Bob Hill of Floor Covering Associates Has Died

Chicago, IL, May 8, 2023--Robert (Bob) Hill, 86, founder and chairman of Floor Covering Associates (FCA), has died. 

Hill grew FCA from a single store that opened in 1976 to an operation with five locations (four in Illinois and one in Indiana) and an estimated $43 million in annual sales, according to Floor Focus’ Retail 100 list. Today, FCA includes retail stores, a nationwide buying group, and a cutting-edge online business,, which Bob created and launched in 1999. 

During his career, Hill served as chairman of the board of World Floor Covering Associates and president of the National Floorcovering Alliance. In 2011, Bob was named Man of the Year by the Chicago Floorcovering Association.