FEI Group

FEI is the nation’s largest and finest network of interior finish contractors and interior finish showrooms. We support the largest network of serious entrepreneurs, with operations across more than 200 markets. Members benefit from collective negotiating strength, participation in invitation-only events, and exclusive business resources, enabling them to buy ‘right’ and serve their customers better. FEI is a division of CCA Global Partners.

FEI Group's 20th Anniversary - Aug/Sep 18

By Kimberly Gavin Flooring dealers have many good reasons to join a group-rebates, purchasing power, programs and merchandising, to name a few. But the reason that tops the list for members of the bui...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fei-groups-20th-anniversary-augsep-18

Dave Gheesling, CEO of FEI Group: Focus on Leadership - Dec 2015

Interview by Kemp Harr Dave Gheesling, CEO of FEI Group, was born and raised in Atlanta and earned a degree from Georgia Tech. Upon graduation, his favorite professor advised him to get a job rathe...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/dave-gheesling-ceo-of-fei-group-focus-on-le...

FEI Group highlights, Redi Carpet, the economy: Strategic Exchange - Oct 16

By Kemp Harr When the next issue of Floor Focus comes out, the election will be behind us. I know that will be a relief for many of us, regardless of who wins. As I mentioned earlier this year, elect...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fei-group-highlights-redi-carpet-the-econom...

Construction spending, Starnet, FEI, Bridgeway meetings: Strategic Exchange - Dec 2015

By Kemp Harr We’ve got one more month to go in 2015, and it looks like the overall pace of flooring consumption in the U.S. is tracking at the same rate as last year, with the smaller commerc...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-starnet-fei-bridgeway...

Focus 100 Retail: Rebounding markets and hard surface gains - Nov 2016

By Darius Helm   This year, the top flooring retailers and residential contractors are making solid gains, in most cases up by high single digits and even double digits, driven by both strength...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/focus-100-retail-rebounding-markets-and-har...

Jay Smith Discusses the Latest News and Challenges with the FEI Group

October 5, 2018—Jay Smith, President of the FEI Group (FloorExpo), and Kemp Harr discuss the health, growth and challenges facing the FEI Group. Listen to the interview, taped at the Group's ann...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/jay-smith-discusses-the-latest-news-...

FEI Group Annual Conference Set Oct. 6-8

Atlanta, GA, July 24, 2009--FEI Group will hold its 2009 National Conference in Austin, Texas Oct. 6-8.FEO Group is the parent company of Home Solutions by FloorExpo, MultiFamily Solutions by FloorExp...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fei-group-annual-conference-set-oct-68

Greg Waleke Honored With FEI Group's Vision & Dedication Award

Marietta, GA, October 6, 2016—Greg Waleke was recently presented with the FEI Group’s Vision & Dedication Award, an honor presented to a unique, accomplished industry executive. Walek...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/greg-waleke-honored-with-fei-groups-vision-...

Nick Freadreacea Discusses the FEI Group Meeting and His Business in Kentucky

September 15, 2016—Nick Freadreacea, owner of The Flooring Gallery, a five-store chain of flooring stores based in Kentucky, and Kemp Harr discuss the growth of Nick's business—which today...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/nick-freadreacea-discusses-the-fei-g...

Gheesling and Rea Discuss the Current Housing Stats and FEIs Upcoming Performance Summit

March 29, 2012—Dave Gheesling, CEO of the FEI Group; Allison Rea, Director of FEI's Marketing; and Kemp Harr discuss the latest housing statistics and FEI's upcoming performance summit. Listen t...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/gheesling-and-rea-discuss-the-curren...

Nonn’s Receives Home Solutions Member of the Year Award

San Antonio, TX, November 14, 2017-Each year at its national conference, FEI Group recognizes one company from each division that embodies the FEI Group vision, supports the group's efforts and goes t...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nonns-receives-home-solutions-member-of-the...

Jay Smith Gives an Update on the Builder Sector and Some of the FEI Group's New Members

May 11, 2010—Jay Smith, president of the FEI Group, and Kemp Harr, discuss the emerging signs of the start of a turnaround in the builder business this year. Some major builders are projecting a...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/jay-smith-gives-an-update-on-the-bui...

Jay Smith Discusses the Highlights of the FEI Group's Annual Meeting in Tucson

October 30, 2015—Jay Smith, President of the FEI Group, and Kemp Harr discuss the highlights of Floor Expo's annual meeting held this week in Tucson, Arizona. Listen to the interview to learn ho...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/jay-smith-discusses-the-highlights-o...

Dave Gheesling Discusses the FEI Group Annual Meeting and the Housing Market

October 18, 2012—Dave Gheesling, CEO of the FEI Group, and Kemp Harr discuss the highlights of their annual meeting and a few details around the early stages of the housing recovery. Listen to t...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/dave-gheesling-discusses-the-fei-gro...

