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Beautiful Floors Depend on Skilled Flooring Craftsmen

The Floor Covering Education Foundation Provides Recruitment, Scholarships & Placement for Tomorrow’s Flooring Craftsmen.

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Sponsors and Donors

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It’s time to step up.

The shortage of installers is an industry-wide problem and it needs an industry-wide solution. If you benefit from the floor covering industry in anyway, this is your problem too, and it’s time to be part of the solution.

Will you step up to help resolve the shortage of installers?

The Floor Covering Education Foundation (FCEF) exists to bring awareness to the opportunities in the flooring industry, recruit new talent, aid in the funding of the student’s education, and facilitate job placement for these individuals into flooring industry careers.

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Our sponsors, supporters and donors make it all possible…

An industry solution requires industry support. We are thankful to all the companies, organizations, and individuals who have already stepped up to support our programs through financial support, donations of tools & supplies, and helping us share our message.

Stepping Up

The FCEF was established to assist the floor covering industry in several ways depending on the current needs of the industry. Our three primary areas of focus are recruitment, scholarships and placement.

The FCEF Board of Directors, staff and supporters are stepping up to support the entire industry. How will you step up to be a part of the solution?

Will You Step Up?

Take the first step and tell us how you will be part of the solution.

We need everyone…

When we reverse the decline of qualified flooring installers, everyone in the flooring industry wins – from retailers to suppliers, distributers, and even current installers. That’s why we need everyone’s help so that we can all win.

Retailers

As retailers, you need installation craftsman to make your customers happy. A floor sale isn’t complete until it’s installed, and installed well.

Suppliers & Distributors

You can’t sell more if it can’t be installed. Demand for new flooring is increasing. More installation craftsmen equal more sales.

Installers

It’s great to be in high demand, but how much would your business benefit from having more helpers and more craftsmen on your team?

Women Make Successful Flooring Craftsman

Being a female in the flooring trades has been a very positive experience for me. I think women are sometimes reluctant to pursue a trade career, but if you love working with your hands, it can be a very fulfilling career.

Jen Zurn
Flooring Craftswoman
Precision Surfaces – Calhoun, GA

They'll enjoy my work for years to come.

A career in the flooring industry is a fantastic way to make a difference. It gives me the rewards of providing my artistry to others, knowing they will enjoy my work for years to come. It allows me to meet people, go places and travel.

Ken Ballin
Flooring Craftsman
Skyro Floors – West Creek, NJ

We need to educate, train and support new recruits.

In order for our industry to grow. we need to educate, train and support new recruits. If we can take the time to show recruits how to be successful from the very beginning, there will be more value in our industry. It’s we set the standard for our craft!

Crystal Sims
Flooring Craftswoman
Preferred Flooring – Grand Rapids, MI

The flooring industry changed my life.

The flooring industry not only changed my life, it also allowed me to be able to change a few of my family members’ lives. I learned how to fish so I’ll never go hungry and now I teach others how to fish so they will never go hungry.

Marquis Wright
Flooring Craftsman
Mr. Wright Flooring – Jacksonville, FL

If you want to make money, you will make it.

As a flooring craftsman, you can make the money you want. If you want to make a lot of money, you will make it. If you want to make less money and work less, you can.

Leo Cordeiro
Flooring Craftsman
Hardwood Solutions – Nashville, TN

My work makes people happy.

Being a flooring craftsman gives me a sense of pride. I work with my hands and create a finished product I can look back on at the end of the day. It’s a lot more satisfying than working a job where you don’t see the end goal.

Brooks Williams
Flooring Craftsman
Brooks Flooring Professionals – Cincinnati, OH

Women Make Successful Flooring Craftsman

Being a female in the flooring trades has been a very positive experience for me. I think women are sometimes reluctant to pursue a trade career, but if you love working with your hands, it can be a very fulfilling career.

Jen Zurn
Flooring Craftswoman
Precision Surfaces – Calhoun, GA

They'll enjoy my work for years to come.

A career in the flooring industry is a fantastic way to make a difference. It gives me the rewards of providing my artistry to others, knowing they will enjoy my work for years to come. It allows me to meet people, go places and travel.

Ken Ballin
Flooring Craftsman
Skyro Floors – West Creek, NJ

We need to educate, train and support new recruits.

In order for our industry to grow. we need to educate, train and support new recruits. If we can take the time to show recruits how to be successful from the very beginning, there will be more value in our industry. It’s we set the standard for our craft!

Crystal Sims
Flooring Craftswoman
Preferred Flooring – Grand Rapids, MI

The flooring industry changed my life.

The flooring industry not only changed my life, it also allowed me to be able to change a few of my family members’ lives. I learned how to fish so I’ll never go hungry and now I teach others how to fish so they will never go hungry.

Marquis Wright
Flooring Craftsman
Mr. Wright Flooring – Jacksonville, FL

If you want to make money, you will make it.

As a flooring craftsman, you can make the money you want. If you want to make a lot of money, you will make it. If you want to make less money and work less, you can.

Leo Cordeiro
Flooring Craftsman
Hardwood Solutions – Nashville, TN

My work makes people happy.

Being a flooring craftsman gives me a sense of pride. I work with my hands and create a finished product I can look back on at the end of the day. It’s a lot more satisfying than working a job where you don’t see the end goal.

Brooks Williams
Flooring Craftsman
Brooks Flooring Professionals – Cincinnati, OH