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John Czarnecki Discusses the IIDA 25th Anniversary

John Czarnecki Discusses the IIDA 25th Anniversary

June 12, 2019—John Czarnecki, Deputy Director of the IIDA, and Kemp Harr discuss this week's 25th anniversary celebration of the International Interior Design Association. Listen to the interview to hear more about the state of the trade organization that represents commercial interior designers.

TIm Baucom Discusses Patcraft and Shaw Contract at NeoCon

TIm Baucom Discusses Patcraft and Shaw Contract at NeoCon

June 11, 2019—Tim Baucom, President of Shaw Industries, and Kemp Harr discuss the energy level at NeoCon 2019, the awards won by both Patcraft and Shaw Contract, and Shaw’s leadership changes on the commercial side of the firm's business. Listen to the interview for more details.

Kelly Ennis Discusses her Process for Working NeoCon

Kelly Ennis Discusses her Process for Working NeoCon

June 10, 2019—Kelly Ennis, a principal with Verve Partnership, and Kemp Harr discuss the process that Kelly uses to get the most out of the NeoCon Show. Listen to the interview to learn more about Kelly and her process for working the show.

Tom Polucci With HOK Discusses How He Works NeoCon

Tom Polucci With HOK Discusses How He Works NeoCon

June 6, 2019—Tom Polucci, director of interiors for HOK, and Kemp Harr discuss Tom's process for working the NeoCon show in Chicago. Listen to the interview to understand his hand on approach for getting the most out of the show.

Harlan Stone Discusses His New HMTX Corporate Brand and Chinese Tariffs

Harlan Stone Discusses His New HMTX Corporate Brand and Chinese Tariffs

June 4, 2019—Harlan Stone, CEO with HMTX Industries, and Kemp Harr discuss the strategy behind the new corporate umbrella brand for for Halstead, Metroflor, Teknoflor, Aspecta and Vertex. Listen to the interview for more details about this $700 million supplier of LVT and resilient products and also hear that the U.S. Federal Government has pushed back the effective date of the 25% tariff on Chinese made flooring by another 15 days.

Kermit Baker Discusses the Commercial Building and Housing Remodel Markets

Kermit Baker Discusses the Commercial Building and Housing Remodel Markets

June 3, 2019—Kermit Baker, the Harvard economist that tracks the built environment in both the Commercial and Residential sectors, and Kemp Harr discuss the Architectural Billing Index and the residential remodel index. Listen to the interview to hear Kermit talk about his outlook for the economy and the effect that will have on markets that impact the flooring business.

Santo Torcivia Discusses Flooring Growth Statistics and Outlook

Santo Torcivia Discusses Flooring Growth Statistics and Outlook

May 30, 2019—Santo Torcivia, an economist with Market Insights, and Kemp Harr, discuss flooring industry growth statistics, product and market trends and the outlook for growth in the flooring business for the remainder of 2019. Listen to the interview for more details.

Brian Carson Discusses AHF Products' Plans to Buy LM Flooring

Brian Carson Discusses AHF Products' Plans to Buy LM Flooring

May 24, 2019—Brian Carson, President and CEO of AHF Products, and Kemp Harr discuss AHF Products' announced plans to acquire LM Flooring, an Asian based producer of engineered hardwood flooring. Listen to the interview to hear how this acquisition fits into the firm’s business strategy as well as an update on business conditions and the AHF’s new headquarter move.