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1105 Loras. Photo in 2011
Photo courtesy: Bob Reding

RETTENMAIER FLOORING. Rettenmaier Flooring, a family-owned business, was started in 1959 by John Rettenmaier. From 1964 through 1974 the company was located at 1696 Central.

The 1977 through 1993 Dubuque City Directory listed 1105 Loras Blvd. for Rettenmaier Floor Covering.

In 1996 Rettenmaier opened the Carpet Depot in downtown Dubuque. In 2011 the company's showroom was located at 1105 Loras Blvd.



"In It For the Long Haul," The Dubuque Advertiser, Aug. 20, 2008