Cain & Bultman anniversary
From left to right: Dave McClatchy, regional sales manager- Southeast; Buddy Faircloth, president, Mike Sandifer – CEO, Kirk Sandifer – executive vice president, Kevin Biedermann, senior vice president, Armstrong; Tom Mangas, CEO, Armstrong.

Armstrong Flooring is celebrating the 90th anniversary of distributor Cain & Bultman, as well as the partnership that it has maintained with the company through 80 years of business.

“Armstrong and Cain & Bultman have been solid partners for more than 80 years,” said Kevin Biedermann, senior vice president, Armstrong. “They have an outstanding track record of strong sales support and service commitment to customers.  The team is committed to providing exceptional service, value pricing, strong inventory and quality sales representation in the field.”

Cain & Bultman,  based in Jacksonville, Fla.,  opened for business in 1924 and has been Armstrong’s Distributor of the Year many times throughout the years.

With the motto “Partners in Business,” Cain & Bultman has strived to build a business based on the key fundamentals – honesty, integrity and best business practices, according to the company. The company has seen the highest highs and the lowest lows of the flooring industry and has been able to react to the changing landscape in order to grow and maintain its business. 

According to the company, Cain & Bultman also takes pride in the quality of service given to its customers, including sales and installation assistance. The company has 19 account executives, 16 sales-service professionals and installation specialists on staff.

“I think that our people are really proud of what we have accomplished as a company all of these years," said Buddy Faircloth, president, Cain & Bultman. "Since 2006, it has not been easy, especially in the state of Florida. It was a really tough time and we are all pleased to come through this [time], in many ways even stronger and well positioned for growth."

“Our goal is to be the best floor-covering distributor, serving customers in Florida and Georgia  – having the best flooring lines, giving a fair return to our stockholders, paying fair wages to our associates and delivering the market for our manufacturers,” said Faircloth.  

Faircloth also explained that the company’s partnership with Armstrong has been strong and will continue to be a major influence through the coming years. 

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