Mark Strauch of Floor Craft in Colorado Springs, Colo., was recognized as CarpetsPlus Color Tile Retailer of the Year. Pictured left to right are: Alliance Flooring's Ryan Dunn, vp sales, and co-CEO Ron Dunn; Larry Strauch, IT manager, Floor Craft; Mark Strauch, owner, Floor Craft; Mark Lundy, operations manager, Floor Craft; and Alliance Flooring's co-CEO Jon Logue and and Kevin Logue, vp marketing.

Alliance Flooring, parent company of CarpetsPlus Color Tile, Carpetland Color Tile and Floorco Direct to the Trade, held its 12th annual convention earlier this month at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Carrying the theme "United We Stand," the meeting was aimed at reminding members that working together they could find ways to power through this tough economy.

Bob Caputo, owner of Carpetland USA Color Tile of Dothan, Ala., won an award for Carpetland USA Color Tile Retailer of the Year. He is pictured (second from left), with Alliance Flooring's co-CEOs Ron Dunn and Jon Logue.

Also at the meeting, Alliance Flooring presented its annual awards to single out the top performers in each division. These included honors for Outstanding Performance, Highest Sales Increase, National Sales Leader, Suppliers of the Year and Retailer of the Year.

Mathew Busch, Matt Gauthier and Mitch Glenn were named Floorco Business Owner of the Year for their Floorco of Rochester store in Rochester, Minn. Pictured left to right are Alliance Flooring co-CEO Ron Dunn; Mathew Busch, owner of Floorco of Rochester; and Alliance Flooring co-CEO Jon Logue.

Organizers noted they were pleased with the turnout at the convention, saying the attendance was up by 10 percent at this year's show.