At the Certified Floorcovering Installers’ 15th Anniversary Celebration held recently in Kansas City, Mo., Sam Allman of Allman Consulting presented a rousing Leadership Conference to installers on hand. Sponsored by Mohawk and the World Floor Covering Association, the conference aimed to give attendees tips on energizing their business.

“Take action! Do something! Do anything, but go to work on you. Make yourself better. Success, it’s up to you,”  Allman said during his presentation. "I encourage you to target your markets and work with dealers who share your goal of customer satisfaction and avoid those who do not.”

D. Christopher Davis, president and CEO of the World Floor Covering Association, echoed Allman's comments. “Invest in yourselves. Make it happen.  WFCA invests in you because we see results. It is all about results,” he told installers on hand. “Sam Allman hit the nail on the head. Take ownership and make it happen.”

Also during the conference, CFI elected its newest executives to the board of directors. Roy Davison of Chillicothe, Mo., was named president, suceeding Leon Harrison of Tucson, Ariz. Davison is a member of the CFI certification team, a senior certifier, and Karastan certifier. The group also elected Robert Varden of Rockwall, Texas, as vp; Alan Ellis of Council Bluffs, Iowa, as secretary; and Tony Buckhardt to lead the CFI Certification Team Committee during the coming year.

Incoming members of the board are: Ralph Richins of Roberts/QEP; Roger Richardson, director of installation and customer relations for Molyneaux Tile Carpet and Flooring in Pennsylvania; and David Garden, president of Installation Services LLC in Michigan.