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David Allen Company remembers Phil Halcomb

Phil Halcomb

Phil Halcomb joined the David Allen Company in 1986 with a more than 25-year successful track record in the industry. Phil operated his own tile company in Santa Cruz, CA for nearly 20 years before joining David Allen Company as Vice President and first manager of the Washington, DC Branch. With exceptional skills at building relationships and a strong commitment to service, he quickly became the dominant tile, marble, and terrazzo contractor in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Phil’s passion was golf, and he was a master at building relationships with customers who valued his emphasis on customer service first. Those same relationships were valuable when he initiated the annual David Allen Company Invitational Golf Tournament which has generated more than one million dollars over the last 20 years. The proceeds of these tournaments have been donated to charitable causes. Although Phil had taken a lesser role in his company responsibilities, this year’s tournament was the most successful David Allen Company Invitational in the series, raising more than $140,000 for Paralyzed American Veterans.

Because of Phil’s driven and focused efforts to always achieve a better result, every day, David Allen Company Vice President Chris Walker said “Few people have I met who lived as full a life as Phil Halcomb did. His incredible fortitude, love of life, ‘fighting the good fight,’ and being a 110 percent guy, are the lessons from Phil that I value.”

Martin Howard, David Allen Company’s Executive Vice President remembers Phil as a man of principle and charm. Martin says “Phil maintained a positive attitude throughout his life regardless of the challenges, but because of the challenges he faced and how he overcame them, he inspired all who knew him and made a lasting impression on all who met him.”

David Allen Company Chairman Robert Roberson said “Phil has been a valued friend and a very important part of David Allen Company’s success during his 30 years of commitment, and we will miss him.”


A Celebration of Phil's life will be held:

Saturday, August 5, 2017
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Robert Trent Jones Golf Club
1 Turtle Point Drive
Gainesville, VA 20155
www.rtjcg.com


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Join Us in Celebrating National Tile Day!

Thursday, February 23, 2017 marks the first US National Tile Day, declared by the Registrar at National Day Calendar to be observed annually every February 23. National Tile Day was originated by Coverings' PR agency to help raise awareness of the benefits and beauty tile offers consumers. To mark the occasion, a couple of events have been scheduled:

What: Twitterview with Metropolis (@MetropolisMag)
When: February 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm EST
Who: Metropolis Editor and Brand Manager, Paul Makovsky and Representatives from Ceramics of Italy (@CeramicsofItaly), Tile of Spain (@TileofSpain) and Tile Council of North America (@TileCouncil)
Join In! Follow @TileCouncil, and join the conversation by sharing why you choose tile with #WhyTile and #Coverings2017.

What Facebook Live hosted by Interior Design Magazine
When February 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm EST (15–20 min)
Who Interior Design Editor, Allie Weiss and Coverings Ambassador, Alena Capra do a product roundup showing current trends in tile including black and white, wood-look, stone-look, industrial, mirrored and metallic.
Join In! Pick up the livestream at https://www.facebook.com/TileCouncil
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David Allen Company wins 5 NTMA 2017 Honor Awards

David Allen Company was announed as a winner of five (out of sixteen) of the 2017 Honor Awards from The National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association. Thirty-eight entries showcasing outstanding terrazzo installations were submitted to judges. Out of those, only the top sixteen projects were chosen after extended and thoughtful consideration.
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David Allen Company Named Contractor of the Year by Associated Builders and Contractors

See complete article here:
Construction Executive — April 2016.

See video here: ABC Awards video — April 2016.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 3rd, 2016)

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that it has named David Allen Company of Raleigh, N.C., its 2015 Contractor of the Year. Art Odom, president of the company, accepted ABC’s highest honor at the 26th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards gala on March 2 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

“David Allen Company has a well-deserved reputation as a leader in innovative and high-quality craftsmanship throughout the construction and design industries, and I am thrilled to honor them as ABC Contractor of the Year,” said David Chapin, 2016 national chair of ABC and president of Willmar Electric Service, Lincoln, Neb. “The company demonstrates an impressive commitment not only to spectacular finished products, but also to industry-leading safety and professional development practices.”

