FROM YESTERDAY TO “NEXT DAY”: A History of Next Day Floors
It all started almost 60 years ago…
Self-made businessman Mark Helman had a vision. His idea was to open a carpet sales and showroom in Glen Burnie that focused heavily on the customer experience – giving everyone who walked in the door the friendly attention they deserve, prices they could afford and quality carpeting that kept them coming back. And it worked.
The Customer is King
Operating on the philosophy that “The Customer is King,” Mark opened his first Carpet Fair store and showroom in 1960, and watched his vision evolve and prosper over the years as Carpet Fair continued to expand throughout the region.
Meeting Customer Demand with Bill’s Carpet Warehouse
In the 1970s, bargain outlets gained in popularity and Mark answered his customers’ need for the outlet experience by opening a new chain of warehouse stores called Bill’s Carpet Warehouse. The stores saw amazing success over the next two decades, expanding to the Washington suburbs. In the 1990s, Carpet Fair and Bill’s Carpet merged to form Bill’s Carpet Fair and featured a showroom as well as in-stock flooring.
Fun fact: Next Day Floors’ current president Maureen Anderson began working as a saleswoman for Bill’s Carpet in 1977!
It’s a New Day with Next Day Floors
As online shopping became commonplace in the 2000s, customers began to request a more in-home shopping experience. So once again, Mark answered the call and created a new division. He named it Next Day Floors, and by 2014 all stores would carry this name.
Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Customers
Today, Next Day Floors offers customers the opportunity to shop at one of our six showrooms or have one of our knowledgeable associates bring samples to their homes. We take pride in continuing Mark’s legacy of providing the highest level of quality, value and personal attention. And we know he would be proud to see that after a half century in business, his company is still one that is known for treating our customers as neighbors and friends.