H.J. Martin and Son Wins FCI Award for the 10th Consecutive Year

H.J. Martin and Son Wins FCI Award for the 10th Consecutive Year

Posted on November 20, 2023 by

Floor Covering Installer (FCI) magazine has recognized H.J. Martin and Son with an installation award in the category of Commercial Resilient. This marks the 10th consecutive year the company has been awarded in the commercial or residential categories.  

The FCI’s annual Installation Awards are given to the most innovative installers and interesting flooring installations across a range of residential and commercial flooring categories.  

This year’s winning entry was the resilient installation at Wrightstown Elementary School. Over the course of 13 months, crews installed more than 46,000 square feet of carpet and resilient flooring. The resilient flooring presented a unique hurdle with its offset staggered pattern, requiring careful planning to achieve both an appealing look and a perfect fit for the space. Aligning the long lines of colored resilient with the painted soffits demanded precision. 

To ensure flawless alignment, the installers diligently self-leveled every square foot of flooring before laying down the resilient and carpet tiles. The phased installation required consistency, so the same skilled installers were deployed for each stage to maintain quality and continuity. Despite these challenges, the crew’s expertise and dedication prevailed, resulting in a successful project completion that met the school’s requirements. 

One outstanding feature is the use of multiple colors in a block pattern for the resilient flooring. This creative design choice added a striking visual appeal to the space, making it stand out from conventional installations. The interplay of colors not only created a visually engaging environment but also helped define different sections and zones within the school. “{The colors} all had a purpose to make it easier on the kids,” says installer David Stevenson.  

H.J. Martin and Son is a dedicated interior finishes contractor with a continued streak of excellence within the education sector. In 2022-2023 alone, H.J. Martin and Son crews completed multiple installations at schools and higher education institutions throughout Wisconsin. In an interview with FCI Magazine’s Managing Editor, Beth Miller, Stevenson says, “It’s all about showing the customers what’s possible. H.J. Martin and Son always goes above and beyond. If you can dream it, we can do it.”  

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