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.

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.

Vern Yip with HGTV Discusses His Keynote Session For FloorTek in September

July 12, 2013—Vern Yip, celebrity designer for HGTV and a business owner in Atlanta, and Kemp Harr, talk about Yip's upcoming role as the keynote speaker at the FloorTek Expo this fall. Listen to the interview to hear about the topics Yip will address at the Expo and trends he is seeing in flooring.

Bob Weiner Discusses the Launch of Totally Carpet

July 10, 2013—Bob Weiner, Owner of Totally Enterprises, and Kemp Harr, discuss the launch of Totally Carpet, a new carpet mill and carpet brand focused on servicing the contract interiors market. Listen to the interview to hear Bob talk about his motivation to launch this brand and its unique fit as a service oriented offering to the Architect and Interior Design (A&D) market.

Bob Peoples Discusses the Annual Report for AB 2398

July 9, 2013—Bob Peoples, Executive Director with CARE, and Kemp Harr, discuss the recently published annual report on AB 2398 (the recycling legislation in California) which gives an accounting on how well the program is working. Listen to the interview to hear more about carpet consumption numbers and other details about the program.

Scott Perron Discusses Big Bob's Annual Convention

July 3, 2013—Scott Perron, President of Big Bob's, and Kemp Harr, discuss the franchise group of independent flooring retailers' 20th annual convention held last week in Kansas City. Listen to the interview to hear more about the health of the membership and about their new store concept. nobis melao Chrome Hearts Jewelry Online Chrome Hearts Hoodie nobis nobis parka