The 12-store chain, Avalon Carpet, Tile and Flooring, was named Dealer of the Year by Mohawk Industries during the manufacturer's Floorscapes annual convention. "Avalon's commitment to providing exemplary customer service through employee education and training has made them the best-of-the-best this year," said Chris Furst, a program specialist for Mohawk. The Cherry Hill N.J.-based retailer, which serves consumers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, was one of nearly 500 Mohawk retailers considered for the award.