The first FCI Installation Awards contest, sponsored by ProKnee, has come to a close. We received 160 votes across 14 entries in five categories including Commercial Carpet, Commercial Ceramic Tile/Stone, Commercial Resilient, Residential Ceramic Tile/Stone and Residential Hardwood/Cork/Bamboo. Each of the five winners will receive a free pair of kneepads from ProKnee, as well as an award plaque and coverage of their winning projects in the next issue of Floor Covering Installer and online. Additionally, five online voters of the more than 70 who participated were randomly selected to win a total of $500 in Amex gift cards.
The winners are:
Commercial Carpet: Ron Mayo of Flooring Systems Inc., Good Samaritan Regional Health Center, Mt. Vernon, Ill.
Commercial Ceramic Tile/Stone: Ben Bowden/Ivan Gospodinov of Stone Age Marble Ltd.,The Bay Centre’s Compass Rose in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Commercial Resilient: Nick Mooren of H.J. Martin & Son, Madison Central Public Library in Madison, Wis.
Residential Ceramic Tile/Stone: Alex Murray/Elissa Schultz of A&E Tile Design, Conference Room in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.
Residential Hardwood/Cork/Bamboo: Joseph Rocco of Artistic Floors by Design, Living Room in Parker, Colo.
The winner of $200 in Amex gift cards is Tommy Logan of Black Mountain, N.C. The three winners of $100 in Amex gift cards are: Anthony Meneo, New Haven, Conn.; Donna Stewart; and Ashley Adcock, Raleigh, N.C.
Congratulations again to all the winners!
Project: Living Room in Parker, Colo.
Installer: Joseph Rocco, Artistic Floors by Design.
Distributors: Palo Duro Hardwood, Frank Paxton Lumber Co., Teak Works.
Manufacturers: Stauf, Bosch, Dewalt, Festool, Lenmar, Basic Coatings.
Project: The Bay Centre’s Compass Rose in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Category: Commercial Ceramic Tile/Stone.
Installer: Ben Bowden/Ivan Gospodinov, Stone Age Marble Ltd.
Distributor: Beyond Surfaces Distribution.
Manufacturer: The Size Surfaces S.L.
Project: Good Samaritan Regional Health Center, Mt. Vernon, Ill.
Category: Commercial Carpet.
Installer: Ron Mayo, Flooring Systems Inc.
Distributor: ISC Surfaces.
Manufacturer: Tec/H.B. Fuller Construction Products.
Project: Madison Central Public Library, Madison, Wis.
Category: Commercial Resilient.
Installer: Nick Mooren, H.J. Martin & Son.
Manufacturers: Forbo Flooring, Ardex/Henry, Schluter, Flexco, Interface, Shaw Contract, Bentley.
Project: Conference Room in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.
Installer: Alex Murray/Elissa Schultz, A&E Tile Design.
Manufacturers: Dewalt, MAPEI.
Retailers: Home Hardware, Floorcrafters.