FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Don Herndon
Telephone: (321) 253-8847
July 27, 2013, Melbourne, FL – Classic Wood Flooring, a Brevard-based floor covering retailer and showroom, was recently recognized as the “2012 Retailer of the Year” by J.J. Haines and Company, Inc., the largest floor covering distributor in the country.
The prestigious award was presented to Don and Julie Herndon, owners and operators of Classic Wood Flooring, and presented by Bruce Zwicker, President and CEO of J.J. Haines and Company, Inc. The award presentation took place on June 22 during the distributor’s business conference in Orlando, Florida.
“Don and Julie Herndon stand out among the floor covering retailers in Florida for many reasons,” says Bruce Zwicker. “Among those reasons are things like the beautiful showroom and broad product assortment their customers enjoy at the Herndon’s store. They cater to customers like they are friends.”
“The Herndon’s expertise is legendary, having operated in the flooring business for thirty two years,” adds Zwicker. “They are good people building lasting floors and relationships along the way.”
The flooring conference drew Haines dealers and representatives from across the nation. Operating since 1971 in Brevard, Classic Wood Flooring is J.J. Haines’ largest single–store dealer in Florida with more than 50 employees including 40 professional installers.
“We were floored, excuse the pun,” jokes Don Herndon. “Julie and I were there to share ideas and experiences with other dealers and had no idea the award was coming our way. It was quite a surprise and honor.”
Classic Wood Flooring’s recognized retail success, building through the recession and into the recent economic upswing, has also allowed them to remodel their 6,000–square–foot showroom to showcase more carpet, tile and wood selections.
“In the past, our tile and carpet work was done mainly for builders,” says Julie Herndon. “They loved us for our wood flooring work so much, they wanted us to install all their flooring. So we did.”
“Now we offer carpet and tile flooring to all of our customers.”
Located on U.S. Highway 1, one block south of Suntree Boulevard, Classic Wood Flooring sells and installs carpet, tile, wood, laminate, luxury vinyl, cork and plank flooring. For more information, visit www.classicwoodflooring.com.