Fletcher - The Carpet Professor
welcome to my website. I retired from the carpet business since 2007, but I keep my finger on the
pulse of the business and have a lot of industry contacts that
help keep me well informed and up to date about flooring products and the latest
spent my entire life in the Carpet and Floor Covering business, as did my father
and his father too. My Uncle George had a carpet store in Eugene Oregon for
almost 40 years, my Aunt was a carpet mill rep serving the Hawaiian Islands, and
my Brother also spent many years in the carpet business in Portland Oregon.
I have personally installed
virtually every type of flooring imaginable and have owned and operated a successful flooring
sales and installation
company for over 30 years. I am now retired and I don't sell or install any
flooring products anymore. I now enjoy educating homeowners how to choose new
flooring and how to avoid common industry scams and pitfalls.
father was an old-school carpet man. Born in 1924, Don Fletcher was a Carpet mill rep for over 35 years
with Berven Carpets of California. I learned a ton about carpet
construction and all the manufacturing aspects of the Carpet business from my
father. He was very passionate about the carpet business and was an incredible source of
insight and wisdom. I am blessed to have care of his solid gold watch awarded to
him in 1977 for his years of service with Berven Carpets.
along with amazing technical and creative support from my loving wife Wendy,
we have built several informative websites to provide free carpet and flooring
knowledge and insight for homeowners nationwide.
it all began...
in the early 1990's, I was alarmed at the large number of
dishonest Carpet and Flooring Dealers I encountered. I found so many store owners and
their hired and commissioned salespeople were willing to lie, deceive and cheat unsuspecting
homeowners just to "close" the sale and make more profits.
In 1998 finally decided that I wanted to do something to make a
began educating homeowners about how to choose new carpet wisely, how to save
the most money
and how to avoid getting ripped off.
My first book - "Carpet Buying Secrets Revealed" was published in 1998 and
was very well received. It was offered in "Bottom Line Personal" a
publication with about one million readers and after they mention my booklet I
found my mailbox stuffed with checks from folks who wanted to order my 28-page
booklet. That's when I knew that homeowners were hungry for honest
Carpet buying information and sound advice. Since then, my Carpet Buying Guide has grown to
136 pages and is filled with the best and most up-to-date Carpet buying information that every homeowner needs to make wise and informed
Carpet buying choices.
interviews and advice have been published worldwide and featured in these