Paul Johnson, president of Interiors One Inc., Carpet One in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been elected chairman of the board of the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA). He fills the role vacated by Janice Clifton of Abbey Carpets in Napa, California.
Johnson’s career in flooring spans more than 35 years. He got his start at Thomas Parker Furniture in Laurinburg, North Carolina, during 1978, while still an undergraduate student. Putting himself through school was taxing on the young student, and he was always on the lookout for ways to earn more cash. His skills in accounting made him a standout at the home/flooring store where he worked.
While working on the financial side of the business, Johnson recognized through invoices he came across that he was making $4 dollars per hour while the Carpet Installers were making $40,000 a year. For Johnson, the next step on his professional path was obvious, according to the WFCA.