About Us

Crafting Heirlooms Since 1985

Crafting Heirlooms Since 1985

The BGS Team

Nestled in the heart of OrangeCounty, NY, Blooming GroveStair Company has been handcrafting exquisite staircases for over 35 years.

We're not just builders, we're family – a multi-generational legacy of expert craftsmanship passed down through generations.

At Blooming Grove StairCompany, family isn't just our foundation, it's our promise.We're committed to building not just staircases, but relationships that last a lifetime.

Jesse Kehoe

Jesse first started in 1993 with BGS. By 1999 he was shop foreman and a key employee of Blooming Grove. In 2000, together with Paul Graham, he purchased the business. Since then, he has spearheaded the technological and financial growth the company has enjoyed. While no longer on the shop floor he still has a passion for the craft of stair building and is very proud to see both of his sons learning the trade.

Paul Graham

Paul started out with BGS as a sub-contractor for the rail department in the early 90’s. By 2000, he and Jesse Kehoe saw the opportunity to take BGS to the next level and purchased the business. Since then, he has taken the lead in production, installation and customer relations. He prides himself on going above and beyond to make sure every job is one the company can be proud of.

Sam Ventola

Sam has worked in the field of stair layout, design, and sales for 33 years. He started with BGS in 2006. Prior to entering the Stair Industry, he worked in construction, framing custom homes throughout Bergen County NJ.

Craig Gillespie

Craig has been in the stair business since 1995 and in the building supplies industry since 1984. With 40 years in the industry Craig has a vast understanding of construction. He works with clients in all aspects of building, from concept to design to completion.

Kayla Marks

Kayla is our latest member of the sales and measuring team. She previously worked for a sister company owned by Paul and Jesse, and they quickly recognized that Kayla had the skills needed to be successful in sales and measuring.

Melissa Killion

Melissa's journey with BGS began in 2005, marking the inception of her remarkable expertise in the stair and rail industry. Drawing from her background in art and design, she possesses a unique ability to transform clients' visions into tangible realities, elevating each project with creative flair and precision.

Amber Tolliver
Estimating & Customer Support

Amber is a pillar in our commitment to delivering unparalleled customer support. With her tenure at BGS spanning from 2000 to 2007, and now returning in 2023, her dedication remains unwavering. Whether it's arranging for field measurements, creating estimates, or diligently following up with customers on behalf of our team, Amber ensures that every client's needs are not just met, but exceeded.

McKenna Bergmann
Estimating & Drafting

McKenna started with BGS in early 2020. Her background is Design and Drafting. She helps with estimating but primarily is responsible for our inhouse shop drawings and 3D renderings.

Ashleigh Bertolini

Ashleigh has been with BGS since 2010. She ensures that our financial operations run smoothly and keeps us in compliance with the various reporting and remittance laws.

Madelyn Gallardo
Office Support

Madelyn, our Office Support dynamo. With her knack for scheduling and optimizing workflows, she's the beating heart of our operation, ensuring smooth sailing every step of the way.

The BGS Crew

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