Founded in 1920, David Allen Company has grown to become one of the nation’s largest marble, granite, terrazzo, tile and underlayment contractors, with nearly 500 employees and craft professionals at its offices in Birmingham, Ala., Columbia, S.C., Miami and Washington, D.C. The company has installed flooring and finishes in most major airports on the East Coast while also focusing on educational, government, hospitality, institutional and medical interiors and exteriors. In 2015, David Allen Company achieved ABC’s Safety Training Evaluation Process Platinum status and boasts an exceptionally low Experience Modification Rate of 0.63, signaling it is among the safest construction companies in the United States.

David Allen Company demonstrates a commitment to the community through initiatives including awarding an annual scholarship to a student at the North Carolina State University College of Architecture and hosting a golf tournament that has supported both the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Paralyzed American Veterans .

David Allen Company’s portfolio includes the Miami and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airports in Florida; Ronald Reagan Washington International Airport, Arlington, Va.; Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, N.C.; the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, N.C.; and Washington, D.C., landmarks including the White House, the Pentagon, the U.S. National Archives, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and the headquarters of the CIA, NASA and NATO.

The company also received an Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award for its work on the Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala., during the gala.

The ABC Contractor of the Year Award recognizes an exceptional individual or company in the construction industry for leadership in training, behavior-based safety, prefabrication and lean processes and commitment to the merit shop philosophy. The award is presented annually at the Excellence in Construction Awards gala during ABC Workforce Week.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at www.ABC.org.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Terry J. Preston, Administrative Manager
David Allen Company
919-821-7100
Fax: 919-232-2705
terrypreston@davidallen.com
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2016 NCSU College of Design Scholarship Award

Accompanied by College of Design Dean Hoversten, Robert Roberson (on right), David Allen Company’s Chairman, presents the 2016 David Allen Company Scholarship to Architectural Student Amanda Fuller.

David Allen Company presents 20th Annual Design School Scholarship

Raleigh, N.C. (October 11, 2016)

For the past 20 years David Allen Company has awarded a $5,000 scholarship to a gifted and promising architectural student at the North Carolina State University College of Architecture. The Dean of the college makes the selection to either a graduate or an undergraduate student.

Robert Roberson, Chairman, presented the 2016 award to Amanda Fuller, who has been identified by the Design School faculty as a promising leader in architecture.

David Allen Company has a long history of promoting the use of tile, marble, granite, natural stone, and terrazzo through its relationship with and support of architectural and design schools. With offices in Raleigh, NC; Washington, DC; Columbia SC; Birmingham, AL and South Florida, the company is celebrating its 96th year in 2016.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Terry J. Preston, Administrative Manager
David Allen Company
919-821-7100
Fax: 919-232-2705
terrypreston@davidallen.com
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Dorman Early College project wins NTMA Award

Michael Chewing, PA, is being presented a plaque on behalf of their contribution for the Dorman Early College project that won a NTMA Honor Award for 2015. The award was presented by David Allen Company representative Ben C. Nicholson.

David Allen Company representative Ben C. Nicholson presents Michael Chewing, PA, with NTMA Award Plaque

Raleigh, N.C. (September 18, 2015)

Michael Chewing, PA, is being presented a plaque on behalf of their contribution for the Dorman Early College project that won a NTMA Honor Award for 2015. The award was presented by David Allen Company representative Ben C. Nicholson.

A dramatic overlapping circular pattern in nine colors in the spacious lobby of this 16,000-square-foot installation of epoxy thin-set strikes a colorful contrast to the warm brick and wood surfaces. Functional, flexible educational spaces, accented by handsome school logos, include a 1,500-seat auditorium. Contributing to the success of this impressive project are the sense of motion in the design and the logic of the variations in the pattern. The scale of the design complements the space and structure, nicely accentuating the curves of the monumental stair and balcony. The stairs are self-supporting precast treads, with a matching poured-in-place landing.

