Empire Today was founded in Northlake, Illinois by Seymour Cohen in 1959. The company offers carpet, laminate, hardwood, vinyl, tile, and blinds and shades. Empire Today has won numerous awards, which includes being Stevies' "Company of the Year–Consumer Products" bronze winner in 2016 and winning the Better Business Bureau Torch awards for marketplace and business ethics in 2015.
Lumber Liquidators was founded in 1993 in Stoughton, Massachusetts by building contractor Tom Sullivan. The company has grown and relocated over the years, and now the headquarters is in Virginia and has stores in 46 states. The company has one of the largest inventories of prefinished and unfinished hardwood floors in the industry and continues to grow.
Flooring America was founded in 1989 and is now cooperative of over 500 independent retailers. They operate around their slogan, “Where Friends Send Friends,” which is why Flooring America stores are each locally owned and operated. They fill their stores with local experts, so each community has an expert in their area that can help fulfill their flooring needs.
Tuftex is a California carpet manufacturer that is located in Los Angeles County. Tuftex is a division of Shaw Floors. The company is committed to providing excellence for industry leaders and for homes. Their core values are centered about being reliable, stylish/sophisticated, and caring.
Stainmaster started in 1986 and now has over 18,000 retail locations. Stainmaster products are designed with kids and pets in mind, and is well-recognized for their stain-resistant technology.