Toronto—Longust Distributing, a hard surface distributor, has been added as a distributor for Novalis Innovative Flooring. Established in 1974, Longust will represent the NovaFloor and Stainmaster Luxury Vinyl lines (made by Novalis) in California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico and in parts of Western Texas and Southwestern Colorado.
“To be able to partner with one of the largest LVT manufacturers in the world fits right into our current and future marketing plans of offering quality products to our valued customers,” said Steve Wallace, president of Longust Distributing.
Houston—EarthWerks will form a new partnership for distribution with Longust Distributing, serving the Southwestern region. Longust Distributing will cover Arizona, Southern Nevada and Southern California, stocking product at warehouses in Mesa, Las Vegas, Anaheim and San Diego. Big D Floor Covering Supplies and JH Freed & Sons will continue to serve customers during the transition.
“EarthWerks has been the leader and innovator in LVT flooring for over three decades,” said Amy Sadler, national sales manager, EarthWerks. “Our commitment to style, service and availability is the backbone of our excellence, and we saw Longust as a group who shared our passion for excellence.”
Mesa, Ariz. – Longust Distributing recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Founded in 1974, Longust has evolved into a major wholesale flooring distributor with a presence in the southwestern U.S., serving California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and west Texas, with a wide range of flooring products.
The anniversary celebrations were held at Tropicana Hotel in Laughlin, Nev., where employees were treated to a buffet and chances to win numerous prizes, including a trip to Hawaii.
Steve Wallace, president, thanked partners Bob Bobertz, John Laird and Drew Mittelstaedt with helping put together the culture Longust has been known for. He also thanked and recognized founder Tom Longust for his continuous support and guidance. He then invited Tom to the stage to give an entertaining speech about the early days of Longust.
This event was a statement that Longust’s 40th anniversary is just the beginning and that they are in it for the “Longust” haul.
LAS VEGAS—Laminate manufacturers, distributors, retailers and suppliers gathered at the Mandalay Bay during Surfaces here to not only get an update on the state of the category but to find out the winners of the 5th annual LAMMY Awards.
Presented by the North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA), the awards are “a great way to formally recognize companies and individuals for their efforts within the industry and encourage others to do the same,” explained Bill Dearing, president. Continue reading NALFA names 5th annual LAMMY award winners