Just 19 years old when he graduated from City College of New York, Henry Mathusek Jr. signed on as a product analyst with General Foods for a time. But it wasn’t long before his entrepreneurial spirit stirred a desire to build a business of his own, leading young Henry to become a manufacturer’s rep supplying chalk and tackboards to schools.

While peddling his wares, Henry met architect Leon Urbane, who had done some work for an exhibit at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. During the fair, the wood flooring laid for Urbane’s exhibit had flooded.

As a result of this unfortunate event Urbane invented the clip-and-channel flooring system, which was designed to withstand water, and Henry secured a position as a manufacturer’s rep for the product. The pair became pioneers in clip-and-channel flooring, a technology still in use today.

Henry settled in New York City and travelled back and forth to Upstate New York to sell flooring during the 1950s. In 1965, he organized as Mathusek Incorporated and became a dealer for Horner Flooring. That same year, he chose the phrase “Quality and Service” to summarize the mission of his new company.

All five of Henry Mathusek’s sons grew up in the business, often spending their ‘days off’ from school working for their father.


In the beginning, Henry employed only himself and carpenters as needed while raising his family in New York and later New Jersey. All five of his sons grew up in the business, often spending their weekends and “days off” from school working for their father. One by one, they became permanent employees, and by 1984 the team was complete.

Warren, Jeff, Fred, Robert, and Phillip Mathusek, with help from their children, carry on their father’s legacy to this day. Through the years, Mathusek Incorporated has grown and developed into a full-service sports and commercial flooring company. Their relationship with the MFMA has remained a constant, and they take pride in offering superior wood flooring products.

In 1988, a new product line caught the brothers’ attention: MondoⓇ rubber flooring. In that year, we installed our first Mondo floor. Since then, Mathusek has added more of the world’s finest flooring manufacturers as partners, including AACERTM, HAROⓇ, ActionⓇ, , MateflexⓇ, Art-Ice, and Herculan to meet customer demand for wood, rubber, commercial, synthetic, and multi-use flooring systems.

While the five brothers have taken Mathusek to new heights — servicing a growing roster of high-profile sports organizations and educational institutions — they have never lost sight of their father’s commitment to quality and service.

Longtime Mathusek customers still mention Henry from time to time, recalling the honesty and integrity with which he conducted business.

Today, Mathusek Incorporated rests squarely on a foundation fashioned from its founder’s entrepreneurial spirit and stellar character, which served as the catalysts that propelled the company from a one-man shop to one of the Northeast’s leading sports flooring companies.


APRIL 1965

Organization of Mathusek incorporated.


First wood floor installation.


Robert and Phillip enter the business


In 1949 Luella & Henry Mathusek marry.


Mathusek Incorporated organized


Fred & Drew Winebrenner in 1991


I. Warren enters the business

II. First computer accounting program installed for Mathusek Incorporated

III. West Point Crystal Arena (Hollander Center) installation.


Founder Harry Mathusek retires.


Mathusek Inc. begins use of Maximizer CRM


Philip, Robert, & Fred in 1985


Jeff, Fred, Henry, Katherine, Luella, Warren, & Pam in 1982




I. Reebok World Headquarters Installation

II. Reebok Outdoor Mondo Track

III. Reebok Indoor BB Track

IV. Reebok Weight Room


I. Philadephia Eagles Installation

II. Eagles Weight Room & Training Rooms


I. Mathusek Inc. Becomes a Union Shop



Reebok World Headquarters installation – features outdoor Mondo track Indoor BB Court, Aerobic, Weight and Cardio rooms – Mondo – 1999


Philadelphia Eagles installation – features Mondo 10 mm impact tiles in the weight room and training room. 2001


Fred and family in 1993.


Mathusek launches Mathusek Global Sales, Inc. to handle wholesale distribution to floor contractors and end users.


YW Carwash 2000

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