5,000 square foot showroom displays flooring samples of all kinds. Design consultants assist customers in finding and ordering custom flooring in the showroom area.
A discount warehouse-value center is located directly to the rear of the showroom. This is a cash and carry, full-service outlet filled with carpet rolls, rugs, vinyl, wood flooring, and more available at deep discounts.
- Lange Flooring Center has partnerships with quality installers, ensuring a seamless experience for customers from start to finish.
- Founded in 1966, Lange Flooring Center is the longest standing flooring store in Muskegon.
Scott, owner/manager “the big cheese” started as an installer helper and doubled as the “warehouse guy” while working his way through high school. He graduated Whitehall High School in 1985 and by the age of 19 had worked his way into sales and management. Shortly thereafter, he married his high school sweetheart and raised two children. Scott’s favorite part of leading Lange is company growth and building customer trust and loyalty through referrals. Scott enjoys time with family and friends, golf, fishing, and hunting with hopes to do a lot of traveling.
Sonia co-owner/operations manager and (“his sweetheart”) began working offsite while raising the family. By 2005, she abandoned her position with Reeths Puffer schools to help build Lange. Sonia has enjoyed developing her design consulting knowledge through countless industry-related classes and leadership training. Her favorite part of working at Lange is creating a great place to work while providing integrity filled service to the community. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, her two Boston terriers, church activities, music, fishing and yard activities.
Nathan officially began working while still in high school he got his start by helping with odds and ends, while building the new store, in 2007. He is a graduate of Reeths Puffer High School and MCC. His favorite things about working at Lange is the opportunity for growth and customer service. As a project manager, he loves the variety of personalities and simplifying the shopping experience with his vast knowledge. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his family and two yellow labs. His hobbies include hunting, hockey and riding his motorcycle.
Lisa is a lifelong resident of Muskegon and graduate of Muskegon High school (Go Big Reds!). She and her husband John are devoted parents to a daughter and two boys who they love spending time with. Lisa joined the Lange team spring of 2019 after spending 12 years in the corporate home fashion industry. She thrives at the opportunity to make a more relevant contribution to servicing the local community at a more intimate level. In her spare time she enjoys reading and cooking.
Lexi & Bosco
Lange Flooring Mascots
Lexi born in Big Rapids has been with Lange since 2012. She started out as a 1.5 pound office pup, and has now grown into a 15 pound chair warmer. Her favorite thing about working at Lange is break time on daddy’s lap and being the company spokes model. Bosco comes to us from Indiana and has been with Lange since 2015. Bosco has been the ultimate test pilot for the new pet proof flooring. He excels in hospitality and is know to fraternize with customers and fellow team members. His favorite thing about Lange is the lunch room.
Ron was born and raised in Indiana. He moved to the lakeshore area in 2008 with his wife in order to raise their son near family. He finally found what he loved when he joined the Lange team in 2017. He really enjoys helping clients beautify their homes and work spaces. His extensive background in management and the office furniture industry made for a smooth transition to Flooring sales. Ron loves baseball, particularly the Cincinnati Reds. He was a little league baseball coach for 8 year. Ron is also known for his “famous” bbq skills and is known to feed the Lange team from time to time.
Long ago Bob Lange, founder of Lange, started selling rolled carpet and linoleum from the moving and storage area of the City of Muskegon bus garage at 605 W. Dale St. in Muskegon, Michigan. That small area wasn’t adequate as sales began to grow, so in 1966 he expanded into the rest of the building and officially formed Lange Carpet Company, Inc.
A Young Entrepreneur Joins the Business
Joe Strandberg, Bob’s lead installer, purchased the business in 1981. Joe’s 12-year old stepson, Scott Gilbert, helped install flooring and worked in the warehouse. Scott’s strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit led him to manage the company at age 19. That same year Scott married his high school sweetheart Sonia. With that responsibility came dreams to grow and develop Lange into the company it is today.
The Growth Begins
By 1996 Scott took full ownership of Lange, at which time he expanded the product line and increased staff. Business revenue doubled with the aid of new computers and integrated flooring software. As the company grew, Scott realized that the business’ limited visibility to the general public as well as its space constraints would eventually require expansion to a new site in order to grow.
Building the Dream with Community & Family
In 2003, Scott persuaded his wife, Sonia to resign her position at Reeths Puffer Schools to join the Lange team. Together they began planning the next phase of their business -- a new location. Scott acted as general contractor and Sonia supported the effort with design consulting. They focused on using local companies and family members to help build their dream, which is now reflected in the current 20,000 square foot storefront at 1660 Glade St. in Muskegon.
Fully Functional Flooring Center - Showroom and Warehouse
In January 2006, Lange was fully operational with a beautiful large showroom and fully functional warehouse from which the customers can both browse and shop.