Biz Profile

Celebrating 65 Years in Business


One of the truest tests of a good business is their longevity. In this day and age of online shopping and a shift from brick and mortar, mom-and-pop shops to e-commerce, Jabro Carpet One Floor and Home swims against the current. This November, the company celebrated its 65th anniversary in the Downriver community, setting the standard in hometown business as well as being the premier dealer of flooring in the area.

Woman of Achievement – Geralyn Gorzynski

Lifelong Downriver resident Geralyn Gorzynski has spent her entire career at Mans Lumber & Millwork. Born in Wyandotte, she moved to Trenton at age seven and then Woodhaven at 26 beforesettling down at a house in Riverview 24 years ago. Her work at Mans began as a co-op program in high school. “It was supposed to be a summer job, but it’s been almost a 45-year job now,” Gorzynski says.