Interview Archives

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.

Starnet Member Bob Sabosik Discusses His Decision to Run for Mayor

October 20, 2014—Bob Sabosik, owner of M.E. Sabosik, and Kemp Harr, discuss Bob's decision to run for mayor of Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Bob is a successful commercial flooring contractor and a former chariman of Starnet. Listen to the interview to hear more details about Bob's decision to be politically active in his home town.

Ed Duncan Discusses The Challenges He Faces as President of Mannington's Residential Business

October 17, 2014—Ed Duncan, President of Mannington's Residential Business, and Kemp Harr, discuss the company's challenges as it seeks to continue to grow under his leadership. Listen to the interview to hear more about Ed's background and the challenges he faces.

Benjamin Bachman Discusses Gerflor's New Relationship with Starnet

October 16, 2014—Benjamin Bachman, CEO of Gerflor USA, and Kemp Harr, discuss Gerflor's fit as Starnet's newest Vendor Partner. Listen to the interview to hear more about Gerflor and the company's focus approaching the commercial flooring market through commercial flooring contractors.

Randy Sexton Discusses His Commercial Flooring Service Business in Huntsville, Alabama

October 15, 2015—Randy Sexton, Owner of Commercial Flooring Services (a commercial flooring contractor), and Kemp Harr, discuss the success of Randy's business based in Huntsville, Alabama. Listen to the interview to hear Randy talk about his biggest challenges as he works to grow his business. Randy is a Starnet member and this interview was recorded last week at the Starnet Fall Meeting.

Cheryl Acierno Discusses Acierno and Company and Starnet Event

October 14, 2014—Cheryl Acierno, Owner of Acierno and Company, and Kemp Harr, discuss her commercial contracting business in Denver, Colorado and the hospitality event she hosted prior to the Starnet Fall Meeting. Listen to the interview to hear more about the event and about her business.

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Jeanne Matson on the Highlights of Starnet's 2014 Fall Meeting

October 13, 2014—Jeanne Matson, President of Starnet, and Kemp Harr, discuss a few highlights from this group of commercial flooring contractor's fall meeting, held this weekend in Denver, Colorado. Listen to the interview to hear about business conditions, seminar topics and other details.

Alena Capra Discusses Designing with Tile

October 9, 2014—Alena Capra, an Interior Designer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Kemp Harr, discuss her experience specifying tile in her clients' homes in south Florida, as well as her new role as ambassador to the Coverings 2015 expo. Listen to the interview to hear more about her role with the largest tile show in the U.S.

John Bonney Discusses Karndean's Executive Team Changes

October 8, 2014—John Bonney, VP of Sales for Karndean, and Kemp Harr, discuss the LVT market, Karndean's focus and recent changes to the company's executive management team. Listen to the interview for more details.

Joe Yarbrough Discusses the Focus for His Recent Trip to Washington, DC

October 6, 2014—Joe Yarbrough, President of CRI, and Kemp Harr, discuss Joe's recent meetings with congressional representatives on the Hill. Listen to the interview to hear more about Joe's purpose for making the trip and some of the key discussion points.

Vinnie Virga Discusses His Retail Real Estate Ownership Strategy

October 3, 2014—Vinnie Virga, Owner of five Big Bob's Outlet stores in New England, and Kemp Harr,discuss Vinnie's strategy around owning vs. renting his real estate. Listen to the interview to hear more about this and to hear an update on market conditions for retail flooring sales in New England.