Education & Training

Floor Covering Education Foundation

On June 16th at our Annual Meeting, we had industry expert Jim Aaron speak on the state of the labor pool in our industry.  

Jim Aaron has spent all of his adult life in the flooring industry.  He began his flooring career working for a family member’s flooring store while attending the University of South Carolina.  Upon graduation, he accepted a role as a territory manager with a wholesale distribution company, William M Bird & Co., where he spent twelve years.  He then spent a number of years with Mohawk Industries where he gained additional sales and sales management experience.  In 2004, he joined CCA Global for the next 17 years where he served as VP of Merchandising for the company’s largest division, Carpet One Floor & Home, with 850+ locations.  He now serves as the Executive Director of the Floor Covering Education Foundation, a role he has held since March of 2021.

Here are some great resources he shared with us:

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Presentation given at Meeting

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Technical Training

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Past Trainings

All Level Carpet Flyer Frederick

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The Sales Professional:  How to sell to today’s internet savvy customer

Sales Training 2019

Technical Trainings


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Sales Training

2018 Sales Training

Technical Training



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Estimating Course with John Namba

You do not want to miss this comprehensive two day estimating training from Industry Expert John Namba on December 6th & 7th.   This is a valuable hands on training for both estimators and sales people.  There is not a person in your organization that will not benefit from this training.

Estimating Course - 2017

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Lunchtime Call Series

A free monthly resource for our members


OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule

Many questions are now starting to emerge concerning OSHA’s released updated rules regarding silica in the workplace with implementation for contractors in 2017.  The rules include two standards, one for general industry and a second for the construction industry.   These new rules manage exposure of respirable silica in the workplace and include establishment of an exposure action level for compliance and reduction of the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL).

Mapei will be joining us to discuss these regulations and the impact to our members.

Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 21st at 11:00am.  This will be a call in event, so you can attend from the comfort of your office!

Conference Number:  866-415-4341

Conference Code:  9112068859

Everyone who RSVP’s and attends will be in put in a drawing for a $25.00 Mapei coupon


Your Small Business & Today’s Government

The Association will be hosting a one hour  discussion and presentation from local floor covering dealer, former Association President, and more importantly current Maryland Delegate Chris Adams.  This will be your opportunity to hear about challenges facing your business in regards to today’s government from local government officials.

Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 19th at 11:00am.

Conference Number:  866-415-4341

Conference Code:  9112068859

Reservations requested but not required




Estimating Course - 2014






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