Leslie Floor Sanding Inc. began in 1956. Since then, it has grown tremendously with loyal and satisfied customers.
Here is our story:
After graduating from high school, I needed a trade, something more than working part-time at Amer’s Service station (at the corner of Merriman Road and West Market St.). The Ohio State Employment Agency offered me an opportunity to do floor sanding work with a local Akron company. At $1.50 an hour to start, that was big starting money for those times.
Winter 1956 began slow times and I decided to try to do floor work for my self. I rented floor equipment at first to get started. Working out of a 1947 Plymouth Business Coupe reinforced with Stuuver Spring Co. springs, that coupe did me very well. By spring 1956, I invested in my own sanding equipment. The building boom at the time furnished me with plenty of work. By the end of the first year, I had $1,100 in the bank and thought I would not need to do this work very long and will be able to retire early. WRONG-After 51 years I am still running a company that over time has worked for thousands of families, businesses, churches and school systems from all areas of Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.
We probably have installed floors or sanded floors for your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents. Perhaps they are recent customers. From small rooms to gymnasium floors and everything in between, we can do it. We install new floors and we repair older floors. We can sand and custom stain floors to match your desire. We use oil-based and water-based finishes. Our estimates are not based on an “I need this job” attitude. We estimate on what you need to have done or what you want for your home or business. We look at a floor and will advise you if we see any problems or other reasons your floors perhaps should not be sanded. Sometimes your existing floors need only to be cleaned and recoated to bring it back to a nice condition. We will tell you if this is the case.
After your floor is sanded, we will provide you with information to maintain your floor as well as floor protectors so your furniture is more floors friendly when it is moved. With proper care, your re-coated floor should give you many years of service before they should be re-done again. With maintenance available today, your floors will look nice without the waxing and maintenance that older floor finishes use to require.
We are still a small company that pays attention to detail to make sure that when our work is completed you will have a quality job. We come to each job to meet the customer and to make sure there are no unforeseen problems when starting your work.
We hope to work with you soon. You won’t be disappointed.