APEX has received three ASID Design Excellence Awards, in addition to the National Wood Flooring Association’s “Floor of the Year” award. The company has also been featured in Interiors Chicago, Chicago Tribune, the Daily Herald, Interior Design and more.
The Apex Story
Part art, part science — For more than 30 years, APEX has been a leader in design and innovation, specializing in handcrafted wood floors with distinctive visual appeal. From our top-notch customer service to our detail-oriented execution, APEX truly offers unmatched integrity of product and purpose to the greater Chicago area, and beyond.
APEX’s commitment to client satisfaction has created long-lasting relationships that serve as the company’s foundation. We partner with homeowners and design professionals alike to help each client achieve their unique vision.
Thanks to our master in-house artisans, we are able to create one-of-a-kind designs, and proudly offer an extensive collection of wood styles, cuts and species. We approach every project with exacting standards, pleasant service and careful, capable hands, from showroom to installation and maintenance.
APEX has received three ASID Design Excellence Awards, in addition to the National Wood Flooring Association’s “Floor of the Year” award. The company has also been featured in leading national and local publications including: House Beautiful, Luxe Interiors & Design, Interior Design, Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago, and the Chicago Tribune.
Meet the President
In the summer of 1985, John Lessick joined APEX Wood Floors as an apprentice. He spent the next nine years learning every facet of the business before becoming owner in 1994. Over that period, John developed a profound respect for wood’s natural beauty and achieved a masterful command of the complete finishing, production and installation process. Thanks to his expertise and vision, the business has blossomed and evolved, growing from five to nearly 30 employees over the last 20 years.
APEX continues to expand and yet, John remains intimately involved with every level of the business. He works with our in-house artisans and craftsmen, as well as with top architects, designers and builders across the country, to design and create the distinctive, custom handcrafted floors for which APEX is known.
John is the past chairman of the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) and is an industry partner of the American Society of Interior Designers, Illinois Chapter (ASID-IL). He lives in Wheaton, Illinois, with his wife, Theresa, and their three children. Their family is active in their church, Harvest Bible Chapel in Naperville, Ill., where John also serves as an elder.His faith, family and community serve as the cornerstone of his own life, and steadily inform the culture of APEX as a company.
“I love interacting with people, and I love creating impeccable wood floors. APEX is my vision for stewardship through business, an extension of my personal beliefs. It allows me to make an impact through building strong relationships with employees, partners and clients and through transforming spaces with exceptional product”
– John Lessick