“The company that hires the Associated team will be very fortunate.”
Richard Goodman, along with the team at Associated Floors, was in charge of furnishing, installing and maintaining all of the flooring products in all of our Barnes & Noble Bookstores throughout the country. This reference and recommendation is given with pride and deep appreciation for his work ethic and excellent performance during our time of working together.
Richard and his team sets standards for others to follow; creates a motivating climate; focuses on what is best for the organization as a whole, and is totally committed to great customer service. He is passionate about resolving customer problems and strives to deliver the best effort each and every day. He successfully turned negative customer issues into positive ones for our organization and was routinely proactive rather than reactive in seeking out opportunities or potential problems before they became emergencies.
His job knowledge of products and processes are very strong points of his performance. He provided effective advice and guidance to the team and was very good at anticipating needs before the clients even requested the information. He showed a complete understanding of the policies and procedures; and demonstrated a thorough knowledge of techniques, skills, equipment, and procedures.
Richard is a strong communicator and kept his client and team updated and informed of all important information in a very timely manner. He presents information verbally and in writing that is clear, concise and accurate; he gives open, honest feedback, listens to criticism and directions, and reacts appropriately.
The company that hires the Associated team will be very fortunate. I could never thank him enough for the excellent job he has done, and more importantly, the tremendous support he provided to me during our mutual work experience.
– Bob Chenoweth, PE CDPM II
Director of Facilities (formerly) | Barnes & Noble
“Exceeded my expectations and are true collaborators!”
I have worked with Richard, Frank and their team for over 15 years. The product offering at Associated Floors International is extensive and their service is unparalleled.
My projects often required materials (tile, planks or carpet) in color ranges that were uncommon or completely custom but needed to withstand my stores high-traffic environment. Richard found exceptional choices consistently that never looked value driven! Along with achieving the right aesthetics, they matched the material, and the often intricate installation techniques, to the environment which ultimately led to simple maintenance programs. I highly recommend Associated, they have always met my unique challenges, exceeded my expectations and are true collaborators!
– Suzanne Sallata, RDI
Environmental & Experiential Design | Visual Merchandising | Creative Direction
“Incredible vision, unimaginable attention to detail…”
Richard is the BEST! I’ve known and worked with Richard for nearly a decade now and he’s brilliant in all he undertakes. Incredible vision, unimaginable attention to detail, wonderful team player and a great coach. If you need something done right Richard and Associated/ACC are the man and the company. Bravo!
– Jason Jennings
Bestselling Author on Business and Leadership
“Outstanding resource for evaluating and understanding the numerous solutions to a specific design challenge.”
Richard is an outstanding resource for evaluating and understanding the numerous solutions to a specific design challenge. His full understanding of the challenges we face to meet exceedingly high budget / schedule expectations make Richard a rare asset in this highly competitive work environment. I would recommend Richard and his services to any colleague looking to improve their bottom line.
– David Pope
Corporate and retail engineering at Wakenfern Food Corporation
“Full attention, fast service and great knowledge about flooring product that retail has come to need tremendously.”
I have been working with Richard Goodman and Frank Rosenberg at Associated ACC, which has been supplying flooring materials for me since I started in the retail business . When I do work with them I get nothing but full attention, fast service and great knowledge about flooring products that retail has come to need tremendously. I trust Richard and his team to work very diligently towards my goal of finding the right material for the right job at a price that is very competitive. He hires extraordinary people that are both hard-working and knowledgeable about flooring products. I have the faith in Richard, Frank and Associated ACC that the job will get done. I recommend them with the best intentions knowing that I am in good hands and you will as well.
– Mike Bernard
Sr. Director of Construction and Facilities at Party City
“I would recommend them for any floor covering application”
I have used this company for many years and always found them doing high quality reasonable priced work. I would recommend them for any floor covering application.
– Roger Henry
SR VP Construction, Store Planning at Cato Corporation
“Provided outstanding design and service…”
Richard Goodman and Associated have provided outstanding design and service for 7 years during my tenure as Vice President of Construction for Melville, one of the largest specialty retailers in the world at that time.
– Nick Tricarico
President at Tricarico Architecture and Design PC
“A pleasure to team up with for all flooring needs.”
Richard and the entire group at Associated/ACC International has always been professional and a pleasure to team up with for all flooring needs. Whatever my needs were as a Retail Designer/Project Manager, Associated could always be counted on for meeting the challenge head-on and with positive and cost effective solutions/outcomes.
Senior Tenant Coordinator at Simon Property Group
“Flooring at a competitive price with great quality and on time delivery consistently year after year…”
I have known Rich Goodman, Frank Rosenberg and Associated International for many years. They have worked with the companies I have worked with even prior to 1986. They have provided flooring materials and services related to flooring at a competitive price with great quality and on time delivery consistently year after year, through bid processes and design changes.
Rich has always stepped up to the plate time and time again with different ideas and a better way of doing business.
The whole team at Associated is great to work with, always professional, always willing to go the extra mile with superb customer service and quality product. I would highly recommend them as a vendor and business partner.
– Karen McKenna
“They provided exactly what was asked for and within the timeframe stated.”
Richard and his company have always met or excelled on every project we’ve had the pleasure to work together on. They provided exactly what was asked for and within the timeframe stated. What more could you want. I would recommend him to anyone looking to make life a bit easier.
– Louis Paduano
Accomplished Director of Design & Construction
“Tremendous service, value engineering, product expertise and a consistent performance.”
I have had the pleasure of working with Associated International and Richard for more than 20 years. They have consistently provided tremendous service, value engineering, product expertise and a consistent performance that has made them an asset to the company I worked with. I would highly recommend Richard and his team to any organization.
– Rich Stuerzel
Principal at Richard Stuerzel AIA
“I would recommend his company to anyone in the industry.”
Richard and his company have always excelled in every service or product I purchased from them. All his employees always knew what had to happen to ensure that all products and services were available and services were completed in the timing that was needed. I would recommend his company to anyone in the industry.
– Al Serpineto
“Worked with Associated Floors for 20+ years.”
I’ve known Richard and worked with his company for 20+ years. His company has performed demo and installed vinyl and/or carpet products in various retail stores that I have been associated with. His knowledge about flooring products and installation has helped me save money on my projects.
– Alan Einsbruch
Project Furniture Consultant at Office Depot