Dan Walker, vice president of sales for Illinois-based Flooring America/The Flooring Store, recently wrote in to share his idea on how to get more professional and qualified installers involved in the industry. He has more than 30 years of experience in the industry and has used both employee installers and subcontractors on projects.
He stated: “Much has been done and attempted to resolve [the industry’s] installation issues. Buying groups have breakout sessions with owners on how to better manage installations; the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) does the same during convention. We have and are developing training programs throughout the industry.