The company that is now called Fishman Flooring Solutions is celebrating 100 years of continuous business in 2019. How rare is this achievement? Today, the average lifespan of a successful company has shrunk to about 15 years and less than one percent of all U.S. companies reach the century mark.
There will be numerous opportunities throughout the year for Fishman, its employees, customers and vendors to reflect on and celebrate both the firm’s past accomplishments and all those who enabled the company to become a leading distributor of flooring and flooring installation products. While honoring the past is important, learning from it is even more important. There are many lessons that can be gleaned from studying Fishman’s history that are applicable to ensuring the firm’s viability for future generations.