Who We Are
Since 2009, Contract Flooring Solutions (CFS) has proudly served customers all over the country. Our team is completely experienced and knowledgeable in all flooring and floor care areas, not to mention unbiased material selection, purchasing, delivery, warehousing, and the actual installation itself. It’s this experience that makes us well-rounded project managers.
CFS is committed to making each project their number one priority by delivering a quality installation on time and on budget. We offer warranties for our work to ensure the job is done right. CFS protects your business and guarantees customer satisfaction by ensuring our customer is completely satisfied.
At CFS, we work closely with our manufacturing partners for training and certification. Our professionals are experienced with a large variety of products and advanced services. In fact, our team has over 150 years combined of experience delivering and satisfying our clients on each and every project!
Founder & President
Brannon Fain brings with him a wide variety of experience specifically related to the flooring and construction industry. He has also been involved in building and managing multiple businesses in real estate construction, both new, and remodeling, since 1995.
Brannon completed his undergraduate work at Kennesaw State University in 1997, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship.
Brannon also attended classes at Harvard University & MIT for a Senior Executives Negotiations class while employed by The Dixie Group (Nations 4th largest flooring manufacturer at the time). He has taken advanced real estate classes from some of the most successful real estate investors in the nation such as: Carlton Sheets, Ron Legrand, Ed Garcia, Terry Vaughn, William Bronchick, John Adams, Dyches Boddiford, and Joe Kaiser. In addition, he was his own general contractor for all construction projects he was involved in.
Brannon was the National Sales Manager for Metro Mills. He was in charge of launching Metro Mills in January of 2000 from the ground up. This business unit, which was a division of The Dixie Group, grew to nearly $30 million in sales in three years under the management of Mr. Fain. Metro Mills was the only dedicated floor covering program to the multi-family housing industry in the U.S.
In 2009, Brannon was recruited as an equity partner by one of the top 10 largest flooring contractors in the U.S., to launch their “Commercial Division.” This division grew from no sales, to over $14 million in sales since January 2010 as a result of Brannon’s efforts. That contracting company had never managed any projects outside of the State of Georgia, but as a result of infrastructure Mr. Fain put in place, they are currently managing projects Nationwide. Brannon has built a loyal group of flooring subcontractors to perform labor where ever the project may be located. Mr. Fain also has an extensive list of General Contractors across the Nation for commercial projects. Most recently, in 2013, Brannon separated from them to create Contract Flooring Solutions (CFS). Under the management of Mr. Fain, CFS will reach $20 million in annual sales by 2018.
Simultaneously while building businesses, Brannon has invested in real estate. For the past 23 years he has managed hundreds of rental homes, town homes, rehabs, new construction projects and joint venture commercial projects, most of which he owned or was in partnerships with other investors.
Brannon was interviewed and praised for his help in the contribution of information for the National best seller “The Millionaire Real Estate Investor” by Gary Keller, founder of Keller Realty. You can also find a success story written by Brannon on www.creonline.com where he was successful in early 2003 setting up a $1,000,000 working line of credit with a local bank that was used to buy investment real estate. This was a very large accomplishment at that time.
To date, Brannon has authored three books and published them himself. The first one is titled “Show Me the Money.” For three years he sold this book through performing seminars teaching multiple techniques of investing in real estate successfully. The second one is titled “Yes, Approved: The Insider’s Guide to Financing Real Estate Using Local Banks.” This book and his third book titled: “17 Creative Ways to Finance Your Next Real Estate Investing Deal” were marketed on www.EnlightenedWealthMedia.com.
Brannon Fain resides in North GA with his wife Nikki and their children Madeline, Jackson, and Reilly.
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In the floor covering industry since 2005, Brian Hendrix has garnered a wealth of knowledge in flooring operations, bid-to-completion over the years. From multi-family residential to commercial/retail, Brian has worked on a wide variety of projects across the US.
A Georgia native, Brian graduated with a Business Management degree from LaGrange College in 2005 before moving back to the metro-Atlanta area to begin his professional career in the industry. Shortly after learning how to estimate hardcopy prints with a pencil and scale the industry moved to digital estimating software where his career took off. While field-managing a multitude of projects throughout the year, Brian continued to focus on improving his estimating skills. This drive for accuracy and thorough takeoffs eventually moved him from a Project Management position to Chief Estimator over a team of in-house estimators.
Tasked with developing a uniform system of estimating and bidding work, Brian focused on streamlining the front-end processes of the industry to alleviate the headaches of the production teams. His success in these areas landed him a VP of Estimating role at his previous company where he managed a pool of estimators while continuing to bid over $30 million in work annually.
In 2022 Brian teamed up with commercial powerhouse, Contract Flooring Solutions as their Chief Operations Officer to assist in their organization’s continued growth.
