The Floor Covering Institute was founded in 2007 by Jim Gould, one of the "Most Influencial Men" in the flooring industry.  As executive or owner of a number of flooring businesses, including Misco Shawnee,  Color Tile, LLC and CCA Global Partners, he realized his passion was creating synergies among people and companies.  After 40 years in the industry he created a new venue in which to provide consulting assistance to member of the industry he loves.  The institute now has six additional consultants, all of whom come from within the industry and offer a wide range of practical experience to the global flooring community.  

Consultants are based in the U.S., Germany and the U.K. and serve every tier of the industry including manufacturing, distribution, retail, buying groups and associations.  Mr. Gould also consults with governments, analysts and investment bankers providing insight and analysis of the industry as a whole.