The National Wood Flooring Association announced its 2013 Community Service Award recipients during its Wood Flooring Expo in Dallas, TX.  The awards were announced during an Awards Luncheon, which took place on Thursday, April 4.  NWFA Community Service Awards are presented to companies that perform volunteer work for charitable organizations.

This past year, 19 NWFA member companies found the time, the means, and the compassion to give to others. These companies participated in a variety of projects. Several companies donated time and materials to the installation of wood floors for Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House, a homeless shelter, a children’s museum, and homes for children in need as well as the refinishing of historic homes and churches. Companies also participated in fundraising and volunteer efforts for Hurricane Sandy relief and for organizations such as the American Red Cross, Wounded Wear, and Touching Lives Worldwide.

Member companies that were recognized this year with an NWFA Community Service Award include:

            Bona US – Aurora, CO

            C&R Flooring – Needham, MA

            Christopherson Wood Floors – Olympia, WA

            Energyst Solutions Flooring Supply Specialists – Grand Rapids, MI

            Foremost Custom Hardwood Floors, LLC – Stamford, VT

            Goodwin Heart Pine Company – Micanopy, FL

            Horizon Forest Products – Raleigh, NC (headquarters)

            Intermountain Wood Flooring – Salt Lake City, UT

            Lumber Liquidators – Toano, VA

            Mirage Floors – Saint Georges, Quebec, Canada

            Mr. Sandless – Aston, PA

            Mr. Sandless – Sarasota, FL

            Oshkosh Designs – Winneconne, WI

            Vivid Hardwood Flooring – Genoa, OH

These members have all made our communities stronger by exemplifying the philosophy that charity defines us as individuals, as communities, and as an industry. A video about the honorees can be viewed at