About Us

FLR Sanders, Inc. provides top quality gymnasium floors and related services to public entities including K-12 schools, universities, colleges, health clubs and museums. The quality and detail that helped build FLR Sanders, Inc. is what keeps customers returning year after year for all their sport floor needs.


Kevin Covlin, co-founder of FLR Sanders, Inc., installed his first hardwood floors along the North Shore of Chicago in 1991; early installations included unique hand-cut inlays designed in his garage. FLR Sanders was created in 1997 to separate the gymnasium floor projects from the rest of his business, which was then sold. FLR Sanders traveled extensively throughout the midwest subcontracting large gymnasium floor projects for various contractors.


In 2000, the company moved to Minnesota, which was closer to home for the owners. Emphasis was placed on offering a full service gymnasium floor package directly to schools. Debbie Covlin joined her husband in this effort after losing her medical as a commercial pilot. In 2006, Barry Ramage, Jr., a long-time employee, also became a principal in the company. In 2008, FLR Sanders, Inc. purchased SignArt of Wisconsin to bring the best in sport floor graphics completely in house.