About Us

Our History

The Ohio Floor Company traces its origins back to the early 1960s, when George Bear of Sugarcreek founded Bear Floor Sanding. The primary business of the company at that time was installing and refinishing residential and gymnasium hardwood floors.

In 1983, the company was purchased by Steve Yoder and became Mid-Ohio Hardwood Floors. MOHF grew steadily and continued to expand the field of services they offered. In 2005, Mid-Ohio Hardwood Floors was renamed The Ohio Floor Company to encompass the many types of flooring installed by the company, including tile, laminate, and vinyl.

Today, The Ohio Floor Company does a wide range of residential and commercial flooring, including:

With over 75 years of combined professional experience, the specialists at The Ohio Floor Company strive to provide excellent customer service and satisfaction through high quality products and production techniques. We look forward to partnering with you on your upcoming project.

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Our Team

Management

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STEVE YODER
President/General Manager

Steve and his wife Ellen have been married for 34 years and live in Holmesville, Ohio. They have five children, three daughters and two sons, as well as four grandchildren. Their oldest, Lori, is married to Gary Schrock. Daughter number two, Bretta is married to Sam Miller. Their middle child and oldest son Eric is married to Glenda. Heather, the youngest daughter is married to Jon Miller, and the baby of the family Matt has not yet found that someone special. Steve, Ellen, and Matt share their home with the family dog Kona.

Steve is the President and General Manager of the Ohio Floor Company. He took over the ownership of the company in 1983, buying out Bear Floor Sanding and changing the name to Mid-Ohio Hardwood Floors. In 2005, the company was renamed The Ohio Floor Company to better express the growth the company has made over the years. Under Steve’s leadership the company has grown into much more than just a simple hardwood flooring company.

Steve started working in the construction field when he was 15 years old, and soon realized he had a real entrepreneurial spirit. He loves being a true craftsman. Even though his current role as President and General Manager often takes him away from the daily job site, his real love is being hands on with projects and figuring out how things work better.

Steve is not all work, he loves spending time with his family. Hunting trips with the boys is high on his list of fun things to do. He and Ellen enjoy spending days with their four grandchildren. He also enjoys traveling, when the kids were young it was not uncommon to load them up and hit the road, traveling across America. He and Ellen have also had the privilege of visiting Europe recently. Steve has also had the chance to visit Mexico, Honduras, and Costa Rica while on mission trips. When he can find the time he also enjoys a good book, always wanting to expand his knowledge.

Another passion in his life is helping people find a better way of life. He puts this passion into practice by serving as co-pastor at Oasis Tabernacle Church in Sugarcreek, Ohio. He has served in this position for the past 25 years.

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JON MILLER
Operations Manager

Jon and his wife Heather have been married for 5 years and currently live in Apple Creek, Ohio. Jon grew up in Holmes County where he attended Berlin Elementary School and then was home schooled.

Jon enjoys traveling; he and Heather have had the opportunity to travel “across the pond” recently, visiting Ireland, Scotland, and England. Jon says, “some of the most memorable moments from my travels was seeing the rugged beauty of The Cliffs of Moher in Western Ireland and standing on the Swilcan Bridge at St. Andrews Links in Scotland.” He also enjoys good friends. Spending time grilling in the back yard, playing softball, and chasing the golf ball in and out of the woods.

Before coming to The Ohio Floor Company Jon was the owner of a masonry company for eight years.

Jon finds great satisfaction in his work. He loves the challenge of optimizing company success by managing the work force. “The daily challenge of placing the employees in the proper positions, being efficient, while helping them to maintain excellent workmanship and finding satisfaction in their work. That is what motivates me each day,” Jon says.

 

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HEATHER MILLER
Administrative Manager

 

Heather has been married to Jon Miller for 5 years. She and Jon share their home in Apple Creek with Felix, their gray Tabby cat.

Heather attended Gospel Haven Academy in Millersburg, Ohio, where she not only received a great academic education but also learned about Gods love for her and His principles that help guide her life.

Heather leads a very active life. Her hobbies include running, playing volleyball, crocheting, and tickling the ivory. But her real love is traveling. As a child she remembers fondly the many trips she got to take with her family. Those trips have allowed her the privilege of visiting almost every state in the Continental United States. In 2016, she and Jon had the opportunity to travel internationally for the first time, they visited Ireland. They got the bug for traveling abroad and since that first trip to Ireland they have been able to visit Scotland and England, and hope to visit many more places in the future.


Sales

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TODD STARRETT
Sales Manager/Commercial Sales

 

Todd is married to Zina and they are the proud parents of three children, 20 year old Colyn, 18 year old Brittany, and 16 year old Jordan. The other family member is 8 year old Brownie, the beloved Yorkie Poo family dog.

Todd attended Streetsboro High School and now lives with his family in Killbuck, Ohio.

Before finding a home with The Ohio Floor Company Todd worked as a maintenance man for McDonalds, as well as a golf course attendant. Starting his love for the game of golf.

When not working or spending time with his family, Todd says he likes to be on the golf course. He does enjoy yard work as well because it helps him relax and takes his mind off the daily grind, but when the yard work is done, and family time spent, you can find him at the golf course.

Todd’s life journey has taken him from being homeless and living in a tent for a summer, to spending time in jail. What has allowed him to overcome his rocky start in adulthood is the saving power of Jesus Christ. If you would have the chance to talk with Todd he would say, “If it wasn’t for GOD I would not be here, he found me in jail and gave me a new life. By his grace and mercy, I have a reason to live, an awesome family, and a wonderful home to share with my wife and kids. I also have a great profession at The Ohio Floor Company, 27 great years and counting.”

