In a contest run by Fortune Magazine, Toledo’s own American Floors and Interior has been named the 11th fastest growing company located in an inner city, following a nationwide hunt. What’s more, according to its president, Gary Johnson, it’s the number one company in the contest’s construction category.
Minority Loan Program Could Get Toledo Tax Dollars – Featured on 13abc
13abc, Action News featured a story on April 28, 2015, about the value of the Toledo/Lucas County Port Authority’s The Diversified Contractor Accelerator Program, a program that has benefited AFI Contractors over the years. The local news leader spoke to owner and CEO Gary Johnson about his experience with the minority loan program and how it has allowed him and his company to bid on projects, such as work for the University of Toledo, that his company normally wouldn’t have had access to. Watch the video above or click here to learn more.
American Floors and Interiors among fastest growing companies in inner city US
In a contest run by Fortune Magazine, Toledo’s own American Floors and Interior has been named the 11th fastest growing company located in an inner city, following a nationwide hunt. What’s more, according to its president, Gary Johnson, it’s the number one company in the contest’s construction category. The honor comes from a contest known as the ICIC 100, which stands for Incentives for a Competitive Inner City. Read More
HISPANIC PROFILE: Toledo contractor Gary Johnson and 2014 Inner City 100
Gary Johnson is a living testament to what can happen to a small minority contractor who tries to aggressively grow his business– and seeks help from mentors along the way. His story is almost a how-to guide for small minority businesses looking to gain a foothold in Toledo. Read More
Lucas County Sheriff defends $218,000 contract to repaint jail, calls it a ‘capital need’
Lucas County officials are defending a $218,000 contract to repaint the jail, despite plans to leave the deteriorating building for a potential new detention center. The extensive project completed early this year included work on nearly 250 cells, five dormitories, and four day-rooms. Sheriff John Tharp said the fresh coat of paint was necessary upkeep for employees and inmates who spend long periods inside the building. Read More
Gary Johnson and American Floors & Interiors at Work with LMHA
The Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority announced plans several years ago to raze two of its housing units – Albertus Homes and Brand Whitlock, both more than 70 years old and among the oldest public housing projects in the nation – and replace them with a $46 million dollar project to be called Collingwood Green. Click Here to read the story on page 9 of The Sojourner’s Truth.