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John Dupra (pronounced DU-pray)’s father Craig started in the wood flooring business before John was born as an installer and refinisher, which he did for 24 years before eventually opening his own wholesale wood flooring distribution company in Rochester, NY.

It was at the wholesale business that the idea for Revel Woods was born, inspired by high end fashion sites, Revel Woods is dedicated to making the buying process of expert curated, high-quality hardwood flooring as easy as possible.


John has been featured in a number of publications including being recognized in Hardwood Floors Magazine’s first ever 40 under 40: https://hardwoodfloorsmag.com/2017/10/02/hardwood-floors-magazine-introduces-first-ever-40-40/

By John Dupra, Posted in Press, Pros

Episode three of our Expert Series features Wendy Woloshchuk! Wendy goes into detail on how she manages both her clients as well as her contractors. There’s a lot of wisdom in here.... read more.

  • June 25, 2020

By John Dupra, Posted in Press, Pros

In part two of our designer chats, John talks to Elizabeth Scruggs of Superior Construction and Design about setting client’s expectations, the relationship between a GC and designer, and more.... read more.

  • May 21, 2020

By John Dupra, Posted in Press, Pros

In this episode we’re talking with Lori Miya from Miya Interiors. Lori has a powerhouse design business in Salt Lake City, UT where she specializes in full service residential design for both new builds as well as remodels.... read more.

  • April 30, 2020

By John Dupra, Posted in Press, Tips

I was invited to be on the always entertaining Behind the Studs podcast with Colin and Jimmy. We had a lot more fun talking about flooring than anyone would have expected.... read more.

  • February 12, 2020

By John Dupra, Posted in Press, Pros

I recently got to be a guest on excellent woodworking podcast It's Wood with Daniel Carter. As a lifelong woodworker, Daniel had no idea how much goes into hardwood flooring.... read more.

  • December 09, 2019

By John Dupra, Posted in Press

When we originally had the idea for Revel Woods, we knew it could be a lot of things, and whatever it was going to be, it was going to be different.... read more.

  • May 07, 2019

By John Dupra, Posted in Tips

Did you know your floors could make you sick? A customer came to us after a series of unfortunate health issues. They were having health complications that would simply not clear up.... read more.

  • May 06, 2019

By John Dupra, Posted in Tips

The question I get a lot is, “John, I have kids, and a dog, and an African white rhinoceros, and we’re thinking of getting a saltwater crocodile. What kind of floor should I get? We love the look of hardwood, but will we be relegated to hovering over our house like some otherworldly specter for eternity?”... read more.

  • March 20, 2019

By John Dupra, Posted in Responsibility

Is there anything a person gets more passionate about than a diet? Religion and politics come close, but ask yourself if you would rather be told where you’re going to spend eternity, or that you should stop eating that thing you love.... read more.

  • June 07, 2018

By John Dupra, Posted in Tips

I have two small children. That means sleep is not a common thing in my house.  If we do manage to get a quiet moment by getting both kids to sleep, that’s only the first part of the challenge. The next part is actually getting past them to get downstairs without waking them up.... read more.

  • June 07, 2018