john essy  owner

John first learned the hardwood flooring trade while working as an apprentice with a company in Minnesota.  Having learned and mastered the skills he opened his first flooring company in 1996 in Colorado. Then after moving to the State College area he opened Quality Hardwoods in 1999.  With over 20 years in the trade and as an owner John is an expert in the field.  John's experience, leadership, and commitment to quality have laid a firm foundation for the company to grow and thrive.



Jamie kidd  Operation Manager

Jamie is a graduate of Bethel University with a degree in art.  His talent to design and his artistic eye have been a valuable asset to Quality Hardwoods and to the customer.  He has worked for Quality Hardwoods since 2003.  His ability to work with his hands and his seasoned knowledge and experience in all areas of hardwood flooring make him a vital part of the company.



josh Rios  job foreman

Josh has been part of the team since 2014.  Josh is a hard worker with great skill. He is very knowledgeable and has excellent communication skills.  Josh has set high standards of excellence for himself and for those he works with.  He takes pride in his work and he is not satisfied unless the job is done right. 


Ryan Lee  Job Foreman

Ryan has been part of the team since 2015.  Ryan grew up in State College and worked in construction before joining our team.  Ryan is a hard worker and a fast learner who enjoys working with his hands and woodworking in general.  Ryan is self confident and likes a challenge.