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...

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...

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...

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-...

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...

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...

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 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

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...

Hardwood: Flooring contractor perspective - Oct 2018

By Jessica Chevalier Hardwood is beloved by U.S. consumers, so it should come as no surprise that the material has an important place in the homebuilder channel, as builders seek to appeal to buyers&r...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/hardwood-flooring-contractor-perspective-oc...

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...

FEI Group's 21st Annual Conference Underway in Florida

Ponte Vedra, FL, October 17, 2019-FEI Group (FloorExpo) is holding its 21st annual conference at the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra, Florida.  At the event, the company announced the laun...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fei-groups-21st-annual-conference-underway-...

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 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 and Jay Smith Discuss Highlights from The FEI Group's Annual Meeting in Florida

October 17, 2019—Dave Gheesling and Jay Smith, CEO and President of the FEI Group (FloorExpo), respectively, and Kemp Harr discuss the health and growth of the group's flooring contractor member...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/dave-gheesling-and-jay-smith-discuss...

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 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...

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...

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...

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

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

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

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...

InteriorWorx Joins FEI Group's Home Solutions Division

Marietta, GA, August 28, 2019-FEI Group has announced the addition of Salt Lake City-based InteriorWorx to the Home Solutions division. InteriorWorx provides commercial and residential builders, arch...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/interiorworx-joins-fei-groups-home-solution...

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...

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