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.

Robert Dietz with the NAHB Discusses Growth Trends in the Housing Market
Robert Dietz with the NAHB Discusses Growth Trends in the Housing Market

August 25, 2016—Robert Dietz, Chief Economist with the NAHB, and Kemp Harr discuss factors affecting the pace of growth on the housing market. Listen to the interview to hear more about Rob's forecast for the housing market over the next couple of years.

Jim Young Discusses Stainmaster's 30th Anniversary Sales Promotion
Jim Young Discusses Stainmaster's 30th Anniversary Sales Promotion

August 24, 2016—Jim Young, the B2B Learning and Engagement Manager for Invista, and Kemp Harr discuss the core components of the Stainmaster 30th anniversary promotion. Listen to the interview to hear more details about the retailer contest, the sales training and consumer advertising components of this three month even which runs from August to the end of October.

John Baugh Discusses 2nd Quarter Results for the Publically Traded Flooring Producers
John Baugh Discusses 2nd Quarter Results for the Publically Traded Flooring Producers

August 23, 2016—John Baugh, Managing Director with Stifel Nicolaus, and Kemp Harr discuss market dynamics affecting the performance of the publicly traded floorcovering producers. Listen to the interview for more details on Mohawk, Armstrong and Interface as well as John's view on Home Depot and Lowe's.

Santo Torcivia Discusses Home Center Flooring Sales and Robust Import Statistics
Santo Torcivia Discusses Home Center Flooring Sales and Robust Import Statistics

August 17, 2016—Santo Torcivia, an economist with Market Insights, LLC, and Kemp Harr discuss the balance of flooring business between the independent retailers and the home centers. Listen to the interview to hear more about this, plus some interesting statistics about import levels in certain flooring segments.