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About Us

Meet your Team


President

Josh Raphael

"Dear Joshua, Thank yo so much for your generous contribution of sanding & sealing two bedroom floors. At Cornerstone Church our goal is to restore her home and help her get her life back to normal. Your donated labor and materials were such a great help. Thank you for you sacrificial time and labor of love. Sincerely, Pastor Ron ." - Lodi, CA

What is your favorite food? Mmmm… Baked Macaroni & Cheese. But it has to be with Tilamook Cheddar Cheese baked to a crisp golden brown crust served with Green beans loaded with an EXTREME amount of bacon.

What album are you listening to right now?

Charlie Cunningham, Lines. Good Stuff!

How long have you been in the flooring industry? Since 1996. My how time goes by!

What is your favorite part of doing hardwood floors?

I love refinishing hardwood floors the most. To me it’s like therapy. Working with my hands has a way of liberating my mind. Putting on my ear muffs, blocking out the world & enjoying the craft. Priceless.

Click here to view some recent pictures from Monterey. When I'm not enjoying my job I love diving California's beautiful coast.


Assistant Corporate Manager

Pamela Flaherty

If you could vacation anywhere on earth where would you go?

Ireland, for sure. I'd love to see where my family came from.

What is the first REAL concert you can remember going to as a kid?

Peter Frampton

If you were trapped on an island with only 3 objects, what would they be?

Would there be cell service? Haha! Okay, okay... probably flint, fishing pole and a knife. (Assuming cell service is out of the question..)

What do you like most about working for Raphael Hardwood Flooring?

It's the first place I've worked in a very long time where I feel appreciated and welcome. I also love watching this small business grow into something even more amazing than it was when I started two years ago.


Master Craftsman

Brannon Frey

Brannon and Mike did an outstanding job repairing our floor. They were both professional and efficient. The floor looks great! In this day and age it is refreshing to know that there are businesses that truly care about the customer before, during, and after the sale. Thank you again and congratulations on the success of your business, sincerely, Tom & Chris O." Lodi, CA

Education:

NWFA (National Wood Flooring Association) Certifications: Advanced Installation Degree, Advanced Sanding & Finishing Degree & Advanced Wood Floor repair Degree, San Fransisco 2007 & 2008, Instructor Steve Sebaugh NWFA Master Craftsman.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Work out and spend time with my Daughter.

What is your favorite movie?

Back to the Future 2

What is your favorite food?

Mexican food, hands down.

How long have you been with the company?

11 years

What do you like most about working for Raphael Hardwood Flooring?

I like to see my hard work pay off.


Master Craftsman

Michael Sneider

What is your favorite car?

1970 K-5 Blazer

What is your favorite food?

Sushi

What is your favorite sport?

Football

What is your favorite album of all time?

Hank Williams, Junior

What is your favorite Wood species?

Brazilian Cherry

What is your favorite part of doing hardwood floors?

Seeing the finished product

What do you like about working for Raphael Hardwood Flooring?

I like working for Raphael because I enjoy the people that I work with everyday.

It makes going to work fun.


Lead Instructor / Master Craftsman

Juan Carlos Rodriguez

Juan & his crew were very dedicated and worked very hard to ensure that our floor was completed in a timely matter and with such care to detail. It is beautiful and we thank you for a job well done. " - Patt & Terry H. Woodbridge, CA

What do you like to do in your free time? Exercising, having fun with my family, & learning English!

What is your favorite food? Fresh Vegetables & Fish.

Do you have any brothers or sisters? Yes, 3 brothers and 1 sister.

What is your favorite sport? Soccer.

What is your favorite kind of music? I like most all kinds of music.

Where are you from? Oaxaca, Mexico

What is your favorite part of doing hardwood floors? When the homeowners are completely happy! Also when customers take time to let me know they appreciate my work.

What do you like about working for Raphael Hardwood Flooring? The small business feel and the good communication between everyone within the company.


Master Craftsman

Billy Nguyen

What city were you born in?

Panama City, Florida

Do you have any brothers or sisters?

Yes, I have 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I love to go fishing!

Do you have any children?

Yes, I have 2 daughters.

What do you like best about working for Raphael Hardwood Flooring?

The trust our owner, Josh, has in his master craftsman to do their best job.


Master Craftsman

Soady Kol

What is your favorite Wood Species?

#3 Grade Maple

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to do wood working, RC cars and fishing!

What is your favorite kind of food?

I love Asian Food

Dou have any children?

Yes, I have 4 boys.What

Where were you born?

Cambodia

What do you like best about working for Raphael Hardwood Flooring?

Not too much pressure put on us by the boss, we get to enjoy our work!


Apprentice

Enrique

Where were you born?

Jalisco, Mexico

Do you have children?

Yes, I have 2 boys.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to play sports and spend time with my

kids.

What is your favorite food?

I like all kinds but mostly Mexican.

What do you like most about working for Raphael Hardwood Flooring?

I like everyone I work with, great people. I also like to work with my hands and see the results of hard work.


Master Craftsman

Rick Tim

What is your favorite sport?

I love football.

What is your favorite kind of food?

Asian food, for sure.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love any outdoor activities.

Where did you graduate?

I graduated from Bear Creek High School

How long have you been in the flooring industry?

22 years! A long time.

What do you like best about working for Raphael Hardwood Flooring?

I have a great boss who loves to keep us busy.


Master Craftsman

Oeu Pok

Do you have any children?

Yes, I have 4 kids. 2 girls and 2 boys.

What is your favorite kind of food?

I love crawfish, yummm.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I really enjoy gardening.

What is your favorite movie?

Hmmm.... I think my favorite movie is Elf.

How long have you been in the flooring industry?

21 years. A long time!

What do you like best about working for Raphael Hardwood Flooring?

The boss is a nice guy to work for and I like that everyone helps each other when they need to.


Warehouse Manager

Tom Cruz


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