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 Names Andy Hogan CEO and Graham Howerton President

Atlanta, GA, December 9, 2020-Following the recent and unexpected passing of Dave Gheesling, the company’s founder, who held the title of president and CEO, the FEI Group board of directors met ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fei-names-andy-hogan-ceo-and-graham-howerto...

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...

FEI Group to Host Conference in Florida This October

Marietta, GA, August 15, 2022-In less than three months, FEI Group will host its 24th National Conference in Marco Island, Florida. This year’s event takes place October 26 to 28 at the newly re...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fei-group-to-host-conference-in-florida-thi...

FEI Group Meeting Hosts 700 Attendees

San Antonio, TX, October 20, 2023 – FEI Group, a group of interior finish contractors that include flooring contractors focused on the builder and multifamily segments, held its annual conferenc...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fei-group-meeting-welcomes-700

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...

FEI Group to Host Leadership Development Initiative Again This Year

Chattanooga, TN, April 8, 2022- FEI Group will host its popular leadership development initiative, Climb, for the first time since 2019. The event will take place at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlant...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fei-group-to-host-leadership-development-in...

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...

Strategic Exchange: Flooring contractors enjoy growth by offering a diversity of services - Nov 2018

By Kemp Harr Hardly a day goes by that we don’t read some article reminding us that this current economic cycle is in its ninth year, and the end is imminent. Just last week, The Wall Street J...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/strategic-exchange-flooring-contractors-enj...

FEI Group National Conference Location Announced

Marietta, GA, July 24, 2019--FEI Group, parent company to Home Solutions and MultiFamily Solutions, will host its 21st National Conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida October 16-18 at the famed Marr...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fei-group-national-conference-location-anno...

FEI Group Adds Three Team Members

Marietta, GA, June 7, 2023-The FEI Group has welcomed three new team members.  Amie Foster was named vice president of flooring; John Crysup was named director, traffic safety solutions; and Wes...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fei-group-adds-three-team-members

Max Holland Named President of Home Solutions for FEI Group

Atlanta, GA, January 28, 2021-FEI Group is pleased to announce that Max Holland is joining the FEI Group team as president of the Home Solutions Division.  Holland will also serve in the role of...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/max-holland-named-president-of-home-solutio...

FEI Group National Conference Focuses on "Positive Disruption"

San Marco Island, FL, October 28, 2022-The FEI Group National Conference drew more than 725 members to Marco Island, Florida this week to discuss "positive disruption," the event's theme. "We're comi...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fei-group-national-conference-focuses-on-po...

Howerton and Hickman Discuss Nationwide Marketing Group's Integration with the FEI Group

July 27, 2022—Graham Howerton and Tom Hickman, presidents of the FEI Group and Nationwide Marketing Group, respectively, discuss Nationwide Marketing Group’s acquisition of the FEI Group. ...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/howerton-and-hickman-discuss-nationw...

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 Releases Tribute Video for Dave Gheesling

The FEI Group released the following Dave Gheesling tribute video at last week’s annual meeting in Phoenix. It was the first face to face meeting for the group since Dave died last November. Dav...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/fei-group-releases-tribute-video-for...

FEI Group Adds Steve Kuhel, Overseeing MultiFamily Solutions

Marietta, GA, March 4, 2024-FEI Group is announcing the addition of Steve Kuhel to the team. Steve will be responsible for the day-to-day operations surrounding the MultiFamily Solutions division as w...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fei-group-adds-steve-kuhel-overseeing-multi...

Focus on Leadership: Jay Smith s a second-generation flooring leader who loves a challenge – Oct 2023

Interview by Kemp Harr Jay Smith, vice president of Shaw Industries’ builder, multifamily and specialty markets businesses, is second generation in the flooring business, following in the foot...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/focus-on-leadership-jay-smith-s-a-second-ge...

FEI Group Announces Partnership with Nationwide Marketing Group

Atlanta, GA, June 7, 2022-FEI Group has announced a strategic partnership and merger with Nationwide Marketing Group, the independent retail channel’s largest buying, marketing and business supp...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fei-group-announces-partnership-with-nation...

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...

Dave Gheesling, Co-Founder of FloorExpo, Dies at 53

Atlanta, GA, November 12, 2020-Dave Gheesling, CEO of FEI Group, died November 11 at age 53. Following graduation from Georgia Tech, Gheesling went into sales. He was selling industrial trucks when a...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/dave-gheesling-co-founder-of-floorexpo-dies...

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-...

FEI Group Meeting Starts Today

Phoenix, AZ, October 28, 2021-The FEI Group meeting begins today in Phoenix, Arizona, running through October 29.  The event is taking place at the JW Marriott and is the first face-to-face meet...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fei-group-meeting-starts-today

FEI Group Meeting Starts Today in San Antonio

San Antonio, TX, October 18, 2023-The FEI Group meeting begins today in San Antonio, Texas, running through October 20.  The event is taking place at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Res...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fei-group-meeting-starts-today-in-san-anton...

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

Strategic Exchange: Strong housing market provides hope for continued economic growth – Nov 2019

By Kemp Harr If the pace of business we’re seeing in October continues, we might actually have a strong fourth quarter with flooring sales. Some of you may have noticed that Mohawk stock jumpe...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/strategic-exchange-strong-housing-market-pr...

Homebuilder Update 2022: Flooring contractors and product manufacturers continue to navigate a turbulent builder market – May 2022

By Jessica Chevalier The U.S. needs more homes. Realtor.com estimates that the U.S. “is short 5.24 million homes, an increase of 1.4 million from the 2019 gap of 3.84 million.” Today, ho...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/homebuilder-update-2022-flooring-contractor...

Andy Hogan and Graham Howerton Discuss Their New Roles at the FEI Group

December 14, 2020--Andy Hogan and Graham Howerton, CEO and President, respectively, of the FEI Group, and Kemp Harr discuss their promotions, the health of the membership, and plans for the next meeti...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/andy-hogan-and-graham-howerton-discu...

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...