Our Design Team

We pride ourselves on being experienced and innovative designers. Whether you have a design in mind, or need our professional assistance, we’re here for you. We will coordinate your personal ideas into functioning design concepts. Our main focus is serving our customers and exceeding your expectations. We work on projects of all sizes, from do-it-yourself projects, to providing complete design services. We also specialize in commercial projects. Helping people feel comfortable and happy during the entire process is always rewarding for us.

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    Autumn

    autumn@banterfloors.com

    Autumn has been in the design world since 2008. Autumn classifies herself as an organized designer, meaning she can help you achieve an entirely new look without starting from scratch. By combining things you still love with a few new pieces and adding some color, you’ll be amazed by the results. Autumn enjoys hanging out with her friends, shopping and is a Net Flix junkie. Her long range goal is to live somewhere warm.

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    Gina

    gbonk@banterfloors.com

    Gina is an experienced designer and in the business since 1983. She earned her degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing with a feature in Interior Design from Ball State University (Tri Delt). Gina is a mother of two young professionals and is a dog lover. She considers herself a foodie and a wine connoisseur. She enjoys flying in gliders and taking her dogs on walks in the park. She has an infectious personality.

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    Lynda

    lyndav@banterfloors.com

    Lynda has been here at Banter since 2005. She trained in cabinet design with Wellborn Cabinetry. She is also very knowledgeable in design and will help you determine what flooring/tile products will work with your project. She enjoys spending time with her family/grandchildren. She’s very active in her church and enjoys walking. She ran a half marathon at the age of 60. She’s looking forward to spending more time with her husband and doing some traveling when she retires.

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    Steve

    stevev@banterfloors.com

    Steve began installing flooring in 1998 and later opened Banter Floors & More with his brother-in-law, Paul, in 2002. He has a Bachelor Degree from Purdue in Business Management/Finance. He specializes in working with new home & commercial contractors. He has a wife and three children. Steve is a small group leader at church, loves sports and coaches his daughter’s basketball team. He loves the outdoors; whether it’s camping, going on vacation or riding his ATV. He would like to travel domestically and abroad when he retires.

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    Mark Leach

    Admin/CFO/COO

    Mark currently serves as Banter’s CFO. However, since he joined Banter in 2010—he has had a hand in many of the organization’s various developing roles. Mark has a bachelor’s degree in finance & Accounting from the University of Buffalo and a MBA from Valparaiso University. He married his high school sweetheart and has wild & young (but adorable!) twin boys.

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    Tom Gora

    Warehouse coordinator

    Tom has been a Commercial and Retail project Coordinator and Designer in Flooring, Cabinets, Countertops, Millwork for the past 18 years. He also has several years’ experience in quality and Inventory control management. Tom is an officer in his Church Men’s Club coordinating yearly Church fund raisers. Tom is married with 4 successful children, now being an empty nester Tom and his wife Cathy enjoy traveling and visiting their 7 Grandson’s.

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    Sarah Muhm

    Business Coordinator

    Graduated with an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies in 2005 but have worked in the Administrative field since 1998. Worked in the banking industry for 14 years prior to coming to Banter. In my spare time I enjoy photography and spending time with my family and friends.

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    Virginia Hathaway

    Manager

    Ginny has been with Banter Floors since 2016 and in the flooring industry since 2006. Ginny has recently been moved into our Sales Manager position in addition to her design work. She loves helping customers design new spaces and/or updating their current space. Ginny has been happily married to her high-school sweetheart for 20 years. They have three beautiful children whom are all active in their church. Ginny devotes her spare time to Bethel’s Children’s Ministry. This devotion pours into her hopes for retirement in which she wants to travel with her husband doing short-term mission work.

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    Will Beattie

    Sales

    Will joined the Banter team in 2015 with over 15 years of flooring experience that includes several certifications in tile, installation & design. Yet, Will has a strength in working with all types of flooring within any & every type of design project. Will has been married “forever”. He has two professional children and two beautiful granddaughters that he adores.

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    Jenine Beckstead

    Sales

    Jenine is the newest member of our sales team and has been in retail for over 20 years. She enjoys building relationships with her clients to help them achieve their design goals and dreams. She has a passion for design and color that lead her to taking interior design and architectural courses. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her two boys fishing and exploring. She is a total old movie junkie. Jenine is excited to start on this new venture at Banter Floors & More and is looking forward to helping you design what you dream.

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    Kathy Green

    Warehouse

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    Chad Sedlacek

    Construction Manager