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.

Paul Cleary Discusses Lexmark's Growth and Focus in the Hospitality Market

Paul Cleary Discusses Lexmark's Growth and Focus in the Hospitality Market

May 7, 2018—Paul Cleary, CEO with Lexmark Hospitality, and Kemp Harr discuss the continued robustness of flooring activity in the hospitality market. Listen to the interview to hear more about Lexmark's growth despite a continued shift to hard surface flooring in this sector. This interview was taped at the HD Expo in Las Vegas.

John Crews Discusses Shaw's Hospitality Focus at HD Expo

John Crews Discusses Shaw's Hospitality Focus at HD Expo

May 3, 2018—John Crews, Design Manager with Shaw's Lifestyle Studio, and Kemp Harr discuss Shaw's new hospitality products for 2018 including a collaborative collection developed with David Rockwell Group. Listen to the interview for more details on Shaw's new LVT and carpet collections.

Dave Meberg Discusses Consolidated Carpet's 75th Anniversary and Starnet

Dave Meberg Discusses Consolidated Carpet's 75th Anniversary and Starnet

April 27, 2018—Dave Meberg, President and CEO with Consolidated Carpet, and Kemp Harr discuss Consolidated Carpet's growth and 75th anniversary as one of the largest commercial flooring contractors in the New York City area. Listen to the interview to hear about the ever-changing landscape for his business in New York as well as his affiliation with Starnet.

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.