Donor Spotlight: Fishman Flooring Solutions

Community Forklift is nothing without our donors. Their generosity enables us to operate our reuse warehouse, where sales of donated materials fund our community giving programs, support our dedicated staff, and enable the reuse of materials instead of sending them to a landfill.

One of these generous donors is Fishman Flooring Solutions, a wholesale flooring distributor with local branches in Beltsville, Rockville, and Manassas. In April of this year, they donated 16 large rolls of carpeting to Community Forklift! Our staff cuts each of these rolls down into about 12 144-square-foot sections in order to stock our reuse warehouse. The carpeting is distributed for free to community organizations and households with limited incomes or sold to the community at below-market prices. You can even find them listed on our Community Forklift Marketplace!

This donation to Community Forklift is one of many examples of Fishman Flooring Solutions employees supporting the communities in which they live. The company is 100%-employee-owned and has donated materials to Help and Emergency Response (H.E.R.), Ronald McDonald House, and other great organizations. Fishman employees also raise money for all sorts of causes and volunteer at shelters, schools, and other community organizations.

Founded in 1919 as L. Fishman & Son, Fishman Flooring Solutions has 37 (soon to be 38!) branches in 15 states. Their 240+ full-time employee owners sell flooring installation supplies and more to the trade. Thank you to Fishman Flooring Solutions for supporting Community Forklift and lifting up our community through reuse!


Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs.