Hello, this is Paul Nelson with Western Sport Floors, Wyoming wood floors. I had an awesome opportunity recently to interview an absolute legend in the gym floor world. Guy by the name of Keith Zimmerman a chance to interview Keith. He’s going to tell us his story. I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did. Make it a great day.
Hello, this is Paul Nelson with Western sport floors. I’m at John traders headquarters, traders floors here in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and I have Mr. Heath Zimmerman. Great, it was great to meet you and visit with you. Can you tell me just a little bit about your company?
Well, it’s just us, I have a small company, mainly due installations of sports floors. I’ve been in business a little bit, a little more than 25 years and have about 10 to 12 permanent employees. And we will pretty much work all over the United States, mostly in the southeast.
And we’ll do probably 800,000 to a million
square feet a year, you’ll install up
to a million square feet a year. Yep. That’s a lot of nails. It is.
Yep, that’s a lot of nails. But
You have one special floor and you’re wonderful.
That is kind of a feather in my hat. I guess you could say I actually got to put a floor in for the for the president at Camp David. And I was subcontracting for a company out of Maryland. Master care. Okay, who is owned by Russ Turner and Lue O’Brien that gave me the opportunity for that. And I got to work directly with with Connor, engineer. And that was a prototype for the green place system in that time, which was a brand new system that would have been cutting edge. Yep. Yep. And we’re very, very thankful and very blessed to have been able to be a part of that project. That’s awesome in Camp David. What is that like? Well, Camp David is basically a little small military base. I had an invasion, you know, because the President’s there all the time. I hadn’t envisioned as a resort-type place. But no, it was just a small military base. All the buildings were green, and looked identical. And obviously, there’s some very high security. I’m sure there is Yeah, and now the president can play basketball now you got a nice court to play ball on.
For Western Sport Floors and Wyoming Wood Floors. This is Paul Nelson. Thank you for watching. We appreciate it. You’d like to get in touch with me regarding gymnasium floors or wood floors, questions in general business ideas. I’m always happy to talk. Our office number is area code 406-549-1900. You make it a great day.