Our Experts


Ron Rakes, Owner

Ron is the original founder of Rakes Carpet One, serving the Madison area since 1985. Ron and his wife Mary lives in Madison, and are both active in the store.

Jon Rakes, Sales/Marketing

Jon is Ron's 2nd son, and brings a business marketing degree from Kent State with him. Jon's main focus is sales, and participates in advertising.

Scott Rakes, Sales/Insurance Specialist

Scott is Ron's oldest son, and brings a business management degree from Kent State. Scott handles all claims through insurance programs.

Jerry Smith, Sales

Jerry has been with Rakes Carpet One since 1999, and brings 20 years of sales experience. Jerry has lived in Madison his entire life, and has many freinds in northeast Ohio.

Nelson Benedict, Sales

Nelson has been in the floor covering business for 25 years, and with Rakes Carpet One since 2000. Nelson has lived in Ashtabula his entire life, and has sold to thousands of satisfied customers.

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, guide you through our easy-to-understand selection systems, and work with you to create exciting solutions.