The industry has seen a downturn in commercial construction spending due to the recent recession. Flooring installation is seen more as a commodity than as qualified craftsmanship. Flooring installers are typically not regarded as skilled specialists, but rather just as installers.
Differentiation through Legacy, Trust, and Quality Craftsmanship like no other. During Progressive’s 35 year history, they completed 20,000 flooring projects, installing more than 9 million yards of carpet. They’ve put in more than 3 million man-hours – or more than 1,400 years worth of work. They outwork time. That’s ferocity. That’s Progressive. The Progressive Master Craftsman Society was implemented as the industry’s largest, most highly regarded network of premier flooring artisans who have practiced and promoted the art and trade of commercial flooring installation. The InstalRite Guarantee was activated as the industry’s longest warranty.
15 of the 16 members on the board of directors for RFMA (Restaurant Facility Management Association) use Progressive to handle their carpet and flooring installation. Any company can come in and install carpet if you’re closed for a remodel… that’s easy. But 95% of our carpet installation takes place overnight. There is no window of time that we can wait. Progressive does it better than anyone else. How? The people they have managing the project take an extra step to understand. They made sure to have plenty of people onsite who evaluated the situation and had a working plan. No matter what situation they run into, they take care of it. And if everyone on the board of the RFMA uses the same company… that company does it right. That’s all you need to know.
~ Danny Koontz, Former President of RFMA