Quality, Integrity & Craftsmanship

Your Twin Cities Hardwood Flooring Solution. Forerunner Hardwood Floors is a full-service hardwood flooring company specializing in installation, refinishing, and repair work. From start to finish, we work directly with our customers providing professional service and expertise and a final product we proudly stand behind!

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About Us

Forerunner Hardwood Floors was founded by Jake Paurus in 2015. What started as a part-time job to make some extra income on the side, blossomed into a passion for the wood flooring industry. Jake’s attention to detail and his commitment to customer service formed the foundation on which Forerunner Floors is built. Jake, his wife Lindy, and 3 children reside in St. Paul where they enjoy hiking, coffee, and painting.

  • Client Testimonials

    "Jake installed about 700 square feet of 3/4" solid hickory in an old farmhouse restoration we are doing in Watertown. He was professionalism personified! On time, honest and I trusted him. Earning my trust is not easy as I spent 20 years in west coast law enforcement and trust is not easily earned. He finished the job on time and did a beautiful job. When one of the other tradesmen on the job damaged some of the newly installed floor, Jake went out of his way to get there the next day to make the repair. He even found other damaged areas the tradesmen failed to show me and fixed them too, without an up-charge! These guys are the best, my highest recommendation."

    Jim B. | Watertown
  • Client Testimonials

    "He did a great job, was very timely, high quality work! We love how our floors turned out, he was able to match up our existing woodwork with new wood work and it turned out beautifully! Highly recommend to anyone looking for hardwood floor installation!"

    Katie M. | St. Louis Park
  • Client Testimonials

    "They installed new hard wood floors in our kitchen as well as patched many areas on our main floor and stained the entire level. Their quality of work was absolutely amazing! Would definitely recommend them to anyone needing floor work."

    Reid E. | Roseville
  • Client Testimonials

    "Jake does quality work, he's conscientious (keeps the space clean), and is trustworthy. I'd definitely use him again!"

    James B. | Eden Prairie
  • Client Testimonials

    "Very understanding and easy to work with. Offered helpful ideas and was accommodating with our busy schedules. Took care of all our concerns and needs. Will definitely use them again and will refer them to those we know that need projects done."

    Touvi H. | Forest Lake
  • Client Testimonials

    "Polite and professional, and the floor looks great."

    Heather P | Minneapolis 


Forerunner Hardwood Floors is your full-service hardwood flooring stop. Whether it be installing brand new hardwood or resurfacing an existing floor, Forerunner Hardwood Floors is here for you!


We work with the top distributors in the Twin Cities to offer our customers access to optimal products and showrooms throughout the Metro area.


We will work closely with you to select the product and method of installation that is appropriate to your project. The work will be completed by hard-working, experienced craftsmen.

On-Site Finishing

We bring old floors back to life by sanding and refinishing existing hardwood.

Repair work

Is your floor cracked, buckling, warped? We can work with you to determine the right option for your flooring repair.

Our Work

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