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.

Jamie Clingan Discusses QEP's Acquisition of Faus USA

March 7, 2014—Jamie Clingan, Sr. VP of Marketing with QEP, and Kemp Harr, discuss QEP's acquisition of Faus USA. Listen to the interview to hear more details about the strategic fit within QEP and the company's plans for this historic laminate brand in North America.

Kermit Baker Discusses AIA Index and Housing Market

March 6, 2014—Kermit Baker, the Harvard Economist that studies the flow of work through Architects and the U.S. Housing Market, and Kemp Harr, discuss the American Institute of Architecture billing index, the housing remodel outlook for 2014 and the overall economy. Listen to the interview for a great outlook on what 2014 should look like from a building/remodeling perspective.

Glen Hussmann Discusses Tandus Centiva's Team Building Community Service Recipe

March 5, 2014—Glen Hussmann, President of Tandus Centiva, and Kemp Harr, discuss the evolution of the company's annual team building event, which now also benefits the surrounding community. Listen to the interview for more details about this exemplary and effective process. Also, hear Glen talk about Tandus Centiva's new brand and business outlook for 2014.

To see photos from the event, see our Recent Industry Events Tab here.

Sean Cilona Discusses Florida Tile's 60th Anniversary

March 4, 2014—Sean Cilona, Director of Marketing for Florida Tile, and Kemp Harr, talk about Florida Tile's 60th anniversary. Listen to the interview to hear more about the history of this company that was purchased by the Sikes family in Florida in 1954 and is now part of the Panaria Group and is headquartered in Lawrenceburg, KY.

Bart Bettiga Gives a Preview of the Coverings Expo In Vegas

March 3, 2014—Bart Bettiga, Executive Director with the National Tile Contractors Association, and Kemp Harr, discuss the highlights of the upcoming Coverings Expo scheduled for late April in Las Vegas. The NTCA is one of the 5 owners of the Coverings show. Listen to the interview to hear about this year's 25th anniversary celebration and other details.

Johnny Massey Discusses Brintons' Relationship with Virginia Langley

February 26, 2014—Johnny Massey, VP of Operations for Brintons, and Kemp Harr, discuss Brintons' new design collaboration with Virginia Langley—a west coast designer and artist. Listen to the interview to hear more about this and to hear details about the current state of the hospitality market.

Dan Frierson Discusses Dixie's Year End Results

February 25, 2014—Dan Frierson, Chairman with the Dixie Group, and Kemp Harr, discuss Dixie's stellar performance in 2013 whereby the company far outpaced the industry in both the residential and commercial markets. Listen to the interview to hear Dan explain this growth and also talk about how the company plans to sustain this growth rate.

Bob Baldocchi Discusses Emser Tile's Expansion into New Markets

February 21, 2014—Bob Baldocchi, Director of Sales and Marketing with Emser Tile, and Kemp Harr, discuss Emser's two new distribution centers (taking their total to 57) and their plans to open four more this year. Listen to the interview to hear more about Emser's business model in the tile business and their strategy for continued growth.

Bo Barber Discusses Ecore's Use of Olympic Athletes to Launch a New Brand

February 20, 2014—Bo Barber, VP of Sales and Marketing with Ecore International, and Kemp Harr, discuss Ecore's use of current olympic athletes to assist the company in the positioning and launch of a new brand. Listen to the interview to hear more about this innovative marketing program.

Lee Martin Discusses Masland's New Partnership with Desso

February 19, 2014—Lee Martin, President of Masland Contract, and Kemp Harr, discuss Masland's new joint venture with Desso, an international flooring company based in the Netherlands. In the hospitality sector, it unites the offerings from both companies for a more complete package focused in hospitality--with a combined sales force. Plus, in the broader modular carpet market, Masland will distribute Desso's products into North America. nobis melao Chrome Hearts Jewelry Online Chrome Hearts Hoodie nobis nobis parka