Distributors Gilford Flooring & Johnson Wholesale Floors Merge
Jeffersonville, IN and Atlanta, GA, January 11, 2016—Gilford Flooring, LLC and Johnson Wholesale Floors, Inc. have announced their merger resulting in the creation of Gilford-Johnson Flooring.
Gilford Flooring and Johnson Wholesale Floors are leading, regional business-to-business residential, commercial and architectural flooring wholesale distributors.
Blue Equity, LLC, the majority shareholder of Gilford, identified the potential synergies and led the transaction to merge the two companies.
Gilford Flooring is based in Jeffersonville, Indiana, with distribution throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and parts of Tennessee. Partnered with the leading brands of hardwood, laminate, ceramic and resilient flooring, Gilford Flooring offers a full range of flooring options. Their product line includes American Biltrite, Anderson Hardwood Floors, Diamond Living, EarthWerks, Engineered Floors, Flexco, FloorMuffler, Inhaus, IVC, Leggett & Platt, Mediterranea-USA, PanTim, Parabond, Somerset Hardwood, and Vinylasa. Gilford Flooring also distributes its own exclusive and established brands: Soft Touches carpet, Vallaria hardwoods and HydraShield WPC.
Johnson Wholesale Floors is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with warehouses in Birmingham, Alabama; Jacksonville, Florida; Orlando, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; and Knoxville, Tennessee. Established more than 50 years ago, Johnson Wholesale Floors, Inc. is a family business founded by Don Johnson and currently led by his daughter, Melinda Johnson McChesney. Johnson Wholesale Floors, Inc. is a premiere hard surface distributor and the Southeast’s only full-line Tarkett distributor offering Johnsonite, Azrock, Tarkett Commercial, Tarkett Residential Sheet, NAFCO by Tarkett, and Tarkett Laminate. Johnson Wholesale also distributes Somerset Hardwood, Versini Hardwood, Homerwood, Zickgraf, Century Hardwood, Balterio Laminate, DreamClick Pro, Casual Lifestyles LVT, and a variety of flooring supplies from Walk On Cushion, Taylor, DriTac and Dependable.