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Doug & Terre Hogan - Owners



Doug and Terre are the 3rd generation owners of Finstad's Carpet One with Terre’s grandparents opening the store in 1949. Doug & Terre continue the 72-year tradition of a customer friendly, family operated, and locally owned business. Doug and Terre are actively involved in their church and in community events. Terre enjoys all elements of interior home design and is involved with planning church and community events. Doug enjoys playing golf and watching football in his leisure time. Together they enjoy traveling and spending time with their family. Doug and Terre reside in the greater Helena area.”


Chris Williams - Store Manager



Chris has been with Finstad's Carpet One for over 25 years and is serving as Finstad’s Store Manager. With a sensibility to be able to relate and empathize with his clients’ needs, Chris has multitudes of satisfied and repeat customers. Chris specializes in commercial structure, new construction, and residential remodels as well as insurance replacements. Chris is married with two adult children. Chris is an outdoor sports enthusiast and is very active in his church. Chris and his wife reside in the greater Helena area.


Christine Armstrong - Sales Professional & Tile Designer



Christine has been with Finstad's since 2001 and has 17 years of experience in flooring and decor. Christine has a passion for the home industry and can assist you with many factors related to interior aesthetics to coordinate with your floor covering selections such as paint colors, countertop options, and window coverings. She is also very creative when it comes to tile products and specializes in tile design. Builders and designers often refer to Christine because of her creativity with tile. She will put her heart into helping you make your house a home. Her philosophy is that “everyone's home has its own personality.”


Brian Champoux  - Sales Professional



Brian returned to his retail floor covering roots in June of 2017 by joining the team at Finstad's Carpet One. After nearly two decades of distributor sales, Brian completes our team with a 30 year knowledge of the overall floor covering market and trends. Brian specializes in new construction, commercial construction, and insurance claim replacements. His past work experience includes selling, managing, bidding, specifying, and installing. Brian is married with 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Brian is an avid photographer, fisherman, backpacker, and mildly successful hunter. He resides with his wife and family in the greater Helena area.”

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Amanda Bjerke  - Sales Professional



Amanda is the newest addition to the Finstad’s family, joining the team in July 2020. She is a Helena native and grew up with family rooted in the local construction industry. Flooring sales was a natural transition from 13 years of luxury retail sales and managerial experience. Her sense of color and design comes from an artistic background in fine arts, drawing, and painting. A study abroad in Florence, Italy immersed Amanda in art history, interior design, and architecture, which continues to influence her today. She enjoys exploring the beautiful state we call home, camping with her husband and their two French bulldogs with her knitting in tow. Amanda resides with her family in the greater Helena area.


Shawn Hall - Sales Professional



Shawn joined Finstad’s after a 20 year career in the automotive industry as a civilian and integration technician for the US Army. He was also an instructor for the US Marine Corps over multiple deployments. Searching for a new career path, Shawn joined the Finstad’s family and has advanced quickly to become a vital member of the sales team. In his spare time, Shawn enjoys working on many projects with his wife, as well as building hot rods and spending time with his family in the great outdoors of Montana. Shawn and his family reside in the greater Helena area.

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Andrea Ambrose- Interior Designer



Originally from Mississippi, Andrea moved to Helena in 2000. With more than 25 years of extensive interior design experience, she possesses an innate ability to create interiors that meet or exceed clients’ expectations. Whether classic or contemporary, Andrea’s mission at Finstad’s is to assist customers in selecting tile and flooring that will create a timeless space they will enjoy for years to come. Andrea earned her BFA from William Carey College, her MFA from University of London, and a BA in Interior Design from University of New Orleans. She has been a member of America Society of Interior Designers since 2004. Andrea enjoys traveling, running Montana trails, and watching her teenage children perform in theater and sports. She resides in Helena with her family.


Greg Gardner - Retired



Greg has been with the Finstad’s family for 52 years and held the role of store manager for 30 years. Over the years, Greg built numerous relationships all around the Helena Community and still has countless customers who continue to ask for Greg each time they visit our store. Greg has decided to retire and spend quality time with his wife, adult children, and grandchildren.

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Jewelya Mercer  - Office Administrator & Claims Manager



Jewel has been a part of the Finstad’s family since 2014. She has over 20 years of extensive experience in office administration, organization, marketing, and web design. Jewel has three adult children living around the country and eight beautiful grandchildren. She is an author and enjoys writing and teaching as well as activities with her home church. In her free time she enjoys long weekend drives around our beautiful state as well as spending time with family and friends. Jewel currently resides in Helena.


Rick March  - Warehouse Manager



Rick joined the Finstad's family in August of 2010. Rick manages our warehouse and has over 25 years experience in the flooring industry. Rick receives all ordered product into the warehouse and ensures that it gets to our installers for a smooth and timely installation for our customers. Rick enjoys watching football and relaxes by playing golf. He also enjoys spending quality time with wife, two adult children, and his 8 grandchildren. Rick resides with his wife in the greater Helena area.

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Thomas Bendinelli - Assistant Warehouse Manager



Thomas joined the Finstad's family in January 2016 as the Assistant Warehouse Manager. As a retired U.S. Marine in the supply and logistics fields, he has been working in a warehouse environment and inventory management for over 27 years. Born in Bozeman, he, his wife, and youngest son, returned to Helena in late 2015 to be close to his family and to continue his career in customer service. He’s proud to bring attentive and friendly service to Helena and the surrounding community, and to our valued customers. In his spare time, he enjoys a good round of golf, tinkering with vehicle projects, and spending time with his family while fishing and camping in the great Montana outdoors. Thomas resides with his family in the greater Helena area.