I began installing in 1976. I started in carpet, then when the economy slowed in the ‘80s, I decided to expand into other flooring categories. I went to as many training seminars as I could, and on-the-job training for tile, hardwood, and resilient vinyl. I remember when Floor Covering Installer first came out and thought, what a great trade publication for installers, with articles written by those who had installation experience. Looking back at those years now as FCI gets ready to celebrate its 20th anniversary, I was asked to share some of the significant changes that I’ve seen in the industry.