About Abeln 

In 1984 Jim Abeln left the architecture field to start his own hardwood floor contracting business. With a knowledge and love of beautiful woods and an appreciation of fine architecture he proceeded to make a name for himself as someone who does extremely high quality wood floor installation, refinishing, and repair work. Attention to detail, reliable service, and a passion for beautiful floors allowed the company to grow and thrive.

In the early 1990’s a need arose to source reclaimed flooring for repairs and occasional room additions in historic homes. Abeln Floor Systems became the first and only company in St. Louis to reclaim, warehouse, and resell the reclaimed wood flooring to customers, rehabbers, and to other wood floor contractors in St. Louis and beyond. Today we own and operate two large warehouses to better serve our customers.

We love to install new hardwood floors and restore old ones. If you want a unique floor to finish your new build or remodel we can help show you options. Restoration is another passion of ours and we are happy to be doing our small part to preserve the beauty of our historic St. Louis homes and commercial buildings.

A bad hair day back in 1984.

A bad hair day back in 1984.