Install Announces Winners of 2023 Drywall & Flooring Olympics

Washington, DC, October 25, 2023-Install, the North American leader in floorcovering installation training and certification, announces the winners of its 2023 Drywall & Flooring Olympics. The finalists, who had competed at the local and district levels, traveled to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters’ (UBC) International Training Center (ITC) in Las Vegas, Nevada, to take part in Install National Conference. The recent multi-day event included the Drywall & Flooring Olympics, as well as presentations by industry leaders, and tours of the ITC-which encompasses over 1 million square-feet of training space.

Over 550 contractors and UBC staff were in attendance to watch the event and cheer on the participants. 

Winners of the 2023 Drywall & Flooring Olympics

First Place: John Sawyer, Messina Floor Covering, represented the Midwestern District and the Indiana / Kentucky / Ohio Regional Council 

Second Place: Scott Nolte, Re:Source New Jersey, Inc., represented the Eastern District and the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council

Third Place: Julio Cervantes, Kaiser Flooring, represented the Western District and the Southwest Mountain States Regional Council

Fourth Place: Brandon Ladouceur, Bousada Inc., represented the Canadian District and the Carpenters’ Regional Council

Fifth Place: Ernest Henry Nunes, F.A. Wilhelm, represented the Southern District and the Southeastern Carpenters Regional Council

Honorable Mention went to the following semi-finalists:

Glenn Knoeck – North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters

Scott Stauffer – Indiana / Kentucky / Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters

Alex Stauner – Mid-America Regional Council of Carpenters

Richard Olsen – New York City District Council

Rui M. Pedro – North Atlantic Regional Council