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Floor Academy is all about the world of flooring. Each episode will have a flooring professional as a guest and we will cover content from installation techniques, business practices, marketing ideas, to just talking shop.

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    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

Floor Academy is all about the world of flooring. Each episode will have a flooring professional as a guest and we will cover content from installation techniques, business practices, marketing ideas, to just talking shop.

    Getting Technical - Wayne Lee

    Getting Technical - Wayne Lee

    This week's guest is Wayne Lee. Wayne currently works for Middle Tennessee Lumber in sales and training. He previously worked at American Sanders and ran his own sand and finish business. One major thing has always made a difference in how Wayne has been successful has been the technical knowledge. Whether understanding the machine, the sandpaper, or how the wood reacts to the environment. Listen in to hear Wayne Lee just thinking out loud.

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable - Jake Schlichte

    Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable - Jake Schlichte

    This weeks guest is Jake schlichte. Jake owns and operates North Country Hardwoods in Auburn, NH. With a grandfather that ran a store and a dad that did hardwood floors, Jake wasn’t lacking in the experience department from the get go. What has made the difference in his career so far? Being a risk taker. Find out why he says you have get comfortable being uncomfortable.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    I'm Going Out On My Own - Nathan Hyden

    I'm Going Out On My Own - Nathan Hyden

    This weeks guest is Nathan Hyden. Nathan is getting ready to launch A Step Above Flooring in Lexington, Kentucky. We spend our time discussing what it takes to run a successful business, how to manage a partnership, and why confidence will take you way further than you know.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    From 1099 To W2 And The Costs Associated - Preferred Flooring

    From 1099 To W2 And The Costs Associated - Preferred Flooring

    This weeks guests are Jose and Daniel Gonzalez. These two brothers run Preferred Flooring in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For years they ran their business with paying their workers via a 1099. In 2015 after some advice from a larger company they subbed from all of their employees were moved to getting W-2s and being on payroll. This switch came with some huge considerations. Daniel and Jose took pay cuts, labor for projects had an increase, and not every employee was happy about it. Stay tuned to see how the change has positively affected their business and where the change will take them in the future.

    Preferred Flooring

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Why I Became A Sub - Mario Fernandez

    Why I Became A Sub - Mario Fernandez

    This weeks guest is Mario Fernandez. Mario owns and operates Fernandez Floor Covering in Corona, CA. Starting at a young and tender age with his father he helped install VCT flooring in military housing. At 18 he went full time with his dad and eventually went out on his own. After running his own and having a shop and then losing everything during the great recession, he has built it back up by being only a labor shop. Find out why Mario its functioning purely as a sub, how he has changed business strategies over the years, and things you can do to help motivate your employees. 
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Work Life Balance - Mark Herakovic

    Work Life Balance - Mark Herakovic

    This weeks guest is Mark Herakovic. Mark is from West Farmington, OH and just recently became the operations manager for MDG Flooring. Throughout Mark’s career he has been an employee, self employed, and now management. We sit down to discuss the topic of work life balance.Are we the two guys to tackle this topic, probably not but listen as we openly discuss some shortcomings and how we and you can better manage your business and time.
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    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Sport girlz ,

New guy

I am new to the flooring industry and I just bought a franchise. This podcast is great to learn new terms and how I should operate my new business. I am binge listening to every episode!!!

CDB1177 ,

Great interviews

Lots of good info on life a business

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Thank you

This is a very well done podcast and extremely informative. In my opinion the industry needs this in a big way.

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