SCAMMERS are at it again. Several of our customers in the Maryland area have been getting hit with bogus calls from consumers looking to purchase 2200 sf (100 cartons) of Bruce Manchester Butterscotch. Once they are confident that you have the material on hand, the consumer provides the retailer with payment information over the phone and then makes arrangements to pick up the material. Unfortunately by the time you realize the payment information provided has been stolen, these offenders have already made off with the goods. NOW MORE THAN EVER we need to be vigilant……Please exercise caution and beware of trusting credit card payments from unknown entities and/or delivering to empty lots.
This past month Derr Flooring was the recipient of two awards, AHF’s Distributor of the Year and Mirage’s Spirit Award. These awards are given to distributors in recognition of outstanding sales performance throughout the year.
The Hardwood Federation is pleased to announce that Rick Holden, Chief Operating Officer of Derr Flooring Company in Willow Grove, PA has been elected President of the Hardwood Federation, the industry’s federal policy advocate in Washington, D.C.
“We are thrilled to work with Rick in his new role as President of the Federation Board,” said Executive Director Dana Lee Cole. “Rick brings a wealth of experience to the board, both as a businessman with extensive knowledge of all aspects of the hardwood industry and as an advocate for the industry on Capitol Hill. He understands the business and how federal laws and policies impact that business.” Holden is also the Past-President of the National Wood Flooring Association. Rick has previously served on Hardwood Federation boards as both a member and as the Vice President of the PAC Committee.
Holden represents the National Wood Flooring Association on the Hardwood Federation Board. Representatives of Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Industries, Decorative Hardwood Association, the Hardwood Manufacturers Association, the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association, the Lake States Lumber Association, the Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association, and the National Hardwood Lumber Association also sit on the Hardwood Federation Board.
The Hardwood Federation is the umbrella organization that serves as the voice in Washington, D.C. for the United States hardwood industry representing 27 national, regional, state, and local trade associations that represent hardwood businesses across the country. The Federation monitors legislative issues that will impact our industry and lobbies Congress, the Administration and U.S. agencies and departments on behalf of U.S. hardwood businesses across the country.
Derr Flooring Company is pleased to announce we are now a Lagler Master Dealer and the only Master Dealer for Lagler Sanders in the Northeastern US.
Our two staff mechanics just returned from Lagler North America in Denver, where they acquired both Lagler factory mechanic certifications and Lagler PST sanding certifications.
We now stock a full line of Lager sanding equipment for purchase and a set of demo machines. We also stock an extensive inventory of parts. Our factory trained mechanics can keep your Lagler equipment on the job and performing in top shape with minimal down time. For those that like to perform their own service, we have the parts you need in stock.
Remember to go to Derr Flooring Co. for all your Lagler needs. Come in to demo equipment or get information. Purchase and service all your Lagler equipment at Derr.
Derr Flooring Co. Herndon hosted its annual summer open house on June 12, 2018. There where 15 manufactures presenting new products and Mission BBQ provided lunch for over 130 guests.
Derr Flooring Co. New Castle recently hosted an open house. There were multiple vendors, food and prizes. Below is some of the luck winners!
Chris from Wenzke Hardwood won the PoloPlaz chop saw raffle.
Steve from Accent Hardwood won an Echo Dot and blue-tooth speaker.
Randall from Knights Flooring won a cooler from Fusion Floors.
Derr Flooring Co. is committed to providing the best possible logistic service. In order to maintain our company owned and operated fleet of vehicles, provide job site deliveries, and generally ship your order within 48 hours, economic conditions have mandated that we review our delivery fees. Effective June 1, 2018 Derr Flooring Co. delivery policy will be as follows: Shipments to retail store fronts, warehouses, or forklift assisted locations will incur a $50.00 charge. Orders going to job site locations or places requiring hand unloading will be billed $100.00. This policy will be in effect for ALL Derr Flooring Co. locations. Please note special circumstances or shipments into high traffic/densely populated areas, may incur additional charges. Please contact any Derr Flooring Co. location for more details.
Derr Flooring Co. and Armstrong recently celebrated our 100 year partnership in the flooring industry.
Left: Don Maier President and CEO Armstrong
Right: Chet Derr Jr. President and CEO Derr Flooring Co.
Derr Flooring Co. Willow Grove, PA recently hosted a contractor day and had a great turnout!
Congratulations to our prize winners!
Old Tyme Flooring won a Powernail P50F.
L&S Flooring won a Yeti cooler.
Effective April 1, 2018 Derr Flooring Co. is now distributing Bruce Hardwood floors in Northern and Central Virginia. Core Bruce Hardwood items are being inventoried at our Herndon, VA location. Call 703-787-9800 for more information.