Editor Jessica Chevalier speaks with Kevin Frazier, president of the firm, about his business, from its founding 70 years ago to how it has developed over the years, along with the firm’s approach to advertising and how it manages growth.
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Contributing editor Sam Allman offers his thoughts on paths toward a fulfilling life, including a checklist with key insights on how to approach health, the hardships of life, the value of strong personal relationships and taking time to enjoy life.
Contributing editor Dave Stafford takes a deep dive into the process of finding and nurturing good workers, as well as how to get rid of those that fall short and appropriate procedures that protect both the business and the candidates.
Mia Marshall, founder of Marshall Design + Management, highlights some of her favorite floorcoverings, including Kinetex by Engineered Floors’ J+J Flooring, the Mohawk Group’s RevWood Contract laminate flooring and Provenza’s Alter Ego porcelain tile.
Retail Top 100: Buoyed by strong demand and despite myriad challenges, the top 100 residential dealers continue to post healthy gains - Nov 2021
Editors Darius Helm and Jessica Chevalier reach out to leading dealers in residential remodel, home building and multifamily, as well as buying groups, to assess the state of the residential flooring market and the challenges it faces.
Trends in Hospitality: Flooring plays an increasing role in the status and performance of hospitality properties - Nov 2021
Editor Jessica Chevalier offers an indepth look at the state of the hospitality market, impacts of new cultural priorities, the role of flooring and key flooring trends, and also offers some case studies from prominent architecture and design firms.
Changes in Distribution: Floorcovering distributors see opportunities amid unprecedented challenges - Nov 2021
Editor Jennifer Bardoner speaks with distributors about the various impacts on product distribution, from container shipping to domestic transport bottlenecks to various cost increases, as well as inventory strategies to help navigate the challenges.
NeoCon 2021: This year’s show, while short on exhibitors, had plenty to offer in terms of design - Nov 2021
Editors Darius Helm and Anne Harr review commercial flooring from the annual design show in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, including a report on trends and reviews of floorcoverings from all the flooring manufacturers exhibiting at NeoCon.
Editor Jennifer Bardoner reports on the tile show, held annually in Bologna, Italy, including a look at the state of the industry and a comprehensive trends report with examples from some of the leading manufacturers that sell products in the U.S.
Starnet Design Awards 2021: Starnet celebrates innovative design amid an especially challenging year - Nov 2021
Editor Jennifer Bardoner offers a brief overview of the annual design awards from Starnet, a leading contract dealer group, with a section on bios of the four judges, followed by pictorials of the winners in the various categories.