The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) announced that 43 recipients of NWFA degrees were honored on stage during its Wood Flooring Expo held in St. Louis.
NWFA’s degree program recognizes individuals who demonstrate dedication and commitment to their profession. According to the association, individuals earning NWFA degrees actively participate in the industry through education, training, teaching and volunteerism.
There are six degrees: craftsman, master craftsman, advanced master craftsman, vanguard, ambassador and honorary vanguard.
This years recipients are:
Avi Hadad, Avi's Hardwood Floors, El Sobrante, Calif.
Dan Harrington, Galleher Hardwood Co., Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
Steve Lima, MAPEI Corp., Saugus, Mass.
Tim Moore, Moore & Neville Flooring Inspections, St. Charles, Mo.
Chris Zizza, C&R Flooring, Westwood, Mass.
Elizabeth Baldwin, Metropolitan Hardwood Floors, Kent, Wash.
Dennis Bradley, Bona US, Aurora, Co.
Matt Casey, Bona US, Aurora, Co.
Zack Clavin Bona US, Aurora, Co.
Bobby Mohr, Bona US, Aurora, Co.
Claudia Lezzell, Floor Technology Institute, Friendswood, Texas
Kevin Murphy, Trinity Hardwood Distributors, Austin, Texas
Kjell Nymark, Precision Hardwood Floor Services, Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Jenny Riddle, The Plank Factory, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Jon Smith, Smith Flooring, Mountain View, Mo.
Scott Taylor, Scott Taylor, Milwaukee, Wis.
Barbara Titus, Sheoga Hardwood Flooring & Paneling, Middlefield, Ohio
Rob Zehnder, Basic Coatings, Toledo, Ohio
Advanced Master Craftsman
Wayne Highlander, Bona US, Aurora, Co.
Joe Rocco, Artistic Floors by Design, Parker, Co.
Marla Jakovljevic, Pasadena Wood Floors, Sierra Madre, Calif.
Keith Long, Thunderheart Flooring, Greeley, Co.
Dinu Luca, ADL Floors, Sammamish, Wash.
Victor Mulbauer, Michigan Hardwood Floors Services, Farmington Hills, Mich.
Artur Alayen, Artex Flooring, San Francisco
Steve Brattin, SVB Wood Floor Service, Grandview, Mo.
Levon Karapetyan, Artex Flooring, San Francisco
Charles Lee, Lumber Mart Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Doug McGrew, Clarke American Sanders, Ripley, W.V.
Toby Merrill, Walk on Wood, McHenry, Ill.
Darin Nesline, Bona US, Aurora, Co.
Eric Nolin, SVB Wood Floor Service, Grandview, Mo.
Tom Owen, Superior Coverings and Construction, La Mesa, Caif.
Bryan Rathbun, On The Level Floor Inspections, Parker, Co.
Lavinia Rathbun, On The Level Floor Inspections, Parker, Co.
John Rudolph, SVB Wood Floor Service, Grandview, Mo.
Tom Skowron, Atlas Floors , Gaithersburg, Md.
Matt Thrane, Gehl Flooring Co., Butler, Wis.
Ben Totta, Totta Hardwood Flooring, Kansas City, Mo.
Mike Totta, Totta Hardwood Flooring, Kansas City, Mo.
Allen Townsell, ECMD Distribution, North Wilkesboro, N.C.
David Watson, David Watson Co., Liverpool, England
For more information, visit nwfa.org/degrees.aspx.