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.

Darrel Harris with Xpress Global Discusses why Freight Charges Have Been on the Rise

Darrel Harris with Xpress Global Discusses why Freight Charges Have Been on the Rise

April 26, 2018—Darrel Harris, CEO of Xpress Global Systems, and Kemp Harr discuss the "perfect storm" components to the ever-increasing freight costs that are impacting the cost and profits within the flooring business. Listen to the interview to hear more about what is impacting freight costs plus a brief overview of XGS' logistics focus.

John Becker Discusses the Starnet Award Floors By Beckers Won for Vendor Support

John Becker Discusses the Starnet Award Floors By Beckers Won for Vendor Support

April 24, 2018—John Becker, Co-Owner of Floors By Beckers, and Kemp Harr discuss the Starnet Award that John's firm earned for supporting co-op's vendor partners. Listen to the interview to hear more details about this award and John's business. Floors By Beckers is a 59 year old commercial flooring contractor firm based in Minneapolis. This interview was recorded at the annual Starnet meeting held last week in Orlando.

Jeanne Matson Discusses the Health of the Starnet Organization

Jeanne Matson Discusses the Health of the Starnet Organization

April 23, 2018—Jeanne Matson, President and CEO at Starnet, and Kemp Harr discuss the health of the Starnet organization, recent changes and highlights of the group's annual meeting. Listen to the interview for more details. Starnet is the largest group of commercial flooring contractors, now with 177 independent member companies.

Jeff Macco Discusses His Independent Retail Flooring Business in Wisconsin and Florida

Jeff Macco Discusses His Independent Retail Flooring Business in Wisconsin and Florida

April 18, 2018—Jeff Macco, Owner of Macco Floors in Wisconsin and Hadinger Floors in Fort Myers, Florida, and Kemp Harr discuss the continued growth of his independent retail flooring business. Listen to the interview to hear what is selling as well as the challenges he is addressing in his business. This interview was recorded at the Spring NFA meeting in Cancun.

Michael Martin Discusses the NWFA's Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida

Michael Martin Discusses the NWFA's Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida

April 12, 2018—Michael Martin, CEO of the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), and Kemp Harr discuss a few of the highlights of the NWFA's annual meeting being held this week in Tampa. Listen to the interview to hear more about the growth of the wood flooring business, plus a few recent decisions the trade association's board has made that could help the industry compete on a more level playing field if the group can continue to reach a consensus on standards and consumer messaging.