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About Alan Fletcher - The Carpet Professor

Hello, welcome to my website. I retired from the carpet business since 2007, but I keep my finger on the pulse of the business and have a lot of industry contacts Alan Fletcher - Carpet Expert and Consumer Advocatethat help keep me well informed and up to date about flooring products and the latest flooring trends.


I spent my entire life in the Carpet and Floor Covering business, as did my father and his father too. My Uncle George had a carpet store in Eugene Oregon for almost 40 years, my Aunt was a carpet mill rep serving the Hawaiian Islands, and my Brother also spent many years in the carpet business in Portland Oregon.


I have personally installed virtually every type of flooring imaginable and have owned and operated a successful flooring sales and installation company for over 30 years. I am now retired and I don't sell or install any flooring products anymore. I now enjoy educating homeowners how to choose new flooring and how to avoid common industry scams and pitfalls. 


My father was an old-school carpet man. Born in 1924, Don Fletcher was a Carpet mill rep for over 35 years with Berven Carpets of California. I learned a ton about carpet construction and all the manufacturing aspects of the Carpet business from my father. He was very passionate about the carpet business and was an incredible source of carpet knowledge, insight and wisdom. 


Today, along with amazing technical and creative support from my wife, we have built several informative websites to provide free carpet and flooring knowledge and insight for homeowners nationwide.


How it all began... 


Back in the early 1990's, I was alarmed at the large number of dishonest Carpet and Flooring Dealers I encountered. I found so many store owners and their hired and commissioned salespeople were willing to lie, deceive and cheat unsuspecting homeowners just to "close" the sale and make more profits. 


In 1998 finally decided that I wanted to do something to make a difference and began educating homeowners about how to choose new carpet wisely, how to save the most money and how to avoid getting ripped off. 


My first book - "Carpet Buying Secrets Revealed" was published in 1998 and was very well received. It was offered in "Bottom Line Personal" a publication with about one million readers and after they mention my booklet I found my mailbox stuffed with checks from folks who wanted to order my 28-page booklet. That's when I knew that homeowners were hungry for honest Carpet buying information and sound advice. Since then, my Carpet Buying Guide has grown to 136 pages and is filled with the best and most up-to-date Carpet buying information that every homeowner needs to make wise and informed Carpet buying choices.


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Alan Fletcher's articles, interviews and advice have been published worldwide and featured in these great publications:


  • HGTV Magazine

  • The National Association of Residential Property Managers

  • The Boston Globe

  • Residential Resource Magazine. (NARPM)

  • The Rental Property Reporter

  • The Chicago Tribune

  • The Professional Property Managers Association  (PPMA)  

  • The Apartment manager

  •  The Institute of Real Estate Management

  • Inspired House Magazine


  • The Palm Springs Sun Times


  • The ISSA Today

  • Apartment Owner Magazine


  • and many more...