Wholesale, Inc., the family-owned, third generation wholesale supplier of ceramic, porcelain, stone, glass mosaic tiles and sundry materials, provided three focused days of business, fun and major league networking… all within a totally professional atmosphere. The firm hosted its 15th Annual Arley Wholesale Tile & Stone Exposition on Tuesday, June 13th at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton, Pennsylvania, concluding a three-day non-stop celebration that included the always-popular Arley Golf Classic on Monday.
For over a decade, Steve Fisher, owner of Floors To Go by High Tide, a Hilton Head Island, SC-based full-line flooring dealer, has worked directly with Arley. He stated, “They’re always good, but this may have been the best Arley event, ever! We came this year to see all the new product lines. There is always something new and exciting. Then we go and play golf with a number of like-minded people. We carry a number of very good product lines, but Arley is by far our favorite supplier. Why? Because they work with us. They care about us. They protect us. Arley is an awesome partner!”
Over 30 major Arley suppliers showcased their most recent products at their individual exhibits in the Radisson Lackawanna Station’s Grand Ballroom. One Arley exhibitor actually awarded an Arley dealer with a flat screen smart TV on Tuesday. “Matteo Family Kitchens & Floor Coverings of Woodstown, NJ has been buying a lot of Bostik’s Vivid Grout, one of our latest and best selling products,” stated Jonathan Conley, Bostik Regional Manager. “It’s all win-win. We provide Arley with great installation materials. They have a loyal customer base of regional dealers who buy their latest and greatest products. It’s all fun, everyone benefits.”
Greg Gelston of Profilitec, a newer supplier to Arley, commented, “One of the most important reasons we’ve partnered with Arley, is based upon the firm’s stellar reputation. I’ve met manufacturer-exhibitors here… they all seem to say the same thing: ‘Arley is ethical, fair… and, treats customers, employees and suppliers all as family.’ We like that!”
Arley’s President, Scott Levy, had a few parting words as employees, suppliers and customers began to leave on Tuesday. “Every year we have the same problem. Our three-day extravaganza each year is better than the previous one. So we leave, worrying about how next year can possibly be any better? Actually,” Levy beamed, “we’re really not that worried at all!”