Brian resides in Marietta, GA with his wife, Megan and their 2 boys Atticus and Walter.
Lead Office Administrator
Originally from Louisiana Lisa moved to Georgia 37 years ago and started working as an Office Coordinator in Real Estate managing 5 locations in and around Atlanta for 8 years and then left to pursue the opportunity to work in government. Attended Georgia State University and worked several part-time jobs including working for the Olympics as a limousine driver and for the Atlanta Braves.
Retired from The City of Atlanta Municipal Court after 25 years as a Bond Administrator and after retiring it didn’t take long for boredom to set in and that is when she decided to come back into the private sector and started working with Contract Flooring Solutions 3 years ago and is our Account/Office Manager.
She comes with an extensive Bookkeeping, Management and Financial background and enjoys hard work and likes to stay busy. She has 2 older sisters and a younger brother, a wonderful son Michael and a beautiful granddaughter Brianna and says proudly her parents have been married for 65 years. She visits her family back in Louisiana yearly to enjoy family, the great food and going to the casinos with her mom and sister.
Ginger Ausban is Contract Floorings Solutions’ Controller and Trusted Advisor. She is a retired CPA and currently is a tax professional and financial advisor with over 30 years experience. She has a vast array of knowledge involving business law, accounting and tax law and regulations, management information systems and financial services. She holds her insurance license and securities license in several states in the southeast. She has been with CFS since its inception and has contributed greatly to the company’s growth. Her responsibilities include reviewing financial reports for accuracy, advising proper handling of day to day accounting procedures, analyzing financial accounts, all federal and state tax filings and training in-house staff while acting as a consultant and trusted advisor to the owners of CFS. In addition to her duties with the company, Ginger owns three Liberty Tax Franchises in Georgia and Alabama and Riverstone Mill Accounting Associates, Inc. , an accounting practice in Canton, Georgia. She is well known in the community as a Small Business Consultant and has assisted hundreds of small businesses from Mom and Pop startups to companies with over twenty million in gross sales revenue which includes the preparation of IPOs, Initial Public Offerings and the SEC, Security Exchange Commission, quarterly and annual filings. Personally, Ginger holds a BS in Accounting from Georgia Southwestern University; she is an alumnus of Ernst & Young, a Big 8 Accounting and Consulting firm, enjoys playing tennis and is the author of Memorial Road, a book she wrote about her grandfather in WWII.
Albert Hollingsworth is the General Manager of Riverstone Mill
Accounting Associates Inc in Canton Georgia and is the
accounting payroll coordinator for Contract Flooring Solutions,
LLC. He brings a wealth of experience in business
development, operations and financial services. Albert is a
graduate of the University Alabama-Birmingham with a Master
Degree in Health Care Administration. He is a retired Imaging
Administrator after working 45 years in the Healthcare Industry
by improving the quality and availability of imaging services in
several large hospitals in the Southeast. Albert is a Vietnam
Veteran and served in the U. S. Army.
Blake fain comes to contract flooring solutions with a wide ranging field of expertise in all areas of construction.
Blake joined the United States Marine Corps in 1995 and spent 5 years active duty serving his country on numerous deployments. He then became the national sales/training manager for UE Systems which was based out of NYC. Blake travelled for 10 years all over the world teaching 5 day certification courses to mechanical engineers on how to do predictive maintenance and reliability on their machines by using ultrasonic tools.
Blake then left NYC for Los Angeles and took over as the director of field operations for a company that specialized in hotel renovations. He was in that position for 4 years while learning all aspects of the construction phases. Blake then took over as the VP for FFE Operations for hotel projects. In this position, Blake worked on over 24 hotel renovations on the west coast working with some of the largest general contractors in this field.
From that position, Blake moved to a non profit organization called ‘Center For Employment Opportunities. CEO has over 45 offices in the united states and Blake was the senior site supervisor for the Los Angeles office. He ran 12 different field crews for different construction, landscaping, and cleanup projects for the city of Los Angeles. Blake sat in this position for over 4 years.
Originally being from Georgia, blake decided to come home to his roots and found an opportunity with contract flooring solutions as a project manager. Blake currently resides in Calhoun, GA as a husband and father to 3 beautiful children.
