David T. Meberg is President and Chief Executive Officer of Consolidated Carpet, a third generation, family business, established in 1943. Consolidated Carpet was founded by his grandfather and great uncle as a floor covering installation workroom, and has now expanded to become one of the largest full-service floor covering contractors in the industry. Its three offices service the New York metropolitan marketplace, commercial facilities throughout the country, and select clientele worldwide.
David is President of the Greater New York Floor Coverers Association, Co-Chairman of INSTALL (International Standards and Training Alliance) and a past Chairman of the Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association (FCICA), the national trade association serving and promoting the best interests of floor covering contractors. He is also a member of the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of the Building Trades Employers' Association (BTEA).
David serves as Trustee and Co-Chairman of the New York District Council of Carpenters Benefit Funds. These funds have a combined value of over $7 billion and service over 30,000 beneficiaries. He is also a Director of CCA Metro, The New York City Carpenters Labor Management Corporation.
From April 2012 to April 2015, David served on the Board of Directors of Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership, the largest commercial flooring cooperative in the industry. Previously, he had served as a Chair of the Vendor Partnership Committee and as a member of the co-op's Best Practices committee.
He is recognized throughout the commercial interiors and construction industry as an expert on the issues of floor covering and installation, has authored several articles on the benefits of employing and training installers, and has been interviewed on numerous occasions by trade media on issues affecting that sector of the industry. He has been awarded the Francis JP McHale Award by the Greater New York Floor Coverers Association for his ongoing service and dedication to the floor covering industry.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, David Meberg received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York. He was appointed to The Board of Trustees of his alma mater in 2018. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Friends of St. Dominic's. As a Director for over 20 years, his assignments have included serving as Chair of the Finance Committee, Vice Chair of the Golf Outing Committee and member of the Annual Dinner Committee. He is also an active fundraiser and contributes to numerous other local charities and nonprofit organizations. David resides in Huntington, NY with his wife Rosanna, and is the proud father of Alyssa, Michael and Matthew.
Christopher Meberg serves as an Account Manager and Director of Estimating at Consolidated Carpet. He has 10 years of experience in the flooring industry. As a Project Manager, he compiled project take-offs based on architectural plans and conducted project estimates and bids. He also scheduled installation crews and interfaced with Project Superintendents.
In his current role as Account Manager, Christopher is responsible for generating new accounts, pricing projects, negotiating contracts, ordering materials and meeting with prospective clients.
Christopher received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Syracuse University. He is OSHA certified and has received advanced Sales Executive training from Starnet Flooring.
Raymond Kappel serves as Chief Information Officer at Consolidated Carpet. He has over 25 years of experience in business management and application development from specification and design to installation, maintenance, and support in the carpet industry. In his current role, Ray is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the organization, particularly the systems and procedures required to accomplish the company's mission in the marketplace.
Ray is a returning member of the Consolidated Carpet team, having served first as a project manager and then operations manager from 1990 to 1997. In the meantime, Ray served as the Director of IT for Stark Carpet Corporation where he was responsible for the company's IT staff and infrastructure which supported 450 users.
Ray earned a Masters of Business Administration in Management from Long Island University, graduating first in his class. Ray also received a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology from the New York Institute of Technology.
Lynn Wallman, our Chief Operating Officer, is a graduate of Bucknell University and Wake Forest University, where she received degrees in accounting and law, respectively.
As both a CPA and an attorney, Lynn's background includes experience in litigation, tax operations, and consulting.
Lynn joins from her position as Director in Tax Operations for a major pharmaceuticals manufacturer - prior to that, she served for a decade in consulting and tax operations for a big four accounting firm. Lynn's depth of experience has given her broad corporate expertise - in particular, the fields of budgeting, forecasting, business acquisition integration and planning, and strategy.
Lynn has a leadership style of encouraging a cross functional collaborative team environment that motivates, produces exceptional performance, and leads to creatively resolve problems and capitalize on opportunities.
In his role as Chief Financial Officer, Joe is responsible for all financial aspects of the company. Using a range of financial strategies, Joe has improved the cash position of the company, and works daily to maximize profits by assisting operations in tracking projects and managing overhead. Joe is instrumental in restructuring and implementing processes that help individuals and leaders better track their projects and expenditures.
With over 30 years of construction experience at various levels in the construction supply chain, Joe's expertise includes all aspects of the chief financial officer position, such as: cash management, job cost analysis, general ledger duties, and financial statement analysis. Joe is a proven leader and has been for more than three decades.
Joe is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional. He is also the chair of the Webinar Planning Task Force of CFMA, and a member of the Education Committee, the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP), as well as former president and board member of the New Jersey Chapter. He received his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Management and Economics from the Leonard Stern School of Business at New York University and a Baccalaureate degree in Accounting and Finance from New York University. He was pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Organizational Leadership at Northcentral University and in dissertation phase, where he has stopped to fully engage in his role at Consolidated Carpet.
Joe is involved heavily in his community, as he is an active Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in the town of Hillsdale, NJ. He is a former Captain and President of the Hillsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps, a member of Westwood Elks, and former Boys President of Hillsdale Baseball for five years. Joe is very involved in the lives of his two sons, Ryan and Nick, who are his pride and joy. He lives with his wife Maria, who is a Vice President of HR and operations of an insurance company, and his two stepsons, Nick and Rick.
Randy Rich learned from his father at a young age that owning a business requires a solid education, strong work ethic, and relentless determination to enjoy continued success. Leaving the family farm in a small rural community, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, graduating with Phi Beta Kappa honors.
After joining Vortex in 1996, Randy spent the first few years developing new sales for the corporate office space environment. By 2000, he and his partners engineered a management buyout to take control of the firm. Through Randy's leadership and commitment to client satisfaction, the company has since quadrupled in size to become one of the largest flooring dealerships in the Midwest. His vision for the future includes building out a nationwide network to service Consolidated Flooring's growing national account clientele.
Randy gives back to the Chicago community through his involvement with a variety of charities, donating his time and resources to improve the homes of elderly, disabled and low-income residents, as well as veterans that have served overseas. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago has recently become his focus, to better the lives of children with catastrophic health issues. When away from the office, Randy enjoys skiing, playing golf, and vacationing with his family.
Kristy Burlingame brings her dynamic personality, keen problem-solving skills, and enthusiasm for all things flooring to her role as Executive Vice President of Consolidated Flooring of Chicago. She will continue to motivate and lead her successful team of floorcovering professionals in the Chicago marketplace.
Kristy has a unique perspective when specifying commercial flooring. With over 22 years of experience on the construction side of the business, she considers the client's performance and budget needs first. Unlike most contractors, she also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design, which translates to a true appreciation for the designer's vision and project details. From end-users and designers, to her own team, anyone who has worked with Kristy will attest that she goes to great lengths to satisfy both performance and aesthetic needs. Metal versus vinyl transitions, anyone?
An advocate for the environment, Kristy became LEED Accredited in 2005 and has served on the Starnet Environmental Committee since 2012. She assists clients in navigating the ever-evolving world of environmental flooring options. She is also passionate about wood flooring, substrate issues, carpet construction, and flooring maintenance and would love to discuss how those aspects of a project can contribute to its environmental footprint.
Kristy also loves to travel. She studied design abroad, married her husband, Brian, in France, and has traveled to several foreign countries with her children in tow. When she is not out seeking the newest bar or restaurant with industry socialites, Kristy can be found at a comedy show, biking, camping, or preparing for her next Girl Scouts troop meeting.