Editor’s Note:The Retail Groups and Franchises listed below are those that responded to a special questionnaire send byNational Floor Trendsfor our 2008 directory. This is not intended to represent all of the industry’s buying groups and should not be interpreted as such. If you represent a Retail Group or Franchise organization and would like to be listed in this directory, please let us know.
ABBEY CARPET CO., INC.
3471 Bonita Bay Blvd.,
Bonita Springs, FL 34134,
(239) 948-0900, Fax: (239) 948-0990.
Pres./COO: Stephen C. Silverman. Exec.
David Hardy. Chairman/CEO: Phil Gutierrez.
2007 Sales Volume: $1.6 Billion Franchise Fee: None
Rebates: 3% to 8%
Programs & Services: A full service franchise offering Lifestyle selections
& National Adv.
Provided: Carpet, ceramics, resilient, wood, cushion, laminate
floors, window treatments, floor covering
Fee: $250 Royalty Payments: None
Membership: as of ‘05,
BIG BOB’S NEW
& USED CARPET OF AMERICA
10001 W. 75th St.,
Shawnee Mission, KS 66204,
(913) 789-7773, Fax: (913) 789-7126.
Pres.: David Elyachar. Office Mgr.: Tammy
2007 Sales Volume: 40M Franchise Fee: $7,500-
Startup Costs: $125,000+
Programs & Services: Training,
manuals, guides, large resource pool,
Provided: Private lines, private products Royalty
670 N. Commercial St.,
Manchester, NH 03101;
(603) 626-0333, Fax: (603) 626-3444.
Pres. Eric Demaree. COO/Pres.: Charlie
Dilks. SR VP:
2007 Sales Volume: $3.7 Billion Franchise Fee: None
Startup Costs: None Rebates: Yes
Exclusive brands and product lines,
including LEES For Living,
Bigelow, Good Housekeeping, and Liz
Claiborne Home, and the
most comprehensive warranties in the
business. Extensive product,
installation, and management training via
the OnLine University.
The SelectAFloor system, which eliminates
confusion among consumers
while creating a more efficient selling
system for retailers.
National accounts programs including
national insurance programs
Products Provided: Carpet, area rugs, ceramics, vinyl, wood,
cushion, laminate floors, wallpaper,
window treatments and adhesives
Monthly Fee: $0 Royalty Payments: None
Fee: None Membership: Number of Stores: 1,050
Number of Company Owned Stores: 7
CARPETSPLUS OF AMERICA
100 Londenderry Ct., Ste
120, Woodstock, GA 30188;
Pres.: Ron Dunn. Exec. VP: Jon Logue.
Programs & Services: Buying group providing business functions,
product, marketing, merchandising,
training, networking and
promotional support. Products Provided: Carpet, ceramics,
resilient, wood, cushion, laminate floors.
Monthly Fee: $200.
Rebates: Yes. Membership Fee: $4,000.
FCA NETWORK, INC.
1000 Brook Forest Ave.,
Shorewood, IL 60404;
(888) 322-5959; (603) 674-1260, Fax: (815)
Pres./COO: Olga Robertson. C.E.O.: Barth
Programs & Services: A buying offering licenses for exclusive
territories within the continental United
States which includes
national account pricing; merchandising;
support and fully integrated selling
hardwood, cushion, laminate, resilient and B2B
Monthly Fee: $299. Rebates: Yes. Startup Costs:
200 Technology Ct.,
Smyrna, GA 30082; (800) 955-4324.
Pres.: Joe Lunsford. Dir.: Jan Rhodes.
Programs & Services: Support services include comprehensive
training, 24-hour toll-free help line,
marketing and operations
manuals, buying group discounts, monthly
and weekly newsletters,
ongoing training, annual convention,
national advertising, national
accounts and customized sample boards Products Provided:
resilient, wood, cushion, custom rugs, window
FLOOR TO CEILING CORPORATE
3200 Corporate Center
Dr., Ste. 101, Burnsville, MN
(952) 890-8979, Fax: (952)
Pres.: Steve Sindlinger. VP: Raymond
2007 Sales Volume: $125,000,000 Franchise Fee: $5,000
Startup Costs: Vary Rebates: Up to 5%
Services: National account level pricing with all vendors, comprehensive
advertising campaigns - print ads, radio
spots and direct
mail - and complete selection of selling
resilient, wood, cushion, laminate floors, kitchen,
bath and decorative products. Monthly Fee: $350
FLOORING PLUS INC.
P.O. Box 1356, Glen
Burnie, MD 21060
(410) 762-5607, Fax: (410) 760-4045.
Exec. Dir.: Charlie Parsons. Mktg. Asst.:
2007 Sales Volume: Est. $450 million Franchise Fee: None
Startup Costs: None required, optional programs offer for
carpet and showroom display system Rebates: Varies by product
Marketing Program Programs & Services:
Web Program, Database
Program, Warranty Program, Sale Events,
Training, Display Program, Conventions,
Direct Mail Program
Products Provided: Private Label Carpet Program, strategic
alliances with leading manufacturers
Monthly Fee: $200 Royalty
Payments: None Advertising Fee: Optional programs are offered
175 Town Park Dr., Ste.
400, Kennesaw, GA 30144
(800) 328-7719, Fax: (800) 438-7668.
NATIONAL FLOORCOVERING ALLIANCE
16705 Cinnamon Dr.,
Omaha, NE 68136
(402) 895-2217, Fax: (402) 895-2217.
Pres.: Gary Cissell.
Programs & Services: Independent major dealers sharing ideas
and purchasing power to support one
another and key vendors for
STARNET COMMERCIAL FLOORING COOPERATIVE
20 Homestead, Darien, CT
06820; (800) 787-6381.
Exec. Dir.: Jeanne Matson.
Programs & Services: A member owned cooperative of commercial
flooring contractors located throughout the United States
Retail Group Directory
June 17, 2008