The Washington State Floor Covering Association (WSFCA) was the large category winner in the 2010 Howard Olansky/World Floor Covering Association Affiliate of the Year Awards. Pictured (from left): Jeff Golden, NFT editor and publisher; Phil Johnson, BNP Media group publisher; Shawn Loomis, WSFCA president; and Debbie Tott, WSFCA exec. director.


The Wisconsin and Washington State Floor Covering Associations were the big winners of the recent 4th annual Howard Olansky/World Floor Covering Association Affiliate of the Year Awards. The companies were chosen as the top floor covering associations in the small and large categories respectively.

Runners up were the Southern California Floor Covering Association in the small category, and Maryland/Northern Virginia Floor Covering Association in the large category.

Phil Johnson, group publisher of NFT, Floor Covering Installer, and TILE Magazine, said the awards were a testament to the legacy of Howard Olansky, his late mentor and co-founder of Western Floors and Eastern Floors magazines that were later combined into NFT. “Howard was a very special man and was devoted with a passion and love for the floor covering industry. All he really wanted to see, throughout his life, was the excellence, growth and success of the profession,” he said before the awards were presented.