Alliance Flooring Names Retailers of Year

Nashville, TN, March 11, 2009--Alliance Flooring, Inc., parent company of CarpetsPlus Color Tile, Carpetland Color Tile and Floorco Direct to the Trade, recently held its 2009 Convention March 7-10, at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville.

Awards went to winners in each Alliance Flooring division including CarpetsPlus Color Tile, Carpetland USA Color Tile and Floorco. Some were also divided into regional awards.

Retailer of the Year Award Winners
Mark Strauch of Floor Craft in Colorado Springs, CO won Retailer of the Year for the group’s CarpetsPlus Color Tile division. Bob Caputo of Carpetland USA in Dothan, AL, won for the Carpetland USA Color Tile division and Mathew Busch, Matt Gauthier and Mitch Glenn, Floorco of Rochester, Rochester, MN, won Floorco Business Owner of the Year.

Outstanding Performance Award - Carpetland USA Color Tile
Gene Podell, Carpetland USA, Roanoke, VA

Outstanding Performance Award - Color Tile Group
Randy Reed, Rich Best, Steve Taylor, Dave Lee, Jim Patterson

Outstanding Performance Awards - CarpetsPlus Color Tile

Northeast
Gary and Nancy Case, The Carpet Collection Color Tile, Lockport, NY
Dan Buerkle, The Rug Market, Rochester, NY

Upper Midwest
George and Ruthanne Gilbert, Gilbert's CarpetsPlus Color Tile, Big Rapids, MI
George and Robin Osterhus, Flooring Frenzy and More, Owatonna, MN

Midwest
Bill Smiddy, Smiddy's CarpetsPlus Color Tile, Terre Haute, IN
Todd Ramsey and Jeremy Wirges, Three Kings Flooring, Fort Wayne, IN

South
Jim Chrestman, American Flooring, Saltillo, MS
Tony Fry, CarpetsPlus Color Tile of Winnsboro, Winnsboro, TX

West
Bob and Ellen Dauenhauer, Carpet World, Bismarck, ND
Bonnie Anderson, Decorating Ideas, Powell, WY

Highest Sales Increase – CarpetsPlus Color Tile

East
Roger James and Brandon James, James Flooring, Springfield, OH

Central
David Anderson, Anderson's Pro Flooring, Lake Dallas, TX

West
Jerry and Mary Butler, Fred's CarpetsPlus, Torrance, CA

Highest Sales Increase – Carpetland USA Color Tile
Kevin Rose, Carpetland USA Color Tile, Rockford, IL

Highest Sales Increase – Supplier
Lee Safritt, Anderson Hardwood

National Sales Leader – all divisions
Eric Langan, Carpetland USA Color Tile, Davenport, IA

Outstanding Performance Award – Suppliers
Jason Randolph, Mohawk Industries
Mike Kinker, Beaulieu of America
Tony Godfrey, Invista Stainmaster
Welton Davison, Shaw Hard Surface
Alan Peters, Wells Fargo

Suppliers of the Year
Hard Surface – Jay Kopelson, Mannington
Soft Surface – Ann McDermott, Shaw Industries