In 1995 Sports Floors, Inc. began with just two people. Committed to customer service and the very best in innovative athletic flooring, we have grown into the largest Connor Sports Flooring distributor in the Mid-South and the fastest growing in the country, covering Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. From our humble beginnings Sports Floors, Inc. outgrew the 3,000 sq. ft. facility it operated out of for 5 years, and on October 1st, 2009, moved into a brand new 8,400 sq. ft. building. The new headquarters houses all of the operations staff as well as a 1,500 sq. ft. Design Center. Sports Floors, Inc. now employs over 25 people and continues to grow with every year. Today, we’re proud to be the leading woman-owned provider of athletic flooring in the mid-south. Over the last 10 years Sports Floors, Inc. has been in the top 3 Connor distributors in the country, including number 1 in 2012.
At Sports Floors, we understand the importance of taking care of our natural resources. This is one of the reasons that we are so proud of our partnership with Connor as a manufacturer. Nearly all of our maple floor systems can be specified with SmartWood hard maple flooring, which is harvested from managed forests. We also feature Rezill Pads made of recycled rubber which include Nike Grind resilient components comprised of millions of recycled athletic shoes. Each year Connor donates a portion of the proceeds of these sales to fund construction of new facilities in underserved communities.
Connor was the first MFMA mill to provide FSC certified flooring as established by the Rainforest Alliance to assure environmentally sound logging practices. Numerous Connor system components can also qualify for LEED credits as specified by the U.S. Green Building Council's rating system.
Tennessee is home to our company headquarters and is the state in which our company was founded. We handle the work for most of the colleges in our area, including
- Christian Brothers University - Memphis, TN
- University of Memphis - Memphis, TN
- Bethel University - Jackson, TN
- Southwest Tennessee Community College - Memphis, TN
- Austin Peay State University - Clarksville, TN
- Rhodes College - Memphis, TN
- University of Tennessee at Martin - Martin, TN
- Lipscomb University - Nashville, TN
- Milligan College - Milligan College, TN
- Lemoyne Owen College - Memphis, TN
While we do work for colleges and NBA teams (Memphis Grizzlies), the majority of our work comes from high schools, community centers, and churches. A few examples of facilities we work in are
- Shelby County Schools - Memphis, TN
- South Gibson County High School - Medina, TN
- Harpeth Hall School - Nashville, TN
- Incarnation Catholic - Collierville, TN
- City of Memphis Community Centers - Memphis, TN
- City of Knoxville Community Centers - Knoxville, TN
- St. Ann Catholic School - Bartlett, TN
- LDS Churches
- Richland Baptist Church - Memphis, TN
- St. Louis Catholic School - Memphis, TN
- Hutchison School - Memphis, TN
- Christ the King Lutheran Church - Memphis, TN
- Streets Ministries - Memphis, TN
- Briarcrest Christian Schools - Memphis, TN
- St. Benedict Academy - Memphis, TN
- And many more!
We would love to add your facility's name to our extensive list of satisfied customers in Tennessee. Give us a call today!
A large chunk of our business comes from the state of Mississippi. A few of the colleges we service are:
While we handle major universities, we are honored by the secondary schools, churches, and community centers that allow us to work on their facilities' floors. Some of these are:
- Oxford High School - Oxford, MS
- Coffeeville High School - Coffeeville, MS
- YMCA - Oxford, MS
- Winona Christian School - Winona, MS
- Harrison Central High School - Gulfport, MS
- Rosa Fort High School - Tunica, MS
- Landers Center - Southaven, MS
- Canton Elementary/Middle School - Canton, MS
- Lewisburg High School - Olive Branch, MS
- Canton Academy - Canton, MS
- Magnolia Heights School - Senatobia, MS
- Pearl River Central High School - Carriere, MS
- Quitman High School - Quitman, MS
- And many more!
If you would like to give Sports Floors a try, give us a call! You won't be disappointed.
Arkansas is the closest neighboring state to our company headquarters in Memphis, TN so we do quite a bit of business there. A few of the colleges and universities we service in Arkansas are:
- Mid South Community College - West Memphis, AR
- Arkansas State University - Jonesboro, AR
- Arkansas Tech University - Russellville, AR
- North Arkansas College - Harrison, AR
- Pulaski Technical College - North Little Rock, AR
- Arkansas Northeastern College - Blytheville, AR
- John Brown University - Siloam Springs, AR
- Philander Smith College - Little Rock, AR
- Southern Arkansas University Tech - East Camden, AR
Of course, the bulk of the work that we do always comes from secondary schools, churches, and other facilities. A few of the gyms we have the pleasure of working on are:
- Cossatot River High School - Vandervoort, AR
- Nashville HPER Center - Nashville, AR
- Wilbur Mills High School - Little Rock, AR
- Pulaski County Special School District - Little Rock, AR
- Rosa Fort High School - Tunica, MS
- Sylvan Hills High School - Sherwood, AR
- Earl Bell Community Center - Jonesboro, AR
- Salvation Army Community Center - Pine Bluff, AR
- South Mississippi County Elementary School - Wilson, AR
- Camden High School - Camden, AR
- West Memphis School District - West Memphis, AR
If your facility needs some of our expert care, give us a call any time!
