This year marks the 25th continuous year of publishing Floor Covering Installer, and I wanted to take a moment to thank the most important people who made this milestone possible: You. The magazine has had its ups and downs over the years—reflecting the construction industry in general—but through it all we’ve been fortunate to have an engaged and passionate audience of readers. You always have a kind word or expert observation about the magazine, and that’s something I deeply appreciate and never take for granted.
It’s been quite the journey. I started working for FCI in 2002, as a humble editorial assistant who was only a couple years removed from having graduated college. At the time I lived in Southern California and drove the freeway each day to a branch office that no longer exists, because these days almost everyone works from home. I was first promoted to assistant editor and then associate editor. In 2012, while sitting in my home office in New Hampshire, I received the call that forever changed the trajectory of my career: An offer to become editor of this magazine.