Rainbow Carpet serving area for over 20 years
The Rainbow Carpet, owned by Mary Mussare and her family, started as a typical carpet cleaning store in 1987. Soon after, the store expanded its capabilities to taking care of fire and water damage and replacing flooring in homes in the Williamsport and surrounding areas.
“The business started in April of 1987,” Mussare said. “It started as a carpet cleaning store and expanded into fire restoration and water damage restoration and we do flooring replacements. In 1990, we (her family) built this facility and moved the business here to open the carpet store.”
Mussare added that the store carries a variety of different carpets and flooring from tiles to click floors and wood, but that they also have installation and financing.
“We have porcelain tile, luxury vinyl tile which is the new waterproof popular click floors, hardwood and vinyl,” she said. “We do free estimates. We come out and measure and do all facets of installation including moving furniture, ripping out and disposing of the old flooring. We also offer financing; it pretty much covers the gamut.”
The store, which originally was focused on fire restoration according to Mussare, also expanded because of her husband, who learned how to install floors.
“Actually it just started as part of the fire restoration,” she said. “When we were doing the restoration work, we saw the need for all types of flooring so my husband started working with an installer to learn how to install; now our emphasis is on the flooring and cleaning and water damage.”
Even with all of the business that the store has, the employees and Mussare work to be connected to the community through donating to local charities, sponsoring local sports teams and participating in local events.
“We do a lot with ‘Girls in the Hoodie’,” Mussare said.
“If we have extra carpet samples we donate them to classrooms and daycares for children to sit on,” Robin Carlin, secretary, said.
In the past, the store has sponsored two South Williamsport Little League teams and donated to general organizations in the downtown area.
“We support the local downtown,” Mussare said.
Lastly, Carlin put emphasis on the fact that the family, along with the store, is there for people who need help in regards to flooring, but also for support in their daily lives.
“They are here to be in business, don’t get me wrong,” she said. “But their business isn’t necessarily carpeting, it’s making sure they are taking care of the people around them. What they have done right is they care they truly care about the people that walk in here I have watched their customers become great friends; I have watched their friends become great customers.”