CFI Executive Director Jim Walker

The eight annual convention of the International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association (CFI) held at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel, July 26-29, did justice to this year's theme, "The Power of One."

The convention's schedule was a full one, incorporating mill tours, conferences and associate seminars. The Leadership Conference, co-sponsored by the World Floor Covering Association, saw its highest attendance to date, with more than 125 participants.

The Charlie Gress Award, the highest recognition that can be presented to a CFI installer, was bestowed on CFI President Bob Gillespie.