The National Installer of the Year competition from The International Surface Event (TISE) has added new locations and expanded prize offerings for competitors for 2024. 

The 2024 competition locations include: 

  • Regionals Northeast: July 21-22 at Fishman Flooring Solutions in Beltsville, Maryland. 
  • Regionals West: August 11-12 at Diamond W in Hayward, California
  • Regionals Central: September 8-9 at Carpet Cushion and Supplies in Ft. Wayne, Indiana
  • Regionals South: October 6-7 at C&C Wholesale in Dallas,Texas

Installers will compete in carpet and luxury vinyl plank installations and category finalists from each of the regionals competitions will compete live on the show floor for the National Installer of the Year title at the next edition of The International Surface Event in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 23-26, 2024, 


More than $20,000 in prizes will be awarded for regional competitors, finalists and winners. Expanded for the 2024 competition is prize money for all three level of competitors. Installers selected to compete at each of the regional competitions will all receive $200 each. The category finalists from each regional will receive a trip to Las Vegas to TISE 2024, a plaque, and an additional $200 prize. Plus, the National Installers of the Year winners for each category will receive a crystal trophy, a $2,500 grand prize, and the opportunity to call themselves the National Installer of the Year. 

Who Can Enter

Any installer in the US may enter regardless of the years in the industry or location. Current and previous employees of International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI) and World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) are excluded. Competitors will choose which competition city they would like to compete at and submit their project history and images online for review. A panel of judges will be considering all the entries from around the country and selecting the top 10 installers for each city who will compete LIVE in each of the REGIONALS installation competitions.

Submission Deadlines Apply

  • Baltimore, Maryland- July 7
  • Hayward, California - July 28
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana - August 25
  • Dallas, Texas - September 22

See past coverage of The National Installer of the Year competition from The International Surface Event (TISE) here