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.

Phil Koufidakis Discusses Baker Brothers' Focus on Digital Marketing

Phil Koufidakis Discusses Baker Brothers' Focus on Digital Marketing

September 22, 2016—Phil Koufidakis, owner of Phoenix-based Baker Brothers, and Kemp Harr discuss this independent flooring retailer's digital marketing strategy as well as its focus on servicing the customer with a fashion oriented solution. Listen to the interview, recorded at the fall NFA meeting, for more details.

Dave Snedeker Discusses Highlights from the 25th Anniversary NFA Meeting in Aruba

Dave Snedeker Discusses Highlights from the 25th Anniversary NFA Meeting in Aruba

September 21, 2016—Dave Snedeker, division merchandising manager with Nebraska Furniture Mart and president of the NFA, and Kemp Harr discuss the highlights of the National Floorcovering Alliance's 25th anniversary meeting in Aruba. Listen to the interview to hear more about what this elite group of flooring retailers are focusing on to grow their business.

Jeff Macco Discusses His Retail Business and the Fall NFA Meeting in Aruba

Jeff Macco Discusses His Retail Business and the Fall NFA Meeting in Aruba

September 20, 2016—Jeff Macco, Co-Over of Macco's Floor Covering (and Hadinger in Fort Myers, Florida), and Kemp Harr discuss business conditions and highlights of the NFA fall meeting in Aruba. Listen to the interview to hear about some of the issues the NFA members are discussing at this year's meeting.

Glen Morrison Discusses Tarkett's Strategy for Growth Under His Leadership

Glen Morrison Discusses Tarkett's Strategy for Growth Under His Leadership

September 16, 2016—Glen Morrison, President and CEO of Tarkett North America, and Kemp Harr discuss Glen's background, review the scope of Tarkett's business, both worldwide and in North America, and discuss the company's sustainability focus. Listen to the interview to hear more about this as well as the firm's branding strategy moving forward.

Nick Freadreacea Discusses the FEI Group Meeting and His Business in Kentucky

Nick Freadreacea Discusses the FEI Group Meeting and His Business in Kentucky

September 15, 2016—Nick Freadreacea, owner of The Flooring Gallery, a five-store chain of flooring stores based in Kentucky, and Kemp Harr discuss the growth of Nick's business—which today is 40% retail and 60% builder and multi-family. Listen to the interview to hear more about Nick's business and the benefit of being a member of the FEI Group. This interview was recorded at the FEI Group's annual meeting held this week in Cambridge, Maryland.

Tracy Hammond Discusses Congress' Agenda and the Balance of Power in the Senate and House

Tracy Hammond Discusses Congress' Agenda and the Balance of Power in the Senate and House

September 13, 2016—Tracy Hammond, a lobbyist for the Carpet and Rug Institute with Polsinelli, and Kemp Harr discuss the upcoming agenda for the Congress and the balance of power in the Senate and the House. Listen to the interview to hear some of the possible scenario's that could result and the ways that 24 hour news coverage and smart phones affect what is happening in the political process.

Jay Smith and Graham Howerton Discuss Highlights of the FEI Group's Annual Meeting

Jay Smith and Graham Howerton Discuss Highlights of the FEI Group's Annual Meeting

September 12, 2016—Jay Smith and Graham Howerton, president and vice president (respectively), of the FEI Group (formerly known as Floor Expo), and Kemp Harr discuss the highlights of this year's annual meeting being held this week in Cambridge, Maryland at the Hyatt Chesapeake Bay. Listen to the interview to hear more about the health of the membership and the key issues the group is facing. This year's meeting has a record attendance.