December 09, 2013 // Franchising.com // Salt Lake City, UT - Jim Fitlow, a franchisee of Floor Coverings International (FCI), Re-Bath and HomeStory, has been ranked as one of America’s Top 100 Remodelers for 2013 by Professional Remodeler Magazine. Fitlow’s company was ranked No. 77 by the magazine.
"This award recognizes the efforts and strength of our team and our brands," said Fitlow. "What’s even better is that our partners in Idaho also made the list. It must mean we’re doing something right!"
Fitlow opened his first franchise in Salt Lake City in 2001 and today owns five FCI locations in Utah and two in Colorado; one Re-Bath location in Utah and two in Colorado; and four HomeStory locations in Utah and six in Colorado. He is glad he made the decision to partner with established franchise brands to grow his remodeling business. "Being part of a franchise allows you to be part of a team, versus running a marathon by yourself. Team sports are more enjoyable," he explained. While Fitlow has been ranked in Qualified Remodeler Magazine’s Top 500 for the past few years with his Re-Bath brand, this is the first award from Professional Remodeler Magazine.
FCI is a franchised shop-at-home floor covering retailer that offers more than 3,000 flooring options from the top brands in flooring at competitive prices as well as professional installation services. Flooring options including carpet, hardwood, laminates, luxury vinyl, ceramic tile, area rugs and green flooring can all be viewed through FCI InspireNet, an IT visualization system created by the company that allows clients to upload digital pictures of rooms in their homes and sample countless flooring options with the click of a button.
FCI offers more than 3,000 flooring choices from the top brands in flooring at competitive prices. Products include carpet, hardwood, laminates, luxury vinyl, ceramic tile and area rugs. FCI currently operates nearly 100 franchises throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company expects to add 50 additional units by the end of 2014. Though the marketplace is flat, FCI is acquiring market share and is up more than 36 percent over last year. Additionally, the company is grabbing marketshare in a very fragmented industry and entered new markets including in the Northwest, extreme Northeast, Boston, New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia. For more information, visit http://saltlakecity.floorcoveringsinternational.com.
SOURCE Floor Coverings International