Attendees at the WFCA Leadership Conference, held August 11 at the 2011 CFI Convention in Kansas City, Mo.

Roland Thompson reviews the latest resilient installation techniques at the 2011 CFI Convention.

Installers from across the nation returned to Kansas City, Mo. for the opening day of The International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association’s 18th annual Convention in Kansas City, Mo., August 11-13.

World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) ceo D. Christopher Davis welcomes installers and sponsors of the WFCA Leadership Conference.

This year’s convention started off with the board of directors meeting, followed by certification team meetings, in which the organization’s trainers reviewed the latest installation techniques for carpet, resilient and ceramic tile.  

Thursday evening, the WFCA-sponsored Leadership Conference & Dinner officially opened the convention with an introduction by World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) ceo D. Christopher Davis, who welcomed the installers and thanked the events sponsors.

“We’ve always been a big believer in CFI, Davis said. “What has impressed me the most about this organization is their dedication and commitment to excellence.”

Dennis Brown

Davis was followed by the return of keynote presenter Dennis Brown, “Mr. Attitude is Everything!” Brown inspired the group with his dynamic presentation, stressing the importance of attitude in every aspect of life.

Pictured (L to r): D. Christopher Davis, Dennis Brown and CFI president Robert Varden.

“When you’re installing floors, you should also be installing a better attitude in yourself,” Brown advised. “The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude.”

Look for comprehensive coverage of the 2011 CFI Convention in the next issue ofFloor Covering Installerand online at