Ok, it’s not something that wows customers today, but in 1954 it was as high-tech a floor product as you could install. That was the year that the Linoleum Sales Company began.
Just a few years later, we bought the Anderson Carpet Company and became Anderson Carpet and Linoleum. Since then, three generations have helped make the company the largest commercial flooring installer in the Bay Area.
Today we are Anderson Commercial Flooring.
We’ve come a long way since then, installing enough flooring to cover an entire state, (We are going with Rhode Island on this one.) Yet, we have never wavered from our core principles: Provide a quality product; deliver on what we promise; exceed our customers’ expectations; and package it in a worry-free experience.
We’re a family-owned business, so when you work with Anderson, you’ll be treated just like one of our family. No matter what your needs or how tight your deadlines, we’ll take care of you. We’ve got your back. And we promise we’ll never pull the rug out from under you . . . unless you’ve already ordered new hardwood flooring.
Why have many of our customers been with us for decades and why do we have multiple generations of employees working at Anderson Commercial Flooring? It’s our values; values that have carried us for over 50 years; values that never waiver. You’ve already ordered new hardwood flooring.
We treat our employees, our customers and our community like family. We say yes when we can and we always deliver on our commitments. We help out when others won’t and we meet deadlines that others can’t. Treating others like family has made us a market leader, and we are grateful. So when the dust has settled, and the final product is in place, we are proud of the work we’ve done; work that would make anyone happy . . . even our Mom.
When Tom was 10 years old he was cleaning floors at Anderson. At 16, he was making deliveries. Today, 30 years later, he is enjoying retirement and acting as an advisor to the company. As the second generation to lead Anderson, he pushed our company from a “mom and pop flooring shop” to a commercial flooring contractor. He learned the business from his Dad, “Chris” Christophe, a hard-working guy who worked 3 jobs simultaneously before he purchased Anderson and started it on its path of growth. During Tom’s 10 years as sole owner of the business (2011-2021), he tripled the size of the business and pushed the company to new heights. Tom is immensely proud of 3 things: That he’s a 50 year season ticket holder of the Forty-Niners and was there for “The Catch”; his golf handicap of 10 even though the first time he played the game, he teed off and barely missed hitting the starter; and finally his family which he considers both the people helping run the business, but also the customers who have been with Anderson for many years.
In 2021, Joe, who is our third generation of leadership, was promoted to President. Joe started with the company part time back in high school, emptying trash cans at the end of the day and doing odd jobs around the office to earn a little spending money. After high school, he attended Arizona State University, followed by a semester abroad in Barcelona, and eventually earning a Business Management Degree from San Francisco State University. Joe combines old school values with new school innovation keeping us on the cutting edge and introducing fresh ideas. He is a great listener, always waiting for that “aha!” moment which will become the next great breakthrough in the flooring industry. Joe takes great pride in our business, his golf game and his growing family (though not necessarily in that order). He considers his co-workers and his long time customers his extended family, always striving to treat them as such. His experience and leadership keep Anderson’s ahead of the curve and always evolving.
Joe, an east bay area native, graduated from De La Salle High School and continued his education earning a Bachelors Degree in Construction Management from Chico State University. Joe has always had a passion for Construction, People and Service. Following his college graduation, Joe began his career with a large Commercial General Contractor. After 16 years in the General Contracting world, Joe had the opportunity to join Anderson Commercial Flooring. At Anderson he looks to be a partner for Owner/President Joe Christophe as well as the operational backbone to help guide and grow an already successful team.
Joe’s prior experience brings a new outlook to Anderson with focus on organization, operational excellence, and personal growth. Joe is a servant leader who wants to see those around him succeed in everything they do.
When he isn’t working, he is enjoying the company of his Wife and 2 daughters, coaching softball, and sneaking in a few rounds of golf.
Joe has been a natural fit at Anderson with his Family first, all hands-on deck, “whatever it takes to get the job done” mentality.
“The Opportunity is endless when you have a team of passionate employees who put in the extra effort for the good of the company.”
– Joe McKeown
VP of Sales
Andrei’s last name is not Christophe, yet Anderson is still the only company he has ever worked for. He’s been with us for 34 years, and he too is family. Andrei loves interacting with customers and following a job from beginning to end. His ultimate reward is taking stress off customers and solving their seemingly insolvable problems. In his spare time, Andrei mentors High School athletes. He’s an avid outdoorsman and enjoys traveling. And every year you can catch him at Spring Training.
Sacramento Regional Manager
When Steve was in High School he started working at Anderson part-time. Though he was often given the jobs nobody else wanted to do, he saw it as an opportunity, a chance to learn the business from the ground up. In 2009, he was tasked with opening our Sacramento office, where he quickly set a standard of quality. Despite the Great Recession, Anderson flourished in Sacramento and has quickly become a premier provider. Steve has two young children, so his weekends are filled with coaching softball, Girl Scouts and tending to his vegetable garden.
South Bay Regional Manager
Eddie is the “new kid on the block” having been at Anderson a mere 5 years. He loves helping people plan their flooring projects, even if it’s not an Anderson job because he knows eventually they will become part of the Anderson family. Before joining Anderson, Eddie was a professional basketball player having started his basketball career at UC Berkeley and then playing internationally for a number of years. Today, he still plays in pickup games and is an avid Warriors fan.
Alexis joined Anderson Commercial Flooring in February 2020. She brought with her, 20 years of experience working in construction accounting. She knows she has big shoes to fill in her new role; she’s grateful for the opportunity and up for the challenge! Alexis appreciates the support of the excellent team she has backing her.
After raising two sons with her husband of 33 years, she went back to school for her bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis on management.
She enjoys entertaining family and friends, photography, travel, music, and gardening is her therapy.
Polished Concrete Division Mgr.
Pete has been with Anderson for over a decade and runs our Concrete Division. When Pete is not hard at work, he coaches underprivileged kids through AAU leagues. Over the last 14 years, Pete has coached baseball, basketball and flag-football making a significant difference in children’s lives. Pete has been married for 29 years and has two children of his own, both of whom are competitive swimmers.
Safety Officer / Operations & HR
Christian was born and raised in Mexico City. After college, he started working for IBM and eventually attended business school. Then, in 2002, opportunity knocked and he immigrated to the United States. 17 years later, with a strong background in business operations, Christian happily joined Anderson Commercial Flooring. He developed and implemented the safety culture at Anderson’s. At the forefront of his focus; client, employee and fellow coworkers’ satisfaction and relationships.
Christian has always been driven by challenges, and in 2020, he faced what he considers the biggest challenge of his career; the COVID19 Pandemic. He was tasked with identifying and implementing all the necessary measures to avoid disruptions in the company daily operations and above all, ensure the safety and health of all Anderson’s employees.
Christian firmly believes in 4 basic principles that he brings into work every day: NEVER GIVE UP, ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD, DO ALL YOU CAN and ALWAYS STAY POSITIVE.
While not at work; Christian loves watches, vinyl records, baseball, Hawaii and above all else, HIS DOGS. He currently has 6 rescue dogs and hopes to adopt more in the future.
Anderson Gives Back!
When our family patriarch, Armand Christophe, started his flooring company over 50 years ago it was the community that helped make him successful. We have never forgotten that. Today Anderson Commerical Flooring has deep roots in the community.
Every year we donate time and money to both Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together. Our employees are also encouraged to participate and many put in long volunteer hours helping to build our communities through these fine organizations.
For the last 20 years we have hosted an annual golf tournament, each year raising more than $20,000 for non-profits like the Lazarex Cancer Foundation and the Nicholas Colby Fund.
Finally, we run a joint apprenticeship program with our Unions, financially supporting the training and growth of future installation professionals.