The Schubert Family has been in the flooring business for over five generations. They started in Stanley, North Dakota. Lance Schubert's father Charles, along with his uncles Buell and Steward Schubert, opened a flooring store named Schubert Flooring in Jamestown, North Dakota in 1947.
Lance Schubert and Dorothy Gensburg Schubert were high school sweethearts and graduated in 1948 from Jamestown High School. Lance was taught the flooring trade in High School, often working for the family at the store after school. Dorothy was class valedictorian; they married October of 1949 and will be celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary this year.
The Birth of the Schubert Floorcovering Company
In the spring of 1950, Lance Schubert moved with his family to the Northwest in search of new opportunities. Their first daughter was born in 1952 (Sharon Kay Schubert), second daughter came along in 1960 (Marilyn Louise Schubert), and their son (Greg Lance Schubert) was born in 1963.
In 1956, Lance and Dorothy Schubert started Schubert Floor Covering Company, renting a 3,000 square foot building in South Park. Nine years later, in 1965 they bought their first building. The building was 4000 square foot and located at 8305 Dallas Avenue in South Park. As the family grew so did their business, and in 1970 they purchased the land at 8305 7th Avenue South, and staying true to tradition it is also located in South Park. Lance and Dorothy bought the building in Kent, Washington. They dismantled the building and rebuilt it on our present site on 7th Avenue South. Schubert's Floor Covering was green when green was not green.
With Lance and Dorothy's Midwest work ethics, they grew the business to the point where Schubert Floor Covering became synonymous with experience and excellence. Lance and Dorothy were joined 1981 by Donnie and Cecil Schubert (Lance's brothers). Donnie retired from the company in 1990, sadly passing away in 1994. Cecil was with the Schubert Flooring company until he moved to eastern Washington to start up another business venture with his older brother. He passed away in 1994, and is still missed.