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WILLIE PARROT
Residential Sales

Willie met his beautiful bride while in junior high school, and has been happily married now for 10 years. He and Amber are raising their three kids in Kidron, Ohio. Big brother Evan who is six, Alese is four, and little Sarah is one.

After graduating from Waynedale High School, Willie worked in a factory for a year before starting at The Ohio Floor Company in 2003.

When Willie is not being a salesman, husband, and father he loves to hunt. Being a avid hunter Willie has to many great stories to share them all, so if your every get the chance to meet him make sure and ask him about hunting, he would be glad to share stories with you. Willie’s greatest hunting experience so far is his quest for the Turkey Grand Slam. A grand slam in turkey hunting is shooting the four wild turkey spices of the United States, the U.S. Eastern, Merriam, Rio Grande, and the Osceola. Willie is half way to the prize, he has successfully hunted the U.S. Eastern, which we have in Ohio. The second successful hunt came when he traveled to Nebraska and came home with a Merriam. Willie plans to visit the South West to hunt for the Rio Grader, and also travel to Florida in search of the Osceola.

Willie and his family are also involved with the Church of Christ in Holmesville, Ohio.

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GARY SCHROCK
Estimator

Gary is happily married to his wife Lori, they live in the Millersburg, Ohio area with Tiger the beloved family feline. Gary graduated from Zion School and worked in the field of masonry before coming to The Ohio Floor Company. “Masonry work helped develop my work ethic,” Gary explains.

When not at the office Gary enjoys golfing and home remodeling projects. But if given the chance he would be traveling and learning more about the history of the places he visits. He is fascinated by architecture, he believes all buildings have a story to tell. “Figuring out the history of buildings and how they are put together really excite me,” says Gary. On a recent trip he and Lori took to England, he really enjoyed the ancient architecture of the English countryside.

Gary and Lori enjoy helping at their local church. Where every they need help that’s where I will serve is Gary’s motto. “I accepted Christ as Lord and Savior when I was a teenager and truly desire to serve Him with all my heart, in everything I do.”


Administrative

LARRY WADE
Head of Marketing

Larry has been married to Amy for 24 years. They are the proud parents of Rachel who is 20 and Andrew who is 19. Rachel is a cheer and volleyball coach at Heritage Christian School, and Andrew is a freshman at Malone University.

Larry grew up in Sugarcreek, Ohio and graduated from Garaway High School. After high school he attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University where he met Amy. After he and Amy got married he had a year of college remaining so they moved to Canton, Amy’s home town, and he finished his BA at Malone University. The Wade family still calls the Canton area home, living in Plain Township.

Larry worked for The Ohio Floor Company while attending college, and then for a few years after graduation. When he left the company, he held a few jobs in the Canton area. His most recent employment before rejoining The Ohio Floor Company team was a 7-year stint as Athletic Director for Heritage Christian School in Canton. While at Heritage he also served as head girls varsity basketball coach for 4 years along with head boys varsity baseball coach for 4 years.

Larry is glad to be back working for The Ohio Floor Company, “It feels like I have come home,” explains Larry.

Outside of work, Larry volunteers as a youth baseball coach and is an OHSAA basketball referee. He also enjoys reading, playing golf, and following the Canton area high school and college sports teams.

Larry and his family attend First Church of the Nazarene in Canton, where he has served on the board, is an usher, and been involved in their sports ministry.

ANGIE HOSTETLER
Administrative Assistant

Angie grew up on a dairy farm in the Apple Creek area where she developed a strong work ethic and a love for the outdoors from a very young age. She met her husband Mike many years ago through mutual friends and they have been married since 2010. Mike and Angie, along with their children, five year old Rylie and two year old Landon, live in Fredericksburg, OH and are active in their local church, Mennonite Christian Assembly.

Before coming to work for The Ohio Floor Company, Angie stayed at home with her children and had previously worked as a secretary for a few local businesses. She has a true passion for people and has worked in the customer service industry since graduating from Waynedale High School in 2005.

When not at work, she loves being outside with her family and friends. They ride fourwheelers and motorcycles, go boating and hiking, and love to hang out around the bonfire.

Angie says, “Life is short, losses seem to come way too quickly, so enjoy every precious moment you have with the people you love.”

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SERENA HOSTETLER
Marketing Assistant/Graphic Designer

Serena is married to Arlen Hostetler and is the mother of five month old Lillian. Her family lives in Holmes County, the Heart of Amish Country. They share their home with Lacy, a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel.

Serena was home educated as a child, and attended business school after completing her GED courses.

When she is not at work she spends her time as a wife and mother enjoying painting, crocheting, knitting, and photography.

Serena is a person who loves a good debate with her co-workers.

Music is also a big part of her life, she shares her musical talent as a member of her church praise team playing the key board. Serena is also currently working in different ways to support her older sister who is in Greece helping with the refugee crisis. “I feel very strongly about doing everything I can to raise funds for her,” says Serena.

Serena also says, “Working for The Ohio Floor Company has been the best employment I have ever experienced! I worked with them for two years as a full time employee before I decided to cut back my hours to be at home more with my new little girl. I am so thankful that I have a job with people who share my values in faith and work ethic, and that they have allowed me to hold the flexible position I currently hold. The first two years I was mainly the front desk personnel, but I also did a lot of work with designing the gym floors that we painted for schools and sports venues. The art design was my favorite task and I really enjoyed the creative aspect of the work.”