Run as far away from Empire as you can!!!!
In a nutshell, this is what they do.....
A guy will come to your house, measure, show you samples, and then pressure you into having it installed the next day. Even if you accept their deal, but wish to schedule installation a week or two down the road they will still pressure you into doing it the next day.... there is a reason they want to install it right away.
The reason is because their total price is about 2-3 times what you will pay at most any other place!!!!
When we had them come out they wanted over $6k to carpet 1600 sqft with their cheapest carpet. Without looking very hard we found a much nicer, higher end carpet elsewhere for $4k installed. They wanted $4k to install 300 sqft of laminate in my game room. For comparison sake, tomorrow I am having the same amount of real hardwood floor installed for $2979. Hmmm.... real hardwood for $3k or fake laminate for $4k????
Run Forrest, run!!!!