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ISFA Announces 2019 Annual Award Winners

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ISFA Announces 2019 Annual Award Winners

Posted on 04 November 2019 by cradmin

Left to right: ISFA Board of Directors President, Augie Chavez, Hall of Fame Inductee, Erica Hussey of JCW Countertops,and ISFA Executive Director, Amy Miller.

Each year, the International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA),  sets out to recognize members that are outstanding in the industry through the presentation of five awards.  Nominations are accepted from among ISFA members, and winners are selected through membership vote.

The ISFA recently held its Annual Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 2019 ISFA Award winners were announced at the conclusion of the conference.

The 2019 ISFA Awards winners are:

Fabricator of the Year: ROCKin’teriors. The ISFA Fabricator of the Year is awarded to an individual of a fabricator member company that in the past year has best exemplified the ISFA ideals of quality, innovation, character and exemplary service to ISFA and/or the decorative surfacing industry, with overall excellence.

Associate of the Year: Caragreen. This award is presented to the associate member company that in the past year has best exemplified the role of servicing the needs of fabricator member companies, and who has best supported ISFA in all activities.

Innovator Award: INDEKO. The ISFA Innovator Award is for the fabricator member firm or individual who goes outside the box and creates a product or system that enhances the life of the fabricator.

Envision Award: Wilsonart. The ISFA Envision Award is awarded to the supplier or manufacturer member that excels in creating something imaginative and special for the surfacing industry.

ISFA Hall of Fame: Erica Hussey, JCW Countertops. The ISFA Hall of Fame Award is awarded to the individual who has, in the course of his/her career, made significant contributions to the decorative surfacing industry, and has demonstrated leadership and commitment to the ideals of ISFA.

Congratulations to all of the 2019 winners!

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ISFA Announces 2018 Annual Award Winners

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ISFA Announces 2018 Annual Award Winners

Posted on 30 October 2018 by cradmin

ISFA President Augie Chavez – ISFA Executive Director Amy MIller

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) recently held its Annual Conference in Cancun, Mexico. The 2018 ISFA Award winners were announced at the conclusion of the conference.

The 2018 ISFA Awards winners are:

The Associate of the Year Award is given to the associate member company that in the past year has best exemplified the role of servicing the needs of fabricator member companies, and who has best supported ISFA in all activities. CountertopResource.com is honored to have been the recipient of the 2018 Associate of the Year Award and would like to thank everyone for their continued support.

Augie Chavez, Thierry Delles of Crea Diffusion, Amy Miller

The ISFA Innovator Award is for the fabricator member firm or individual who goes outside the box and creates a product or system that enhances the life of the fabricator.

CREA DIFFUSION (Thierry and Laurent Delles) received this prestigious award for constantly pushing the boundaries of solid surface usage and coming up with unique ways to use it in thermoforming applications, cladding and decorative patterns, as well as getting it places in very high-profile locations such as the Palace of Versailles and the recent exterior application on an entire building in downtown Paris. Thierry Delles attended the conference and graciously accepted the award.

The ISFA Envision Award is awarded to the supplier or manufacturer member that excels in creating something imaginative and special for the surfacing industry. Park Industries received the Envision Award for its development and implementation of a traveling Digital Stoneworking Expo.

Augie Chavez, Omar Salazar of Rockin’teriors, Amy Miller

The ISFA Fabricator of the Year is awarded to an individual of a fabricator member company that in the past year has best exemplified the ISFA ideals of quality, innovation, character and exemplary service to ISFA and/or the decorative surfacing industry, with overall excellence.  Rockin’teriors (Laura Grandlienard) was awarded Fabricator of the Year for focusing on quality and ethics, while also making sure to leave every customer happy. Rockin’teriors is also committed to eco-friendly fabrication, installation, and materials. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, they recently weathered Hurricane Florence, and they will be a vital part of North Carolina’s rebuilding. Omar Salazar attended the conference and proudly accepted the award on the company’s behalf.

The ISFA Hall of Fame Award is awarded to the individual who has, in the course of his/her career, made significant contributions to the decorative surfacing industry, and has demonstrated leadership and commitment to the ideals of ISFA. This years’ inductee was Mike Duggan. As the original founder of ISFA his drive, intelligence, creativity and hard work were the key elements to founding the organization. Duggan was the original catalyst that brought together the founding members of the association more than 20 years ago and pushed them to work together with him to create ISFA (ISSFA).

Congratulations to all of the winners!

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ISFA Announces Annual Award Winners

Posted on 22 November 2016 by cradmin

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) announced the winners of its annual awards at the association’s annual meeting and conference recently held in Cancun, Mexico. The ISFA awards are chosen by association members, and given to industry professionals that stand out as the very best.

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Hall of Fame Inductee Jon Olson

Industry Veteran Jon Olson was inducted into the ISFA Hall of Fame, joining a long list of esteemed industry professionals. The Hall of Fame Award is given to the individual who has, in the course of his/her career, made significant contributions to the decorative surfacing industry, and has demonstrated leadership and commitment to the ideals of ISFA. Olson was recognized for his significant contributions to the industry knowledge base and for his understanding and awareness of surfacing materials such as solid surface and quartz. Through his article writing for several industry magazines, his social media outreach, speaking engagements and his various roles in the industry, from fabricator to manufacturer representative to associate at a well know material distributor, Olson has earned his place in the ISFA Hall of Fame.

The 2016 Fabricator of the Year Award was given to Augie Chavez of GECKO SSS in San Antonio, Texas. The Fabricator of the Year is awarded to an individual of a fabricator member company that in the past year has best demonstrated the ISFA ideals of quality, innovation, character and exemplary service to ISFA and/or the decorative surfacing industry. Chavez earned the award for building a successful commercial fabrication business from the ground up, while maintaining a commitment to social standards, such as environmentally friendly practices and training, as well as educating and respecting the company’s staff.

The Associate of the Year Award is given to an associate member company that in the past year has best exemplified the role of servicing the needs of fabricator member companies, and who has best supported ISFA in all activities. This year’s winner is Moraware for going out of its way to expand the amount of solid information available to fabricators through its innovative newsletter, blog, podcast (StoneTalk) and its approach to marketing that works to improve industry standards and quality.

The Innovator Award is for the member firm or individual who goes outside the box to create a product or system that enhances the life or elevates the role of the surface fabricator. The 2016 Winner is ArtCor for using its experience and innovative solid surface design and fabrication techniques in Russia to advance the scope and possibilities for the use of solid surface material around the world.

The Envision Award is given to the manufacturer member that excels in creating something imaginative and special for the surfacing industry. The 2016 Winner is Cosentino for developing Dekton Large Format Tile, which allows traditional countertop fabricators to expand into flooring with a durable, high quality product that can be used in both interior and exterior applications.

You may also be interested in this article about Coverings seeking submissions for the 2017 CID Awards.

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