Meet Our Flooring Companies

Dream Weaver is committed to providing our customers with first-class products with exceptional value. All carpets by Dream Weaver feature PureColor™ solution dyed polyester fiber. PureColor™ polyester is one of the most innovative and sought after fiber systems on the market today. It features superior stain and fade resistance, is impervious to harsh chemicals— including household bleach—and has a soft and luxurious feel that you and your family will love. PureColor™ products carry a limited lifetime stain warranty. All Dream Weaver products also feature SoilShield™, which helps block soil from adhering to the fibers of your carpet. This keeps your carpet looking like new, longer.

Mohawk sells floor covering and textiles for every room in the home and for every commercial application. Hardwood flooring, laminate flooring, ceramic tile flooring, stone and marble flooring and, via an exclusive distribution agreement with Congoleum, vinyl sheet flooring are among the newest Mohawk product offerings. What’s more, the company now offers woven bedspreads, tapestries, pillows, throws and window blinds. Mohawk products are found in major retailers across the country and the world. From Home Depot to Bloomingdales, from Lowe’s to Macy’s, from Target and Wal-Mart to specialty boutiques in large cities and small towns. Mohawk is making the world a more beautiful place.

Shaw got its start in 1946 as Star Dye Company, a small business that dyed tufted scatter rugs. The events that transformed the company into the world’s largest carpet manufacturer are too numerous to write or even fully know. But the philosophy guiding those events meeting customers, determine their needs, and supplying those needs hasn’t changed much through the years.

In 1958, with $300,000 in sales, the company expanded dramatically and soon started finishing carpet as Star Finishing Company.

In 1967, a holding company was formed to acquire Philadelphia Carpet Company, founded in 1846. The holding company added Star Finishing to the fold one year later, marking the company’s first move into carpet manufacturing. The holding company went public as Shaw Industries, Inc. in 1971 with approximately $43 million in sales and 900 employees. In 1985, Shaw made its first appearance on the list of America’s largest corporations–the Fortune 500–with more than $500 million in sales and close to 5,000 employees.

Continually differentiating its service and adding value for customers motivated every major move in the company’s development, such as the following:

In 1865, Mr. William M. Bird set our history into motion.  Seeing the need to rebuild a Civil War- ravaged Charleston, Mr. Bird acted on the opportunity to add value by leveraging the great relationships and contacts that he made while serving as a Charleston harbor ship captain and blockade runner during the war.  His innovative vision at the time was followed by great opportunity.

By bringing whale oil to light the city, lumber, and paint, William M. Bird and Co. became an important source of much needed provisions to the area.  His rebuilding and expansion plans included a reliable route by using the schooner, “William M. Bird”, which brought goods from the Northeast to Charleston and Savannah.  Though the vessel sank in 1899, the company continued to thrive and evolve into what we know today.

From the earthquake of 1886, to the Great Depression, to both World Wars, and even Hurricane Hugo in 1989, William M. Bird and Co. has survived, adapted, and thrived with the times.   We use the touchstone symbol of the “Golden Whale” as our trademark to represent quality and value. The Whale reminds us that we must offer the best products available while adapting to continually changing market needs.