To close out 2023, Spartan CEO Kevin Jablon sat down for a Floor Covering News interview with Steve Feldman for an inside look at Spartan since the start of our journey with Floor & Decor. Though many similar partnerships signify drastic changes not only for its employees but its business practices, Feldman was able to see first hand that Spartan’s partnership with Floor & Decor tells a story of hand-in-hand support that has allowed us to expand nationally and thrive culturally.

Check out Steve’s interview here or read on below for a brief synopsis.


Synergistic Growth: Merging Reach with Spartan Grit

During the interview, Kevin attributed Spartan’s success to a combination of factors:

Floor & Decor’s Resources and National Reach

Floor & Decor has provided Spartan with the financial backing and logistical infrastructure needed to scale our operations rapidly. They have also done an incredible job of honoring our culture and strategy.

Spartan’s Unique Culture

Spartan’s focus on individuality, relationships, and employee well-being has fostered a highly motivated and productive workforce. Kevin puts it best by saying,“We take business very seriously, but we don’t take ourselves seriously.”

Strategic Partnerships

Spartan has partnered with leading manufacturers to offer a wide range of innovative flooring products. We have also solidified our growth through mutually beneficial acquisitions such as our recent branding initiative with Salesmaster and Great Northern Associates.

A Focus on the Future of Spartan

Looking ahead, Kevin is optimistic about the future of Spartan. He forecasts continued rapid growth in 2024 and beyond, driven by our commitment to our core values and “disruptor” mentality.

Here are some of the key takeaways from the interview:

  • Since the acquisition, the company has increased revenue organically and through acquisitions, and has expanded its footprint to all 50 states.
  • Our culture is our number one priority.  The company’s focus on employee well-being has helped to attract and retain top talent.
  • Spartan is committed to providing its customers with the best possible service. The company works closely with architects and designers and flooring contractors to ensure that every project is a success.
  • Spartan is poised for continued growth in the years to come. The company’s strong team, strategic partnerships, and focus on innovation will help it to achieve its ambitious goals.

See Past Floor Covering News Interview Sit Downs with Spartan:

Spartan + FC News Talk Business During Covid-19 Over Happy Hour

Tom Taylor: Servant Leadership – a FCN Op Ed by Kevin Jablon

The Secret’s Out of the Bag


About Spartan

Spartan Surfaces, a subsidiary of Floor & Decor, is a specialty flooring supplier headquartered in Bel Air, MD. Employing over 150 team members, Spartan holds warehousing and offices in Maryland and Minnesota with showrooms in D.C. and Chicago.  Its geography encompasses eighty-five percent of the United States, with continued expansion on the horizon. Taking a human-centered approach, Spartan prides itself on great people dedicated to great products, great families, great friendships, and great happiness. Whatever you’re working on, we’ve got you covered!