Karastan has revamped its Certified Installer Program to include “the latest tools, techniques and carpet constructions in a comprehensive combination of training, DVDs and Resource Guides.” The 11-year-old program is overseen by CFI’s CEO Jim Walker.
Installer Program offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date training in the
industry,” Walker noted. “It is driven by dedicated Karastan sales associates,
who organize and identify dealers that want to provide the finest installations
available. This is a true partnership between all parties-Karastan, its
dealers, and the installation professionals.”
The program includes a
two-day seminar, hands-on training and skills testing. Before certification is
awarded, installers must pass a written exam, construct seams in various carpet
types, align patterns, demonstrate correction installation techniques and
upholster a stair.
Steve Haber, president of
flooring store G. Fried in Sarastota, Fla., said the experience has been
invaluable for his installers. “The benefit for our installers is unmeasured,”
he said. “Our customers receive a degree of installation excellence that is not
offered by my competitors.”
For more information, call (800) 241-4900 ext. 21681.
Armed with new tools, Karastan updates installer program
October 17, 2007