John Lessick, 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 purchasing the company 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 5 to nearly 25 employees over the last 25 years.

At APEX John works closely with our in-house artisans and craftsmen, and with top architects, designers and builders across the country as well as internationally, 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 3 children. Their family is active in their church, Highpoint located in Naperville, Illinois where John also serves as an elder. His faith, family and opportunity to serve others are a cornerstone of his own life and influences the culture at APEX as a company.

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. Apex Wood Floors is a dedicated member of the International Wood Products Association and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

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Theresa Lessick, Business Manager

As the organizational backbone of the APEX Team, Theresa Lessick exudes energy in everything she does. Prior to joining the APEX family, Theresa’s experience spans across various departments including accounts payable and receivable, human relations, and information technology. Theresa now leads APEX Wood Floors alongside her husband, John. Within APEX, she works closely with vendors, designers, and architects to ensure that the final product fulfills all of the client’s needs. Thanks to Theresa’s strength, intelligence, and diligence, she has been able to streamline the company’s business functions and continues to uphold APEX’s organized and proactive culture.

Raised in Wheaton, Theresa is an Illinois native. Alongside her husband and three children, Theresa is involved in her local church, Harvest Bible Chapel in Naperville, where she and John both serve on the senior elder team. Strongly rooted in her family and community, Theresa is committed to the unmatched integrity of product and purpose at APEX.

About Our Flooring

From the Forest to the Floor 

We source the best products from premier partners around the world. Our ultimate goal is to provide our clients with superior wood flooring options and limitless customization. When identifying the right source for unparalleled wood flooring, there is no better partner than Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring. The Apex + Allegheny relationship was forged decades ago and remains the strong backdrop that allows us to specialize in the complete customization of our client’s flooring through Apex LAB.

All Allegheny products are sustainably grown and sourced (FSC Certified) in the heart of Northern Appalachian hardwood country in western PA. This family business and their 100% American manufactured products are the perfect compliment to our Apex Wood Floors family.


“One of the great things about the wood industry is that there are a lot of high character people and John Lessick (even though he’s a Cubs fan) is without question is one of the best. I’ve known John for the better part of 20 years and consider him a close friend. He’s a good family man and goes over the top for his customers and employees. On more than one occasion John has traveled to our plant to hand pick the boards for his customer’s flooring. He’s put a tremendous amount of effort into learning our process and our limits so he can represent us to his clients properly while at the same time he’s pushed us to put up the best product possible. He has treated his team to a multi-day trip to visit our sawmill, flooring plant and our forests so that they could better understand our commitment to forest sustainability and what all goes into growing, cutting, drying and milling our AMHF floors. I couldn’t ask for a better customer and proud to call him my friend. Thanks Johnny.”

Dennis Hickman / Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring


“APEX Wood Floors is distinguished in the market by their attention to detail.”

Wade W. Weissmann, AIA, president & lead architect / Wade Weissmann Architecture Inc.

“APEX produces one of the finest finished products in their industry and they stand behind their work.”

Doug Durbin, CEO and design director / nuHaus

“The best custom craftsmanship in the industry.

Darl Grooters, owner / Darl Grooters LTD

“APEX’s knowledge, dedication and willingness to do what it takes to make a custom floor is what sets them apart from other companies.”

Christopher Guido, Principal / Booth Hansen

“When working with APEX on my jobs, their work runs smoothly, seamlessly and on time. I am proud to be associated with and have a company with such high standards working on my jobs.”

Tony Aiello, president / DNA General Contracting

“In my opinion APEX wood floors are unequaled – a sentiment echoed by my clients. From top-notch service to a meticulous attention to detail and their incredible talent for customization, APEX truly is the best of the best.”

Frank Ponterio, principal / Frank Ponterio Interior Design