The Gallery’s Principal Staff

The Foundation for Your Success

We take our jobs, and your project, very seriously. We know that your home design and the quality of the material for the floor or window covering are only half the equation—the remainder is the quality of the installation. All of our staff are experts in their field. Our principal staff are listed below with objectives, education & experience noted.

Rodney Cross

Rodney brings the best of our field together making sure we are the number ONE floor covering company in our area. He coordinates with architects and contractors using finely honed communication skills and brings well organized scheduling to each project. Rodney ensures that the entire company maintains the high level of integrity and service that we have achieved in our years of business.

Education
Civil engineering degree. Armstrong vinyl installation school. Bruce wood floor installation school. Numerous product educational courses.

Experience
15 + years of installation full time.
20 + years as owner operator of full service floor covering companies with extensive residential and commercial background.

Christine Sterling

Christine has been the face, brain and heart of The Gallery for several years. Her 30 years’ experience in interior design, floor coverings and knowledge of installation methods allows her to manage all aspects of the flooring services we offer here, from design and sales management to installation and care. Christine’s friendly and compassionate approach and her deep desire to help her clients and employees keeps everyone feeling supported and in good care. She is able to own a client’s problem or needs as if they were her own and offer complete support during the construction process.

Education

Continuous industry training in sales and service.
Certified in Window covering installation.
Certified in window covering repair.
Certified in floor covering sales and technical service.

Experience
25 years experience with Window covering and Interior fashion.
15 years experience with floor coverings sales.
Training designers in the technical aspects of window covering sales and repair.

Tom Hubertus

Born and raised in Durango. After 20 years of professional carpet and vinyl installations, he turned his experience into selling what he knows best. He has spent the last 19 years in sales and technical support for homeowners, contractors, and commercial flooring. You will not find a more knowledgeable salesperson in Durango when it comes to all facets of floor coverings. He can take you from the sale through the installation with confidence and ease. With Tom’s background in commercial floor covering applications, he has proven over and over again that no job is too big or too small for him. His knowledge expanded into the world of window coverings many years ago. His product knowledge is ever expanding as he keeps up on the latest floor and window covering trends and technical product support.

Education
Continuous industry training in sales and service.
Certified in Window covering installation.
Certified in window covering repair.
Certified in floor covering sales and technical service.

Experience
18 years carpet and vinyl flooring installation experience
17 years floor covering and window shade sales experience
Tom continually keeps up with the latest developments in the industry through one on one training meetings with manufacturers’ representatives as well as taking advantage of the many online training courses that our manufacturers offer.

Meghan Lynch

Meghan’s background in architectural design set the stage for who she is today. She has 10 years of experience in the floor covering industry. Her tile designs are featured year after year in the Parade of Homes here in Durango. Her wonderful imagination and ability to bring products together puts fashion and affordability at your fingertips. Although her specialty is working with many of the contractors in the Durango area—her diversity in all areas in floor coverings is astounding.

Education
Meghan has studied architecture in the historic city of Boston Massachusetts where she received a degree in Architectural Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Experience
Meghan has spent the majority of her 13 years in Durango working in retail flooring, taking every opportunity to expand her knowledge in the construction field whenever given the opportunity.

Gwen Buscher – Interior Designer

Objectives
I am in awe of the beauty and grace of Southwestern Colorado. Decorating and designing allow me the privilege of placing colors together with balance to create an environment as comfortable and inviting as those that surround us in this beautiful area.

Education
Gwen has been involved in the design industry for 43 years. After two years ASID training in Scottsdale, Arizona, under the direction of Lou Knack, top designer, Gwen opened her own design firm, Classic Interiors. Gwen operated her firm, specializing in residential and commercial design for 8 years before moving to Durango, Colorado in 1979.

Experience

During the 35 years that Gwen has been in Durango, she first worked designing and building for Classic Woodcraft and Cabinetry, a firm that she and her partner owned and operated for five years. She also worked in tandem with a flooring company and later was retained as a buyer for furniture and accessories for a local retailer while continuing to design through her company, Classic Interiors, for personal clientele.

Jim Robertson

For many years, Jim has run our warehouse and so much more. He does everything from receiving orders to custom staining trims and thresholds for our customer’s flooring. He is the man behind the scenes and is extraordinary.

Leornard White

Leonard career with floor covering started 48 years ago. For 20 years of those years, Leonard owned his own floor covering store in Longview Texas. He retired and moved to Durango in 2010 but his retirement did not last long—deciding that semi-retirement would work perfect for him. He enjoys keeping active in the ever changing floor covering industry. He measures your home and is instrumental in making sure we order the correct amount of floor coverings for your installation. He strives to ensure that everything needed is on the job site on the day of installation with no surprises.

Dick Zimmerman

Dick is our head flooring installer, ensuring that the installation team always does the outstanding job that our customers have come to expect over the years.