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.


Jay Flynn Discusses Highlights of the Bridgeway Interactive Meeting in Napa Valley

November 16, 2015—Jay Flynn, VP of Sales and Marketing with Bridgeway Interactive, and Kemp Harr discuss the highlights of last week's annual meeting in Napa Valley, California. Listen to the interview to hear more about the theme of the meeting and new digital tools that the firm is offering its builder and retail customers under the Bridgeway and Creating Your Space brands. 


Dan Hendrix Discusses Interface's Record Earnings in the 3rd Quarter of 2015

November 13, 2015—Dan Hendrix, CEO with Interface, and Kemp Harr discuss Interface's 3rd quarter results where the company posted record earnings. Listen to the interview to hear more about Interface's continued focus on modular tile around the world and details about the firm's accomplishments and challenges. 


Pat Molyneaux Discusses His Strategy for Growth as a Flooring Retailer in Pittsburgh

November 12, 2015—Pat Molyneaux, Owner of Molyneaux Tile Carpet Wood, and Kemp Harr talk about the strategic decisions that Pat has made in his business that have enabled him to become the leading independent flooring retailer in Pittsburgh. Listen to the interview to hear more information on how he's attracting the Millennial generation by blending traditional advertising with internet marketing plus other strategic moves.


Dennis Webb with Fulton Homes Discusses the Builder Market in Arizona

November 11, 2015—Dennis Webb, Director of Operations for Fulton Homes, and Kemp Harr discuss changes in the Arizona builder market in the last 10 years. Listen to the interview to hear about the pace of new homes and the type of homes that Millennials are buying today.


Ruth Simon McRae Discusses the Highlights of the BDNY Hospitality Show

November 10, 2015—Ruth Simon McRae, Textile Designer, and Kemp Harr discuss the highlights of the BDNY Hospitality Show in New York. Listen to the interview to hear Ruth talk about the attendance, product trends and the overall hum of the show.


David Koenig Discusses Crossville's Acquistion of Capco in Colorado

November 9, 2015—David Koenig, VP and GM of Crossville Tile and Stone, and Kemp Harr talk about Crossville's acquisition of Capco, the largest distributor of tile and stone products in Colorado. Listen to the interview to hear more about Capco and how this business adds to Crossville's channel strategy.


Torrey Jaeckle Discusses the Highlights of the NAFCD Meeting in Orlando

November 6, 2015—Recorded in Orlando, Florida at the NAFCD (National Association of Floorcovering Distributors). Kemp Harr and Torrey Jaeckle, Vice President of Jaeckle Distributing and President Elect of the NAFCD, talk about the overall health of the Distributor Market, some of the challenges that they are facing and what he hopes to accomplish during his year as President of the organization. Listen to the interview to hear about these topics and about this years meeting in Orlando.


Jeff Hamar Discusses Gallehers Rapid Growth in the Flooring Distribution Sector

November 5, 2015—Jeff Hamar, owner of Galleher, a California based flooring distributor, and Kemp Harr discuss the business strategy behind Galleher's rapid growth in the distribution sector. Listen to the interview to hear how Galleher has grown to $175 million in annual revenue from $95 million four years ago.


Tom Jennings Discusses the CFI Convention Scheduled in Dallas Next Week

November 4, 2015—Tom Jennings, VP of Professional Development for the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), and Kemp Harr discuss the planning and anticipated attendance at the Certified Floorcovering Installers (CFI) convention scheduled for November 12 to the 14 in Dallas, Texas. Listen to the interview to hear Tom talk about the changes that have been made to this annual event now that the CFI is owned by the WFCA.


Paul Friederichsen Discusses the NeoCon East Show Held in Philadelphia Last Week

November 3, 2015—Paul Friederichsen, Owner of BrandBiz, and Kemp Harr discuss the NeoCon East show held last week in Philadelphia. Listen to the interview to hear more about the traffic and participation from the floorcovering industry.

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