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.

Bob Plann Discusses Resource Arizona's Growth Strategy in Phoenix

March 13, 2014—Recorded at the Fuse Alliance annual meeting in Amelia Island, Florida: Bob Plann, Sr Partner with Resource Arizona, and Kemp Harr, discuss Bob's focus on the A&D market for managing the specification process. Listen to the interview for more details.


Ron Lee and Geoff Gordon Discuss Highlights of Fuse Alliance Annual Meeting

March 12, 2014—Ron Lee and Geoff Gordon, Executive Director and Sr. VP of Business Development (respectively) with Fuse Alliance, discuss this week's Fuse Alliance annual meeting held in Amelia Island, Florida. Fuse Alliance is a network of commercial flooring contractors in the U.S. and Canada. Listen to the interview to hear details about the health of the membership and the progress of the group's national account program.


Rick Church with CTDA Discusses Plans for Coverings 2014

Rick Church, Executive Director of the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association, and Kemp Harr, discuss the upcoming Coverings show in Las Vegas scheduled for April 29 to May 2. Listen to the interview to hear Rick talk about the education tracks, keynote speakers and the benefits of attending this show.


Corporal Todd Love Discusses Mohawk and CCA's Building for America's Bravest Initiative

March 10, 2014—U.S. Marine Retired, Corporal Todd Love, and Kemp Harr, discuss Mohawk and CCA Global's Building for America's Bravest initiative whereby the two companies are contributing funds to help build 47 homes for severly injured veterans. Listen to the interview to hear Todd's story and to hear more about this initiative. Information is also available on

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.

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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.