Winners of 2017 Young Professional Award Announced

Universal Metro’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Grant Petruzzelli, receives an award recognizing Young Professionals under 40 in the floor covering industry.

“Chattanooga, TN, January 24, 2017 — Floor Focus is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 Young Professional Award, which, this year, focused on the retailer/contractor segment.

The award honors professionals, under the age of 40, who have proven themselves to be true leaders and help drive the industry forward.

Candidates must be nominated, and this year’s winners were announced at a cocktail event at Surfaces.

Judges for the 2017 competition were Ralph Boe, president of ArrowStar and past president of Beaulieu Group, and Paul Friederichsen, flooring industry marketing consultant, creative director and marketing strategist.

This year’s winners are as follows:

Justin Atcheson, president of Builders Floor Covering and Tile;

Steavie Cain, managing principal of Quality Service Floor Covering;

David DeGol Jr., division manager of DeGol Carpet;

Michelle Gibson, store manager of Lima Carpet Corporation;

Katie Krause, senior interior designer at H.J. Martin and Son;

Garrett Ulfig of Mastercraft Flooring;

Sage Parrish of Quality Floor Coverings;

Grant Petruzzelli, Director of Sales and Marketing at Universal Metro;

Jared Satler, owner of Dick’s Carpet One & Auburn Carpet One; and

David Webb, store manager at Dalton Carpet One. ”