Get To Know Us

David Petersen

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
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
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
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
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
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.

Matt Stottlemyer

Flooring Specialist
Cell: (407)625-2878

Hazel Farrow

Flooring Specialist
Cell: (240)346-2187

Jeanne Ryan

Flooring Specialist
Cell: (301)305-3153

Carrie Ridenour

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 became a new Grandmother to TWO grandsons recently! She loves to spoil them.

Sarah Fangmeyer

Service Support Specialist
Cell: (301)698-4789

Sarah has 19 years of flooring experience. She joined Petersen’s team in 2008 as a part time assistant. Over the last 7 years, her role with Petersen’s has grown to include sales support, marketing and most importantly, her position as Service Support Specialist. Even the best companies encounter the occasional hiccup, whether it’s defective material, a product claim or an installation oversight. Sarah works hard to ensure that every customer at Petersen’s is ecstatic about their finished product. We do our very best to avoid call backs, but in the event you do have an issue, Sarah will coordinate with you, our service team and our manufacturers to ensure that it’s resolved as quickly as possible and to your complete satisfaction. Sarah is the mother of two boys and spends her free time as an advocate for human rights.

Chris Long

Warehouse Manager

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 who spends many nights a week at his children’s sporting events and practices.

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.