About Alan J. Fletcher
J. Fletcher has a unique and rare insight about the carpet and flooring business.
If you listen to what he has to say, you stand to save a lot of time and money
on your next carpet or flooring purchase!
At the age of 11,
Alan was working a few hours on Saturday at his father's carpet and flooring
showroom to make a few bucks. Little did he know at the time that this was
the beginning of his long career in the carpet and flooring business.
Alanís Father was a carpet mill rep
for Berven Carpets of California for
over 35 years. Alan's uncle owned and operated a carpet store in Eugene Oregon for over 40 years. Alan's
older brother and aunt also had a
career in the carpet and flooring business. At the nightly dinner table and at
every family gathering, the main topic of conversation was about the carpet
and flooring business.
was hired as a flooring apprentice in
1977 at age 18, and trained up by three master craftsmen to install vinyl, carpet,
ceramic tile and hardwood floors. The store owners respected Alan's father and
they hired Alan as a favor to his father. (Thank You Dad!)
about five years of training, The company went out of business and Alan was
forced form his own flooring contracting
business. Times were hard and business was slow for some time. But over the next two decades
Alan continued to build and amass his experience and increase his product knowledge by selling and installing floorcovering of all types in custom
and commercial buildings. It was a tough road!
the meantime, Alan has raised two sons, ages 38 and 41 today, both of which have
been trained up quite well by their father in the carpet and flooring business.
Both of his sons have been able to make a good living and are well respected
carpet and flooring salesmen and well-trained carpet, tile and flooring
installers. So Alan's carpet and flooring legacy lives on!
over 30+ years later, Alan has personally sold and installed carpet and flooring
products of virtually every type in virtually every possible application.
has made it his mission in life to study the inherent characteristics and construction
attributes of all grades
and types of carpet and flooring materials to better understand and determine
and predict product quality,
durability, proper application, maintenance and overall product values.
In 1998, Alan wrote his first
booklet designed to help educate homeowners about how to choose new carpet wisely. In 2000,
he developed a domain name known as AbcCarpets.com, a
free consumer-friendly website providing unbiased carpet buying articles, money-saving information and sound
carpet buying advice for savvy homeowners.
In 2006, Alan
released The Complete Carpet Buying Guide for consumers and it has become
a popular bestseller year after year. It is available at amazon.com for the
nominal fee of $14.95 and available as an instant download to any device.
is available to answer common carpet questions via email and
continues to help homeowners
learn how to choose new carpet
wisely, avoid common scams and pitfalls and save time & money. Due to the
large number of emails, not every question submitted can be answered. There are
over 200 common carpet
questions and answers posted here for you to read. Enjoy!
Alan's latest publication
Flooring Management - Floorcovering Solutions for Rental Properties ($24.95)
is designed especially for savvy landlords, real estate
investors and rental property managers who want to learn how to reduce the high
cost of carpet
& vinyl replacement and repairs.
are 101 ways for landlords to save time & money in this instantly
downloadable 200+page ebook. The
link to purchase my eBook is shown on the left of this article.
retired in 2006 and no longer sells or installs any carpet or flooring
products, however he still keeps up with the latest carpet and flooring trends
and continues to help educate and inform homeowners free of charge through his
websites and blogs.
has recently developed several new and updated carpet and flooring websites
and blogs now available to homeowners free of charge.
list of free comprehensive information carpet & flooring websites, and his
frequently updated informative carpet and flooring blogs are shown below:
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This Powerful eBook
is REQUIRED READING for....
and Rental Property Owners
Rehab and Foreclosure Speculators
Estate Agents, Brokers and Investors
Property Leasing Agents