Heritage Contract Flooring is a relatively new company, but our roots and experience go back many years. Founded in 1916 as Vulcan Asphalt Co. Inc., the company and its successors have been active in the business of furnishing and installing flooring materials ever since. We specialize in carpet, resilient flooring, resinous flooring (epoxy), VCT, sheet vinyl, linoleum floors, etc.
In 1960, Vulcan Asphalt changed its name to Vulcan Floors, Inc. to better reflect our business. Vulcan did literally thousands of flooring jobs through the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Projects included schools, colleges, hospitals, office buildings, hotels, gymnasiums, retail stores, and housing developments throughout Western New York.
In 1997, Vulcan Floors Inc. was sold to Shaw Industries of Dalton Georgia. The entire management team, the office staff, and installation employees became part of Shaw Contract Flooring, later called Spectra Contract Flooring. The Buffalo office was known as Spectra, Western New York.
We continued to be in the business of furnishing and installing flooring materials throughout the Western New York area, and again, successfully completed thousands of projects not only in Western New York, but also across the state.
In December of 2005, Bill Russell and Don Faltisco purchased the company from Shaw Industries, and Heritage Contract Flooring was born and continues our heritage. In April of 2011, after many years of dedicated leadership, Bill Russell retired. Heritage Contract Flooring continues to grow under sole owner Don Faltisco.
Over the years we also have been able to maintain relationships with some of the industry’s top suppliers of material, including Armstrong Industries. Shaw Contract Group, Lee’s Carpet, Roppe Rubber Products, and C&A Carpet, to name just a few.
Our goal is to continue the company’s history, and through hard work, honesty, integrity, and flooring knowledge, provide a service to our customers and suppliers for many, many years to come.