Louisiana is our newest territory, and is our most rapidly growing state. We handle the floors for several major colleges in the state. Some of them are:
- LSU - Baton Rouge, LA
- Louisiana Tech - Ruston, LA
- Tulane University - New Orleans, LA
- University of Louisiana at Monroe - Monroe, LA
- LSU at Alexandria - Alexandria, LA
- Southern University - Baton Rouge, LA
- Nicholls State University - Thibodaux, LA
- Southeastern Louisiana University - Hammond, LA
- University of New Orleans - New Orleans, LA
- Xavier University of Louisiana - New Orleans, LA
- Baton Rouge Community College - Baton Rouge, LA
Our list of high schools, entire parishes, churches, etc. that we work on in Louisiana is growing by the minute! A few are:
- Ferriday Junior High School - Ferriday, LA
- Acadia Parish Schools
- Jackson Parish Schools
- Sherwood Magnet School - Baton Rouge, LA
- Jennings High School - Jennings, LA
- Epps High School - Epps, LA
- Bethany Lutheran Church - Slidell, LA
- Crocker School - New Orleans, LA
- Central Private High School - Baker, LA
- Ascension Catholic High School - Donaldsonville, LA
- Pineville Junior High School - Pineville, LA
- Dunham High School - Baton Rouge, LA
- Riverdale High School - Jefferson, LA
- Boys & Girls Club - Gretna, LA
- Boys & Girls Club - Shreveport, LA
- Carville Job Corps Center - Carville, LA
We want your facility's name on our list, so call us today!
Paulette S. Heney – President
Since acquiring the Sports Floors business in 2020, Paulette has stepped in as our company’s president. Her diverse background includes extensive experience with Association, Nonprofit, Corporate, and Pharmaceutical companies. Paulette’s award-winning leadership skills and her commitment to mentoring and motivation are what helps her develop incredible teams that exceed expectations. Paulette graduated from Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Business Management in 2000. She is an avid runner and has been happily married for 22 years to her husband, Dan. Together, they have two sons, Quinton, a senior at UW Madison, and Spencer, a sophomore at UW Milwaukee.
Dan Heney – Vice President Of Operations
Since acquiring the Sports Floors business in 2020, Dan has stepped in as our company’s vice-president of operations. Dan previously worked for the Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association as the association’s Technical Director, Executive Director and Executive Vice-President. While working for the MFMA, Dan tackled a variety of responsibilities, including providing unbiased technical assistance to the architectural community involving pre- and post-installation issues. Dan implemented the MFMA Accredited Installers Program, which educates installers on proper installation techniques and standards. Having performed over 250 field inspections, Dan brings his experience in troubleshooting moisture issues, finish application concerns, proper game line application, grading defects and testing floor systems for performance issues to the Sports Floors team. Dan graduated from the National Wood Flooring Association’s Installation School in 1996. Dan is an avid fisherman, golfer and softball player.
Clayton Chaney - Project Specialist/Senior Estimator
Clayton joined Sports Floors in 2014, as the Project Specialist and Estimator having been the Project Manager several years prior. His previous experience with Sports Floors and extensive experience in general contracting and specialty construction services provides a good background for his estimating responsibilities. He is a graduate of The University of Memphis and currently lives in Cordova, TN with his wife, Missy.
Becky Hopper - Controller
Becky joined Sports Floors in 2014. She has a degree in Accounting from the University of Memphis and more than twenty years experience in accounting for the construction industry. Becky resides in Memphis with her husband as well as her dog, Norman. She enjoys crafting, lunching, and spending time with her family.
Adam Exelbierd – Sales & Marketing
After painting numerous courts in 2016, Adam joined the Sports Floors Inc. team full time in 2017 and now works as the sales and marketing coordinator. His lifelong love for basketball and his passion for art make him a unique asset for our team! When not at work, you can usually find Adam on a Footgolf course or flying thru the FedEx Forum as an acrobatic-dunker for the Memphis Grizzlies!
Casey Lewis – Project Coordinator
Casey joined Sports Floors in 2017 as apart of the project management team. He has a degree from the University of Memphis in Sports Management and is responsible for the scheduling and coordination of all projects.
He currently resides in Cordova, TN.
Ken Mallett – Project Manager
Ken joined the Sports Floors Inc. team in early 2017 as Project Manager. He has spent the last 30 years in construction, primarily as Project Manager for large General Contractors across the country. Ken currently resides, with his wife, in North MS.
Jason Edwards - Artist
Jason joined Sports Floors during the summer of 2016 as a Project Manager. His extensive experience in the construction industry provides an excellent background for overseeing all of the new construction as well as renovation projects at Sports Floors. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and a Memphis native. Jason is a lifelong University of Memphis fan of both basketball and football. He also enjoys camping and fishing with his wife and dog, Coco.
Erin Jackson - Project Coordinator
Erin joined Sports Floors in 2019 as Project Coordinator. She has a degree in MIS from the University of Memphis. She's also the proud mother of a next-generation Tiger. Erin loves music, reading, watching sports, and drinking wine with friends, and is a longtime fan and supporter of the Memphis Tigers and Grizzlies. Erin currently lives in Memphis with her three rabbit babies.
Bruce Gleneck – Consultant
Bruce was the co-founder of Sports Floors Inc. in 1995. He has over 28 years of experience in both the athletic flooring and finish industries. Bruce is one of the most knowledgeable wood floor experts in the country. He played basketball in his college days, and remains an avid fan not only of the game, but specifically the Memphis Grizzlies.