Starnet

The largest group of commercial flooring contractors/dealers that sell, install and maintain floorcovering for their clients. The group was founded in 1992 and today has over 175 independent member companies. Every year the groups celebrates their members' work by hosting a Design Award contest.

Starnet 25th Anniversary: Raising the bar for the commercial flooring market - Apr 2017

By Kim Gavin Starnet was born during what some would call a dynamic-others a chaotic-time in the commercial flooring industry’s history. The group was formed officially (as the International Ma...
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Starnet Design Award Winners Announced

Darien, CT, April 20, 2015—The 15th Annual Starnet Design Awards were held April 17 in Tucson, Arizona as part of the Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership’s Annual Meeting. E...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/starnet-design-award-winners-announced

Starnet Honors Design Awards Winners

Darien, CT, May 8, 2013 -- — Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring recently honored 14 members in the 13th Annual Starnet Design Awards.The awards process was moved entirely online this year thr...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/starnet-honors-design-awards-winners

Maintenance: Commercial Floor Care: Contract dealers benefit from offering floor care - Apr 2017

By Darius Helm Floor care and maintenance has been a growing part of many contract dealers’ operations in the last few years, and those who have entered into that business have nothing but good...
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Distribution Evolution - June 2007

By Frank O'Neill The floorcovering industry has changed dramatically in the past two decades, but one of the more subtle changes—the disappearance of grand industry events, events that br...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/distribution-evolution--june-2007

Starnet Names Winners of 20th Design Awards

Darien, CT, April 23, 2018-Starnet Commercial Flooring has announced the winners of the 20th Annual Starnet Design Awards. Each year the awards celebrate the dynamic partnerships between Starnet Memb...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/starnet-names-winners-of-20th-design-awards

WPC Flooring Trade Group, NAFCD Presentations, Starnet: Strategic Exchange - Dec 2016

By Kemp Harr Much has happened since our last issue. The Cubs have shaken off the curse of the billy goat and won the World Series, the presidential election took a last minute twist—proving ju...
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Distribution Evolution - June 2006

By FRANK O'NEILL, Publisher I’ve told this story dozens of times and I’ll probably tell it many times more, because it’s not only one of my favorite flooring industry stories...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/distribution-evolution--june-2006

The Newest Carpet Reclamation Partnership

The StarNet/CARE Carpet Reclamation Program, officially launched in January of this year, is a partnership in which both involved organizations truly bring equal contributions to a functioning, succes...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/the-newest-carpet-reclamation-partnership

Building a Green Foundation - August/September 06

By Darius Helm Recycling carpet and keeping it out of landfills has been one of the primary objectives of the American carpet industry for the past ten years now. Yet for all the industry&rsquo...
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StarNet Member Wins Toyota Prius

Ridgefield, CT, February 10, 200--StarNet Commercial Flooring Cooperative, the largest member-owned cooperative of independent, commercial floor covering contractors in North America, announces the wi...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/starnet-member-wins-toyota-prius

Starnet Gives Design Awards at Annual Meeting

Darien, CT, April 23, 2012 -- The 12th annual Starnet Design Awards were presented to winners at Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador Resort on Friday, April 20.Seven category winners, two honorable me...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/starnet-gives-design-awards-at-annual-meeti...

NFA, Starnet and Coverings: Strategic Exchange - May 2016

By Kemp Harr Last month, participants at the three events I attended were extremely upbeat about sales growth and current market conditions, and each one is focused in different areas. I’m refe...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nfa-starnet-and-coverings-strategic-exchang...

