Jim Walker’s name is synonymous with integrity and leadership. His vision to infuse professionalism into all aspects of the floor covering purchase process has added a new dimension to the way floor covering products are bought and sold. Walker entered the flooring industry more than 40 years ago when he started Walker’s Carpeting, a Kansas City-based installation workroom representing residential and commercial clients nationwide. In 1993, Walker led a group of floor covering professionals to form the International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association (CFI). His goal was to give installers the training and tools to be able to deliver a product that exceeded customer’s expectations. Mission accomplished.