Tucson, Ariz. -- CarpetsPlus honored retail and suppliers with 2017 Outstanding Performance Awards and Best of the Year Awards at its annual convention, held in February at the Starr Pass Resort in Tucson, Ariz.

The awards were as follows:

National Retail Salesperson of the Year
Rich Allen of CarpetsPlus COLORTILE of Billings (Billings, Mont.); and Terry Vande Velde of CarpetsPlus of Steamboat Springs (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)

Supplier of the Year
Kelly Oberschlake of Mohawk Industries

Carpetland Retailer of the Year<
Gene Podel of Carpetland USA (Roanoke, Va.)

CarpetsPlus COLORTILE Retailer of the Year
Tom and Adam Arnquist, father and son of Arnquist CarpetsPlus COLORTILE (Alexandria, Minn.)

Outstanding Performance Awards

East Region: Paul Case of CarpetsPlus COLORTILE (Hamburg, N.Y.); and Stacey Pape of SP Floors and Design Center (McMurray, Pa.)

South Region: Josh and Steve Elder, father and son of Gainesville CarpetsPlus COLORTILE (Gainesville, Fla.)

Northwest Region: Dave Lee of COLORTILE Salem (Salem, Ore. )

Midwest Region: Michael Peters of CarpetsPlus of Wisconsin (Madison, Wis.)

Rocky Mountain Region: Tom Hebert and Lisa Branch, father and daughter of Tom's Floor Store (Bozeman, Mont.); and Alison Dennis of CarpetsPlus COLORTILE (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)

Supplier Awards
John Callahan of Karndean; Laurie Springer of Armstrong; Welton Davison of Shaw Hard Surface; and Jay Kopelson of Mannington Mills

Carpetland Awards
The Langan Group, Carpetland USA (Davenport, Iowa)

CarpetsPlus Members who increased sales by at least $200,000 in 2017 included: Brent Compton of Rocky Mountain Flooring (Twin Falls, Idaho); Mark and Mary Ann Dougherty of CarpetsPlus COLORTILE (Bloomington, Ind.); Don, Laurie, and Jon Cantor, father, mother and son of Lake Interiors (Chelan, Wash.); and Wendy and Jonathan Werner of Carpet Town (Milwaukee, Wis.)

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