Installation Excellence Awards 2000
Installation Excellence Awards 2000, an event dedicated to the discovery and promotion of the finest examples of residential and commercial floor covering installation, in all material categories, from across the country.
Co-sponsored by National Floor Trends and Floor Covering Installer magazines, the installer responsible for the winning entry in each category will receive $500. Additionally, two grand prize winners, one from the residential segment and one from the commercial side, will be awarded four-day Caribbean cruises and round-trip airfare.
This year’s contest far exceeded expectations, with a record number of entries flowing in from across the United States. The judges had a difficult time deciding which entries deserved to be awarded First Prize status, and an even more difficult task in selecting the two Grand Prize winners.
As an added bonus, one lucky entrant who was selected in a random draThe entries have been judged, and the final scores tallied, for the wing will receive the Ultimate Installer’s Toolbox, a collection of the latest installation equipment generously donated by Platinum sponsors of the Installation Excellence Awards.
The awards program could not have been conducted without the support of the industry representatives who donated both their time and financial support to make sure that this was the finest Installation Excellence Awards yet. The organizations that stepped forward to extend this support are: Orcon; Faus Floors; Advanced Adhesive Technology; Seam Master; PNI; Capitol; Para-Chem; Festo; Dependable Chemical; ProKnee; Pan American Screw; TecPly; Alloc; Universal Flooring; and Personna.
Installer -- Harris Nakamura.
Dealer/Retailer -- Alli Flooring Inc.
Materials – Lonseal; Burke cove base.
Installer – “Mr. Mike” Maminskas.
Dealer/Retailer – Pucher’s Decorating Centers.
Materials – Wilsonart.
Installer – Randy Styhl.
Dealer/Retailer – Miles Distributor’s.
Materials – Seneca Tile.
Installers – Cullen Rogers and Mike McTaggert.
Materials – Amtico International Inc.
Installers – Doug and John Highlander.
Dealer/Retailer – Golden State Floors.
Materials – Kentucky Wood Floors; American Floor Sanders; Super 7 edger.
Installer – Dale Helfenstein.
Dealer/Retailer – Auntie M’s Interior Motives.
Materials – Shaw.
Installer – Verne H. Marks.
Dealer/Retailer – Baltimore Floor Supply.
Materials – Various mills and wood grades; Dynamic Laser; Clarke Classic Sanders; Duraseal.
Installer – Matt Marwick.
Dealer/Retailer – Precision Floorcrafters Inc.
Materials – Armstrong VCT.
Installers – Joe and John Imel.
Dealer/Retailer – Dave’s Design.
Materials – Wilsonart.
Installer – Joseph Leech.
Dealer/Retailer – Don Bailey Carpets.
Materials – Mohawk carpet; Orcon Industries.
Installer – David Marzalek.
Dealer/Retailer – Rare Earth Hardwoods.
Materials – Galleher; Bostik; 3M; Rare Earth Hardwoods.
Installer – James Voelker.
Dealer/Retailer – James Voelker Floor & Wall.
Materials – Dal-Tile; Texas Tile.