At Praters, we’re not just co-workers. We’re family.
And as a family, we’re constantly encouraging each other to grow and innovate. Since our first day in 1990, Praters has pushed the envelope in the flooring industry, because we don’t settle for just good enough. When we see a way to go above and beyond for our customers, we seize it. Due to our team of dedicated employees who make it all happen, the little flooring company that started in a basement 26 years ago has grown to be the most well-known athletic flooring company in the world. Rather than becoming comfortable in our success, we continue to challenge ourselves further. While the competition tries to catch up, we’re well on our way to the next new thing.
World renowned; hometown focused.
“To provide our customers with excellent service and beautiful flooring, and to continue to grow personally and financially as a team.” Founded in 1989, Praters is synonymous with quality and innovation in hardwood flooring. Whether it’s during the final moments of a championship game, running downstairs on Christmas morning, or the many moments in between – we want you to love your floor.
Innovation: We create the trends in hardwood flooring. We continue to push the envelope of design and performance in the products and services we provide.
Success: We use our expertise to bring about the success of the company, our teammates, ourselves, and our customers. We measure success through personal, professional, and financial growth.
Passion: We love what we do and our passion is contagious. We keep our customers informed and excited about the process.
Service: We strive for excellence and continuously work to improve the level of service that we provide. We go above and beyond for our customers.
Quality: We use only the best products and materials. We are trained to be the best and expect the best of ourselves and our work.
Professionalism: We take pride in our cleanliness, punctuality, and our friendliness with customers. We present ourselves well, are knowledgeable in what we do, and communicate clearly.
Respect: We treat everyone with respect, and work hard to earn the respect of our customers and our teammates. We are true to our word and lead by example.
Teamwork: Without a strong support system in each other, we can’t succeed. We give help freely and ask for help often. We rejoice in the success of others and rally around those in need. We have timely and open communication and resolve conflicts together.
School receives new court after successful St. Jude’s fundraiser
Students at a Denver school raised more than $20,000 for St. Jude’s Research Hospital, and their efforts brought the school quite a prize.The students at Thomas Jefferson High School weren’t sure how they were going to raise such a large amount of money, Anne Rice, athletic director and assistant principal, said. So they had to […]Read more
Three in a row
For the third year in a row, we’ve won Best Court Design in the Wood Floor Business Magazine Awards!This year, we submitted the outside-the-box Warehouse 747 court that we put down in Los Angeles for Adidas.Check out the full story here.Previous winners were Cumberland County High School Jets (2018) and Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns (2017).Read more
Latrice White, Human Resources hero
Latrice White, Human Resources Manager, came to Praters two years ago looking for a change.“I was diversity coordinator at a large organization,” she said. “I needed a change from corporate America. But I wanted to stay in HR, because that’s what I love to do.”She’d never heard of Praters before, but applied for the job […]Read more