"Flooring and Rehab Consultant to Landlords,
Real Estate Investors & Property Management Professionals"
Fletcher | LandlordFloors.com
Alan J. Fletcher has a rare and unique
insight about the flooring business. At the age of 12 he started working on
weekends at his father's carpet showroom. Alanís Father was a carpet mill rep for
over 35 years and his
Uncle George owned a carpet store for over 40 years. Alan was hired on as a flooring apprentice in
1977 at age 18, and trained by three master craftsmen to install vinyl, carpet,
ceramic tile and hardwood floors.
In 1982, Alan formed his own contracting
business and over the next two decades he continued to build experience and
product knowledge by selling and installing floorcovering of all types in homes, apartments
and commercial buildings. Since then, he has personally installed well over ten thousand yards of
carpet and five thousand yards of sheet vinyl in every type of application.
For over 30-years Alan has
made it his mission to study the characteristics and construction of all grades
and types of carpet and flooring materials to better understand and determine product quality,
durability, application, maintenance and overall value. In addition, he has
personally repaired the damage caused by dry-rot and numerous other floor
damage and problems in
thousands of apartment and rental properties.
In 1998 Alan wrote his first
book designed to help educate homeowners about how to choose new carpet wisely. In 2000,
he developed AbcCarpets.com, a consumer-friendly websites providing free carpet buying
free articles, money-saving information and advice.
In 2006, Alan
released The Complete Carpet Buying Guide for consumers and it has become
an ongoing best seller year after year. Since then, Alan has personally answered
thousands of emails and helped more than a million homeowners choose new carpet
wisely, avoid common pitfalls and save money.
Alan's latest publication is
Flooring Management - Floorcovering Solutions for Rental Properties ($24.95)
and is designed for landlords, real estate
investors and rental property managers who want to dramatically reduce their carpet
& vinyl flooring replacements and repair costs.