fall while bowling during the cold dark winter season.


Maria Rentas

Maria is the Administrative Manager for McCrorie Carpet One and has been with the company since 1991. She manages all financial operations of all locations including but not limited to Human Resources, Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable, IT management, inventory management & pricing, accounting financials and federal and state taxes. Along with her husband, Darren, she is partners with John McCrorie in the carpet cleaning division of the company. Her and her husband also own and manage two other businesses. Before she worked for McCrorie’s and after completing her education at Washington State University, she worked for a public accounting firm. Some things she enjoys are real estate investments, family, and spending time with her husband whom she considers her best friend. She is blessed to have two beautiful children and a loving family.


Sally Renee

Sally has been with the McCrorie’s since June 2017 and before McCrorie’s, she worked in the boating industry in Washington, Alaska, and Marshall Islands. Some of her duties include customer service, answering phones at the reception desk, assists the sales department with quotes and payments, other general office duties and keeping the sales floor in good order. She raised her family in Sequim and now has established a home in Port Townsend. She enjoys kayaking, reading, photography, and hiking. Her family and friends are what she considers her greatest assets.

Judy Theis

Judy has worked at McCrorie’s for the past two and a half years and has over 40 years of window covering and flooring experience. Some of her duties are helping customers with flooring selections when sales people are out of the store, schedule appointments with customers for sales personnel to do measurements on area to be covered with flooring or window coverings. Judy enjoys gardening and gets in touch with her creative side by dabbling in crafts. She really enjoys people and always finds a way to help. If she can put smile on their face, it makes her happy. Just love life!!!

Dan McSherry

Dan has been married since 1974, has 3 boys and 6 grandkids. He has been at McCrorie’s on and off since late 1980’s. Reading is his hobby and Jesus is his passion.

David Boyd

David have been employed with McCrorie Carpet One for 27 years as the warehouse manager. David has been married for 22 years to his wife, Julie, and have two beautiful daughters, Samantha and Emily. In his spare time, I enjoy hunting, fishing and gardening.

Mark Leffers

Married 45 years to the “love of his life”, Mark began working for McCrorie Carpet One in 1988. Mark has 3 children and 4 grandchildren. He has 35 plus years of experience in all aspects of the flooring industry. His business motto is “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”. His ultimate goal in life is that his children and grandchildren would rise up and call him Blessed! His hobbies include golf and spending time with his family.

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Ashley Teel

My name is Ashley Teel and I am the Purchasing Agent here at McCrorie’s! I enjoy providing financial, administrative and clerical support to my McCrorie team and strive to make sure that the company is keeping good financial relationships with vendors, customers and the community! I joined the team in June of 2018 and sure love coming to work every day. Prior to working here, I was a stay at home Mother and Wife. My husband and I are raising two beautiful boys that keep us on our toes! Aside from McCrorie’s I assist my husband as a youth leader for Lighthouse Church and you can find me there if not at work or home. I am so grateful to work in such an encouraging environment where I get the opportunity to partner with an organization where people really are the focus!

Nikayla Koch

Nikayla Koch

Originally from Colorado, Nikayla spent a year in Florida before making the move across county to the Olympic Peninsula in 2017. Currently working in Accounts Payable here at McCrorie Carpet One in Port Angeles, Nikayla enjoys being anywhere near the water as well as babysitting and grew up barrel racing, playing basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and cheerleading. Before working here at McCrorie Carpet One, she was working at a local restaurant as a server as well as caring for three little boys in her off time. If not at work Nikayla can be found at home reading, babysitting or checking out tidepools. Hoping to pursue a degree in marine biology and geographical information systems, she is happy working here at McCrorie Carpet One whether its answering phones, scheduling carpet cleanings or paying suppliers in the meantime and can’t wait to see what the future holds.