National Installer of the Year finalists released

Installer of the YearDallas—The first stop of the regional semifinals for the National Installer of the Year competition, hosted by The International Surfaces Event (TISE), took place at the CFI convention in Orlando, Florida, from July 31 through August. 1.

TISE announced and congratulated the Southeast Regional Finalists: David Beagle, winner of the hardwood category; and Roy Lewis, winner of the carpet category. The winners of the semifinals will now receive a plaque with bragging rights from the semifinalists, a $500 grant from Mohawk and a trip to Las Vegas to participate in the national competition at TISE 2023, which runs from January 31 through February. is being held. 2, for a chance to win the title of National Installer of the Year.

The next two games are:

  • Central US Regions
    • NWFA Training Facility, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Regional West Coast
    • IUPAT training facility, San Leandro, California.

Mohawk Flooring is the exclusive sponsor of hardwood floors. The Mohawk brand Performance Accessories also provided products to highlight new installation methods in hybrid hardwood installations. Taylor Adhesives is the exclusive sponsor of the adhesive competition and QEP/Roberts Consolidated Industries, Inc. is the exclusive tool sponsor for the general competition.

According to the company, these critical groups help facilitate and promote the competition: The International Certified Flooring Installers (CFI), National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), ProInstaller Magazine and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT).

The category finalists from each of the regional competitions will compete live on the show floor for the title of National Installer of the Year during the next edition of TISE. Any installer in the US can participate, regardless of industry years or location. Entrants choose which competition city to enter and submit their project history and images online for review. A jury will consider all entries from across the country and select the top eight installers from each city to participate live in each of the regional installation competitions.

Submission deadlines:

  • St. Louis Deadline: September 15, 2022
  • San Leandro Deadline: October 12, 2022

Enter submissions here.

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