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From the Desk of the President:
Cannot believe the year is already half over. Time flies when you enjoy what you do.
We've been very busy here at the San Diego County Floor Covering Association and I would like to thank all of our Board Members as well as our Corporate Sponsors and General Membership for supporting the association.

With your support, we were able to serve dinner to over one hundred families with children suffering from life-threatening illnesses at the Ronald McDonald House. We were also able to donate $2000.00. This was made possible with the proceeds of our Spring Golf Tournament.
The association hosted our first Day at the Ballpark this past May. Over eighty people enjoyed watching the local Padres take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in an all-exclusive setting under the scoreboard at Petco Park. Great time was had by all and this event generated almost $1000.00 for the Association.
June 2nd was our annual Golf Scramble at Riverwalk Golf Course. We oversold this event. It was a perfect day of fun in the sun, not to mention some really good golfing. At the awards dinner and raffle there was over $4000 worth of golf gear and an Apple IPad grand prize. Congratulations to the many winners of these prizes.
At the event, we honored Ken Mckillip with the John Larabee Award. This award is presented to industry professionals that have made a difference in the community and in the Floor Covering world.

Many of you know Ken as a vendor representative and an eighteen-year veteran with the San Diego County Floor Covering Association. Ken is our immediate Past President of the Board, along with serving as Chairman of several committees over these eighteen years. Thank you Ken for everything you do.
The board would like to invite everyone to our upcoming day at the races, "Where the Turf Meets the Surf at Old Del Mar." Those of you that have attended this event in the past know how much fun it is. For more information and to purchase tickets go to our website.
We would also like to remind you of the upcoming Sid Rubin golf tournament at Riverwalk in October. The proceeds of this event allow us to give several $1000.00 scholarships each year to college students. Any member or sponsor with children of college age are urged to take advantage of this benefit. These scholarships are awarded in September every year. See below on our 2016 recipients.
Again, I would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to everyone supporting our Association and to wish everyone a safe, happy, and fun rest of the summer.
We'll look forward to seeing you all soon.

Dave McCowan
2016 SDCFCA President
History of Our Members:

J.H Freed & Sons ~ Your Premier Flooring Solution

The history of J.H Freed & Sons began in San Diego in May of 1979. Since its inception, 37 years ago, it has been family owned and operated from the same location in Kearny Mesa! This distributor is an asset to the 1,200 plus retailers they service, but also to the Southern California Floor Covering Industry and the San Diego County Floor Covering Association as a whole.

Established by John and Josiane Freed, J.H. Freed & Sons started out as a 100% carpet distributor servicing local San Diego County flooring retailers only. Josiane handled all the customer service and Accounting responsibilities of the business. John and Josiane's two sons, Christophe and Philippe; worked for their parents since its start-up and respectively are currently President and Vice President of Operations. Chris' wife, Ada Freed, has been involved in the business for the past 30 years starting out first in customer service, eventually managing a territory as a sales representative and today overseeing the accounting, credit, & marketing functions.

Chris Freed has been involved in the flooring industry nearly all his life. At the age of 14, Chris started learning retail sales in his grandfathers' retail home furnishing stores located in Arizona & South Dakota - Freed's Fine Furnishings. He graduated with an Associate's Degree in Home Furnishings Merchandising
from Jefferson State Jr. College in Alabama before transferring to the University of San Diego to continue his business studies and learn Spanish while assisting his parents with the startup of their new distribution business. Philippe became involved full-time in the warehouse after he graduated from high school. The Freeds and their two sons all worked together as a team with the day-to-day operations, internally and externally, to become what would be San Diego's oldest, largest, locally family owned full-line floor covering distributor of its time. 

The Freeds: Philippe, Ada, and Chis

In 1989, the company decided to broaden their product lines and started distribution of resilient and hard surface products. In the mid-1990s, John Freed started tufting operations in Chatsworth, GA, making commercial carpet. John retired several years after, which is when Chris Freed became President of the company. Once Chris became President, he further diversified the company into more hard surfaces. He als
o expanded J.H. Freed & Sons distribution areas into all of southern California, southern Nevada and for northern California-distributing hardwood. 

In 2012, J.H. Freed & Sons acquired Premier Flooring Solutions-a specialty Hardwood distributor including the rights to 3 national trademarked brands. J.H. Freed & Sons has always stayed up to date with the latest innovative trends in flooring, being the first distributor to introduce to the San Diego floor covering community products such as; mechanical locking laminate, loose lay sheet vinyl and LVT. Currently, they distribute carpet, Carpet Tiles, Cork flooring, Flexible Luxury Vinyl Plank & Tile, Rigid LVT (WPC), Loose Lay LVT, Laminate, Sheet Vinyl, and engineered wood flooring products throughout all of Southern California and Southern Nevada.

J.H Freed & Sons currently has nine outside sales representatives that service over 1200 retail flooring accounts. The major brands they distribute consist of: IVC, Milliken Carpets, Freedom Carpets, Fusion, Inhaus, Next Floor, Qu-Cork, Raskin Gorilla Floors, and Premier Hardwood (Nature's Beauty, FineLine & The Woodland Collection).

Since 1979, J. H. Freed & Sons has specialized in supporting flooring dealers with the best quality products, most responsive customer service support, and competitive prices. They have developed hundreds of long-term relationships with leading flooring dealers throughout California and Southern Nevada. J.H. Freed & Sons-Your Premier Flooring Solution, has been a continuous member of and has supported the San Diego Floor Covering Association for thirty-seven years and counting! Chris also has a reputation for giving back to the industry through his volunteer time locally with the SDCFCA as a 2-term Past President and nationally as Past President of the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors. He believes in giving back to the industry that has supported his family all of these years.

The San Diego County Floor Covering Association would like to congratulate the recent recipients of our Annual scholarship for College students. $1,000.00 Scholarship awards were given to:
Taylor Kennedy-Past SDCFCA College Scholarship Winner and recent College Graduate
Jennifer Bumbaugh-Attending Point Loma Nazarene University (Sid's Carpet Barn)
Melissa Gonzales-Attending University of California Berkley (Sid's Carpet Barn)
Cole Chavira-Attending Cal State San Marcos

(Mitchell's Floor Covering)
Also-A big congratulations to Miss Taylor Jade Kennedy. Taylor is a previous Scholarship recipient who recently graduated on Dean's List with honors from California State University Los Angeles, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Pre-Law Studies. 

Upcoming Events:

AUGUST 26,2016

The San Diego County Floor Covering Associations' annual Day at the Races is approaching quick. It always sells out and tickets are still available. Don't wait until the last second. 


 OCTOBER 13, 2016

Our annual and 7th Sid Rubin Golf Championship is set for Thursday October 13, 2016. The proceeds from this event make it possible for our Association to give local college students every year. We urge all serious golfers to join-and compete. The 2015 Sid Rubin Golf Championship Golfer of the Year trophy went to Jay Zunich, who shot a game of 72. Will he defend his title or will you be our next Golfer of the Year? Registration for this event is happening now. For more details and for registration and sponsorship information please visit our website. Information about this event is located directly on our homepage.


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