Fuse Announces Winners of Member & Supplier Awards

Niguel, CA, March 16, 2017—Fuse Alliance has announced the recipients of the  network’s Member and Supplier Awards, which were recognized at the organization’s  2017 annual conference. Fuse Alliance also announced the winners of its inaugural Spark Awards, presented to network members only.

With a record attendance of nearly 275 attendees from the United States and Canada, the  Fuse  Alliance  annual conference  was  held  in  Austin,  Texas  and  focused  on  connecting  the  architecture  and  design  community with the network’s flooring experts.

Fuse Alliance network members were recognized for excellence in Communication, Reporting and Follow Up, Loyalty, Sustainability and Spirit.

OEC, based in Boise, Idaho, captured Excellence in Communication; Division 9, based in the Seattle  area  and Christian Brothers, based in the San Diego area, both took home Excellence in Reporting and Follow-Up; three network members received Excellence  in  Loyalty,  which  included  Star Floors  of  Dallas, Texan  Floor  Service  of  Houston  and Franklin Flooring in Pennsylvania. Re:Source Floors Inc., based in San Diego, was recognized for its contribution to Ecollect,  Fuse  Alliance’s  reclamation  program. Finally, Resource 4 Floors, based in Ft. Lauderdale, received the Spirit Award.

Supplier Awards were presented to four  of  the  network’s  preferred  suppliers.  Johnsonite received Best Product, Armstrong Flooring received Best Service, and Schönox received Best Support. Ardex Americas captured Supplier of the Year. Fuse Alliance conducts an annual member survey for the Supplier Awards. The results are tallied and presented at the organization’s annual conference.

A new program offered to network members only, the Spark Awards celebrate excellence in project design installed by its network members and is centered on flooring. Based on originality, quality of installation and design innovation, the awards represent outstanding craftsmanship, skill and expertise in the flooring industry. The awards were judged by an outside panel of leaders in the design and flooring industry: Lendlease Executive Vice President, Project Management & Construction, David MacDonald; leading technical flooring expert, Lew Migliore, founder of LGM and Associates; and Susanne Molina, FIIDA, CID, LEED AP, principal of the Los Angeles-based interior design firm One Design Collective. Butler Flooring Services, based in Louisville, Kentucky, captured three Spark Awards, including Best Branded Environment, and Best in Show for Turf Club & Stakes Tavern Renovation at Kentucky Derby and Most Maximized Budget for Frazier Rehab 8thFloor Renovation.

Commercial Interior Resources (CIR), based in Orange County, California, captured the Greatest Space Challenge for a theater renovation project (project unnamed). Floorz, based in Denver, captured two Spark Awards including The Most Aggressive Timeline/Schedule for Halcyon Hotel and the Best Flooring Solution for the Westin Hotel at Denver International Airport. Signature Commercial Floor Covering received the Toughest Site Conditions for LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal Renovation.