Recent Interviews

A news and interviews program, our news coverage focuses on the players and events from all segments of the industry including; suppliers, manufacturers distributors and members of the retail community.


Dave Munson Discusses His Retail Store and Preferred Brands Relationship with Floors & More

July 25, 2016— Dave Munson, owner of Floor to Ceiling in Makato, MN and Chairman of the Board of Preferred Brands, and Kemp Harr, discuss Dave's background as a second generation flooring dealer and the decision that Preferred Brands made to transition the Floor To Ceiling franchise business over to the Floors & More umbrella. Listen to the interview for more details plus hear more about the inaugural Floors & More meeting held last week in Minneapolis, MN.

Cathy Buchanan Discusses Her Retail Flooring Business and Highlights of the Carpet One Convention
Cathy Buchanan Discusses Her Retail Flooring Business and Highlights of the Carpet One Convention

July 22, 2016—Cathy Buchanan, Co-owner of Independent Carpet One in Westland, Michigan, and Kemp Harr discuss her retail flooring business performance this year and the highlights of the Carpet One summer convention held last week in Michigan. Listen to the interview for more details.

Vinnie Virga Discusses the Strategy Behind the New Floors and More Retail Buying Group
Vinnie Virga Discusses the Strategy Behind the New Floors and More Retail Buying Group

July 20, 2016—Vinnie Virga, CEO of Floors and More, and Kemp Harr discuss the strategy and growth plans for the new Floors and More buying group which held its inaugural meeting this week in Minneapolis. Listen to the interview to hear more about what sets them apart from other groups. Floors and More is the umbrella for Big Bob's Flooring Outlets and Floor to Ceiling full service retail design centers.

Eric Demaree Discusses Highlights from Carpet One's Summer Convention
Eric Demaree Discusses Highlights from Carpet One's Summer Convention

July 13, 2016—Eric Demaree, President of Carpet One Floor and Home, and Kemp Harr discuss highlights from this week's Carpet One summer convention held in Dallas. Listen to the interview to hear more about the meeting and also hear Eric talk about business conditions, share shift and buying local.

Rochelle Routman Discusses Her New Sustainability Role at Metroflor
Rochelle Routman Discusses Her New Sustainability Role at Metroflor

July 12, 2016—Rochelle Routman, the newly appointed chief sustainability officer at Metroflor/Halstead, and Kemp Harr discuss Rochelle's new focus as she shifts her focus to the LVT category in one of the oldest resilient companies in the flooring business. Listen to the interview to hear more about Rochelle's responsibilities at Metroflor.

Keith Spano Discusses Flooring America's Summer Convention this Week in Dallas
Keith Spano Discusses Flooring America's Summer Convention this Week in Dallas

July 11, 2016—Keith Spano, President of Flooring America, Flooring Canada and Floor Trader, and Kemp Harr discuss the focus at the group's summer convention in Dallas this week. Listen to the interview to hear more about the group's continued focus on digital marketing and merchandising as well as a new focus on the Floor Trader outlet model.