Varden’s UNITE Reveals Initial Board

Susan Howell
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Rockwell, TX, January 5, 2023-The new Unite nonprofit released by veteran flooring installer Robert Varden experienced its to start with unofficial board assembly this 7 days.Varden termed the conference to clarify his initial vision for the 501(c)3: to amplify the initiatives of groups already spearheading instruction and awareness initiatives.

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Just after investing his profession on the installation aspect of the flooring organization, Varden identified that, “The set up crisis is bigger than 1 business or non-revenue. We have to have a more powerful, united voice. I get in touch with it ‘UNITE’ due to the fact that is what we do.” 

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He touched on concepts to assistance further current endeavours by collective brainstorming, resource sharing, partnerships with producers and promotion of upcoming education opportunities. Although he mentioned web hosting recognition and instruction activities, Varden said he does not plan to put into action teaching applications of his possess.

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“I’ve experienced persons say, ‘Oh, you’re heading to contend with FCEF [Floor Covering Education Foundation],’” he said, introducing, “Not at all. We want to endorse FCEF. We want to boost CFI [Certified Flooring Installers]. We want to promote everyone offering schooling. It’s going to just take a concerted work on the recruiting facet, and it’s heading to choose a good deal.”

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Varden observed that it will eventually be the board members who decide how the eyesight transpires and what steps will be taken. Confirmed board customers are:

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* Andrew Smith, Engineered Floors’ buyer relations manager for the West Coast

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* Ken Kennedy, director of specialized providers for The Dixie Group

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* Larry Marvel, field providers technological consultant at Tarkett

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* Tom Cartmell, branch income supervisor with Diverzify

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* Seth Gladden, director of internet marketing for the Meridian Industrial Flooring Division, which involves Taylor Adhesives

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* Brett Miller, vice president of complex requirements, education and certification for the National Wooden Flooring Affiliation

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* Sonny Callahan, co-founder and chair of the Nationwide Affiliation of Ground Covering Professionals

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* Val Chestohin, lead floorcovering instructor for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades’ District Council 16

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* P.J. Arthur, founder and CEO of the National Fiber Installer Certification

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* Lew Migliore, founder and president of LGM and Associates

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Varden, who individually funded the nonprofit’s start, claimed he does not see the organization acquiring a significant equilibrium sheet, and he observed the prospect for grants. 

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He ideas to finalize the board and simply call a formal meeting quickly to identify next methods.

Associated Matters:Engineered Floors, LLC, The Dixie Group, Tarkett

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