Jack Laurie Group has been a member of the Fort Wayne community since 1950 and a member of the Indianapolis community since 1999.
We are dedicated to both providing quality products and service and offering community support in both areas. We understand the importance of local involvement to help foster growth and stability in our communities. At Jack Laurie Group, we are dedicated to making Fort Wayne and Indianapolis better places to work and live.
9/16/20 – So thankful to be a part of a Habitat for Humanity build day! We learned some new skills and we were even allowed to operate the power tools. It was fantastic to work with such a wonderful group of people giving back to our community. We would highly recommend contacting your local Habitat for Humanity and volunteering to build. No construction knowledge necessary!
9/24/20 – What an amazing afternoon of golf at Cherry Hill Golf Course! Our first annual golf outing was a success with many local businesses coming together to raise money for our local Habitat for Humanity. Thirty two teams played an 18 hole scramble and then congregated after for a band, dinner, and prizes. Most importantly, we were able to listen to Barbara Blevins speak on how it feels to be a Habitat for Humanity home owner. What a great organization, doing fabulous things for our community!
9/24/20 – One of the busiest firehouses in Indianapolis recently got a surprise reward for their hard work keeping the Brookside neighborhood safe -- a station makeover as winners of the citywide “Floors For Our Frontlines” contest from the Jack Laurie Home Floor Designs.
Jack Laurie Home Floor Designs Indianapolis launched “Floors For Our Frontlines” as a small way of saying thank you to frontline workers who’ve worked so hard in these unprecedented times.
Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) Station 27 – home to 30 regular personnel across three 24-hour shifts -- is located in the Brookside neighborhood, a hot zone for Opioid and COVID 19 crises, and responds to over 1,500 calls per year. At nearly 50 years old, the building itself is well kept, but according to Rita Reith, the firehouse desperately needed interior floors but budget constraints prevented replacement.
“House Captain Chris Major and the crew at Station 27 have so much pride in their station and take good care of it, but the flooring, especially in the bunkroom and TV room, was just threadbare,” said Reith, MPIO Battalion Chief- Media Relations for Indianapolis Fire Department. “The Floors for Frontlines project was the perfect opportunity to show them some gratitude for their hard work.”
The Jack Laurie Group ripped out the old flooring and replaced it with nearly 1,000- square-feet of flooring in the house, with luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and carpeting in the bunk room and in the TV/lounge.
“The pandemic has brought the Indiana community together, with frontline workers doing important work and we were just moved to do something to give back to them. The first responders have worked tirelessly to keep everyone safe, and they’ve earned a well-deserved break. Or at the very least -- a new breakroom,” said John Laurie, CEO of Jack Laurie Group. “We are so thankful for their sacrifices in the face of this unprecedented situation, being able to brighten up their space is one way we can give back to them. This project has been so rewarding for us, and we are so happy to have helped them brighten up the firehouse at Station 27. It was obvious to us how proud they are of their ‘second home’ and how much care they give it. It was our honor to spruce it up for these hardworking heroes”.
House Captain Chris Major said the project came as a complete surprise at the perfect time. “Our selection as the recipient of the Floors For Our Frontlines project was a welcome surprise and made a huge difference in the firehouse. We maintain a very, very busy schedule at Station 27 and the wear and tear on the floors reflect that. I can’t count the number of times we are up and out the door, every day, which places a huge burden on the flooring,” said Major. “Ours was down to its last bit of life… so to speak. Normally, we would budget for new carpet and then do all the install work ourselves, saving the city and the department money. This gift, which included the install, came at just the right time and saved us hours of work and budget funds. We can’t thank Jack Laurie Home Floor Designs enough.”
10/17/19 – Jennifer Bertrand – HGTV Design Star, Designer, Artist, and overall fabulous person- was back at Jack Laurie Home Floor Designs to present to our local designers and architects. She presented on trends in design as well as best practices for any design business. Her high energy and positive attitude kept us all engaged as we learned what is hot right now and up and coming to the design world. The main message was COLOR! Grays that were on the trend previously are now getting a boost of life with accent colors added in fun and unexpected ways. If you missed Jen in October, you will want to be sure and attend our event in October 2020 when she will come back to Jack Laurie to present again. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list of invitees!
You may see the Home Floor Designs team out and about on the 3rd Thursday of the month as they gather for some social time outside of the office. Axe throwing in October 2019 was a crowd pleaser for this group!
11/8/19 - Over 40 design students from Purdue Fort Wayne gathered together this November for a Firm Crawl organized by the Fort Wayne chapter of IIDA. The students started at our commercial meeting space where they ate breakfast and heard about what the divisions of Jack Laurie Group. They then moved on to multiple design firms, architecture firms, and construction companies to learn about their different businesses and what they have to offer. These students walked away with a wealth of industry knowledge and hopefully some opportunities for their future!
If you drive by the Fort Wayne location of Jack Laurie Home Floor Designs, you can’t miss the two new billboards above the store. We want the community to know that we are the most recommended flooring store, so we are announcing it in a BIG way. Next time you pass by the store, be sure to HONK if you like the billboard!
Jack Laurie Home Floor Designs is proud to be a sponsor of the World Baseball Academy in Fort Wayne. We are happy to have the opportunity to support this local organization and all that they do for our community.
We were thrilled to host HGTV Design Star winner Jen Bertrand in both of our stores in October. She presented on current design trends and lead discussions with our fabulous local designers.
We were proud to be a part of this year’s LUXE Design Showcase event at the Indiana Design Center in Carmel, IN. The event was kicked off on Friday night with "Setting the Table for Good Design" which is an event benefiting Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation. Saturday was "A Showcase Dedicated to Good Design" with design seminars and an appearance by celebrity designer Thom Filicia.