Pictured (left to right) are Sandra Loa, Washington State Floor Covering Association board member; Gary Long, WSFCA past president; Barb Tipton with Rick Tipton, WSFCA past president; Debbie Tott, WSFCA executive director, along with Jeff Golden, NFT editor and publisher, and Phil Johnson, group publisher of NFT, FCI and TILE.


The Washington State Floor Covering Association was honored with the World Floor Covering Association’s Howard Olansky Large Association Affiliate of the Year Award during a presentation held at Surfaces 2010.

Other winners included: the Chicago FCA (Medium category) and the Sacramento Valley FCA (Small category). Runners up were: the Maryland-Northern Virginia FCA (Large category), the Minnesota FCA (Medium category) and the Idaho FCA (Small category).

“It’s wonderful to see how you’re all working to elevate this industry,” said Phil Johnson, group publisher of National Floor Trends, Floor Covering Installer and TILE Magazine. “This also goes back to remembering a man very dear to Jeff and I – our mentor, Howard Olansky.”