Johnson Hardwood Takes Equity Position in Gilford-Johnson

Jeffersonville, IN, June 4, 2019-Gilford-Johnson Flooring has announce an equity investment from Johnson Premium Hardwood Flooring and has welcomed flooring professional Bill Schollmeyer to its senior leadership team as president. 

The appointment is effective June 3. 

Jonathan Blue will remain as executive chairman for the company.

These moves solidify the transformational partnership between Gilford-Johnson, the Ku family, and Johnson Hardwood. Johnson Hardwood will be exclusively distributed by Gilford-Johnson throughout its markets in the Midwestern and Southeastern United States. Products designed for the national market will also be developed, marketed and sold by the partnership

An industry veteran, Schollmeyer has served as CEO of manufacturer Johnson Hardwood since 2011. He previously served for many years as head of product management and hardwood category manager at national distributor Hoboken Floors. His new role at Gilford-Johnson involves leading all of the company’s functions as well as overseeing its strategic direction.