My name is Diego Quiñonez, I have been in the Construction industry for over 9 years. I have been able to learn multiple trades and start at the bottom and work my way up to managing job sites and making sure I kept progress and subs on schedule and project cost down by been able to manage waste. I have been able to work in small projects in the residential side of things and been able to work on big projects that include, muti million-dollar homes big commercial and industrial projects through out my career. I like to work hard and let my work speak for itself. I’m from Los Angeles California but have been in the state of Georgia for the past 20 years. I Graduated from Dalton High School in 2004. I Was not sure what I really wanted to do in life and while I was working in a carpet mill after high school, I knew that was not my cup of tea or something I would be interested in doing the rest of my life. I was given an opportunity to leave the carpet mill in 2013 to work for Rowland Development group, where I learn all about construction and operating heavy equipment. I started as a general laborer just making sure all jobs’ sites were clean and all trash was put in dumpsters. Working around framers, electricians, Plumbers, drywall and flooring guys. I was able to pick it up quickly and they took the time to teach me as they took notice, I was interested in learning by asking question and helping them out. My attitude and work ethic helped me move up with the company and gain respect from our subs and owners and it’s something I have been able to bring to CFS. I reside in North Ga with my wife Jackie and our 3 children, Ethan, Scarlett and our little bundle of joy Josie.
Field Supervisor / Estimator
Born and raised in Chino, CA, Curtis Sproul started in General Construction at the age of 18. While honing his skills in both new construction and remodeling, he began to focus his talents on flooring installation in 2010.
Over eight years in flooring installation, the wear & tear began to take its toll and Curtis made a career change. From his shared position as lead installer, he switched gears and moved over to a non-profit where he ran an 8-man crew as a Site Supervisor on the California Highways. Excelling in this role he was quickly promoted to being in charge of 14 total crews in all.
In September of 2021 the opportunity arose for Curtis to get back into the construction industry. He joined the Contract Flooring Solutions team and made a cross-country move to Dalton, GA the flooring capital of the world. Serving as Estimator/Field Supervisor, Curtis continues to focus on providing our customers with the most accurate material quantities and minimizing site waste.
For more than 35 years’ experience in commercial construction estimating, both as a Project Manager and as an Estimator, John Devine has been preparing CFS’ quantity takeoffs as a Senior Estimator for three years. From 1986 to 2006, Devine was President of his own general contracting firm. In addition, Devine is a Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) through the CSI organization. After achieving this certification, Devine trained other CSI members who had applied to take the national exam for this certification for approximately five years. In his own time, Devine enjoys passing on his “Lessons Learned” to the next generation of construction professionals by being a guest lecturer at the local colleges that offer Construction Management degrees, as well as by teaching Estimating and Blueprint Reading through the Georgia Branch AGC association.
Adam got his start in the flooring construction business after being hired with CFS in 2017. Initially working on the accounting side of things, Adam quickly switched over to the position of estimator, where he has served ever since. Progressing from small retail stores all the way to multi-level hotels and business headquarters, Adam has seen almost everything the commercial construction industry has to offer. But no matter what type of project comes across his desk, Adam always takes the time and consideration in ensuring the most accurate and thorough takeoff possible.
With more than 10 years experience with flooring installation, Cody Skipper has certainly made a name for himself with his experience and leadership qualities. From starting as an installer himself before moving on to more of a leadership role as Field Superintendent, Skipper knows the in’s and out’s when it comes to installing floors. This allows Skipper and his team to handle any obstacle that may come their way, since he brings with him real-life, hands-on experience—literally from the ground up!
Skipper’s knowledge of flooring expands not only to tile, but to also a wide variety of other flooring types, including but not limited to:
- Carpet Tile
- Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
- Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT)
- Ceramic Tile
- Sheet Vinyl
- Heat Weld and Cold Weld Vinyl
- Polished Concrete
- Concrete Preparation and Leveling
- Moisture Mitigation
- And much more!
When not at work, Skipper enjoys spending quality time with the family and is excited with every new adventure that comes his way!
Zach Ferguson brings over 10 years of experience in the Floor Covering Industry. After graduating from Cartersville High School, He began his career as a warehouse associate and worked his way up to residential and builder sales with Cartersville Flooring Center in which achieved great success as a sales representative in his hometown. He later moved on to “Flooring Atlanta” in where he served in several roles such as Branch Manager, Logistics & Operations Manager, and Sales Training Manager. After his time in the Atlanta territory, Zach joined our team in 2022 to be a Project Manager on the Commercial Flooring side of the industry.
Alongside with his success in the Flooring Industry, he is also a dedicated award-winning musician and former concert promoter. Zach has been grateful for the opportunity to play and arrange songs for multiple artists in the Southern Gospel, Country, & Bluegrass genres of music. During most weekends, he currently travels and performs in the southeastern US as a pianist for the popular Southern Gospel Band known as “Heartfelt” from Rome, GA.
In his free time, he enjoys playing music, kayak fishing, camping, golf, attending Atlanta Braves games, going to comedy shows, and attending concerts with family and friends.
He currently resides in Cartersville, GA with his wife Taylor, daughter Caroline, and dog Millie.