Suppliers & Partners

You can’t sell what can’t be installed. Every business in the flooring industry is impacted.

Ways to Support FCEF

FINANCIAL SUPPORT:

Whether you commit to a set amount or are able to make a donation based on sales, we appreciate your support. For corporate donations, please contact us.

PRODUCT DONATIONS:

As we work with our training partners to roll out more training programs across the country we’ll need tools, products, and space to make sure our recruits have the best experience possible. If you have products or facilities you are willing to donate, please let us know and we’ll reach out to you when we have specific needs. Learn more about providing tools and materials for training.

AWARENESS:

Most of your businesses have many employees and many customers – all of whom depend on the flooring industry. Help us share our messaging with all your contacts.

Will you step up?

Everyone who benefits from the flooring industry is impacted by the shortage of installers – from flooring manufacturers to distributors and suppliers. Your support can help make the industry stronger for all of us.

Be a part of the solution.

FCEF is here to take action and bring the industry together, but we need the support of the entire industry to make the impact that is needed to reverse the trends and decline of qualified flooring installers. Are you willing to support us? Please complete the form to be added to our mailing list and show us you want to help. 

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Average Age of Flooring Installers

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Number of Installers Lost Each Year

$900000

Funds needed to Scholarship 400 recruits

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Flooring INdustry Companies Supporting FCEF

Donate

Financial support helps us continue to grow programs that recruit, scholarship, and train tomorrow’s flooring craftsmen. Your donation helps fund scholarships, awareness campaigns, and general operations.

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Help us share our message and make more people aware of the opportunities as a flooring craftsman. Follow us on social media, sign up for emails, and learn more so you can spread awareness in your community.

We are stepping up…are you?

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
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!
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
Mr. Wright Flooring
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.
The flooring industry changed my life.
Marquis Wright
Mr. Wright Flooring
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
Skyro Floors
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.
They'll enjoy my work for years to come.
Ken Ballin
Skyro Floors
Our Industry Needs Young People
We have an obligation in order to keep our industry viable to help find ways to really bring young people into our industry and let them see that this is a fantastic opportunity for themselves and for their families. And you can support what we are trying to do here at the FCEF in many different ways.
Piet Dossche
We have an obligation in order to keep our industry viable to help find ways to really bring young people into our industry and let them see that this is a fantastic opportunity for themselves and for their families. And you can support what we are trying to do here at the FCEF in many different ways.
Our Industry Needs Young People
Piet Dossche
We Can Do More Together
The National Wood Flooring Association stands with FCEF. We can do more together than we can do separately. It's a way for the whole industry to step up and say education matters.
Michael Martin
National Wood Flooring Association
The National Wood Flooring Association stands with FCEF. We can do more together than we can do separately. It's a way for the whole industry to step up and say education matters.
We Can Do More Together
Michael Martin
National Wood Flooring Association
Thanks to the FCEF for taking on the most important job in the business—raising up the next generation of floor covering installers. Because of you, our products will be in good hands!
Paul Murfin
Taylor Adhesives
Thanks to the FCEF for taking on the most important job in the business—raising up the next generation of floor covering installers. Because of you, our products will be in good hands!
Paul Murfin
Taylor Adhesives
All facets of our industry will benefit from the training of our next generation of installers.
Supporting FCEF can be as simple as a once-a-month automatic deduction. All facets of our industry, especially retailers, will benefit from the training of our next generation of installers. Help us to keep this moving forward and solve our industry's problem.
Deb DeGraaf
DeGraaf Interiors
Supporting FCEF can be as simple as a once-a-month automatic deduction. All facets of our industry, especially retailers, will benefit from the training of our next generation of installers. Help us to keep this moving forward and solve our industry's problem.
All facets of our industry will benefit from the training of our next generation of installers.
Deb DeGraaf
DeGraaf Interiors
The installation crisis is real.
The installation crisis is real. We're trying to get in front of it before it becomes a much bigger issue. Please support FCEF.
Geoff Gordon
FUSE Alliance
The installation crisis is real. We're trying to get in front of it before it becomes a much bigger issue. Please support FCEF.
The installation crisis is real.
Geoff Gordon
FUSE Alliance
Without installation, we can't sell the first square foot of goods.
Without installation, we can't sell the first square foot of goods. We've got to make people aware of the opportunities in the flooring industry.
Steve Abernathy
WFCA
Without installation, we can't sell the first square foot of goods. We've got to make people aware of the opportunities in the flooring industry.
Without installation, we can't sell the first square foot of goods.
Steve Abernathy
WFCA
Dealers this is not just a manufacturer problem to fix!
Dealers this is not just a manufacturer problem to fix! STEP UP and do your part! This has been an industry problem for years and everyone waited for someone else to fix this. Well, someone else is everyone that benefits from the flooring industry in any way.
Don Roberts
Central Alabama Flooring
Dealers this is not just a manufacturer problem to fix! STEP UP and do your part! This has been an industry problem for years and everyone waited for someone else to fix this. Well, someone else is everyone that benefits from the flooring industry in any way.
Dealers this is not just a manufacturer problem to fix!
Don Roberts
Central Alabama Flooring