FCLC Releases First Phase Of Installation Research Findings

In August 2017, the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) commissioned an independent research firm to conduct a multi-phase study to quantify the scope and severity of the lack of installation professionals on the flooring industry’s sustainability and growth. Chicago-based research firm, Blackstone Group, was contracted to conduct the research which focused on businesses that purchased […]

FCLC’s Installation Research Project is producing valuable insights

Members of the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) united on April 13, 2018, in Tampa, Florida, to hear preliminary results of the FCLC installation labor force research initiative currently being conducted by The Blackstone Group Inc., a Chicago-based research firm. The initiative will provide an in-depth look at the current and future state of the […]

FCLC FAST TRACKS INSTALLATION RESEARCH INITIATIVE

Members of the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) held their first meeting of 2018 on February 13 in Atlanta. At the meeting, FCLC members officially authorized the launch of an installation research initiative utilizing Chicago-based research firm, Blackstone Group, to take an in-depth look at the current and future state of the flooring covering industry […]

Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) Announces Research Initiative Addressing Leading Industry Issue: the Installation Crisis

Industry Leaders Unanimously Vote to Take Next Steps Toward Resolving Issue January 16, 2018—The Floor Covering Leadership Council announced today the commissioning of a strategic research initiative to lead the industry through the next phase of resolving the flooring installation crisis. Installation has prevailed as the top industry concern for several years, and while a […]

FCLC Holds Strategic Planning Meeting and Funds Research Project on the Scope of the Installation Crisis

The Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) held its annual fall meeting on August 16, 2017 in Orlando, Florida, in conjunction with the Second Annual Installation Summit. The primary focus of the FCLC meeting was to hold a facilitated strategic planning session designed to prioritize objectives and confirm a plan of action for the coming year. […]

Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) Announces Second Installation Summit

Movers and Shakers Across Flooring Industry to Reconvene and Evaluate Progress, Next Steps to Resolve Installation Crisis July 18, 2017 – Robert Blochinger, President, National Institute of Certified Floorcovering Inspectors, and Chairman of the Floor Covering Leadership Council, announced today that leaders from across the flooring industry will convene at the second Installation Summit next […]

FCLC Elevates Robert Blochinger as Chairman; Welcomes New Member Association

The Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) elevated Robert Blochinger, President of the National Institute of Certified Floorcovering Inspectors, as its new chair starting immediately. Blochinger is the owner of Blochinger & Company, based in Boca Raton, Florida, where he has worked as a certified flooring inspector since 1990. Blochinger has been a flooring contractor for […]

FCLC Holds First Meeting of the Year; Identifies Installation as Top Priority

The Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) conducted its first meeting of 2017 on January 19th in Las Vegas, Nevada, during The International Surfacing Event. The organization begins its third year as an industry-wide working group established to identify issues and develop solutions that lead to the success of the floor covering industry and its professionals. […]

FCLC Holds First Meeting of the Year; Elects Officers

The Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) conducted its first meeting of 2016 on April 29 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Fourteen volunteer representatives from flooring industry associations representing all sectors of the industry attended the meeting. The two-year-old group’s initiatives, decided on in 2015, include improving communications between member groups and the industry, collaborating and sharing […]