The World Floor Covering Association’s National Installation Contest 2002 will be held in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo & Convention Center during Surfaces, Jan. 30-Feb. 1. Twenty of the nation’s finest floor covering installation professionals will compete in two different categories for the chance to be recognized as the best the industry has to offer.

During the last half of 2001, regional installation contests were held across the United States. From these seven contests emerged 20 individuals ready to compete against their peers, 10 in the carpet division and 10 in the resilient division, in a three-part exercise designed to test their mental acuity as well as their physical prowess in floor covering installation.

The hands-on portion of the WFCA National Installation Contest 2002 can be watched from start to finish in the lower level of the convention center.

And now, meet the competitors…

CARPET

Mark Biron
Mark Biron Installations, Inc.
Manchester, N.H.

William Blakeslee
Phoenix Floorcovering Guild
Phoenix, Ariz.

Michael Elhardt
About Floors, Inc.
Port Orchard, Wash.

Kenneth J. Frango
Hard & Soft Floorcovering Contractors
Glendale, Ariz.

Andy Malary
Commercial Coverings Corp.
Charlotte, N.C.

Bruce E. Metzger
Phoenix, Ariz.

Jim Rank
Flooring Solutions, Inc.
Raymore, Mo.

John Schwartz
J&S Floors
Minden, Nev.

Roland Thompson
Kehne’s Carpet One
Frederick, Md.

Kevin Twohig
Twohig Floor Covering
Fond Du Lac, Wis.

RESILIENT

Marty Allerdings
Columbia River Carpet One
Rainier, Ore.

Vic Bubnick
Romanoff Floors
Independence, Ohio

Thomas Cudney
Floors Inc.
Omaha, Neb.

Jeff Kuohn
Decorative Floorings Surfaces, Inc.
Millbury, Ohio

Michael L. Megonigal
Megonigal Flooring
Aston, Penn.

Mark Milbourne
St. Joseph. Mo.

Mark Nemeth
R&J Carpet Service
Sun Valley, Calif.

David R. Rowden
Students Floor Covering
Vancouver, Wash.

Scott Sager
L&E Flooring Co.
La Plata, Md.

Mike Suffia
Anderson Carpet & Linoleum
Oakland, Calif.