Fishman Flooring Solutions, a distributor of flooring and flooring installation products, has earmarked March 28, 2019 for a day-long celebration of its 100 years of continuous business success. On that day, the company will recognize its customers and vendors with festivities at each of its 37 branches in 13 states along the Eastern Seaboard and into the Midwest. Additional celebratory events have been scheduled throughout the year.
“In our centennial year, we wanted to take an entire day to shine the spotlight on those outside the company who make Fishman successful,” said Bill Mabeus, Fishman executive vice president. “This is our way of thanking our customers for their business and showing our appreciation for our vendors, who have been instrumental in what we have achieved.”
The first 100 customers to visit any of the 37 Fishman branches during business hours on March 28, 2019 will receive a free centennial-branded T-shirt. In addition, a locally-catered lunch will be served between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM for visitors at each branch. In the larger Fishman branches, select vendors will have the opportunity to showcase their products to customers that day.
Fishman first opened its doors in Baltimore in 1919 selling thread and sewing supplies to workrooms under the name L. Fishman & Son. It entered the distribution business four years later. In 1960, the company began distributing carpet installation supplies and, over the years, has evolved into supplier of more than 36,000 products to flooring installation contractors and others. The company, which is 100 percent employee-owned, changed its name to Fishman Flooring Solutions in 2012 to better reflect the value it brings to the marketplace.