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ABSDA Education Expression of Interest - Flooring Estimating, Sales Essentials & Tips

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ABSDA is exploring Member Requirements for a Workshop - “Flooring Estimating, Sales Essentials & Tips”.

This 1-Day Program is designed to speed up the learning curve to become an inclusive Flooring Sales and Estimating professional. The program will cover flooring options, sheet goods, carpet, laminate, hardwood and their essential accessories, with a touch on commercial flooring. The topics covered will include: customer interview and relations, job site assessment and measurements with blueprint reading, estimate preparation with cost plus understanding, flooring industry glossary of terms and tips to get the sales. There will be some hands-on measuring and estimating exercises.

Course Instructor Stan Burkholder has a passion for giving back to the Retail Building Materials industry which he has been a part of since 1973. Stan started in a family run Retail Lumber yard in Bluesky, AB. After 5 years part time he worked full time for 25 years. Then Stan and his partner sold their Retail Lumber Company. Stan has been an Industry Trainer for more than 13 years working with Regional Building Materials Retail Associations across Canada. Stan is also a Past Chair of ABSDA’s sister association in the Prairie Provinces – WRLA (Western Retail Lumber Association).

Flooring Estimating, Sales Essentials & Tips (1 Day Program)

Cost: $199 per person (ABSDA Members)

            $329 per person (Non- Members)

Course Timeframe:           March 29, 2019


Please contact ABSDA to express interest by February 6, 2019 by email to



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