Laguna Niguel, Calif.—Fuse Alliance, a member-owned organization of professional commercial flooring contractors, has added two new service providers to the network: GP Land and Carpet of Brockport, N.Y., and Nevada Contract Carpet of Las Vegas. With the addition of these two members, the Fuse Alliance network now reaches 84 member dealer partners with more than 150 locations throughout the United States and Canada.
“The addition of GP Land and Carpet and Nevada Contract Carpet illustrates our commitment to establishing a strong network of flooring professionals that have the same high-quality level of skill and knowledge throughout the network and in every location,” said Geoff Gordon, executive director at Fuse Alliance. “It is members such as these that continue to set us apart in the building industry.”
GP Land and Carpet, a certified Woman Business Enterprise and authorized dealer on the New York State flooring contract, is a full-service flooring company that specializes in commercial carpet and hard surface flooring. GP Land and Carpet Corporation’s projects include corporate, education, government, institutional, public spaces, airports and healthcare.
Nevada Contract Carpet is a full-service flooring company that works in both the residential and commercial market segments. The company’s commercial projects cover most segments including corporate, hospitality, retail and healthcare.
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.
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.
Laguna Niguel, Calif.—Fuse Alliance, a member-owned organization of professional, commercial flooring contractors, has appointed three new members to its Board of Directors for 2016. Joining the board are Jamie Gilmore, president of Pavilion Floors; Brittany Purdy, principal at Resource Floors; and Garry Ruick, president of Continental Office. The Board of Directors officers remain the same.
“As we continue to build our network of knowledgeable and skilled flooring contractors, it’s an immense benefit to be able to get advice from a board made up of network members that are so well-versed in the flooring industry,” said Geoff Gordon, executive director at Fuse Alliance. “We are very fortunate to have them on our team as we continue to strengthen our network.”
Laguna Niguel, Calif.—Fuse Alliance, a member-owned organization of professional, commercial flooring contractors, has accepted three new members into its network of service providers. New members are Aligned Floor Covering in British Columbia, Canada; Henges Interiors, with multiple locations in Missouri and Illinois; and One Source Commercial Flooring in Plano, Texas.
The Fuse Alliance network now has more than 80 member dealer partners and over 150 locations throughout the United States and Canada.
“Our network is centered on service, therefore we are forging strong partnerships throughout North America so that we can effectively support local customers as well as our expanding national account base,” said Geoff Gordon, executive director at Fuse Alliance.
Laguna Niguel, Calif.—Fuse Alliance, a member-owned organization of professional, commercial flooring contractors, has welcomed three new service providers from the United States and Canada. The network’s new service providers, proficient in both the commercial and residential market segments, include Capozza Tile & Floor Covering in Portland, Maine; Christian Brothers Flooring & Interiors in Lakeside Calif.; and Commercial Carpet Centre in Dartmouth, Canada. With the addition of these three members, the Fuse Alliance network now reaches 78 member dealer partners with over 140 locations throughout North America.
“Our new dealer partners help us to expand our reach throughout North America,” said Geoff Gordon, executive director at Fuse Alliance. “Our most valuable asset is our network made up of skilled, knowledgeable people and as a result, we can remain focused on building a trusted, reliable network.”
All three of the organization’s new flooring dealer partners are full service flooring contractors covering every commercial market segment including corporate, education, government, hospitality, retail and health care.
Laguna Niguel, Calif.—Halex Corporation has joined Fuse Alliance, a member-owned organization of professional, commercial flooring contractors, as a preferred supplier. Based in Southern California, Halex is a leading manufacturer of flooring installation products including seam tape, flooring nails, underlayment and moisture barriers.
“We strive to be a valuable resource to our network members and partnering with companies such as Halex allows us to continue building a network of suppliers with quality, high-performing products, materials and services,” said Geoff Gordon, executive director at Fuse Alliance.
Laguna Niguel, Calif.—Fuse Alliance, a member-owned organization of professional, commercial flooring contractors, has named Kevin Sergenian executive vice president. A seasoned flooring industry veteran, Sergenian will focus on increasing the organization’s exposure in the real estate development market in an effort to build this segment of Fuse Commercial, Fuse Alliance’s highly successful national contracting initiative specializing in senior living, retail and hospitality flooring installations across the continental U.S. and Canada.
Sergenian brings over 30 years of service in the specified commercial flooring industry to this role. Prior to joining Fuse Alliance, Sergenian was most recently director of corporate sales at Bentley Mills.
“The addition of Kevin to our leadership team represents our commitment to growing our Fuse Commercial business while strengthening relationships between our member businesses and our commercial real estate customers,” said Geoff Gordon, executive director of Fuse Alliance.
Laguna Niguel, Calif.—Fuse Alliance network member SCS Flooring Systems recently acquired Wallachs Floor Covering in Orange County, Calif. SCS Flooring Systems, based in Irvine, Calif., is a full service commercial service provider serving the Western U.S. With more than 30 years of experience in the commercial flooring industry, Wallachs Floor Covering brings exceptional long-term client relationships, consistent sales performance and an impressive track record of profitability.
“Expanding our business to include Wallachs Floor Covering was a big decision for our leadership team and we are very excited,” said Ken Chmura, president of SCS Flooring Systems. “Wallachs’ go-to market strategy and business philosophy was in total alignment with our business footprint and growth strategy.”