Meet the Experts at Bishops Carpet One in Ithaca, NY


David F. Pirko, Owner/President of DFP Flooring Inc.

Dave started working for Bishops as a delivery boy in 1967. After graduating from Ithaca College in 1969 he became the manager of the paint department. He then held positions as the Store Manager, Director of Advertising, Vice President, and finally as the Senior Vice President. In 2003 he purchased the floor and window covering segments of the business as they are known today. In that time he served 2 terms on the Pro Hardware advisory committee.

Dave has three sons. The two oldest have gone out on their own in Washington DC, and the third now works at the store after graduating from college. He has been a baseball and bowling coach for his sons, and is also an honored member of the Dryden Fire Department.


Thomas Pirko, Manager; Marketing, PR & Sales

Thomas has been working at Bishops since he was 14, working on breaks from school. He worked for a short period at Kmart in Cortland, and Ide's Bowling Alley. After graduating from Keuka College in 2007 he came home and stepped in on a full time role at the store. In 2010 he was hired full time as a firefighter for the City of Ithaca. He now works part time and is in charge of all of the stores marketing including all advertising, and many views on the internet. He is also available for retail and commercial sales. Tom is also a certified Hunter Douglas Shutter Dealer and Installer.


Chris Bennett, Retail Sales Professional

Chris has been with Carpet One for over 5 years. Chris came to Carpet One with over 30 years in the hotel and restaurant industry, of which half of that time was spent in management. He also brings with him 25 years of experience with Computer Technology Consultation. Along with his many years of working with customers he has built 3 houses from the ground up bringing with him a great deal of experience with the construction side of the business. We are very excited to have Chris with us, and we look forward to a great future with his talent and experience.


Justin Russell, Sales Professional

Justin is the newest member of the Bishops Carpet One family. He is a life long resident of the Ithaca area. He comes to Carpet One with over 15 years of experience in the customer service industry. Justin says that making the decision to come work for Carpet One was the best move he could make for his family and himself and he is looking forward to what the future can bring. Justin is a fast learner and we see a great future for him in Carpet One. 


Rick Colunio, "The Blind Guy"

Rick is an extremely competent installer. He installs all of our window coverings as a side job. His full time job is also to install window coverings.

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Jamie Davenport, Hard Surface Installer

Jamie has been installing for Bishops for many years. He specializes in hard surface installations. His son JR is his assistant on all jobs. He installs vinyl, marmoleum, hardwood, laminate, tile and more. He is a certified Master Mechanic for Marmoleum, as well as a certified WEDI (shower tile) installer.