Starnet Forecasting 2022 Business to Meet or Exceed 2019 Levels
Lewis Center, OH, January 24, 2022-The Starnet board of directors convened for strategic planning sessions January 17 to 19 in Atlanta, Georgia.
During the session, the board provided a local business conditions update with common positive outlooks for 2022. Many reported record backlogs and are forecasting a return to 2019 business levels. Softness is anticipated in the first quarter as scheduling delays continue to impact the backlogs execution into installed floors. The recent regulatory inconsistency, inflationary environment, material availability, supply chain issues, and labor shortages remain major concerns. Despite these challenges the Starnet professional flooring contractor is resilient and adapts to these major disruptions to deliver best-in-class flooring solutions to end users.
The Starnet staff shared progress on key initiatives to advance the interests of the membership and its partners. Day one closed with forward looking outlook and opportunities to increase Starnet's competitiveness and market influence. Supporting the discussion were contributions from special guests, Kevin Jablon, Spartan Surfaces founder and CEO and Adam Sandow, founder and CEO of Material Bank. Over the coming months, the Starnet staff will share program initiatives and actions to strengthen the member company and aligned vendor partner business results for 2022 and beyond.
On day two and three Starnet vice presidents of business development, Eric Boender and Bruce Campos, hosted strategic planning sessions with the executive teams from Ardex Americas, Armstrong Flooring, Daltile, Gerflor, J+J Flooring, Mannington, Mapei, Milliken, Mohawk, Roppe Holdings, and Tarkett. Highlights of the meeting included leveraging Starnet Members 360+ full-service contract flooring locations throughout the United States and Canada to market their flooring solutions. In the coming weeks Eric Boender and Bruce Campos will be holding strategic planning sessions with additional Starnet Preferred Vendor Partners.