Meet the Experts at Kjellberg Carpet One Floor & Home

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Bret Kjellberg, Sales/Management

Bret Kjellberg has been in the flooring industry most of his life, initially as a “helper” and an installation apprentice throughout high school and college. Bret specializes in flooring sales of residential remodeling, new construction, and schools. 

Bret has graduated from Buffalo High School and went on to receive his business degree from Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota. He serves as cochair of the the Wright County Community Health Foundation Golf Tournament, and is a member of the Wild Marsh Golf Men’s league.

Bret enjoys playing volleyball, golf, and spending time with his family. He lives in Buffalo with his two children.
     
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Pam Hauglid, Office Manager

Pam joined the Kjellberg Carpet One Floor and Home team in 2000 bringing with her years of experience working within a family retail furniture business upon receiving her business degree from Bemidji State University.

Pam is active at her church and enjoys volunteering, golfing, boating, and spending time with her family.
     
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Michael Stonecipher, Sales/Management

Michael has been in the flooring industry since 1992, originally as an independent flooring subcontractor in the early 1990’s. A specialist in commercial account sales, Michael has expertise in working on projects such as dental offices, retail offices and stores, restaurants and resorts. He is a certified Installation Excellence Master Installer, and a certified Master Installer of the International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association (CFI). He is also LeadSafe Renovation Certified by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Michael grew up in Cottage Grove, Minnesota and graduated from St. John’s University with a B.A. in History. He is a member of the Men’s Wild Marsh Golf League, and serves on the Advisory Committee for the Buffalo Community Orchestra.

Michael lives in Buffalo, MN with his wife and their three children. He enjoys reading, history, running, golfing and spending time with family.
     
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Mari Greig, Claims and Customer Service Specialist

Mari joined the Kjellberg Carpet One Floor and Home team in 2005, where she brings 20 years of experience as an administrator in financial planning. Born and raised in Plainview, MN, Mari went on to receive a bachelors degree in business from Gustavus Adolphus.

Mari lives in Buffalo with her husband where they operate a small farm. Mari enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time with her two young grandchildren.
     
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Kara Kjellberg Stonecipher, Marketing/Advertising

Kara came on board with Kjellberg Carpet One in 1993, when the company first became a part of the Carpet One Cooperative. Since then, she has worked in sales, accounting, and marketing, before and after taking a leave to be a full time at home mother. 

Her education includes a liberal studies degree in French and Government from the College of St. Benedict, and at the Collège International de Cannes, in Cannes, France. In 1995, she studied business at the University of St. Thomas. Currently, Kara is employed parttime helping out in marketing and advertising.

Playing golf, tennis, skiing, are some of her favorite hobbies. Kara plays the french horn in the Buffalo Community Orchestra. She lives in Buffalo with her husband and their three children.
     
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Teresa Dongoski, Retail Sales Specialist

A Montrose native, Teresa joined our team in August 2016 after working as a bartender for 10 years.  Teresa is a Buffalo High School graduate, and comes from a family of eight siblings!

Teresa loves playing cards with her crazy family, fishing, and spending time at her Leech Lake cabin.  She also enjoys her time with her yellow lab pup, two cats, and her boyfriend.
 
     
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Krista Eizenhoefer, Retail Sales Specialist

Krista joined the Kjellberg Carpet One team in September 2016.  A graduate from St. Cloud Apollo High School, Krista has been in customer service in the hospitality industry for the last 12 years.

Krista continues to volunteer her time each December raising money and collecting toys for the Clear Valley Community Toys For Tots Drive in Clearwater, Minnesota.  She also volunteers every July to raise money for the Clearwater Legion Riders -Three of a Kind Benefit, which helps our nation’s veterans in need.

In her free time, Krista enjoys cooking, fishing, camping, and spending time with Cory and their two children.
 
     
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Jason Chalupnik, Retail Sales Manager

A native of Buffalo, Jason joined Kjellberg Carpet One in 2011, bringing with him many years of experience in the home furnishings industry. Jason co-owned Home Images in Buffalo from 1995-2008, 

Jason is very active in the community: At Zion Lutheran Church, he directs 2 youth handbell groups, plays in the Joyful Ringers Handbell ensemble, and performs as a vocal soloist. He is a member of the Wright Ringers Community Handbell Ensemble, and serves in the Buffalo Rotary Club (President in 2014/2015).

Jason enjoys camping, fishing, traveling, and gardening. He resides in Buffalo with his wife and two children.
     
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Harry Lantto, Warehouse/Operations

Harry joined the Kjellberg Carpet One group in 2013. He is a Buffalo High School graduate, and a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead where he studied film, theatre and production.

When not on the forklift in the warehouse, you can find Harry on the stage acting and singing or stage managing for the Buffalo Community Theatre and SOAR in St. Michael, MN. Most recently, Harry played the lead character “Max” in the BCT’s 2014 summer musical, The Producers.

