Derr Flooring Celebrates 100-Year Partnership with Bruce Hardwood
Willow Grove, Pa. -- For 100 years, flooring distributor Derr Flooring and Armstrong Flooring have partnered to bring Bruce hardwood products to retailers in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland. As a large U.S. manufacturer of hardwood floors, Armstrong Flooring is able to provide an array of products that appeal to consumers’ tastes, décors and budgets under the Bruce brand. Most of these offerings are immediately available from Derr’s vast inventory, thereby assuring the retailer that their choice can arrive at their store or jobsite within a few days.
“We take great pride in being Armstrong Flooring’s longest tenured wood distributor,” said Chester Derr Jr., president of Derr Flooring. “With new and exciting products being introduced this year, we are confident that Bruce Hardwood Floors will remain a dominant brand for years to come. The key to our long-term success is carrying quality products from great manufacturers such as Armstrong Flooring and supporting our customers. In every generation, we have done things that have kept pace with the market and have allowed us to keep moving forward.”
Today the business has grown significantly—employing over 150 people, operating six warehouses in four states, and utilizing more than 40 vehicles to deliver material to customers.
Vincent Calabrese, sales manager for Armstrong Flooring, added, “This partnership has withstood the test of time and flourished thanks to Derr’s thoughtful leadership and a willingness to adapt in an ever-changing marketplace. I have been working with the Derr organization for 15 years and know them to be true professionals who work with integrity and value their customers. The key to our mutual longevity is a laser focus on quality. We have maintained our relationship since 1918 and have kept it going because of great products and service. If you are going to commit yourself to excellence, you need to work with other firms with comparable mindsets. Our goal is to continue to grow together, hopefully for another 100 years.”