Flooring Interviews

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.

A.J. Boyajian Discusses His Family's Strategic Decision to Acquire the Williston Weaves Brand

A.J. Boyajian Discusses His Family's Strategic Decision to Acquire the Williston Weaves Brand

June 24, 2017—A.J. Boyajian, a partner in A.J. Rose Carpets and Floors, and Kemp Harr discuss the family's decision to add the Williston Weaves brand to their existing retail flooring business in the greater Boston area. Listen to the interview to hear more details about how this decision brings another channel dimension to their operation. Williston Weaves is a well known trade only brand in the area.

Santo Torcivia Discusses Flooring Growth Rates from 2015 to 2018

Santo Torcivia Discusses Flooring Growth Rates from 2015 to 2018

May 22, 2017—Santo Torcivia, an economist with Market Insights, and Kemp Harr discuss growth rates within the domestic flooring business by surface type and by sector. Listen to the interiew for more details to see which sectors are offering the most growth and which are lagging.

Byron Morton and Julie Kohl Discuss the Outlook and Changes at NeoCon for 2017

Byron Morton and Julie Kohl Discuss the Outlook and Changes at NeoCon for 2017

May 16, 2017—Byron Morton and Julie Kohl, both with the Merchandise Mart, and Kemp Harr discuss highlights and enhancements to next month's NeoCon show scheduled for June 12 to 14 in Chicago. Listen to the interview to hear details of physical enhancements to the property as well as the great programming that's been developed for the show.

Bob Peoples Discusses the Progress CARE is Making in its Mission to Recycle Carpet

Bob Peoples Discusses the Progress CARE is Making in its Mission to Recycle Carpet

May 11, 2017—Bob Peoples, Executive Director with the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), and Kemp Harr discuss the progress and challenges that CARE is facing to accomplish its mission. Listen to the interview to get an update on California's AB-2398 issues, on CARE's recently published Annual Report and on new outlets for post consumer carpet components.

Paul Cleary with Lexmark Discusses Last Week's Hospitality Design Show

Paul Cleary with Lexmark Discusses Last Week's Hospitality Design Show

May 8, 2017—Paul Cleary, CEO with Lexmark, and Kemp Harr discuss last week's Hospitality Design show in Las Vegas and trends in the hospitality sector. Listen to the interview to hear Paul talk about a few of the flooring trends in hotel rooms as well as the momentum of the business overall.

Rob Hailey Discusses Howard's Rug Growth and His Role in Starnet's Latest Growth Initiatives

Rob Hailey Discusses Howard's Rug Growth and His Role in Starnet's Latest Growth Initiatives

May 2, 2017—Rob Hailey, President and Owner of Howard's Rug Company, and Kemp Harr discuss Rob's contribution to Starnet in the form of creative incentive and professional development programs. Listen to the interview for more details as well as to learn more about his successful commercial contracting business based in San Diego. Here is a link to the Best Practices feature on Howard's Rug Company published in Floor Focus Magazine.

Jeanne Matson Discusses Highlights from Starnets 25th Anniversary Meeting

Jeanne Matson Discusses Highlights from Starnets 25th Anniversary Meeting

May 1, 2017—Jeanne Matson, President and CEO of Starnet, and Kemp Harr discuss the group's 25th anniversary meeting in Carlsbad, California. Listen to the interview to hear Jeanne talk about the health of the member's commercial contracting businesses overall and other highlights from the meeting.