The wood flooring industry has lost a legend with the passing of James Donald “Don” Conner, Jr., age 75, of Johnson City, Tennessee, on October 28, 2022. 

Conner was a Veteran of the United States Air Force having served from September 28, 1966, until September 27, 1972. After returning home from the service, he went to work with his father at Conner Tile & Floor Covering Company. He then went on to start his own flooring company with Gary Ross called Country Carpet.

Conner also worked for Harris Tarkett, as a consultant and national rep, then taking a position with Mullican Flooring as training manager and national rep. During his time in St. Louis, he worked for The National Hardwood Flooring Association again as a national rep and educator. After retiring and moving back to Johnson City, Tennessee, he continued his career as a consultant for Mullican Flooring. He traveled the world doing floor installations and presenting seminars. Conner earned and received numerous accolades in the wood flooring industry and education throughout his life and will be remembered as a professional educator in flooring, teaching the next generation the trade of wood flooring.

See the obituary here