Our Experts

Meet the Flooring Experts at Olson Carpet One!

Galen Olson - President

Galen is the president of Olson Carpet One Floor & Home in Wausau, Wisconsin. Galen started in the flooring business in 1958. With over 50 years of commercial and residential flooring experience, he continues to serve the needs of customers in central Wisconsin. With a true passion and skillset for sales, Galen has earned an excellent business reputation in the community.

Galen enthusiastically attends the Carpet One conventions to add to his wealth of knowledge and skills and brings back that information to his employees.

Galen is a devoted member of Rib Mountain Lutheran Church. He enjoys travel, reading and spending time with his family.



Thelma Olson - Vice-President

Thelma is the vice president and co-owner of Olson Carpet One Floor & Home. Thelma, alongside her husband Galen, has 40+ years of experience in serving the residential needs of customers.

Thelma earned her teaching degree in 1958. Her teaching experience is an important tool she utilizes to educate employees and customers. 

 Thelma is a devoted member of Rib Mountain Lutheran Church. Thelma enjoys cooking, baking, knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, reading and spending time with her family.


Joan Frihart - Sales Representative 

Joan has been with Olson Carpet One Floor & Home for 28 years. She works with both residential and commercial sales. In addition to her flooring experience, she has also worked sales in the furniture, paint and wallpaper industries. 

Joan does all of the residential measuring for the store. While she is in your home, she will be happy to discuss interior design aspects of your projects.

Joan's goal is to have a happy customer from the quality of the products, choosing the right product for the customer and blending colors with existing décor.

In her free time, Joan loves to garden, kayak and hike. Joan is a devoted member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church where she teaches bible studies in group homes and nursing homes.


Phil Kraay - Sales Representative

Phil has been with Olson Carpet Floor & Home for 6 years. He has been helping customers find the flooring they need and desire for their home. Phil's goal has always been to serve and help others in any capacity he is able.

Phil has been a resident of Wausau, Wisconsin for the last 27 years. During which he has been in management, sales and customer service.



 Karen Olson - General Manager

Karen is the general manager of Olson Carpet One Floor & Home. Karen has been involved in many areas of the company since its inception. Currently, Karen oversees and schedules all residential projects and installations, customer billings, ordering material and customer service.




Installation Professionals

We believe in flawless execution every step of the way, so our work continues after you’ve made your flooring selection. We are experts in flooring installation, and we stand behind our work with a “Life of Floor” warranty. You can rely on our flooring installation experts. After all, this is your home we’re talking about.

Sales Professionals

Expertise is what we offer you on so many levels. Our sales professionals are trained to ask the right questions and guide you through our easy-to-understand selection systems.