Shaw Flooring Gallery
IQ Floors is the newest Shaw Flooring Gallery in
Colorado. We proudly offer the complete line of Shaw floors, and
participate in their community and charity events. Reagan also was selected
to join Shaw's Total Business Transformation in 2014, a program that engages
store owners to be industry leaders. To date, he is one of only 15
dealers to be selected and it has already made an immense effect in the
Shaw got its start in 1946 as Star Dye Company, a small business that
dyed tufted scatter rugs. The events that transformed the company into
the world's largest carpet manufacturer are too numerous to write or
even fully know. But the philosophy guiding those events meeting
customers, determine their needs, and supplying those needs hasn't
changed much through the years.
In 1958, with $300,000 in sales, the company expanded dramatically
and soon started finishing carpet as Star Finishing Company.
1967, a holding company was formed to acquire Philadelphia Carpet
Company, founded in 1846. The holding company added Star Finishing to
the fold one year later, marking the company's first move into carpet
manufacturing. The holding company went public as Shaw Industries, Inc.
in 1971 with approximately $43 million in sales and 900 employees. In
1985, Shaw made its first appearance on the list of America's largest
corporations--the Fortune 500--with more than $500 million in sales and
close to 5,000 employees.
Continually differentiating its service
and adding value for customers motivated every major move in the
company's development, such as the following:
- Generating its own yarn supply with the 1972 purchase of its
first yarn plant
- Seeing the potential of newly developed continuous dyeing
processes and acquiring its first continuous dye plant in 1973
- Creating its own trucking subsidiary, dramatically improving
- Significantly expanding direct sales to retailers beginning in
- Establishing regional distribution centers across the United
- Modernizing plants and equipment in the early 1980s, allowing it
to respond quickly to such breakthroughs as stain resistant carpet
- Decreasing the consumption of fuel, water, and electricity in
the manufacturing process and finding innovative recycling
- Acquiring Amoco's polypropylene fiber production facilities in
1992 and providing consumers popular Berber styles
- Starting the rug division in 1993 and the hard surfaces division
in 1998 with the launch of Shaw Ceramics, later creating Shaw
laminates and Shaw hardwoods
The desire to be the industry's low-cost provider was also a
determining factor in Shaw's decisions, namely the acquisitions that
brought such respected names as Cabin Crafts and Sutton under the Shaw
umbrella. It also played a role in one of the largest and most
significant moves in the company's history: the merger of Shaw and Queen
On January 4, 2001, Shaw began a new chapter in its long
and varied history with the completion of its sale to Berkshire Hathaway
Inc., the holding company of renowned investor Warren E. Buffett.
Berkshire Hathaway is known for buying and holding businesses that have
a dominant market share, have strong management teams, and are
considered undervalued in the stock market. With the move, Shaw ended
its tenure as a public company.
Today, with the leadership of
Vance Bell, CEO, and Randy Merritt, President, Shaw is a full-service
flooring company with more than $4 billion in annual sales and
approximately 25,000 employees. The employees' daily efforts illustrate
their commitment and their determination to stay on top in an
ever-changing and highly competitive marketplace.
Shaw features several industry leading fibers, including:
- Anso Carress
- Evertouch Carpet
- Clear Touch
SoftBac from shaw in the simple carpet backing that allows for
better installation and longer performance. Protecting other
furniture in the house as well as paint and trim work, the soft back
will be gentle around the corner.
Shaw actually offers two R2X products: an innovative stain and soil
resistance system applied to many of the company's carpets and
selected rugs, and a stain and soil cleaner for carpets, rugs, and
hard surface flooring. R2X Stain and Soil Resistance System is the
patented treatment for carpets and rugs
What make Shaw's Caress Carpet the first choice in flooring?
We rate the Anso Caress carpet collection above all else. Here's
- A color pallete pulled right from Nature. Softer hues that
compliment the entire house.
- Soft carpets that dont sacrifice density like other collections.
- R2X - a brilliantly effective topical stain repellent.
- Great styles: Coordinating Patterns, Flecks, Solids, and
What are some of the reasons to go with Shaw from IQ Floors:
- IQ Floors is a Shaw Flooring Gallery, allowing us to show the full
line of Shaw Carpets at the lowest price.
- Tuftex is the unique line of designer-oriented carpets.