I don’t envy the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC). They took on a very big job when they convened their Installation Summits over the past few years to tackle the issue of bringing more qualified installers into the workforce.
The first Summit, held in Dallas in 2016, was full of energy and enthusiasm. It featured passionate back-and-forth discussion between installers, contractors and manufacturers. The industry experts on-hand hammered out a roadmap to help come to a multi-tiered solution. Back then, the labor gap was called by some parties—including me—an “installation crisis.”