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.

John Baugh Discusses the Results of the Publically Traded Flooring Companies

John Baugh Discusses the Results of the Publically Traded Flooring Companies

March 24, 2017—John Baugh, an analyst with Stifel Nicolaus, and Kemp Harr discuss the Q4 and year-end results of Mohawk, Armstrong, and Interface as well as a few of his observations of the market trends. Listen to the interview for more information as well as John's take on the optimism that exists in the stock market today.

Jennifer Hoff Discusses Highlights for Coverings in Orlando in Early April

Jennifer Hoff Discusses Highlights for Coverings in Orlando in Early April

March 22, 2017—Jennifer Hoff, President of Taffy Event Strategies, and Kemp Har discuss the upcoming Coverings show being held April 4 to 7 in Orlando. Listen to the interview to hear more about the anticipated crowd, the new exhibit hall tours, tiny houses, and a few of the education events. Coverings is the largest tile and stone show held on an annual basis here in the U.S.

Glen Morrison Discussed Tarkett's Growth in 2016 and Strategic Plans for 2017

Glen Morrison Discussed Tarkett's Growth in 2016 and Strategic Plans for 2017

March 17, 2017—Glen Morrison, President and CEO of Tarkett North America, and Kemp Harr discuss the firm's recent celebration of its 2016 top and bottom line results at a consolidated sales meeting held in Palm Springs. Listen to the interview to hear more about what drove those results and Tarkett's branding and innovation strategy moving forward.

David Jolly Discusses J&J Flooring Group's 60th Anniversary

David Jolly Discusses J&J Flooring Group's 60th Anniversary

March 16, 2017—David Jolly, President of J&J Flooring Group, and Kemp Harr discuss the firm's 60th anniversary and their product and market focus versus 60 years ago. Listen to the interview to hear more about the acquisition by Engineered Floors 11 months ago and J&J's new $50 million modular tile plant which is under construction.

Scott Sandlin Discusses Shaw's 50th Anniversary Event in Dalton

Scott Sandlin Discusses Shaw's 50th Anniversary Event in Dalton

March 15, 2017—Scott Sandlin, VP of Marketing and Product Design with Shaw Industries, and Kemp Harr discuss Shaw's 50th anniversary event for employees held recently at the Dalton Convention Center. Listen to the interview for more details on this event as well as Scott's new role at the company and his outlook for 2017.

Kermit Baker Discusses His Economic Outlook for the Remainder of 2017

Kermit Baker Discusses His Economic Outlook for the Remainder of 2017

March 14, 2017—Kermit Baker, a Harvard economist that tracks the commercial and residential building design and renovation markets, and Kemp Harr discuss the outlook for growth in both these sectors for the remainder of 2017. Listen to the interview to hear more details about the AIA billing index and the Joint Center for Housing Studies remodeling index.

Maggie Bidlingmaier Discusses the Launch of Stainmaster Livewell Carpet

Maggie Bidlingmaier Discusses the Launch of Stainmaster Livewell Carpet

March 13, 2017—Maggie Bidlingmaier, VP of the Stainmaster brand with Invista, and Kemp Harr discuss the launch of Stainmaster Livewell carpet which the firm claims reduces the level of allergens in rooms where this carpet is installed. Listen to the interview to hear more about the product and its overall fit within the other Stainmaster products. This product will be advertised on cable as part of its launch in May 2017.

Jeff Hamar Discusses Galleher's Acquistion of Copper Plank Hardwood in Arizona

Jeff Hamar Discusses Galleher's Acquistion of Copper Plank Hardwood in Arizona

March 9, 2017—Jeff Hamar, president of Galleher Corporation, and Kemp Harr discuss the strategy behind this west coast distributor's acquisition of Copper Plank—an Arizona based producer of high end hardwood flooring. Listen to the interview to hear Jeff talk more about his continued growth, his fit in the hardwood market and his outlook for growth in 2017.

Geoff Gordon Discusses Highlights from the Fuse Alliance Meeting in Austin

Geoff Gordon Discusses Highlights from the Fuse Alliance Meeting in Austin

March 7, 2017—Geoff Gordon, Executive Director with the Fuse Alliance, and Kemp Harr discuss the growth of this group of commercial flooring contractors in the past year, the focus for this year's annual meeting in Austin and how the role of the commercial flooring contractor has changed in the last 10 years. Listen to the interview for more details.