After 50 years in the wood flooring industry—decades as a wood flooring contractor and more recently as an inspector and consultant—Roy Reichow has just about seen it all. In this episode he talks about how contractors can protect themselves from builder pressure, why there’s so much business for wood flooring inspectors, and much more.
Anthony Magaro and Jessica Peterson are the 2021 Wood Floor Business Ultimate Wood Floor Guy & Gal, and in this episode they talk with host Stephen Diggins about what’s rewarding and challenging about life as a wood flooring pro, the biggest enemy of the wood flooring pro, and why there’s endless opportunity for wood floor pros today.
When it comes to out-of-the-box designs for stairs or wood floors, Greg Ceglarski’s Scribed Flooring in Brisbane, Australia has become a go-to company and recipient of many awards. Hear from Greg as he discusses what makes the Australian “timber” flooring market different … and all the things that will try to kill you in Queensland, Australia.
Booming Demand, Raw Material Shortages and Industry Projections: a Manufacturer Outlook with Bostik’s Michael Jenkins
There's never been a time quite like this in the wood flooring industry, as construction companies experience surging demand and raw material shortages. Michael Jenkins, construction and consumer business director at leading adhesive manufacturer Bostik, offers insights and projections, as well as the latest on what's happening in the world of wood flooring adhesives.
Host Stephen Diggins talks with one of the legends of the wood flooring industry, longtime pro Howard Brickman of Brickman Consulting in Norwell, Mass. After starting his wood flooring career as the manager of inspection and school services for the National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association, Brickman founded his own consulting and contracting business. Since then he’s done extensive consulting on huge wood flooring projects in New York City, taught at many wood flooring schools, appeared on "This Old House," performed countless wood flooring inspections and continued his installation business at the age of 73.
Host Stephen Diggins talks one of top experts in the United States on wood flooring restoration, Michael Purser of The Rosebud Company in Atlanta. Purser has worked on some of the highest profile restoration projects in the U.S., from James Madison’s Montpelier to Henry Ford’s Fair Lane Estate. In this episode we get to hear about his work, including his small-but-mighty high-profile restoration job at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
Why aren't there more young pros entering the wood flooring industry? Wood Floor Business talks with 29-year-old Jake Schlichte, owner of Auburn, N.H.-based North Country Hardwoods, about everything from the challenges for wood flooring young pros to installation details.