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Kent Goodman, owner and CEO of Space Flooring, retires

Kent Goodman (left) and Hoy Lanning
Kent Goodman (left) and Hoy Lanning

Glen Burnie, Md. –Haines announces the retirement of Kent B. Goodman, owner and CEO of Space Flooring. Goodman and his family operated the Atlanta-based company since its founding in 1969, and sold the company to CMH in 2008. At the time, Kent stayed on as president of Space Flooring and became a partner and shareholder of CMH Space.

Goodman’s career in flooring began at the age of 16 and he worked through many positions until he became vice president of operations in 1985, when the company’s sales were $10 million. He became president and CEO of Space Flooring, succeeding his father in 1993 when sales were $18 million. Under Goodman’s leadership, Space Flooring grew to $70 million.

Bruce Zwicker, president and CEO of Haines, and Hoy Lanning, president of CMH, join a gathering of family, friends, employees, suppliers, and customers to honor Goodman.

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Haines Loyalty Club dealers thrive

Volume 27/Number 24; March 31/April 7, 2014

By Ken Ryan

Screen Shot 2014-04-18 at 12.02.17 PMBaltimore—When Haines’ 2013 Loyalty Club Retailer of the Year Bill Zeigler thinks about the value of membership, he thinks about the family atmosphere and friendship that exists within the group as much as he does the products and programs Haines offers. All of these factors played a role in the success of C.F. Zeigler & Sons of Hanover, Pa., which enjoyed a 23% increase in business in 2013.

“I dedicate as much time as humanly possible to the Loyalty Club and advisory council to bring the best program we can to members,” Zeigler said during the recent Haines Loyalty Club Summit here. “Haines people are upfront, they tell the truth and they listen to their customers.” Continue reading Haines Loyalty Club dealers thrive

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Haines acquires CMH Space

Screen Shot 2014-01-20 at 8.50.11 AMGlen Burnie, Md.Haines, the industry’s No. 1 flooring distributor in sales, announced the acquisition of CMH Space, the No. 4 distributor.
 Bruce Zwicker, Haines president and CEO said, “The two companies will be better together, better for customers, suppliers, and employees.”

Haines, the largest floor covering distributor in the U.S., operates in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. CMH Space operates in the same geographic area. The two companies will operate as separate companies until integration is complete sometime in late 2014. Continue reading Haines acquires CMH Space