StarNet/CARE Reclamation Program Recognizes Pfizer

Ridgefield, CT, March 8, 2006--StarNet Commercial Flooring Cooperative, the largest member-owned cooperative of independent, commercial floor covering contractors in North America, recognized the carp...
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Focus on Leadership - April 2011

Interview by Kemp Harr   President and CEO of Starnet, Jeanne Matson is a shape-shifter in the best sense of the word. She transitioned from being a brand manager in the cosmetics industry to C...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/focus-on-leadership--april-2011

Starnet Names Design Contest Winners

Darien, CT, May 20, 2010--Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership named the winners and honorees of its 2010 Design Awards.Small Corporate WinnerPfingsten Partners, Chicago, ILArchitect/Desi...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/starnet-names-design-contest-winners

Starnet Names Design Award Winners

Darien, CT, April 27, 200--Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership has announced the winners of the2009 Starnet Design Awards competition. The Design Awards evaluate creative use of floor c...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/starnet-names-design-award-winners

Construction spending, Starnet, FEI, Bridgeway meetings: Strategic Exchange - Dec 2015

By Kemp Harr We’ve got one more month to go in 2015, and it looks like the overall pace of flooring consumption in the U.S. is tracking at the same rate as last year, with the smaller commerc...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-starnet-fei-bridgeway...

Dowling to Retire as StarNet President & CEO

Ridgefield, CT, May 18, 2006--At StarNet Commercial Flooring Cooperative’s annual meeting in Bal Harbour, Florida, Lori Dowling, president and CEO, announced her plans to retire in April 2007. Do...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/dowling-to-retire-as-starnet-president--ceo

Mohawk's IVC purchase, Shaw's LifeGuard, Starnet news

  By Kemp Harr Wow, what a January. There’s been plenty of energy and enthusiasm at the shows we’ve attended and, with no bitter cold weather, the year is starting out on a stronger...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/mohawks-ivc-purchase-shaws-lifeguard-starne...

NBC and artificial turf, Starnet and NFA gatherings: Strategic Exchange

By Kemp Harr   Early last month, right in the middle of the evening news ratings sweep, NBC Nightly News ran a sensationalized news story telling millions of Americans that there could be a l...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nbc-and-artificial-turf-starnet-and-nfa-gat...

Invironmentalists to Join Forces with StarNet

Ridgefield, CT, January 13--StarNet Commercial Flooring Cooperative is combining with The Invironmentalists Commercial Services Network. With approximately 137 firms and 230 locations nationwide,...
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StarNet Sponsors IIDA Reception

Ridgefield, CT, July 26--StarNet Commercial Flooring Cooperative sponsored the International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA) Chapter Leadership Council (CLC) summer networking reception, held in ...
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Diversified Flooring Joins StarNet

Darien, CT, May 29, 2007--StarNet has announced the acceptance of Diversified Flooring, Inc. as a new member.  With main headquarters based in Salt Lake City, UT, Diversified Flooring, Inc. activ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/diversified-flooring-joins-starnet

Commercial Floorcare: The Business: Interview with Starnet's Eric Boender - Apr 2018

Interview by Kemp Harr Commercial floorcare can provide a steady and profitable additional revenue stream for commercial contractors, in addition to helping them build and maintain valuable relations...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/commercial-floorcare-the-business-interview...

Starnet Names Boender Director of Two Programs

Darien, CT, Nov. 9, 2011 -- Starnet Worldwide has named Eric Boender director of Starnet Floor Care & Special Services, effective Dec. 1. In this newly created position, Boender is responsible for...
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Bell Works Hosts Starnet Design Award Celebration

Holmdel, NJ, August 7, 2018--New York City-based Consolidated Carpet, a commercial flooring contracting firm, won first place in the Corporate category in the 2018 Starnet Commercial Flooring Design A...
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StarNet Sponsors IIDA Reception

Ridgefield, CT, June 28-StarNet Commercial Flooring Cooperative sponsored the International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA) Chapter Leadership Council (CLC) summer networking reception, held in J...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/starnet-sponsors-iida-reception-1

StonExpress Becomes StarNet Vendor

Decatur, GA, March 31--The StarNet Commercial Flooring Cooperative recently named STONEXPRESS Inc. as a vendor in the group’s growing network. STONEXPRESS, a high-quality natural stone supplier pr...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/stonexpress-becomes-starnet-vendor

Mark Bischoff Named VP—Vendor Relations for Starnet

Darien, CT, March 28, 2018-Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring announces today that Mark Bischoff is joining the organization in the position of vice president-vendor relations, effective April 1.&n...
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