History

Adleta

www.adleta.com

  

In 1922 E. C. Adleta Sr founded Adleta in Dallas, Texas and proudly continues to be a family owned company with the present CEO and owner, Jack Adleta (grandson of E.C. Adleta).  

 

For over 40 years, Adleta Corporation has been one of the most trusted hard surface flooring distributors in the nation. You can depend on Adleta for innovative flooring products, service, sales distribution training, and credit and financing knowledge that have withstood the test of time. 

 

From eastern New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, all the way East of the Mississippi in the western tip of Tennessee and the northern tip of Mississippi, we’ve built our reputation as a leading flooring distributor by putting our customers’ needs first. We are commitment to the success of our customers and suppliers, and care about your welfare.

Apollo

www.apollodist.com

Apollo Distributing Company, is a family owned, third generation directed, floor covering distributor. We have been in business since 1920 and have an industry-leading history of successful performance in the Metropolitan New York Marketplace.

 

We provide residential and commercial floor covering products' sales and service to qualified retailers, builders, contractors and home centers.

 

Our company's long established reputation for quality began with a merchandise selection process that settled for nothing less than the finest carpet, hardwood, laminate, vinyl, and installation products.

BR Funsten

www.brfunsten.com

Founded in San Francisco in 1956, The BR Funsten Company has since grown into one of the 10 largest flooring wholesalers in the nation, serving markets throughout California, Nevada and Arizona. The BR Funsten Company serves as the parent company to both The Tom Duffy Company and Commercial Solutions and provides the most comprehensive group of products and services across all flooring channels. Our product range includes broad offerings in vinyl, LVT, residential and commercial wood, laminate, carpet tile and into polished concrete solutions, coupled with all of the supporting installation materials needed to complete just about any job.

 

The BR Funsten Company also provides exceptional service in the areas of credit, order fulfillment, inventory management and delivery. Supported by over 300,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space and over $30,000,000 in inventory, The BR Funsten Company can service most major flooring projects from start to finish throughout the West Coast. In addition, our 28 Tom Duffy locations provide great access points for customer pick up or local market deliveries from Phoenix, AZ to Redding, CA and all markets in between.

The Belknap White Group

www.belknapwhite.com

Began in 1959 by Antonio Mancini who established Providences first beverage distribution company and with rapid expansion BWG went onto diversify in the early 80’s into the flooring industry. Since that evolution The Belknap White Group has become one of the top ten full service flooring distributors in North America serving New England and upstate New York.

 

Our sales force is comprised of specialized teams, with the expertise to deliver market share for our portfolio of products to the residential retailers, commercial flooring contractors and specifiers, builder and property management sub-contractors and flooring installers. This channel driven approach has proven very effective in gaining market share for BWG and our vendor partners. We feature products from the top manufacturers of vinyl flooring, laminate flooring, tile/ceramics and hardwood flooring (solid and engineered) as well as carpet and cushion and installation tools and supplies.

Buckwold Western LTD

www.buckwold.com

Buckwold Western Ltd traces its roots back to 1925 when Harry Buckwold purchased a small wholesale dry goods operation in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The business serviced general merchants throughout the province through traveling salesmen who carried samples from town to town – not unlike what we do today on a much larger scale!

 

In 1955, Buckwold’s began distributing Armstrong Flooring products and in 1998 were named Armstrong’s sole distributor in Western Canada. Today, Buckwold Western Ltd is one of the largest flooring distributors in the West. Our product selection has grown to include nearly every type of floor covering for both residential and commercial applications. We carry a number of industry leading brands, as well as many of our own branded products. Buckwold Western’s commitment to serving our customers remains the same. Providing valued products and supply chain solutions to our customers is our unwavering focus. We take great pride in the strong relationships we have built with our customers and our dedicated employees that strengthen those relationships each day. The company continues to this day with a strong tradition of family ownership, management and values.

Cain and Bultman, Inc.

www.cain-bultman.com

Cain & Bultman, Inc. was founded in 1924 and its start was small but today, Cain & Bultman provides sales, marketing and logistical services for the flooring industries top brand manufacturers which include: Armstrong residential & commercial vinyl products; Bruce & Armstrong Luxury Vinyl Tile, both for commercial and residential applications. Within our C&B Sales division, top manufacturers include: Bella Cera, Karh's, Pinnacle & Nature Hardwood floors; Bella Cera & Pergo Laminate floors; Wicanders Cork flooring and Stroll Carpet Tiles, along with Floor Muffler underlayment and Stauf & Taylor adhesives. 

Cain & Bultman's primary objective is to provide valuable products to retail and commercial flooring dealers throughout the state of Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Part of our responsibility is to call on Architects, General Contractors, Designers and Builders, with the goal of specifying the products that we serve on behalf of our valued partners. Through our efficiencies and logistical scope, we provide "next day" delivery throughout the entire southeast. For decades our corporate motto has been "Partners in Business", and we strive to earn your partnership. 

FlorStar Sales, Inc.

www.florstar.com

The FlorStar story begins in 1850 with the founding of Carson Pirie Scott. Over its history, Carson's operated various businesses, including a wholesale flooring division. In the 1980’s, Carson’s chose to focus upon its core retail operations. Consequently, the company sold off the flooring division to a management group on May 16, 1988. The new owners renamed the division FlorStar Sales, Inc.

