Keith Long

Keith Long is the owner/operator of Thunderheart Flooring LLC. Based in Greeley, Colo., Keith and his wife, Robin, install, sand, stain and finish hardwood floors—some regular jobs, some custom flooring. They live on Northern Colorado’s Front Range with their daughter, Savana. Keith’s hope is that his blog posts will inspire others to build their skill sets and expand their abilities as hardwood flooring contractors.

  • Monday, October, 23, 2017 Pissin’ in the Tall Weeds With a Big Dog Hello all, Keith Long here with Thunderheart Flooring, based out of Greeley, Colo. Over the last six weeks, I took a hiatus from hardwood flooring and accomplished something I’ve had in my sights...
  • Wednesday, September, 27, 2017 7 Wood Flooring Estimate Habits That Help Me Win Jobs Landing jobs from an estimate is a skill all its own. Just because I'm proficient at installing, sanding, staining and finishing hardwood floors doesn't mean the client is automatically mine. As...
  • Monday, September, 11, 2017 Allow Me to Make a Suggestion Hello all, Keith Long here with Thunderheart Flooring, based out of Greeley, Colorado. This is an atypical post for me—in other words, not a subject I would normally write about, nor is it in a...
  • Wednesday, August, 16, 2017 Why I Run My Business as a One-Man Operation Hello, everyone! Keith Long here with Thunderheart Flooring, based out of Greeley, Colo., to go through why I choose to be an owner-operator. I believe there are no absolute right and wrong answers...
  • Monday, August, 07, 2017 Cowboys, Eurail Passes & Contractors: Thoughts on Planning Hello all, Keith Long here with Thunderheart Flooring, based out of Greeley, Colo., to share some of my thoughts on the value of planning. I’ve heard it said that cowboys make some of the best...
  • Thursday, July, 27, 2017 The Custom Pinwheel Parquet Installation, Part 3 Hidey-ho, partners—Keith Long here with Thunderheart Flooring, based out of Greeley, Colo. The last few weeks, we’ve been looking into the finer points of how to design and produce a custom...
  • Thursday, July, 20, 2017 The Custom Pinwheel Parquet Installation, Part 2 Hello all, Keith Long here with Thunderheart Flooring, based out of Greeley, Colorado. We’ve been going through the production work to fabricate the pinwheel parquet squares (read about how this...
  • Thursday, July, 13, 2017 The Custom Pinwheel Parquet Installation, Part 1 Hello all, Keith Long here with Thunderheart Flooring, based out of Greeley, Colo., to carry on with the production of the pinwheel parquet squares installed in Moberly, Mo. The main reason I do...
  • Thursday, June, 29, 2017 My Journey of 12 Years to Financial Freedom (and Custom Floors) Hello all, Keith Long here with Thunderheart Flooring, based out of Greeley, Colo. I feel fortunate to have had great mentors throughout my life. These fine men and women have helped me gain the...
  • Thursday, June, 22, 2017 How My Work Van Helped Create Financial Freedom Hello all, Keith Long here with Thunderheart Flooring. The summer solstice is this week, the most daylight of any day of the year. The first cuttings of both grass and alfalfa hay have been cut,