Who We Are

Great Northern Associates is a wholesale distributor of floor covering and installation supplies servicing New York, New Jersey, and New England. We're proud to serve the flooring industry with market-leading products.

Long-Term Relationships

Relationships are built on trust - And we’re proud to have partnered with customers for over four decades. We are honored to be a family-run business since 1976 built on a culture of respect, trust, and reliability with our customers and vendors. We take pride in the fact that we go above and beyond because our customer’s success is our success.

Technical Knowledge

We pride ourselves in our ability to solve difficult floor covering problems and offer professional, expert solutions. Through our technical expertise, years of experience and our strategic partnerships with our vendors, Great Northern has provided remedies for all types of job site issues.

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Local Market Expertise

Because we have extensive experience in the Northeast, we understand better than anyone the current industry trends in the local market. We are able to provide our customers with the products and knowledge they need to stay ahead of the competition.

We’re glad to recommend the ideal products for every application: Products that meet the project standards, will look and perform great, and that will withstand the unique seasonal climates in our area.

Products by Region

  • Western NY/Central NY

  • New York Metro

  • New England

Not Sure Where To Start?

Call us to have our experts find a solution for your flooring project.

Our Great Northern Team

The Great Northern Associates team is dedicated to providing the best possible service and products to our customers. We are always improving our product offerings and customer experience. Our team has over 100 years of combined experience in the flooring industry, so we know our stuff.

Meet Our Management Team

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Jonathan Bottoms-silly2
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Meet Our Lead Sales Team

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Jeff Simmons-silly
Danielle Moreau-silly

Meet Our Management Team

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Jonathan Bottoms-professional
Justin Eisenhaure-professional

Meet Our Lead Sales Team

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Jeff Simmons-prof
Danielle Moreau-prof

Better Together Philosophy

Working together, Spartan Surfaces, Salesmaster, and Great Northern Associates are combining our strengths to better service the northeast market. Focusing on the internal and external benefits of this long-term alliance, we’re coining this new philosophy, “Better Together.” Offering increased logistics, inventory levels, and purchasing power with a goal of adding benefits to customers across the contractor, A&D and end user.

Salesmaster brings its regional insights into the contractor industry and its robust distribution networks. Spartan brings its national footprint, range of products and logistical capabilities. Great Northern brings its reliability and deep client connections. With all of these strengths combined, we are truly better together, able to be there for our clients more than ever before.

Even Better For Customers

Bringing a comprehensive product offering with stocking positions, increased logistics, and stronger purchasing power.

Even Better For Employees

An energizing, diverse environment for Employees that nurtures growth, innovation, and career advancement.

Even Better For Vendors

Strengthened partnerships through synergy and expanded opportunities through enhanced scale and market presence

Ready to see how the journey unfolds?

Let us show you the Great Northern difference

When you work with us, you receive the personalized service and dedication that we’re known for, as well as the logistical edge to get the flooring products and accessories you need, on budget and on time, every time.