Our Community

Dedicated to Giving Back

Messner Flooring is proud to support and give back to the community we live in. We are more than just a flooring store – We are a 3-generation family-owned small business committed to the people, organizations, and causes right here in Rochester, NY.

SOME OF THE NON-PROFITS WE’RE PROUD TO SUPPORT
Hillside
Habitat for Humanity
Foodlink
Genesee Valley Ice Rink
Geva Theatre
Highland Hospital
Little Theatre
Montgomery Neighborhood Center
RAIHN
School of the Holy Childhood
Seton Catholic School
Siena Catholic Academy
Strong Hospital
Strong National Museum of Play
United Way
Willow

Proud to Support These & Other Local Organizations

Foodlink NY’s Nutritional Education Program

We are so proud to support important local causes like Foodlink’s Nutrition Education Program, which provides education and resources to people in our community, allowing them to easily create healthy and affordable meals. Thank you Foodlink for all you do for our community! We are honored to help spread this initiative!

The United Way’s Community Fund + “Dear Rochester Campaign”

We are proud to support the Rochester United Way in contributing to their Community Fund and participating in their “Dear Rochester” Campaign. You do not have to donate to submit your own “Dear Rochester” letter, which is an effort for each of us to share a love letter to Rochester, a wish for our community, or a challenge to overcome. The hope is that it will show that we can love Rochester while recognizing that many people who live here need our collective support. Share your Dear Rochester story here (we shared ours!) and be entered for a chance to win a Rochester-themed gift basket!

Willow Domestic Violence Shelter

Messner Flooring was proud to lead a community effort to makeover the Willow Domestic Violence Shelter. With local designer Dani Polidor of Suite Artistry and over two-dozen friends and business associates, Messner Flooring turned a $2,000 prize from the International Design Guild’s “Design for a Difference” contest into $20,000 for the makeover of the shelter’s common areas.

Dani Polidor entered the competition and won a $2,000 regional prize to make over the shelter’s family lounge. When Peter and Greg Messner walked through the shelter to see the space, they knew immediately that they were not going to stop at one room. The Messners led the shelter renovation with a commitment to install 4500 square-feet of new flooring. Together with Dani, they recruited donors of goods, services, and monetary support to upgrade nearly all the common areas of the shelter with flooring, furniture, AV, art, and window treatments.

Willow Domestic Violence Shelter CEO Jaime Saunders reflected on the project after its completion. “I went to the shelter floor and slowly walked the halls taking it all in….amazing.” Saunders recalled, “people were on the new furniture watching TV and quietly reading. The space is so much more professional and calming. It is nothing short of transformative.”

RAIHN – Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network

RAIHN is a non-profit, interfaith organization that assists homeless families to achieve sustainable independence by supporting them with services like shelter, food, personalized case management and guidance, and a diverse network of caring volunteers.

Messner Flooring is proud to support RAIHN and their upcoming 2019 Gala!

Geva Theater

Messner Flooring is proud to support Geva Theater, a not-for-profit that hosts professional shows, plays and public programs in a beautiful and historic building on Woodbury Street.

Saint’s Place

We are a proud supporter of Saint’s Place, a volunteer organization providing clothing, household goods, education and more to local refugees. Saint’s Place is always looking for donations – take a look at their wish list here, to see how you can help, and visit their website below to learn more about what this organization does.

The Little Theater

We are a proud supporter of the Little Theater, one of our commercial non-profit customers, and Rochester’s premier cultural center for the presentation of American independent and foreign films, visual arts and music!

Hochstein School of Music

Messner Flooring is proud to support the Hochstein School of Music in Rochester, NY. Hochstein provides excellent music and dance instruction to anyone who is interested – regardless of age, level of skill, background, or ability to pay.

Wilson Magnet High School X-Cats

Messner Flooring is proud to support the X-Cats, the robotics team from Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School that are doing some pretty incredible things. The X-Cats mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders!

Isaiah House

We are a proud supporter of Isaiah House, an organization and house in Rochester that provides compassionate care for people who are dying. They are a non-profit organization offering residence to people with irreversible illnesses, who may not have insurance or any support, and have been determined to be in the last few months of their lives. They don’t charge any fees. Their mission is so moving to us — they believe in the dignity and value of every person and treat everyone with equal love and support. The Isaiah House relies on donations and volunteers to be able to offer the services they do. Learn more by visiting their website!