New Beginning -
In the early 1920’s, Clifford Coates opened the first Golden State Flooring location in San Francisco, CA.
It grew and served the marketplace and was eventually acquired in 1929 by J.E. Higgins Lumber Company. Golden State Flooring was kept as a separate division within the Higgins organization and continued to provide outstanding products and services to the flooring trade.
Between 2008 and 2012, the great recession took its toll on the Higgins organization and in June of 2012, J.E. Higgins Lumber Company began the organized wind down of their business units including Golden State Flooring. Assets, inventory, and divisions were sold off.
A new beginning for Golden State Flooring, Inc. was forged in July 2012, when investor Simon Shushan collaborated with industry veterans and former Higgins employees Allen Smith and Jason Grant, buying certain assets from Higgins, launching a new company called Golden State Flooring, Inc.
Allen Smith will serve as the company’s President, and Jason Grant will serve as Vice President. When Shushan was asked what he thought of this new endeavor he simply stated, “With the right people, the right product, exceptional service, and lots of hard work we will have success”.
With initial California locations in San Jose, and San Diego, this new, smaller, more focused organization is poised to grow the sales and profits of their retail partners with their newly expanded prefinished Portofino Wood Floors line display. Portofino consists of both solid and engineered platforms, along with smooth, hand scraped and exotic offerings made both domestically and globally. Additionally, the company will be working closely with the flooring contractor trade by expanding their unfinished solid and engineered flooring line Allen &Tuggle Wood Floors.
Quality sundries, supplies, adhesives and abrasives will also be available at all locations. Additional locations are slated to open soon. Continue to check this site for more information!