With offices in Raleigh, Washington, D.C., Columbia, Birmingham, and Miami, David Allen Company is one of the nation’s largest tile, marble, and terrazzo companies and is celebrating its 95th year.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Terry J. Preston, Administrative Manager
David Allen Company
919-821-7100
Fax: 919-232-2705
terrypreston@davidallen.com

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2014 NCSU College of Design Scholarship Award

Accompanied by College of Design Dean Marvin Malecha, Mike Norton (on right), David Allen Company’s Director of Contract Procurement, presents the 2014 David Allen Company Scholarship to Architectural Student Larry Carr.

David Allen Company presents 18th Annual Design School Scholarship

Raleigh, N.C. (November 19, 2014)

For the past 18 years David Allen Company has awarded a $5,000 scholarship to a gifted and promising architectural student at the North Carolina State University College of Architecture. The Dean of the college makes the selection to either a graduate or an undergraduate student.

Mike Norton, Director of Contract Procurement, presented the 2014 award to Larry Carr, who has been identified by the Design School faculty as a promising leader in architecture.

David Allen Company has a long history of promoting the use of tile, marble and terrazzo through its relationship with and support of architectural and design schools. With offices in Raleigh, NC; Washington, DC; Columbia SC; Birmingham, AL and South Florida, the company is celebrating its 94th year in 2014.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Terry J. Preston, Administrative Manager
David Allen Company
919-821-7100
Fax: 919-232-2705
terrypreston@davidallen.com
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MS 2013

Pictured are (from left to right): Mr. J. Christopher Broullire, President, National Capitol Chapter of the NMSS; Ms. Catherine Rothwell, NMSS; Mr. Phillip Halcomb, Senior VP, David Allen Company; Mr. Arthur Odom, President, David Allen Company; and Mr. Christopher Walker, Regional V.P., David Allen Company.

David Allen Company’s Support of MS Has Now Reached Over $700,000

Raleigh, NC — January 17, 2014

The David Allen Company, with offices in Raleigh, Washington, DC, Birmingham, Columbia, and Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, has reached over $700,000 in its support for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. The annual MS golf tournament, held this year at the Evergreen Country Club in Haymarket, Virginia (DC area), is headed up by DAC Senior Vice President, Phillip Halcomb, and has been supported by industry businesses such as Dal-Tile Corporation, Laticrete International, and T & M Supply.
Phil says that the event has been a labor of love for him since he started the event in 1994. This year’s contribution was $46,000 and the funds support the National Capital Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, assisting those living with MS. Thousands of area families are provided access to programs and services which help them maintain their independence while making a contribution to their jobs, families and community.
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2013 NCSU College of Design Scholarship Award

Accompanied by College of Design Dean Marvin Malecha, Mike Norton, David Allen Company’s Director of Contract Procurement, presents the 2013 David Allen Company Scholarship to Architectural Students Joseph Burkett and Estridge Hatley.

David Allen Company presents 17th Annual Design School Scholarship

Raleigh, N.C. (January 17, 2014)

For the past 17 years David Allen Company has awarded a $5,000 scholarship to a gifted and promising architectural student at the North Carolina State University College of Architecture. The Dean of the college makes the selection to either a graduate or an undergraduate student.

Mike Norton, Director of Contract Procurement, presented the 2013 award to Joseph Burkett and Estridge Hatley, who have been identified by the Design School faculty as promising leaders in architecture.

David Allen Company has a long history of promoting the use of tile, marble and terrazzo through its relationship with and support of architectural and design schools. With offices in Raleigh, NC; Washington, DC; Columbia SC; Birmingham, AL and South Florida, the company is celebrating its 94nd year in 2014.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Terry J. Preston, Administrative Manager
David Allen Company
919-821-7100
Fax: 919-232-2705
terrypreston@davidallen.com
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Art Odom, David Allen Company President

Art Odom

David Allen Company Names President

Art Odom, who has served as Vice President and CFO of David Allen Company for 22 years, has been named President of the Company. He brings to this leadership position an extensive financial and operational background, having practiced as a CPA with a large accounting firm for six years prior to joining David Allen Company in 1991. He has provided leadership throughout the company, including financial oversight of its branch offices.

