Bonita Springs, Fla.—After 24 years of dedication to Abbey Carpet and Floor and its affiliates, Steve Silverman has decided to retire so he can spend more time with his grandchildren. His commitment and contributions to the growth and development of the franchise over the years have been numerous. The group wishes him good health and much happiness in the years to come.
Going forward, Ted Dlugokienski, CFO, will take over as executive vice president of operations. Dave Hardy will continue as executive vice president of merchandising and member services. Steve Mintz will continue as vice president of franchise development and franchise relations. All three will report to Philip Gutierrez, who will continue as CEO and assume the title of president.
by Steven Feldman
Dallas—Against the backdrop of some improving economic indicators that have helped rally floor covering sales, Abbey Carpet & Floor’s annual convention here saw its greatest attendance in the last five years. And paralleling the increase in bodies was a sense of optimism not seen at recent conventions. Continue reading Abbey Carpet & Floor: Business, exclusives, exposure on the upswing
RENO, NEV.—Abbey Floor & Home pulled out all the stops for its annual convention here Feb. 18 to 22, unveiling a myriad of programs and services to give members additional tools to grow their businesses. Among the highlights were a new marketing foray into Main Street commercial, an expanded national print ad campaign along with new products and programs.
Many of the new initiatives were built on what has been done over the years, said Steve Silverman, president and COO of Abbey Carpet & Floor. “It was a natural evolution. We’ve had to change with the marketplace.” It seems to be working. Although the last three and a half years have been the worst the floor covering industry has seen, Abbey members have managed to increase market share, he claimed.
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