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.

Montana Retailer Jon Pierce Discusses Shaw Industries' Aligned Dealer Convention

January 21, 2013—(Recorded in Orlando at Shaw Flooring's Alliance Convention.) Jon Pierce, General Manager of Pierce Flooring in Montana, and Kemp Harr, discuss market conditions in Montana and what Pierce Flooring does to set themselves apart from the competition. Listen to the interview to hear about this and to learn more about the Shaw Flooring Alliance Convention.

Bob Burton Discusses News that Tuftex Sales Force Will Sell Shaw Living Rugs

January 18, 2013—Bob Burton, Divisional Vice President of Tuftex, and Kemp Harr, discuss the decision to add the Shaw Living product line to the Tuftex sales force for the retail sector of the market. Listen to the interview to hear more about what is driving these sales realignments and also what is new at the Shaw winter markets.

Victoria Redshaw Discusses the Future Fashion Trends She Will Present at Surfaces

January 17, 2013—Victoria Redshaw, Trend Forecaster with Scarlet Opus, and Kemp Harr, discuss the Trends Hub and Designer Day activities scheduled for the Surfaces Expo in Las Vegas in two weeks. Listen to the interview to hear some of Victoria's predictions for interior fashion trends in the future.

Dan Hendrix Discusses Interface's Ticker Symbol Change to TILE

January 16, 2013—Dan Hendrix, CEO with Interface, and Kemp Harr, discuss Interface's ticker symbol change this Friday from IFSIA to TILE. Listen to the interview to hear more about this, and about Interface's plant reconstruction in Australia, the company's FLOR rug stores and his global business outlook for 2013.

Onuora Ogbukagu Discusses Highlights from Domotex Expo in Hannover, Germany

January 14, 2013—(Recorded in Hannover, Germany at Domotex), Onuora Ogbukagu, the Domotex spokesperson, and Kemp Harr, talk about international flooring trends and what you can expect if you decide to attend the world's largest flooring show. Listen to the interview to hear more about this exciting show with exhibitors from 60 different countries and visitors from all over the world.

Patrice Case Discusses Her Carpet One Retail Stores in Alaska

January 10, 2013—Patrice Case, President of Florcraft Carpet One, and Kemp Harr, discuss Patrice's Carpet One retail businesses in Fairbanks and Anchorage, Alaska. Listen to the interview to hear her take on the highlights of this year's Carpet One Winter convention.

Eric Demaree Discusses the Highlights of Carpet One's Winter Convention

January 9, 2013—(Recorded at the Peabody Hotel), Eric Demaree, President of Carpet One Floor & Home, and Kemp Harr, discuss highlights of Carpet One's Winter Convention in Orlando, FL. Listen to the interview to hear Eric talk about the long term viability of the independent flooring retail sector.

Cathy Buchanan Discusses Her Family's Carpet One Store in Detroit, Michigan

January 8, 2013—(Recorded in Orlando at the Carpet One Winter Show) Cathy Buchanan, Operations Manager for Independent Carpet One Floor & Home in Westland, Michigan, and Kemp Harr, discuss what's new for Carpet One for 2013. Listen to the interview to hear about what's happening at this year's show, current business conditions in the Detroit area and what this retailer is doing to set themselves apart.

Bruce Zwicker Discusses Haines' Acquisition of Allied Products

January 7, 2013—Bruce Zwicker, President and CEO of J.J. Haines, the largest floorcovering distributor in the U.S., and Kemp Harr, Publisher of Floor Focus Magazine, talk about the strategy behind last week's acquisition of Allied Products, Inc., a smaller floorcovering distributor based in Baltimore, MD. Listen to the interview to hear more about Haines' growth strategy.

John Turner Discusses Mohawk's Pending Acquisition of Marazzi

January 3, 2013—John (JT) Turner, President of Daltile, and Kemp Harr, discuss the strategy behind Mohawk's decision to buy the Marazzi Group. Listen to the interview to hear more details about how Marazzi fits within Mohawk's overall growth strategy.