Art states, “My vision is to build on David Allen Company’s strong marketplace position and job performance record. We will continue to seek new growth opportunities while maximizing our strengths in marketing and customer relations.” Art assumed his new position on July 1, 2013.

Other leadership changes include David Roberson, who will begin serving as CEO while continuing his oversight of the company’s large terrazzo operation, and Martin Howard, who will be Executive Vice President for Tile, Stone and Branch Operations.

Don Scott, after serving as president for the past 17 years, has decided to step down saying “It is in the best interest of David Allen Company to recognize the leadership that has been emerging over the past several years. I will continue working with the executive team on a reduced schedule."

Robert Roberson will continue as chairman.

With offices in Raleigh, Washington, D.C., Columbia, Birmingham, and Miami, David Allen Company is one of the nation’s largest tile, marble, and terrazzo companies and is celebrating its 93rd year.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Terry J. Preston, Administrative Manager
David Allen Company
919-821-7100
Fax: 919-232-2705
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David Allen wins the NTCA 5-Star Commercial Grand Prize Award at Coverings

David Allen wins the NTCA 5-Star Commercial Grand Prize Award at Coverings

David Allen Company received the Grand Prize for commercial installation for their work performed at the EPIC Center at University of North Carolina Charlotte. This four story institutional facility contained eight different cut-to-size granite floor patterns wet-set on a 2” mortar bed over depressed concrete slabs.

The cut-to-size patterns incorporated various geometrical shapes that included ellipses, circles, squares and rectangles designed to coordinate with several different features installed by other trades. Numerous meetings and countless hours of field coordination between several trades and the General Contractor resulted in the successful fulfillment of the designer’s intent.
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L-R Lesley Dean DAC; Susan Allen DAC; Anthony Francavilla NMSS Development Coordinator; Phil Halcomb DAC Sr. VP; Chris Broullire - NMSS Chapter President

L-R Lesley Dean DAC; Susan Allen DAC; Anthony Francavilla NMSS Development Coordinator; Phil Halcomb DAC Sr. VP; Chris Broullire — NMSS Chapter President

2012 Golf Tournament raises $56,405 for MS

Phil Halcomb presented The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Capital Chapter with a donation of $56,405 on Friday, January 4, 2013. These funds are from the proceeds of David Allen Company’s golf tournament that was held at Heritage Hunt Golf Course on October 5, 2012. These funds will be invested directly into the community to support local families affected by MS by helping pay for taxi rides to doctor appointments, utility bills, rent, groceries, medication and numerous other items.

A big thank you goes out to our platinum sponsors: Laticrete International, Dal Tile, Jody Rotondo of T&M Supply and Andy Budd of Country Chevrolet. Without their continued support and generosity this would not be possible...Thank you!!!

The next golf tournament will be held on October 4, 2013 at Heritage Hunt Country Club. Please contact Phil Halcomb or Susan Allen to participate or make a donation. 703-690-4422
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The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ new Nature Research Center wing, Raleigh, NC

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ new Nature Research Center wing, Raleigh, NC

Raleigh’s new Nature Research Center uses locally-sourced granite and setting materials

David Allen Company is proud to have been a part of the tile and stone installation at the brand new Nature Research Center wing of The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh, NC. The museum wing opened in late April 2012, and the team from David Allen worked throughout specific areas within the new wing, primarily using Daltile products in the main bathrooms, kitchen and café. Horizontal granite was specified for the main lobby entrance and as stair treads on the monumental “floating” staircase. See additional photos and read more here from the original article posted in Tile for Architects, Designers & Affiliates, a publication of The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA).

CONTACT: Terry Preston
919-821-7100
terrypreston@davidallen.com











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DAC-VIDEO

NC State College of Design, Raleigh, NC

NC State College of Design, Raleigh, NC

In 2012, David Allen Company and the Dean of the NC Sate College of Design teamed up to revitalze the floor finish of the college's principle gallery space. In order to create a lasting teaching opportunity as well, David Allen Company commissioned a well known local videographer to document the entire installation for archival as well as creating a student and academic community teaching aid that demonstrates the time-honored techiques of classic terrazzo installation.

