LAKE TAHOE, Calif., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Traveling floor and window store Carpet Network of Lake Tahoe announced today that they have recently joined forces with Floor Coverings International (FCI), a franchised shop-at-home flooring retailer. Local owner Juventino "Tino" Lomeli will continue serving the community and keep his knowledgeable staff on board, while gaining access to additional products and resources for his clients.
When Carpet Network closed their doors early this year, Tom Wood, president and CEO of FCI, realized that many of its franchise owners could struggle without the support of their franchisor. Wood decided to offer to convert their businesses to FCI franchises. The partnership is expected to benefit not only the former Carpet Network owners, but also their clients. With larger organizations come lower costs; additional vendors -- like Armstrong, Emser, and Design Materials; a strong leadership and operations team; and a more aggressive field support program.
"Partnering with FCI gave us the opportunity to expand our already loyal customer base while still serving all with an expanded selection of products," shares Juventino Lomeli.
The newly converted owners will also have access to FCI's innovative IT visualization system, FCI InspireNet. The first of its kind in the flooring industry, FCI InspireNet lets clients see what their home will look like with a flooring makeover before they buy. Floor Coverings International offers more than 3,000 flooring options from the top brands in flooring at competitive prices. Originally a mobile concept, many of today's FCI franchisees operate from professional environments/design studios. FCI's products include carpet, hardwood, laminates, luxury vinyl, ceramic tile, area rugs and window coverings.
"We are happy to welcome Juventino to the Floor Coverings International family," says Wood. "He has a long history in the business and we know he will bring years of experience and success to the FCI brand."
For more information, please visit http://laketahoe.floorcoveringsinternational.com.
SOURCE Floor Coverings International