Harry works behind the camera filming the Monticello planning commission meetings, the Monticello Economic Development Authority, and most recently, the Monticello City Elections. Harry resides in Buffalo with his family where he enjoys watching movies, singing and working as a WSI swim instructor when time permits.
     
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Jim Toohey, Retail Sales and Insurance Sales Specialist

Jim has been a sales professional with Kjellberg Carpet One since 2002 where he works as our flooring insurance specialist. He works with State Farm, Farmers, and Encompass, to name a few.

Jim graduated from Anoka High School, and Graphics Tech school. He served in the U.S. Army in the Transportation Unit in Germany. 

Jim lives in Ramsey with his wife. He is the father of three grown children, and has 6 grandchildren. 

Jim enjoys golf, reading, and spending time with his grandchildren. 

Claim to Fame: Jim met baseball pitcher Tracy Stallard once, recalling in conversation when Tracy gave up Roger Maris’ 61st home run.
     
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Tom Durant, Commercial Accounts Estimator

Tom joined Kjellberg Carpet One in the fall of 2012 as an estimator, handling both commercial and residential projects. He spent the previous twenty five years working in the construction industry with companies that specialized in Architectural Precast/Cast Stone production, where he handled various responsibilities from accounting to drafting and estimating. He attended Hennepin Technical Center, where he studied accounting and AutoCAD drafting. 

Tom grew up in St. Michael, MN and currently lives in Buffalo, MN with his wife. He enjoys singing with Schola at the Catholic Church of St. Michael, the Wright County Chamber Chorus, and the Cokato Evangelical Lutheran Church Choir. He also enjoys spending time with his new granddaughter.
     
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Aaron Cahill, Sales Management and Restoration Specialist

Aaron has been with the Kjellberg Carpet One family since 2004 where he works mainly with contractors specializing in restoration.  A Maple Grove native, Aaron graduated from Osseo High School, and then went on to St. Cloud State University where he received a BA Degree in Social Work.

His hobbies include golfing, basketball, reading, and traveling.  Aaron lives in Monticello with his wife and two young children.
     
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Kurt Modeen, Professional Flooring Installer

A native of Minneapolis, Kurt became a professional floorcovering installer after leaving his career at Prudential Insurance in 1990.

His hobbies include: automotive repair and painting, remodeling, and spending time at his cabin.

Favorite food: Chinese
Favorite tree: pine
Favorite sport: football
Favorite place:  Minnesota.
Favorite superhero superpower: X-Ray vision
     
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Joe Koval, Professional Flooring Installer

A high school graduate from Mesa, Arizona, Joe made his way to Minnesota in 1998 to start his floorcovering installation career.   As a Carpet One Floor and Home Certified Installer, Joe is professionally trained in the installation of carpet, LVT, ceramic, vinyl, laminate and wood flooring.
  
Joe enjoys spending his time on the lake in the summer boating on his pontoon with his family and friends.  He spends most of his free time watching his daughter compete in volleyball tournaments.
     
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Hans Voigt, Professional Flooring Installer

Hans is an Elk RIver, MN graduate and is trained in the installation of carpet, LVT, laminate vinyl and hardwood.

In addition to being a Carpet One Floor and Home Certified Installer, Hans has received certification through WFCA (World Floor Covering Association),and the CFI (International Certified Flooring Installers Association, Inc.).

Hobbies include: Rock climbing and building rockets!  Hans lives in Elk River with his family.
     
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Glenn Peterson, Professional Flooring Installer

Glenn Peterson grew up in Maple Plain, MN where he graduated from Orono High School.  Prior to learing the floorcovering installation trade, Glenn was a painter.

A  Carpet One Floor and Home Certified Installer, Glenn has achieved certifications in the Mannington and Armstrong hard surface installation when he attended school at the Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, MN. 

When Glenn is not installing flooring, he is usually spending time with his wife and two grown children, and his new Chocolate Schnauzer named “Moose”.  Glenn enjoys fishing in the summer, and downhill skiing in the winter.
     
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Travis Maahs, Professional Flooring Installer

Travis is an Elk River graduate.  He has been installing carpet since 2000, and is certified through the WFCA (World Floor Covering Association), CFI (International Certified Flooring Installers Association, Inc.)  Travis is also EPA Lead-Safe Certified.

Travis resides in Monticello, MN where he enjoys riding on his motorcycle, coaching youth football and lacrosse, and spending time with his three children.
     
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Jeff Beyer, Warehouse/Operations

Jeff has been a member of the Kjellberg Carpet One family since the early 1990’s. He has been involved as an floorcovering installer, estimator, and driver, but mostly he has been our invaluable warehouse and inventory manager. 

Currently, Jeff shares his talents with us on a part time basis. He spends most of his time running his own paintball business: “Special Forces Paintball” located in Buffalo. 

A native of Buffalo, Jeff lives in Rockford Township with his wife and two children.