Get To Know Us

David Petersen

Owner
djpetersen@petcaf.com
Cell: (301)748-0487

Dave opened Petersen’s Carpet & Flooring in 1983 with the belief that excellent customer service, integrity and value are worthwhile goals. He believes that even more today. Prior to opening the business, Dave was a flooring installer for years. His installation experience guides him in problem solving unique and out of the ordinary installation requests and unforeseen problems that occasionally present themselves on jobs. You can often find Dave inspecting jobs prior to, during and post installation to ensure they are up to Petersen’s high standards.

Gayle Petersen

Owner/General Manager
gpetersen@petcaf.com
Cell: (301)748-0186

Gayle considers herself one of the luckiest women alive to be able to love what she does every day! Helping people create beautiful spaces! When she’s not working hard for you at Petersen’s, you can find her zenning out in her garden!

Lauren Petersen

Owner/Accounts Payable
lpetersen@petcaf.com
Cell: (301)748-6042

Lauren has been with Petersen’s since the beginning. She always works fastidiously to ensure that the bills and employees are paid. Not an easy task! In her spare time, she and her husband raise alpacas.

Stewart Kennedy

Owner/Director of Finance/Accounts Receivable
skennedy@petcaf.com
Cell: (240)566-8603

Stewart joined the Petersen’s team in May of 2004, bringing over 20 years of business and finance expertise. He felt so strongly about the strength, integrity and philosophy of the business that he became an owner in October of 2013. If you call the office and can’t reach Stewart, you’ll probably find him tee-ing off at a local green!

Paul Patten

Flooring Specialist
ppatten@petcaf.com
Cell: (443) 547-0401

Paul has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the flooring industry, including both installation and sales. He has been part of the Peteren’s team since 2012. He enjoys helping customers navigate through all the many flooring selections to find the best possible option for their unique needs. His installation experience lends him the ability to help customers understand exactly what to expect during the process of their flooring installation. On the weekends, you might see Paul rocking out on stage at a local venue!

Teresa Schuyler

Flooring Specialist
tschuyler@petcaf.com
Cell: (301)471-1770

Teresa has 30 years of sales experience. Teresa has been with Petersen’s since 2008 and has been a strong fixture ever since. She is in charge of our insurance claims division and helps customers to quickly and efficiently restore their homes back to beautiful in the event of insurance claims. If you are trying to fix up your home for rental or sale, she is full of great, economical ideas. Her saying is “if you listen to the need, you can fill it properly.” Teresa is the proud Mom of college age twin girls and enjoys spending time with her dogs.

Denny Mercer

Flooring Specialist
dmercer@petcaf.com
240-346-2187

Denny joined Petersen’s in 2017. He brings 38 years of flooring experience. He owned his own flooring store in Mt Airy for many years. Denny is pretty passionate about selling flooring. He believes his listening skills are what makes him good at his job. When asked what he enjoys doing in his free time, his reply was “What free time?” (What free time he does have, he’s happiest spending it with his family.)

Bill Robertson

Flooring Specialist
brobertson@petcaf.com
301-466-7389

Bill came to Petersen’s in 2017 with 41 years of flooring experience under his belt. He worked for Diener’s Flooring (once, the oldest flooring store in Maryland) in Rockville for 32 years, until the store closed. He enjoys working in the flooring industry because “it’s never boring, there are always new materials to work with and learn about” and he loves working with people. In his free time he enjoys playing pool and attending football and baseball games.

Hazel Farrow

Showroom Assistant
HFarrow@petcaf.com

Hazel is our showroom assistant extraordinaire! She joined Petersen’s in 2016 with 5 years of flooring experience with an additional 4 years foundation of experience in home decor/paint. She assists with administrative tasks and by supporting our sales team.

Carrie Miller

Operations
cridenour@petcaf.com
Cell: (240)304-8745

Carrie has many years of customer service experience. She has the desire to serve all customers to ensure that they have the utmost positive experience. Carrie has been with Petersen’s since 2011, serving as our leader of operations. You can always find her on the phone, scheduling jobs, coordinating installation crews and deliveries and sometimes even driving the forklift! Carrie is a proud and doting grandmother to FIVE grandchildren!

Sarah Fangmeyer

Assistant Sales Manager
sfangmeyer@petcaf.com
Cell: (301)698-4789

Sarah has 21 years of flooring experience. She joined Petersen’s team in 2008 as a part time assistant. Over the last decade, her role with Petersen’s has grown to include sales and operations support, marketing and most importantly, her position as Assistant Sales Manager. Sarah strives to ensure that all Petersen’s customers have a stellar experience from beginning to end. Sarah is the mother of two boys and spends her free time serving as board chair for a local 501c3, The Birthing Circle.

Chris Long

Warehouse Manager
clong@petcaf.com

Chris has been in management positions for the last 20 years. His desire to work for the best companies and with great co-workers made choosing to come on board with Petersen’s an easy decision. Chris is our newest employee; he joined our team as warehouse manager in the summer of 2014. He keeps us organized, receives deliveries and most importantly, ensures that our crews have all the materials they need each morning before heading out to installations. Outside of work, Chris is a busy father and grandfather who enjoys spending time with his family.

Eva Eastep

Sales Assistant
eeastep@petcaf.com

Eva came to us from a new home construction company with 6 years of customer service experience. Design is in her blood! She loves working with customers, helping them to build their dream space based on lifestyle needs, budget and aesthetic. She is currently in the process of becoming a Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer with the National Kitchen and Bath Association. She is excited to be a part of the Petersen's team where she can bring her passion for design to life. In her free time, Eva enjoys baking and decorating cakes for family and friends, painting, and spending time with her two dogs and cat, Finnegan, Cash and Brody. ​

Installation Team

Petersen’s installation team is second to none! Our installers are highly trained craftsman who will leave you with a beautifully installed new floor. At Petersen’s we have both in house crews as well as sub-contractors. Our installers, even the sub-contractors, have been working for Petersen’s for years. We couldn’t be more proud of the amazing work they do for us every day.