To our Friends, Family, Loyal Customers and Neighbors—
We are all in the uncharted waters of the COVID-19 storm and it is at this time, like many of our fellow small business owners, that we as a company must adjust our sails to make some tough decisions.
With a heavy heart, as of last Friday March 13th, we began layoffs affecting all 25 people who work amongst the Gorsegner Brothers office staff and crews. My grandfather started this business back in 1951, and it breaks our hearts to know that this decision will ultimately put a financial strain on our entire team and their families (as well as our own). But like so many others, it had to be done in order to keep Gorsegner Brothers afloat so that hopefully soon we can bring everyone back to conduct business as usual.
While our doors will officially be closed for the next few weeks, we will be joining the virtual world in an effort to provide you with estimates from the safety of your/our own home. Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your phone number and a brief description of the work you’re looking to have done, and we’ll reach out to discuss your project. Then once we’ve collected all the necessary info—we’ll send you our proposal.
In addition to our “virtual” estimates, we are still booking future work. So don’t hesitate to call and/or email us to secure your installation, sanding & finishing, and/or stairs & rail dates. Thanks to call forwarding, you will be able to reach us via phone between 8-4pm Monday-Friday @ 732-291-SAND.
We are well-aware that the services that we provide are luxuries, not necessities. With that, we are humbly asking you, our home community of Middletown and our surrounding communities, for some help.
If you haven’t already, please like and follow our Facebook page, comment on and share our posts. Over the next few weeks, we will be introducing you to our family and sharing the history of our business. We will even be teaching you a few tricks of the trade (stay tuned for a tutorial on how to accurately measure your room ;-)).
Our hope is that our local, family-run hardwood flooring business will stay on your radar. And then when the day comes that you’re ready and able to have your flooring done, you will call us.
Lastly, while we don’t have much to offer to our community in this specific time of need—we do have a box truck that we are happy to put to some good use during this time. So if you are a restaurant owner and need help delivering left-over goods to our local pantry or to organizations like Lunch Break, the Backpack Crew etc., —please don’t hesitate to reach out as we would love to help. Same goes to any of our local foundations who are making a difference—if you need a truck to help with deliveries, just give us a call.
We wish you all good health, peace, patience & happiness during these trying times.
With Lots of Love from our Family to Yours…
Dan + Andrea Gorsegner