David Beagle and Roy Lewis have been named the winners of the Southeast Regional Semi-Finals for the National Installer of the Year Competition from organizers of The International Surface Event (TISE). The semi-finals were held at the recent International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI) Convention in Orlando, Fla.
Beagle won in the Hardwood category, and Lewis was the winner of the Carpet category. Both winners received an award plaque, a $500 scholarship from Mohawk, and a trip to Las Vegas to compete in the National competition at TISE 2023, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2.
Rounds two and three of the Regional Semi-Finals are fast approaching, with the Central U.S. competition set for Sept. 29-30 at the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) Training Facility in St. Louis; and the West Coast regionals slated for Oct. 27-28 at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) Training Facility in San Leandro, Calif.
Deadline to enter the Central U.S. competition is Sept. 15; with the West Coast competition deadline arriving on Oct. 12.
Interested installers can register for the competition at https://form.jotform.com/221575690298164. To view previous winners of the National Installer of the Year, visit https://www.intlsurfaceevent.com/en/industry/awards/national-installer-of-the-year.html.