What is a strategic partnership?
At Universal Metro, Strategic Partnerships are among the Core Values we weave into the fabric of our culture. As an industry leader, Universal Metro’s team has deep roots in the commercial floor covering industry, and with that, a responsibility to work with leading manufacturers to impact their research and development efforts as we collaborate to engineer solutions to every day challenges. That same commitment drives us to advance emerging technologies and pursue certifications in the most advanced and technical installation methods. Our strategic partnerships also include the clients we serve, assisting them and their teams of Architects, Designers, and General Contractors to budget projects efficiently and accurately, well before our need to procure materials and execute a quality installation.
Our commitment is to always be relationship focused, advancing opportunities to benefit our clients’ environments and their bottom line.
One way we do so is by working with the best manufacturers across the nation to offer our customers the highest quality finishes at the most competitive prices. We continually meet with leadership from these manufacturers to ensure we stay ahead of the curve, while still supporting quality products that work.
Another way we advance this cause is through the organizations we align ourselves with. As a member of the Starnet Commercial Flooring Partnership, we meet regularly with the industry’s best commercial flooring leaders, working with nearly 200 dealers across North America and premium manufacturers who are collectively committed to advancing best practices, sustainability, and cost-saving strategies that benefit the clients we serve. Our CEO serves on Starnet’s Advisory Council as the leader of the Vendor Committee, and our President is actively involved in both the Marketing Committee as well as other initiatives, like Organic Growth. Additionally, members of our staff are actively involved with the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association (FCICA), National Tile Council of America (NTCA), and other reputable organizations.
Starnet Hard Surface Vendors
American Olean (Daltile)
Armstrong Commercial Flooring
Faus Floors (QEP)
Flexco (Roppe Holding)
Harris Wood (QEP)
Hartco FLooring (Armstrong Commercial)
Marazzi USA (Daltile)
Roppe (Roppe Holding)
Tandus Centiva (Tarkett)
Other Starnet Partners
Burke Flooring (Mannington)
Chapco (H.B. Fuller)
CMP Specialty Products
Henry Adhesives (ARDEX)
Leggett & Platt
MAPEI – APAC
NeverStrip Floor Coatings
Orcon Blades (GCP Applied Technologies)
Pallmann, a brand of Uzin Utz Group
Roberts Consolidated (QEP)
Royal Adhesive and Sealant, LLC (H.B. Fuller)
Spray-Lock Premium Eco Adhesives
TEC Products (H.B. Fuller)
Uzin, a brand of Uzin Utz Group
VersaShield – Kovara (GCP Applied Technologies)
Wolff Tools, a brand of Uzin Utz Group
Xpress Global Systems