Gilford•Johnson is excited to announce that Dennis Cook and Melinda McChesney will each receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD)! The Award recognizes individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made outstanding contributions that have led to expanding the vision of the floor covering industry. This great news just reaffirms why we are committed to honoring the past while building for the future.
Starting at a time when Gilford sold only wallcovering, Dennis guided the company’s entry into commercial and residential flooring along with its geographic expansion into the Ohio and Tennessee markets. Similarly, Melinda received the reigns of Johnson Wholesale in 2005 and led the company from the spectacular growth of the housing boom through the difficult economic times of the recession.