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.

Eric Demaree Discuss Carpet One's Summer Convention

August 1, 2013—Eric Demaree, President of Carpet One, and Kemp Harr, discuss how the 900 Carpet One members are doing as the economy continues to recover. Listen to the interview to hear what's selling, who's buying and a few of the highlights from Carpet One's summer convention.

Keith Spano and Frank Chiera Discuss the Flooring America Convention

July 31, 2013—(Recorded at the Flooring America Convention in Denver) Kemp Harr talks to Keith Spano and Frank Chiera, President and VP of Marketing, respectively of Flooring America, about their membership and general overall health of the business. Listen to the interview to hear what Flooring America is doing to help their members and some of the new products and services they are excited about.

Delia Passi and Melissa Minihan Discuss Stainmaster's Women's Choice Award

July 29, 2013—Delia Passi, founder of the Women's Choice Award; Melissa Minihan, VP of Marketing with Invista; and Kemp Harr, discuss last week's news that Stainmaster had won the 2013 Women's Choice Award. Listen to the interview to hear more details about the award, how the Stainmaster brand was picked and how Invista plans to tie its retailers in with this news.

Wanda Ellis Discusses the Floor-Tek Expo

July 27, 2013—Wanda Ellis, Executive Director with American Floorcovering Alliance, and Kemp Harr, discuss the Floor-Tek expo scheduled for September 10-12 in Dalton, Georgia. Listen to the interview to hear more details about how this show is shaping up and some changes that have been made to attract more attendees.

Chad Ogden Discusses QFloors' Web Based Software Tool

July 25, 2013—Chad Ogden, CEO with QFloors, and Kemp Harr, discuss QFloors' web based software tool for the floorcovering industry. Listen to the interview to hear more about the software tool that won an innovation award at the Surfaces Expo earlier this year.

Kermit Baker Discusses the AIA Billing Index and the Residential Housing Market

July 24, 2013—Harvard Economist Kermit Baker, and Kemp Harr, discuss the June Architectural Billing Index and Kermit's perspective on what affect that will have on the "non-residential" construction market of the next 9 to 12 months. Kermit also talks about the Annual Report put out by the Joint Center for Housing studies and his perspective on where the housing market is today. Listen to the interview for more details.

Rick Moon with Propex Discusses the Uptick in Carpet Volume in Dalton

July 23, 2013—Rick Moon, Sr. Account Executive with Propex, and Kemp Harr, discuss Rick's perspective on how this year's carpet production in Dalton compares to previous years. Listen to the interview to hear him talk about how consolidation, along with yarn and dyeing shifts, have altered the overall dynamics of the carpet business in the Dalton area.

Jim Curtin Discuss Shaw Living's Experience at the Atlanta Rug Market

July 17, 2013—Jim Curtin, VP of Sales with Shaw Living, and Kemp Harr, discuss the Atlanta Rug market. Listen to the interview to hear Jim talk about the health of this market and recent fashion trends in rugs.

Kevin Malkiewicz Discusses the Atlanta Rug Market

July 16, 2013—Kevin Malkiewicz, VP of Leasing for AmericasMart, and Kemp Harr, discuss the summer Rug Market held last week in Atlanta. Listen to the interview to hear about a few of the trends in fashion as well as how the consumer shops for rugs.

Ralph Boe, Mike McAllister Discuss Beaulieu's Indulgence Consumer Sweepstakes Promotion

July 15, 2013—Ralph Boe and Mike McAllister, Co-CEO and Director of Marketing (respectively) with Beaulieu of America, and Kemp Harr, discuss the Indulgence Consumer sweepstakes promotion which runs from July 1 to the end of September. Listen to the interview to hear more about this promotion which is targeted at consumers and to retailers. Ralph also talks about current market conditions. nobis melao Chrome Hearts Jewelry Online Chrome Hearts Hoodie nobis nobis parka