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.

Ginger Gilbert, with J+J Flooring, Discusses Senior Living Design Trends
Ginger Gilbert, with J+J Flooring, Discusses Senior Living Design Trends

August 25, 2015—Ginger Gilbert, Creative Director with J+J Flooring Group, and Kemp Harr discuss J+J's recent design symposium focused on identifying design trends in the Senior Living Healthcare sector. Listen to the interview for more details. J+J Flooring Group has published a report as a result of this meeting.

John Baugh Discusses the Publicly Traded Flooring Companies and the Stock Market Decline
John Baugh Discusses the Publicly Traded Flooring Companies and the Stock Market Decline

August 24, 2015—John Baugh, Managing director with Stifel Nicolaus, and Kemp Harr discuss the second quarter performance of the publicly traded flooring producers as well as the cause for the rapid decline of the U.S. Stock Market. Listen to the interview for more details. 

Anne Demers with Specialty Tile Discusses Why She Attends Cersaie in Italy Every Year
Anne Demers with Specialty Tile Discusses Why She Attends Cersaie in Italy Every Year

August 20, 2015—Anne Demers, Marketing Director at Specialty Tile, a tile distributor based in Atlanta, and Kemp Harr discuss why Anne travels to Italy every year for the Cersaie Show—the largest ceramic tile trade show in the world. Listen to the interview to hear more about the show, Specialty's business and current tile trends.

Dean Thompson Discusses the Contributing Factors to the Rapid Growth of LVT
Dean Thompson Discusses the Contributing Factors to the Rapid Growth of LVT

August 17, 2015—Dean Thompson, President of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI), and Kemp Harr discuss the size and growth rate of the Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) market and why it is one of the fastest growing categories in the flooring business. Listen to the interview for more details.

Chip Hartzog and Marcel Bornheim Discuss Oerlikon's New Dalton Service Center
Chip Hartzog and Marcel Bornheim Discuss Oerlikon's New Dalton Service Center

August 14, 2015—Chip Hartzog and Marcel Bornheim, Oerlikon's President-USA and VP Customer Service (respectively), and Kemp Harr discuss the ribbon cutting of Oerlikon's Dalton service center. Listen to the interview to hear more about Oerlikon and the purpose for this new Dalton location.

Gary Johnston Discusses Stainmaster Top Dog Competition
Gary Johnston Discusses Stainmaster Top Dog Competition

August 13, 2015—Gary Johnston, Marketing Director for Stainmaster, and Kemp Harr discuss Invista's Stainmaster Carpet Top Dog Competition which runs for two months starting in September. In this competition, flooring retailers who grow their Stainmaster carpet sales by the highest percentage will win designation as the Top Dog and their sales associates will receive prizes. Listen to the interview for more details and also hear about Invista's national consumer advertising plans.

John McGrath Discusses Install's Solution for the Flooring Installation Labor Issue
John McGrath Discusses Install's Solution for the Flooring Installation Labor Issue

August 12, 2015—John McGrath, Director with Install, and Kemp Harr discuss what the organization is and what Install is doing to solve the flooring industry's issues around having enough trained floorcovering installers to satisfy the demand.