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.

Jay Smith Discusses the Builder Market and FloorExpo's Upcoming Annual Meeting
Jay Smith Discusses the Builder Market and FloorExpo's Upcoming Annual Meeting

August 22, 2014—Jay Smith, President of FloorExpo (FEI Group) and Kemp Harr, discuss a few of the reasons why year-to-date flooring sales in the home builder market have been softer than many companies forecasted. Listen to the interview to hear that some markets are stronger than others and also learn more about Floor Expo's annual meeting scheduled for early September at Lake Tahoe.

Mili Washington Discusses the Status of the S600 Carpet Installation Standard
Mili Washington Discusses the Status of the S600 Carpet Installation Standard

August 20, 2014—Mili Washington, Standards Director for the IICRC, and Kemp Harr, discuss the status of the S600 carpet installation standard. Listen to the interview to hear more about where the development of this standard stands today and what role it will serve once it is published.

Satya Tiwari Discusses Surya's Expansion in Cartersville Georgia
Satya Tiwari Discusses Surya's Expansion in Cartersville Georgia

August 15, 2014—Satya Tiwari, President of Surya, and Kemp Harr, discuss Surya's expansion into Cartersville, Georgia. Listen to the interview for more details on this expansion plus learn more about Surya's channel strategy, growth strategy and U.S. manufacturing plans. Surya is a supplier of area rugs and other home furnishings.


Dan Frierson Discusses Dixie's Second Quarter Performance

August 13, 2014—Dan Frierson, Chairman of The Dixie Group, and Kemp Harr discuss Dixie's second quarter performance where the company's revenue growth continued to outpace the rest of the industry. Listen to the interview to here more details about this recent quarter and a few details about what differentiates the company in both the commercial and residential markets.


Cathy Buchanan Discusses Carpet One and the Success of Her Retail Business in Michigan

August 12, 2014—Cathy Buchanan, a Carpet One retailer in Westland, Michigan, and Kemp Harr discuss a few highlights from last week's Carpet One Floor and Home summer convention and how her store is performing this year. Listen to the interview to hear Cathy talk about product shift and year over year sales comparisons.