In business since the early 1920’s Golden State Flooring, Inc. has remained one of the premier wood flooring distributors in California. It all started in the early 1920’s when 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. Following the Recession from 2008 to 2012, J.E. Higgins Lumber Company began to organize the selling of assets, inventory, and divisions including Golden State Flooring.
A new beginning for Golden State Flooring was forged in July 2012, when investor Simon Shushan collaborated with industry veteran and former Higgins employee Jason A. Grant. After buying certain assets from Higgins, Simon launched what is now Golden State Flooring, Inc.
The smaller, more focused organization has focused on growing the sales and profits of their retail partners and contractors offering lines of prefinished Portofino Wood Floors. Portofino consists of both solid and engineered platforms, along with smooth, hand scraped and exotic offerings made both domestically and globally. The company has also launched their Portofino Laminate Flooring line consisting of over 50 styles and designs. In the summer of 2016 the company will also be launching its Luxury Vinyl Plank and Porcelain Plank flooring lines. Offering contractors and designers more of a custom flooring line, Golden State is also proud to offer Allen & Tuggle, a line consisting of both unfinished solid and engineered flooring with custom finishing options. Along with having a diverse selection of flooring supplies, sundries and finishes, Golden State Flooring, Inc. takes care of all your flooring needs!