As a cooperative business, Carpet One Floor & Home is built on the success of its members. Through the Convention, Carpet One Floor & Home recognized outstanding members of their cooperative. The award winners were selected based on their contributions to their fellow Carpet One members and to the cooperative. The cooperative also recognized the valuable partners that help them drive success for their stores.
“It’s no easy task to choose just two members to recognize,” says Eric Demaree, President of Carpet One Floor & Home. “So many of our members go above and beyond in supporting the cooperative and excelling at their business.”
Awards were presented in the following categories:
ALAN GREENBERG AWARD
Dulmes Décor Carpet One Floor & Home
This award recognizes the member who most embodies the Carpet One Floor & Home spirit and who best represents what CCA Global Partners co-founder, Alan Greenberg, stood for. It is based on overall participation in programs, contributions to the cooperative, and support of fellow members during the previous year.
This year’s Alan Greenberg Award winner, Gary Dulmes, joined the cooperative in 1996. He has served the membership as an RNG Coordinator, helping his region work together. Gary is a huge supporter of Carpet One Floor & Home programs and avidly promotes Carpet One’s exclusive brands.
In his community, Gary is extremely active. He has served as president of the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce, the Midwest Decorating Products Association, and the National Association of Floorcovering Retailers.
He serves on numerous boards and advisory councils like the board of directors of Safe Harbor – a county agency providing help for people subjected to domestic abuse. Gary is a shining example of what it means to be a member of a cooperative organization.
Gary is one of the most humble and sincere people you will ever meet,” said Howard Brodsky, co-CEO of CCA Global Partners. “I’m honored to present this year’s Alan Greenberg Award to him.”
THE WALLY HILEMAN AWARD
Floor Covering Brokers Carpet One Floor & Home
Traverse City, MI
The Wally Hileman Award was created in memory of Wally Hileman, Carpet One Floor & Home’s first Vice President of Membership who, from 1991 through 1998, brought in many of the great members that have made Carpet One Floor & Home successful. This Award recognizes members who have been in Carpet One Floor & Home for no more than 2-3 years and have shown an outstanding commitment to the cooperative.
Dennis joined Carpet One Floor & Home in 2015 after purchasing Floor Covering Brokers in 2004 after a 30-year career in the elevator and escalator industry. He has service on many local boards including the Home Builders Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Old Town Playhouse and the YMCA. He is also a licensed residential builder.
Since joining Carpet One Floor & Home, he has truly embraced the products and programs offered by the cooperative. He enjoys learning from and helping his fellow members.
SUPPLIER PARTNERS OF THE YEAR
Each year, the Carpet One Floor & Home members vote on the Supplier Partner of the Year and Specialty Supplier Partner of the Year. These awards recognize the organizations that have made the greatest commitment and most significant impact on the membership over the past year.
This year’s winners, as voted on at Convention by the Carpet One Floor & Home members are:
Supplier Partner of the Year – Shaw Industries
For the ninth year in a row, the recipient of the Supplier Partner of the Year Award, Shaw Industries, has been selected for their dedication to supporting some of Carpet One Floor & Home’s most popular product lines. Their excellence in executing exclusive programs and innovation in creating high-quality products has made them a trusted partner of the membership. Carpet One Floor & Home members have come to depend on the high level of service provided by Shaw and depend on them for their continued success.
Specialty Supplier Partner of the Year – Carpenter Company
Receiving this award for the second time, Carpenter Co. continues to offer Carpet One Floor & Home members consistent quality, outstanding service and innovative carpet cushion products. Carpet One Floor & Home members rely on Carpenter as a valuable partner in their daily business. As a long-time supporter of the Carpet One cooperative, Carpenter Co. has shown commitment to providing both quality products and great service.
About Carpet One Floor & Home
Carpet One Floor & Home is North America’s leading floor covering retailer, with 1,000 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Carpet One Floor & Home stores are known for a broad selection of carpet, wood, laminate, ceramic, vinyl, and area rugs, including exclusive brands like Bigelow and Lees. They offer a unique customer experience with the exclusive SelectAFloor™ merchandising system that simplifies the shopping experience and The Beautiful Guarantee®, which guarantees that the customer will be 100% happy with their floor. Carpet One Floor & Home is also the home of the exclusive Healthier Living® Flooring Installation System.