Member Recognition

MEMBER RECOGNITION

To acknowledge our members for their craftsmanship, the NWFA has developed multiple recognition opportunities.

WOOD FLOOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The NWFA’s Wood Floor of the Year (WFOY) awards were developed to encourage and recognize innovative craftsmanship and design in wood flooring installations. Since the program began in 1990, more than 300 awards have been presented to NWFA member companies throughout the world. Learn more about the Wood Floor of the Year contest here.

If you have questions about the Wood Floor of the Year awards, please contact us.

HARDWOOD FLOORS MAGAZINE “40 UNDER 40” RECOGNITION

Each year, Hardwood Floors magazine recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the wood flooring industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.

The winners will be featured in the December/January print and digital issues of Hardwood Floors magazine as well as on hardwoodfloorsmag.com.

Learn more about the 2020 “40 Under 40”. Submissions for the 2021 “40 Under 40” will begin in July 2021.

NWFA Service Awards

NWFA recognizes members who volunteer their time and expertise to advance industry programs, projects, and initiatives through service to the NWFA and the wood flooring industry.

Vanguard

The Vanguard Service Award recognizes individuals who have earned 25 service credits.

Ambassador

The Ambassador Service Award recognizes individuals who have received the Vanguard Service Award, and have earned an additional 25 service credits.

Honorary Vanguard

The NWFA Honorary Vanguard Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the NWFA and the wood flooring industry.  Honorary Vanguard Award recipients must be nominated by an NWFA member, must be reviewed by the NWFA Executive Committee, and must be approved by a two-thirds vote of the NWFA Board of Directors. To submit an Honorary Vanguard Award nomination, click here.

COMMUNITY SERVICE RECOGNITION

The NWFA Community Service Awards recognize and honor those who give back in their communities. This acknowledgment, presented at the NWFA Wood Flooring Expo, recognizes companies that have donated time, labor, or materials to individuals, groups, or organizations in need.

HALL OF FAME AWARD

The NWFA Hall of Fame Awards recognize and honor individuals who make significant contributions to the wood flooring industry through innovation, service and/or leadership. Learn more here.