About Us

CFI is about installers helping installers rise to a level of professional skills and integrity that will bring the maximum beneficial impact to the floor covering industry, the floor covering installation profession, and to customers who care about the quality of the investment in their floors.

The programs designed to execute our mission include one and two-day events for the installation professional as well as one, two and five-week courses for those looking to start their installation career or add a new flooring to their repertoire.


Our Team

John McHale

John McHale

John McHale began his career in the flooring business in 1984 in Kansas City, Missouri as a flooring estimator. He has served the industry in numerous capacities as the Vice President of Walker’s Inc / The American Floor Covering Institute. His responsibilities included representing the public relations division of the organization and the management of the installation crews. He was instrumental in the development of CFI since its origination in 1993. He currently resides in the Dallas, TX area.