Flooring 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.

Ron Dunn and Jon Logue Discuss Alliance Floorings Annual Meeting in Atlanta

Ron Dunn and Jon Logue Discuss Alliance Floorings Annual Meeting in Atlanta

February 27, 2017—Ron Dunn and Jon Logue, Co-CEOs with Alliance Flooring, and Kemp Harr discuss the Carpets Plus/Colortile and Carpetland retail flooring groups and the highlights of this week's annual convention in Atlanta. Listen to the interview to hear about the outlook for this year, the group's Destination store program and how the group is answering the home center's free installation promotion.

Eric Demaree Discusses the Highlights of Carpet One's Winter Convention in Phoenix

Eric Demaree Discusses the Highlights of Carpet One's Winter Convention in Phoenix

February 15, 2017—Eric Demaree, President of Carpet One, and Kemp Harr discuss a few of the key take aways from Carpet One's winter convention in Phoenix at the end of January. Listen to the interview to hear more about the overall growth of the group, plus how the members are addressing the free installation offer from both Home Depot and Lowe's.

Phil Gutierrez Discusses Abbey and the Health of the Independent Retail Flooring Channel

Phil Gutierrez Discusses Abbey and the Health of the Independent Retail Flooring Channel

February 14, 2017—Phil Gutierrez, Chairman of Abbey Carpet and Floor, and Kemp Harr discuss his health, the health of the independent retail channel and his outlook for 2017. Listen to the interview to hear more details about offering free installation and digital marketing. This interview was taped last week at the Abbey Convention in Atlanta. Abbey is a franchise organization with approximately 800 members.

David Gerson Discusses Interface's New LVT Products

David Gerson Discusses Interface's New LVT Products

February 13, 2017—David Gerson, VP of Marketing with Interface, and Kemp Harr discuss Interface's decision to design and distribute a line of LVT products to compliment their core modular carpet tile business. Listen to the interview to hear more about the timing of this LVT roll out as well as how the products will coordinate with Interface's existing products.

Ralph Grogan Discusses the Completion of Lone Star's Acqusition of Bentley Mills

Ralph Grogan Discusses the Completion of Lone Star's Acqusition of Bentley Mills

February 10, 2017—Ralph Grogan, President and CEO of Bentley Mills, and Kemp Harr discuss the completion of Lone Star's acquisition of Bentley Mills. Listen to the interview to get an historic perspective on this transaction and hear more details about their success in the last four years and their outlook for growth moving forward.

Dixie Group Leadership Discusses New Carpet, Rug and LVT Product Intros at Surfaces 2017

Dixie Group Leadership Discusses New Carpet, Rug and LVT Product Intros at Surfaces 2017

February 9, 2017—Kennedy Frierson, Jared Coffin and Dan Phelan, President, VP rugs and wool, and VP of marketing and hard surface (respectively) with Dixie Group, and Kemp Harr discuss new products within the Dixie Group's three brands, business conditions, an ongoing commitment to Stainmaster and the firm's introduction of a new line of LVT products. Watch the interview to see what this upscale company is offering the market in 2017.

Blake Dennard Discusses Kaleen's Broadloom Program at Surfaces 2017

Blake Dennard Discusses Kaleen's Broadloom Program at Surfaces 2017

February 6, 2017—Blake Dennard, VP with Kaleen, and Kemp Harr discuss the firm's broadloom program which was launched in 2015 and offers distinctive and colorful wool carpet which are made in India but ship out of Dalton. Watch the interview to see the 17 new styles that are being introduced in 2017. Wholesale pricing for these products range from $29 to $70 a yard.

Mark Clayton and Merrie Barnett Discuss Phenix's New Products at Surfaces 2017

Mark Clayton and Merrie Barnett Discuss Phenix's New Products at Surfaces 2017

February 3, 2017—Mark Clayton and Merrie Barnett, President and VP of Marketing respectively, and Kemp Harr discuss Phenix's new product introductions for the coming year. Watch the interview to see more details of the company's new LVT products, rigid core products, as well as a new Stainmaster display that features coordinated carpet and LVT products.