Harris Wood Floors

Company History

Over a century of expertise

Harris Manufacturing Co. is founded by William Pond Harris in Johnson City, Tennessee

1898

The small lumber company focused on supplying construction materials to the building industry

1902

Allen Harris, son of William Harris, drove business with marketing parquet strip flooring in New York City

1914-1945

WORLD WARS I/II and GREAT DEPRESSION YEARS:
Boom or bust housing markets lead Harris to manufacture various products such as on-base Army house flooring, persimmon golf club shafts, cannon rods, wagon wheel spokes, broom handles, 22 million tent stakes, dummy shells, and military Radio Promixity Fuse Projectors

1930s

Expanded manufacturing Unfinished Tongue & Groove Solid Strip and Plank flooring capabilities

1952

Began manufacturing Unfinished Bondwood Parquet which came to be one of the most popular flooring choices with hundreds of millions of square feet installed all over the world

1980s

Began manufacturing Engineeered Tongue & Groove Plank Flooring Installed UV Cured Urethane prefinishing line for Solid and Engineered flooring

1989

Major expansion by building a new $40 million state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Johnson City, TN

1990s

Began manufacturing of Prefinished “Longstrip” Engineered flooring in new facility

2007

Introduced new VALINGE 5G manufacturing capability which led to the introduction of a glueless locking engineered product line

2010

Acquired by Q.E.P. Co., Inc. allowing Harris Wood to return to its roots as a leading hardwood flooring supplier

Introduced FinishLoc advanced system to “Loc” in and protect the finish

2012

Expanded product offering with Natural Cork Engineered Plank

2014

Obtained FloorScore Certification for all Harris Wood Products

Won Best New Product, Surfaces International Tradeshow: Aspen White Oak Castle Creek

2015

Invested in mechanical wirebrushing process and upgraded wood texturing capabilities Expanded Harris offerings to include a unique LVT hybrid, Luxury Vinyl Cork

2016

Expanded into wider width market with Harris Contours

Made in the USA for 119 years, and still going strong

2017

Investing in finishing improvements which will reduce virtually all waste during the staining process State of the art lighting upgrades to reduce energy consumption by 75%

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