 

Our founding principles continue to guide us, quality people, tremendous brands, and state-of-the art technology remain philosophical cornerstones. Our logistics are the finest in the region, if not the nation anchored by a state-of-the art warehouse super center and corporate headquarters located in Romeoville, IL, FlorStar has come a long way from its inception in 1988. We are now one of the largest wholesale floor covering distributors in North America. However, we remain family-owned and operated and neither have forgotten the challenges facing independent business people nor lost the entrepreneurial spirit upon which our country and this company were built. While we are proud of our growth, ultimately we are not concerned with being the biggest, only with being the best.

Ohio Valley Flooring

www.ovf.com

Ohio Valley Flooring is one of the largest U.S. distributors of floor covering products, serving retailers throughout Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Western Pennsylvania.

Established in 1982, OVF is a locally-owned family business. Our Main Office in Cincinnati, Ohio is located just off the Red Bank Road exit on I-71. Our 460,000 SF Primary Warehouse in Mason, Ohio is twenty minutes north, near Kings Island. We also maintain branch offices and warehouse facilities in ClevelandIndianapolisLouisville, and Pittsburgh.

Readers Wholesale Distributors, LTD

www.readerswholesale.com

Hymen Reader founded Reader’s Wholesale Distributors in 1935. The company has remained a privately owned family business for four generations, passing through the capable hands of Reader, his son-in-law Leonard Burke, his grandson Lucky Burke, and his great-grandson Adam Burke.

 

Today Readers Wholesale is one of the 20 largest distributors in North America services 2500 dealers in a variety of residential and commercial floor covering products in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. Our corporate headquarters is located in Houston, Texas. Additionally, we have cross-dock facilities in Austin, Texas, San Antonio, Texas, and New Orleans, Louisiana. We also service most of the state of Mississippi.

Gesco, L.P. (Shnier, Tierra Sol)

www.shnier.ca

Shnier is Canada’s largest national floor covering solutions company. Founded by Edward George Shnier in 1938, the company has grown to be a dominant force in the Canadian floor covering industry. By providing fashionable and contemporary products, comprehensive integrated marketing programs, and industry leading logistical services, Shnier has earned the reputation of being one of the most innovative, leading edge organizations in the Canadian floor covering industry, operating on a foundation of solid business ethics and values servicing the commercial, residential, and multi-family floor covering markets.

 

Shnier product brands consist of both licensed and proprietary brands. Product is sourced through some 100 manufacturers located in 14 different countries. We virtually shop the world for the best available product quality, styling and value; and we deliver those products to flooring dealers in their local market. We like to think of this as “acting globally and servicing locally”. Our international sourcing coupled with cross-Canada dealer coverage is highly valued by both domestic and international manufacturers. Shnier can secure store listings & distribution nationwide more quickly and service the business more efficiently than regional distributors can. National buying groups and corporate chains also find this to be of great value because Shnier is able to supply all locations in a consistent and reliable fashion.

Tingle Flooring

www.wctingle.com

With a rich history of providing a broad-spectrum portfolio of products Tingle, formerly known as W.C. Tingle Company, has been covering the Midwest for 70 years. Tingle takes pride in its people and products. Building relationships that last are the foundation of our business. We are a reliable, distribution partner with layers of quality, service and teamwork above and below the surface.

 

With offices in Kansas City, St. Louis and Denver, Tingle carries a wide variety of brands for every flooring application. Tingle is the Midwest’s premier wholesale floor covering distributor carrying hard and soft surface products including wood, ceramic, resilient, and carpet. In addition to being the only authorized Armstrong dealer in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Illinois, Kentucky, Colorado and Wyoming. 

Tri-West LTD

www.triwestltd.com

TRI-WEST was founded in 1981 to distribute Armstrong Flooring products to Retailers and Flooring contractors in the Southern California and Southern Nevada markets. With a dedicated management team and an outstanding sales force TRI-WEST quickly rose to prominence as a provider of quality hard surface flooring servicing Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Southern Idaho and El Paso, Texas.

                                    

Our commitment to our customers through ongoing educational programs as well as effective display, merchandising and marketing assistance gives them the opportunity to provide prompt service and quality products to the end user.

                                    

Dedicated to service, quality and integrity TRI-WEST continues to seek and provide the widest selection of best brands in hard surface flooring within its region including Vinyl Sheet/Tile, Hardwood, Commercial and Residential Ceramic Tile, Laminate, Cork, Underlayment’s and Adhesives. 

William M. Bird & Co.

www.wmbird.com

For more than 150 years has been providing its customers with innovative products and expert solutions.  Our company’s successes and staying power in an ever-changing marketplace can be attributed to the sustained stewardship and entrepreneurial spirit set forth by our founder, William M. Bird.

 

In 1936, Bird began distributing Armstrong floor coverings and building materials.  Bird soon became an innovator in the flooring industry, embracing Armstrong’s new developments of cork inlaid floors and selling them across the Southeast. Fifty years later, Bird adopted groundbreaking products such as Triangle Pacific’s Bruce Engineered Hardwoods, Pergo laminate flooring MetroFlor’s luxury vinyl tile and the company’s in-house brand, Palmetto Road, represents one of Bird’s newest and fastest growing lines. In the 1980’s Bird led an initiative to expand into the piedmont of South Carolina, North Carolina and eventually the boom-town market of Atlanta, Georgia with the acquisition of George D. Bridges Distributors. Since then, William M. Bird has grown to become one of the leading floor covering distributors in the Southeast.

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