Allred's Floor Service has been servicing wood floors in central Illinois since my grandfather, Ellis Allred, started the business in 1939. Training his four sons, Jay, Alan, John, and Mark along the way.
Ellis started out while employed at the Hillyard Company as one of the first wood floor experts, on the huge floors that came about after basketball gymnasiums became popular. He provided training with the early processes of maintenance and lots of early types of floor coatings, before the industry standard of today's polyurethane coating.
My father, Jay Allred, continued the tradition and has been running today's business since 1952, servicing both commercial and residential customers. Jay has employed hundreds of people over the years, from countless school kids, teachers, and others for summer employment while annually cleaning and re-coating 60-80 gym floors every summer.
Growing up in the wood floor industry, I learned the skills of the trade by the most meticulous man I have ever met, my Dad! His attention to detail taught me how to deliver the highest quality of craftsmanship to our customers. Working by his side, I learned the importance of the fine details and how they affect the outcome of the work. Today, along with my son Jaron, the 4th generation Allred, and one of those "kids", Eric Garvin, who has worked with us for over 20 years, continue to serve central Illinois providing truly the best craftsmanship possible on every job we do, whether it's a 20,000 square foot gymnasium or a 100 square foot dining room we give 110%.
While gymnasiums and residential wood floors are still our specialty, we have also cleaned a variety of other types of floors such as carpet, concrete, terrazzo, and vinyl tile. Jaron is currently getting his education and certification to install hard surface tile, for flooring and showers.
We appreciate all of our past, and current customers. We also look forward to meeting new customers while providing the best service and quality for generations to come.
Jim Allred, Vice President
Allred's Floor Service