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.

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.

Ralph Grogan and Roche Fitzgerald Discuss Parterre's Growth Strategy in Commercial LVT

Ralph Grogan and Roche Fitzgerald Discuss Parterre's Growth Strategy in Commercial LVT

April 10, 2017—Ralph Grogan and Roche Fitzgerald, CEO and Head of product Development, respectively, with Parterre Flooring Systems, and Kemp Harr discuss Parterre's growth strategy for 2018 and beyond. Listen to the interview to hear more details which includes a focus on design, expanded sales coverage and continued investment. Parterre has been focused in the LVT business since it was originally established in 1991.

Bob Wagner Discusses Fishman Flooring Solutions' Growth Strategy

Bob Wagner Discusses Fishman Flooring Solutions' Growth Strategy

April 2, 2018—Bob Wagner, President of Fishman Flooring Solutions, and Kemp Harr discuss Fishman's focus as a floorcovering distributor based in Baltimore. Listen to the interview to hear more details on the firm's product focus, private label brands and Architectural, Designer and Facilities focus. Bob won NAFCD's Lifetime Achievement award last year.

Chris Petrie Discusses His New Role as Leader of Lexmark Residential

Chris Petrie Discusses His New Role as Leader of Lexmark Residential

March 29, 2018—Chris Petrie, VP of residential sales for Lexmark, and Kemp Harr discuss the brand's unique position in the business and where Chris and his team plan to take it. Listen to the interview for more details on Lexmark's patterned carpet focus as well as Chris' background.