Rick Coates has joined Galleher Corp. as svp. For the past 20 years, Coates was vp and gm of Golden State Flooring, a division of Higgins Lumber. Rick will initially spend most of his time in Northern California, where he will be responsible for the San Jose and Sacramento locations.

"We are thrilled to have Rick be part of our team," said Jeff Hamar, Galleher president. "He has an exceptional record of success and his leadership, experience and relationships will be of enormous value to Galleher."

Rick Coates added that "the opportunity Jeff and Todd Hamar made available to me along with the tremendous talent and resources of Galleher created a situation I had never envisioned. I look forward to working with the entire Galleher team to build a great business in the years to come."  

Galleher is one of the largest flooring distributors in California, Arizona and Nevada. It operates eleven locations and serves 5,000 customers.