With gardening season finally here, we’re setting our sights on growing more than just pretty flowers. Quite contrary to the nursery rhyme, we don’t need silver bells or cockle shells to grow our garden; we aim to grow our relationship with you!


Since our job is to make yours easier, we strive to provide exceptional service in an environment that stays fresh and varied. Tending our metaphorical garden means making perennial changes; next time you stop in, you will find new sample displays for ease of use in solving your design challenges, and our product lines are constantly being weeded, pruned and planted to provide the best offerings possible.

We’ve recently updated our website for a better user experience and our staff composition is changing as well. INTERSOURCE added a vibrant new employee this winter: Meet Sue Kimal, our new commercial sales Account Manager. Look here to learn more about Sue and why we think you’re really going to like her!


We are also welcoming a new residential Account Manager to our team. Tom Gross will be adding some great new energy and talent to INTERSOURCE. We look forward to introducing him to you soon!

Speaking of new sprouts, Karah had a baby girl this winter. Consequently we have ourselves a new floor covering mascot, already growing like a weed – but much, much, more beautiful! (On a side note, we are thrilled to report that Karah is back to the office full-time!)



In terms of adding more beauty to the planet, we had the great honor of working with Lucy Penfield of Lucy Interiors on a very special project. Last fall, Lucy, along with INTERSOURCE, were the proud regional winners of Design for a Difference (DFAD) 2014. Check out Lucy’s makeover video here and the grand prize winning makeover video here.

This year, DFAD is not a competition, it’s a full-on movement! In collaboration with Lucy and her team, we are spreading the word of this grass-roots campaign to affect positive change in our communities. Please stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

DFAD Cover Photo


And, in the coming months, if you are in the market for a new vacuum cleaner, we recommend visiting the Carpet & Rug Institute’s (CRI) website here to find a list of recommended vacuum cleaners.

You will find answers to these common questions:

  • What type of vacuum should I buy?
    Use a vacuum that has been tested and approved under CRI’s Seal of Approval / Green Label program for vacuums. The SOA/GL program tests for soil removal, dust containment and carpet appearance retention.
  • I have wool carpet, should I use a beater bar/brush when I vacuum?
    It is recommended for wool carpets to use a vacuum cleaner that has suction only.
  • Should the new vacuum cleaner I purchase have a HEPA filter?
    Not necessarily. Look for vacuums carrying the CRI Seal of Approval/Green Label vacuum cleaner testing program label. Many vacuums in the CRI SOA/GL program are not HEPA filter units, yet are very effective at dust containment. HEPA filters may add additional cost to the overall operational cost of the vacuum

Proper maintenance makes a huge difference to the life of your floor coverings. Never hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns.

We are here to help in all ways possible. Together, we hope to make this summer a spectacular season of growth!

Thank you for your business and ongoing support!