Talking Hardwood Lumber and Business Leadership: Insights from Frank Miller Lumber CEO Steve James
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2d ago
Steve James transitioned from a career at General Motors to the lumber industry when he became CEO of Frank Miller Lumber in Indiana, transforming the company culture there to create a motivated long-term workforce. James and host Stephen Diggins discuss the challenges of a lumber business focused on quartersawn lumber, as well as James’ insights as a member of the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team.   ..read more
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Breaking the Trademan’s Curse for Growth: How Matt Garcia Transformed His Business for Better Profits, Quality and Morale
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by allthingswoodfloor
1w ago
Matt Garcia was a typical wood flooring pro with a small company of craftsmen when he moved to Texas and realized he had a huge opportunity to grow his business—but after trial and error, he also realized that in order to grow his business AND be profitable, he had to work on his business, not just in his business. Hear his advice about what he learned and the key changes he made that have transformed his company, improved quality and motivated his employees.  ..read more
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Part 2: How We Did This Massive Chevron Floor in a Historic D.C. Building: Sprigg Lynn, Kent Rogerson & Jamie Lambert
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by allthingswoodfloor
3w ago
When the U.S. government needed the massive chevron floor replaced in the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., Universal Floors tackled the job with the help of some friends, including Kent Rogerson and Jamie Lambert from Low Country Flooring. Hear Universal Floor’s Sprigg Lynn, along with Kent and Jamie, discuss the intricacies and complications of handling this job. In Part 2 they reveal more about the installation, sanding and finishing, and how when it comes to jobs of this magnitude, you need to lean on fellow pros to make it all happen ..read more
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How We Did This Massive Chevron Floor in a Historic D.C. Building: Sprigg Lynn, Kent Rogerson & Jamie Lambert, Part 1
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by allthingswoodfloor
1M ago
When the U.S. government needed the massive chevron floor replaced in the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., Universal Floors tackled the job with the help of some friends, including Kent Rogerson and Jamie Lambert from Low Country Flooring. Hear Universal Floor’s Sprigg Lynn, along with Kent and Jamie, discuss the intricacies and complications of handling this job. In Part 1 they discuss demo, subfloor prep, installation and more.  ..read more
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Growing Up in Wood Flooring and Beyond: Loba-Wakol’s Tyler Myatt and Cash Pyle
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by allthingswoodfloor
2M ago
Loba-Wakol’s Tyler Myatt and Cash Pyle both grew up in the wood flooring industry before they began their careers working for wood floor industry leader Loba-Wakol. Now they use their knowledge to not only help contractors learn how to use the latest cutting-edge products in the industry but also improve everything from their sanding techniques to their pricing for jobs. Hear what they see out in the field and advice they have for wood flooring contractors to improve their businesses ..read more
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A Passion for Creative Custom Work: Award-Winning Pro Matthew Szyszka
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by allthingswoodfloor
6M ago
Although still in his early thirties, Chicago wood floor pro Matthew Szyszka of Floor Master Company has made a name for himself and won awards for his intricate custom wood floors. In this episode, he discusses the details on some of his award-winning jobs, how he promotes custom work to his clients, thoughts about getting more young people into the trades and more.   ..read more
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From the White House to Brazil: Insights from John Stern’s Decades in the Wood Flooring Industry
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by allthingswoodfloor
8M ago
John Stern’s experience in the industry goes back to before Brazilian species were imported into the U.S. and when the Oval Office still had a wood-look vinyl floor. As the founder of industry stalwart Kentucky Wood Floors, he worked for multiple presidents, traveled to foreign wood flooring mills, sold his flooring to be used in prestigious locales around the world and partnered with famous people to market his products. Today he’s still involved in the industry with his company Louisville Wood Floors; hear his insights about the industry’s past and where it’s at today ..read more
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Prioritizing Family While Owning a Wood Flooring Company: Lessons From Genia Smith
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by allthingswoodfloor
1y ago
When Genia Smith started in the wood flooring business, she wasn’t just the only woman working in wood flooring, she was the only woman in her area in construction. Along the way, she left her father’s business, moved to a different state, started her own company and a family, and found a way to balance them both before selling her business and retiring early.  ..read more
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Wood Floor Legend Chuck Crispin’s Path to Creativity and the Luxury Wood Floor Market
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by allthingswoodfloor
1y ago
From simple beginnings in Terre Haute, Ind., Legendary Hardwood Floor’s Chuck Crispin launched a wood flooring career that’s taken him across the country into some of the nation’s most beautiful homes, and along the way he’s earned a reputation as a pro with impeccable taste. Hear from Chuck about what he learned working with wood flooring legends like Allan Pyne and Birger Juell, what he considers to be the the rules of good wood flooring design, what it's like to handle luxury projects and potential pitfalls of those projects, too ..read more
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Transforming for Post-Pandemic Business: Lessons Learned By Woodchuck Flooring’s Tim Nassis
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by allthingswoodfloor
1y ago
Family business Woodchuck Flooring has evolved over the years, going through changes in generations and business models, most recently as it transformed its business to adapt because of the pandemic. Hear from Woodchuck’s Tim Nassis about how they’ve found success and continue to adapt for today’s business environment ..read more
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