has made a career in floor covering since 1972.
is a goal oriented professional and at the top of the list is making a difference in the industry, his
business and in his
fellow flooring professionals.
The International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association, Inc. as well as several other industry organizations, has given him the support, education and an important mission.
took this mission to heart early on and has been a major influence in the lives and careers of so many others along the way.
Roland and Robin
Success has followed Roland
quest for excellence, but as the saying goes, "behind every successful man..." Only in this case, it's a side-by-side partnership.
Robin has been a guiding force and companion as Roland's wife for over 34 years (as of this writing).
The Thompson team has brought 5 wonderful children into the world and they have been rewarded with 8 grandchildren.
Family is the highest priority in their lives.
and Robin have managed to mix parenthood, faith and a love for sports and recreation with a devotion to sharing their experience and strength with other floorcovering pros.
has been an asset in the success of Kehne's Carpet One
of Frederick, Maryland since 1995.
drive, attention to detail and ability to deal with multiple tasks has helped create a smooth operation that brings satisfaction to customers and fellow employees day after day.
Even in a management position, he
has a rapport with his
subordinates that instills pride and encourages honesty and openness.
It is obvious to anyone who has spent time with Mr. Thompson
, that he
gets much joy and satisfaction in improving the lot and status of installers.
Not just at Kehne's, but in taking educational opportunities to flooring professionals wherever he
position as President of the Delmarva Chapter of CFI
, Maryland/Northern VA Floorcovering Association
President, past duties in education and organization and a member of the National Board of Directors for CFI
are testaments to his
dedication and hard work in making the floor covering industry a better place to work.
And it doesn't stop there.
still manages to take the time to bring information, ideas and a strong sense of professionalism to members of the flooring industry around the world.
does this by participating and contributing to discussions on flooring oriented websites and message boards like FloorBiz.com, FCI Magazine
and The Floor Pro Community, among others.
Roland with awards
To honor Roland's commitment to education, professionalism and excellence, he
has been bestowed many honors and awards.
most cherished are Person of the Year Award, from the Maryland - Northern VA Floorcovering Association
, The Charlie Gress Award for CFI
and the first Spirit Award given out by Carpet One Floor and Home.
There have been others and he
has worked hard for the recognition of his CFI
chapter and other associations.
[...] shucks, Roland
, thanks. 'Course, I think you just like that I told so many great lies about you.
Roland Thompson, CFI Chapter 25 President 2002-2008 | Delmarva Chapter of CFI Okay, so they weren't lies, but that page was one of the toughest I've ever had to write.
I'll be [...]
Comment from Dave Garden MASTER II
Time December 18, 2008 at 6:36 pm
I like the website Roland
We need this type of thing in Michigan.
When are you moving home.
Comment from Roland Thompson