Aware of its members’ needs for subfloor products, American Home Surfaces Group (AHSG) and its Commercial One division have partnered with HPS Schönox to provide the full array of subfloor solutions offered by Schönox. “We listen to our members and react to meet their product needs so they can take advantage of business opportunities throughout the residential and commercial sectors,” explains Bruce Weber, president, CEO, AHSG. “Schönox was recommended by our national advisory board who had been monitoring the growth of Schönox and its level of customer service; they were a fit for us.”
Formed in 2014, Commercial One is an expansion division of AHSG which has been serving the buying and member needs of nearly 400 independent flooring dealers with over 700 showrooms in all 50 states for 17 years. Commercial One is growing with over one hundred dealers already within its network and a growing list of carefully selected suppliers with Schönox being the most recent company admitted to the group. “The partnership with Schönox represents a strategy where our members can take advantage of the fully integrated range of Schönox subfloor products growing their businesses while assisting customers with subfloor challenges,” explains Joe Weber, vice president, operations & sales, AHSG. “Our members have seen increases in renovation projects where Schönox has so many products specializing in this area.”
AHSG and Commercial One focus on building alliances that benefit members, suppliers, and consumers. “The business philosophies of AHSG and Schönox are similar,” comments Doug Young, executive vice president, HPS Schönox. “The diversity of AHSG’s members and their independent businesses find a lot in common with one another and Schönox when it comes to commitments to customer service, technical support, and finding the answers to any flooring challenge.” AHSG and Commercial One are guided by their national advisory board which is made up of flooring professionals from across the U.S. with experience levels in a wide variety of flooring sectors.
The complete spectrum of Schönox products including primers, moisture mitigation systems, self-leveling compounds, repair products, and water proofing materials will be available to AHSG and Commercial One members. Several trends with their member businesses are aligning well with the Schönox offering. “Schönox is meeting the needs of our members who are seeing hard surface flooring including LVT growing and the need for subfloors with it,” explains Joe Weber. “Success in the flooring industry is tied to the ability to address challenges such as those common with preparing subfloors.”
AHSG and Commercial One members represent a diverse group geographically and with the customer bases and markets that they serve. Most are sole proprietors running their own businesses involved in the many details of their customers’ projects. “Our relationships with our members are paramount with our focus clearly on expanding the tools available to them and supporting their growth,” explains Bruce Weber. “Our appeal over the years is that our members know that we are in this to support them and that our interests and theirs are aligned.”