Jay Smith Discusses Changes at FloorExpo and Upcoming Meeting

July 27, 2009—Jay Smith, President of FEI Group, and Kemp Harr discuss the motivation behind changing the name from FloorExpo to FEI Group, the organization's upcoming Fall meeting and recent bu...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/jay-smith-discusses-changes-at-floor...

Jay Smith Discusses the Highlights of The FEI Group's 2017 Meeting in Texas

October 25, 2017—Jay Smith, President of the FEI Group (FloorExpo), and Kemp Harr discuss the highlights of this year's meeting—held last week in San Antonio, Texas. Listen to the intervie...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/jay-smith-discusses-the-highlights-o...

Builder Update: FEI Group's Jay Smith

Interview by Kemp Harr   With the recent recovery in the builder market, it is a good time to take a look at where this segment has been, where it is now and where it is going, so I sat down ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/builder-update-fei-groups-jay-smith

Jay Smith and Graham Howerton Discuss Highlights of the FEI Group's Annual Meeting

September 12, 2016—Jay Smith and Graham Howerton, president and vice president (respectively), of the FEI Group (formerly known as Floor Expo), and Kemp Harr discuss the highlights of this year'...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/jay-smith-and-graham-howerton-discus...

FEI Group Leaders Discuss Annual Convention and Builder Market Conditions

October 8, 2009—Jay Smith and Dave Gheesling, President and CEO of the FEI Group (formerly FloorExpo), provide an overview on the health and scope of their organization and discuss the highlight...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/fei-group-leaders-discuss-annual-con...

Annual Report 2013 - May 2013

By Darius Helm and Jessica Chevalier, statistics by Market Insights LLC   Last year, the U.S. flooring industry was up by 3.7%, according to Market Insights LLC, to $16.841 billion. While muc...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/annual-report-2013--may-2013

Dave Gheesling Discusses the FEI Group's Annual Meeting

September 9, 2014—Dave Gheesling, CEO with the FEI Group (formerly FloorExpo), and Kemp Harr, discuss a few of the key issues that this group of flooring contractors is facing and the highlights...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/dave-gheesling-discusses-the-fei-gro...

FEI Group Names Members of the Year

Atlanta, GA, October 25, 2017-The FEI Group named its members of the year at its conference in San Antonio, Texas. Recognized in the Home Solutions network is Adam Nonn of Nonn’s Kitchen Bath &...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fei-group-names-members-of-the-year

Builder Market Round-Up: Residential contractors discuss market conditions - Jun 2016

Interview by Jay Smith, FloorExpo The builder sector is on fire. New home sales hit the 619,000 mark in April, a stunning 16.6% increase from March and 23.8% over April 2015’s rate. All those n...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/builder-market-round-up-residential-contrac...

Allison Rea Discusses Her Marketing Role within the FEI Group

September 26, 2016—Allison Rea, Director of Marketing for the FEI Group, and Kemp Harr discuss the core marketing services that she offers her member clients and how that has evolved in the last...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/allison-rea-discusses-her-marketing-...

Multifamily Market Update: FEI's Howerton discusses key aspects of the market - June 2017

Interview by Kemp Harr To understand the current dynamics in the multifamily market, we sat down with Graham Howerton-vice president of FEI Group, responsible for the network’s FloorExpo MultiF...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/multifamily-market-update-feis-howerton-dis...

Dependable LLC Joins FEI Group

Mayfield Heights, OH, Aug. 8, 2016 -- Dependable LLC said it has joined flooring contractor network FEI Group. Dependable is an American manufacturer of professional grade floor products for repair, ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/dependable-llc-joins-fei-group

Multi-Family Housing Report - July 2010

By Jessica Chevalier When the single-family builder market fell off, some anticipated that the multi-family market would remain an area of health for builders and installers. And for a while it was. ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/multifamily-housing-report--july-2010

Housing, carpet numbers, Home Depot, Metroflor, USGBC: Strategic Exchange

By Kemp Harr The pace of existing home sales has eaten up the inventory of available homes, and at the current rate of sale, the supply will only last 5.1 months. That is below the six to seven mon...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-carpet-numbers-home-depot-metroflor...

Allison Rea Discusses Where Flooring Contractors Should Focus their Marketing Efforts

September 12, 2014—Allison Rea, Director of Marketing for the FEI Group, and Kemp Harr, discuss FloorExpo's marketing effort for its flooring contractor members. Listen to the interview to find ...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/allison-rea-discusses-where-flooring...

CCA Global, GE Offer Consumer Financing

Manchester, NH, July 7, 2010--GE Money, the consumer lending unit of General Electric Company, and CCA Global Partners will offer a consumer financing program through GE Money’s Sales Finance bu...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/cca-global-ge-offer-consumer-financing