Laguna Niguel, Calif.—Fuse Alliance has welcomed Texan Floor Service as its newest dealer partner. Texan Floor Service, which serves the Houston area, is a full-service commercial flooring company. With the addition of this member the Fuse Alliance network has grown to 84 professional flooring partners in more than 150 locations throughout the United States and Canada.
“Texan Floor Service brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our network, and we are thrilled to have them as part of our organization,” said Geoff Gordon, executive director at Fuse Alliance. “It’s an exciting time for us as we continue to build our network with commercial flooring companies of this caliber and expand our reach throughout the United States.”
Texan Floor Service is an employee-owned flooring company that specializes in a wide range of commercial flooring market segments and provides a range of flooring products as well as installation, maintenance and repair, and reclamation services. The company is one of Houston’s first commercial flooring companies dedicated to a No Carpet to Landfill policy. Since 2009, the company has partnered with Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) diverting hundreds of thousands of pounds of carpet from landfills and redirecting to a recycling plant in Grapevine, Texas.
“We are committed to cultivating a strong partnership with the Fuse Alliance leadership team and other business throughout the network, and looking forward to the growth and insight that will come from being connected to a network such as Fuse,” said Jeff Hill, president, Texan Floor Service.
Miami—Mr. David’s Flooring, a commercial flooring contractor based in Itasca, Ill., was awarded four gold and one bronze prize at this year’s Starnet Design Awards, which took place during Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership’s annual meeting held April 14 to 16 here.
The gold award-winning projects include: Healthcare and People’s Choice for Rush University Medical Center Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Chicago; Unique Installation for Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Fla.; and Hospitality for HarborChase of Shorewood in Milwaukee, Wis. The bronze award-winning project was in the Corpoate category for Lockton 34th & 35th floors, also in Chicago.
“Winning four gold awards with the vast amount of talented designers and high quality competition in the industry makes this a truly wonderful feat to have accomplished,” said Leonard Zmijewski, CEO of Mr. David’s Flooring. “Mr. David’s Flooring would like to give the designers and the manufacturers the recognition they deserve as none of this would have been possible without them. Mr. David’s Flooring is proud to have taken part in turning the designers’ visions into reality in 2016 and cannot wait to do the same in 2017.”
The Starnet Design Awards recognize creativity, professionalism, quality and versatility demonstrated by Starnet members, vendor partners and the architecture and design community. Gold, silver and bronze prizes are awarded in seven categories by a panel of nationally recognized and award-winning architecture and design professionals. This year’s winners were selected from more than 100 nominees.
Laguna Niguel, Calif.—Fuse Alliance, a member-owned organization of professional, commercial flooring contractors, has launched Experius Distribution contractor’s e-commerce website, an efficient e-commerce platform that provides below-trade pricing to the public and to contractors with a range of high-performing flooring products and materials including adhesives, floor preparation, floor maintenance and more.
“We are thrilled to offer the public special, below-trade pricing on select, quality flooring products and overstock from excess inventory from our member businesses,” said Geoff Gordon, executive director of Fuse Alliance. “Our team has built an extremely efficient platform that benefits our members and the public, and through this initiative we are changing the way our industry accesses flooring materials as well as the online shopping experience for contractors, customers and the public.”
From adhesives, floor preparation, flooring maintenance and moisture-related products to primers, tool kits and overstock, Fuse Alliance’s Experius Distribution platform is opening a door for contractors, architects and interior designers to purchase a variety of flooring products and materials at below-trade prices conveniently and easily online with just a click of a button. In an effort to support network businesses and create ongoing member benefits, Experius Distribution has been a key initiative for the organization and a good fit for Fuse Alliance members and the public.
Additionally, Experius Distribution’s overstock program further supports the network’s Ecollect program, a successful reclamation program in place since 2008 that diverts carpet and other flooring material from landfills. Fuse Alliance will continue building its product offering to include a wide range of flooring products and materials.
To find out more about Experius Distribution and its products, visit www.experius.biz.
Laguna Niguel, Calif.—Fuse Alliance, a member-owned organization of professional commercial flooring contractors, today announced the launch of the Spark Awards. As a platform to honor the network’s most impressive flooring designs and installations, the Spark Awards are made up of eight categories including Best in Show and Member’s Choice.
“We are thrilled to offer our members a program that really showcases the craftsmanship of their teams,” said Geoff Gordon, executive director of Fuse Alliance. “Our network is made up of some of the industry’s best and brightest flooring professionals and the Spark Awards further support our efforts to champion the positive impact they have on the built environment.”
Based on originality, quality of installation and design innovation, the awards represent outstanding craftsmanship, skill and expertise in the flooring industry. Categories include Toughest Site Conditions, Best Branded Environments, Most Aggressive Timeline/Schedule, Greatest Space Challenges, Best Flooring Solution, Most Maximized Budget, Best in Show and Member’s Choice. Except for the Member’s Choice category, which will be based upon a vote process by network members, a panel will review all projects. The panel of notable names includes leaders in the design and flooring industry: David MacDonald, executive vice president, project management and construction, Lendlease; Lew Migliore, leading technical flooring expert and founder of LGM and Associates; and Susanne Molina, FIIDA, CID, LEED AP, a principal of the Los Angeles-based interior design firm K2S Studio.
Awards are open to Fuse Alliance members only and must include flooring products from network suppliers. Fuse members access a straightforward, streamlined process to enter projects. There is no limit to the number of entries. Winners will be announced at the network’s annual conference, which is held in the first quarter of every year. To find out more about the Spark Awards, visit sparkawards.fusealliance.com.