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.

Danielle Hunsicker Discusses Daltile's Message at the Annual TSP Meeting

Danielle Hunsicker Discusses Daltile's Message at the Annual TSP Meeting

November 8, 2017—Danielle Hunsicker, general manager of Daltile's commercial tile business, and Kemp Harr discuss Daltile's message at the annual Total Solutions Plus meeting in Washington, D.C. Listen to the interview to hear Danielle talk about Daltile's launch of gauged porcelain tile, how they make it and position it in the marketplace.

Bart Bettiga Discusses the Total Solutions Plus Tile Meeting in Washington

Bart Bettiga Discusses the Total Solutions Plus Tile Meeting in Washington

November 7, 2017—Bart Bettiga, executive director with the National Tile Contractor's Association, and Kemp Harr discuss the highlights of this weeks' Total Solutions Plus meeting held in Washington, D.C. Listen to the interview to hear how the tile industry has successfully built an annual conference hosted by the manufacturers, distributors and installers and how the meeting works. Also hear more about their Why Tile initiative and ANSI standards.

Michelle Finn Discusses the Upcoming BDNY Hospitality Show in New York City

Michelle Finn Discusses the Upcoming BDNY Hospitality Show in New York City

October 31, 2017—Michelle Finn, SVP with Hospitality Media Group, and Kemp Harr discuss the upcoming BDNY show scheduled for November 12 and 13 and in New York. Listen to the interview to hear details of how this show has evolved to become a must see for professionals in the hospitality sector. Michelle is expecting almost 8,000 designers at this show.

Bobby Berrier Discusses His New Role at Signature and Living Floor

Bobby Berrier Discusses His New Role at Signature and Living Floor

October 30, 2017—Bobby Berrier, President and CEO for Signature Floors, and Kemp Harr discuss his new leadership role, Signature's market focus and the launch this week of Living Floor. Listen to the interview for more information including the development of this new carpet which was developed with the help of Georgia Institute of Technology.

Joe Yarbrough Discusses the Impact California's AB 1158 Will Have on the Carpet Industry

Joe Yarbrough Discusses the Impact California's AB 1158 Will Have on the Carpet Industry

October 27, 2017—Joe Yarbrough, President of the Carpet and Rug Institute, and Kemp Harr, discuss the changes in California's carpet recycling legislation as a result of the AB 1158 law that Governor Brown signed last week. Listen to the interview to hear more details of how this law changes the original AB 2398 and what CARE and CRI plan to do to comply with that law.

Kermit Baker Discusses His Outlook for 2018 Growth in Commercial and Residential Sectors

Kermit Baker Discusses His Outlook for 2018 Growth in Commercial and Residential Sectors

October 26, 2017—Kermit Baker, A Harvard economist that tracks both the commercial and residential building sectors, and Kemp Harr discuss the September architectural billing index which dipped below 50 and the Leading Indicator for Remodel Activity (LIRA) which is expected to move from 6% growth to 7.7% growth in 2018. Listen to the interview to hear Kermit's positive outlook for the next year.

Jeanne Matson Discusses the Opportunities and Challenges for Starnet in 2017

Jeanne Matson Discusses the Opportunities and Challenges for Starnet in 2017

October 23, 2017—Jeanne Matson, President and CEO of Starnet, and Kemp Harr discuss the growth and strategic focus for this group of commercial flooring contractors. Taped at Starnet's Fall meeting in Atlanta, Jeanne also discusses the organizations efforts to add new members and the impending retirement of Fred Williamson at the end of 2018.

Michael Longwill Discusses the NFA Members' Growth Outlook

Michael Longwill Discusses the NFA Members' Growth Outlook

October 19, 2017—Michael Longwill, President of Airbase Carpet and Tile Mart, and Kemp Harr discuss the changes the NFA members are making to ensure continued growth. Listen to the interview for more details on some of the discussions held at the NFA fall meeting in Newport, Rhode Island.