Below is the link to view the three videos: Terrazzo Overview, Design and Inspiration, and Timelapse. They each tell the story of the exciting project from concept to completion based upon the modern movement in Architecture as practiced by the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier and his modular concepts of design. View the videos.

CONTACT: Terry Preston
919-821-7100
terrypreston@davidallen.com
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Tidewater

Tidewater Community College
Portsmouth, VA

Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth, VA

Community College’s in America are fastly becoming institutions where emerging fields of study are first introduced at affordable prices. As the nations community college enrollment explodes the architecture and design community works hard to accommodate the needs of such projects. Burt Hill Architects in Washington D.C. have worked with David Allen Company on many projects. The goal for Burt Hill is always to optimize every aspect of design with performance while minimizing compromises.

The Tidewater Community College was a project with over 30,000 sq/ft. of public space. Burt Hill initiated the design with a desire to integrate public spaces with the various building functions, and to create a smooth transition between them. The building lobbies and corridors incorporate a mix of white terrazzo with bands of grey and black. The distinction between colors works to emphasize seating areas, entry alcoves, and intersections within the space. The versatility and growing trend of custom terrazzo logos is showcased at each of the entrances into the school. The focal point of the project is a sculptural element, which was designed at the base of the pre-cast epoxy terrazzo monumental staircase. The sculpture intent was to both project horizontal seating at multiple levels as well as act as an ADA barrier in lieu of using handrails underneath the stairs. The sculpture framework once again called on the expertise of David Allen Company to execute an artistic installation of poured in place epoxy terrazzo. The challenges to grind and polish edges and get into tight spaces required the technicians to work with a full assortment of hand grinding tools. The work was designed knowing the capability of The David Allen Company. The sculpture was performed to the David Allen Company standard of excellence and serves as a public showcase of functional art in architecture.

CONTACT: Terry Preston
919-821-7100
terrypreston@davidallen.com
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Scholarship Award

Halifax Health Medical Center: France Tower, Daytona Beach, FL

Halifax Health Medical Center: France Tower, Daytona Beach, FL

Named for the First Family of NASCAR, the “France” Tower is a 10-story addition to the Halifax Health Medical Center campus in Daytona Beach Florida. With over 180 new state-of-the-art private patient rooms the France Tower boasts the states largest Emergency Department.

Epoxy terrazzo was selected as the flooring material of choice for the beautiful new main lobby on the ground floor, as well as all of the lobby and waiting spaces on all ten floors of the bed tower. Terrazzo was also used in the monumental staircase. The pre-cast stair treads and risers were a considered a necessary addition to maintain the low cost to maintain the facility. The floor design originated from the pressed ceiling pattern found in the hospital’s original lobby, constructed in the Spanish-Moorish style, in 1928. The geometric interpretation of the Moorish pattern is supports the architecture of the space. The 4-color design was created by the interplay and overlap of squares, and rotated squares of different scales. Each terrazzo color compliments some aspect of the overall interior color palette.

There are plans to continue to use terrazzo because of its beautiful appearance and durability. The hospital would like to one day knit the entire campus aesthetics’ together and believe that terrazzo is one of the best way’s to accomplish the desired effect.

CONTACT: Terry Preston
919-821-7100
terrypreston@davidallen.com
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Renaissance

The Renaissance Academy
Virginia Beach, VA

The Renaissance Academy, Virginia Beach, VA

The Renaissance Academy is an alternative education center located in Virginia Beach that combines middle school with high school. The project qualifies for LEED silver accreditation. As the architects of RRMM were designing this school they felt that with the focus on sustainability epoxy terrazzo was the obvious option for flooring. The customary specification of corridors, lobbies, and cafeteria was extended to include all classrooms. In this case that meant over 180,000 total square feet of epoxy terrazzo making The Renaissance Academy the largest terrazzo installation in a school in The David Allen Companies 90 year history.

The project design is one that was taken from the “De Stijl” (The Style) Dutch Art Movement in the 1920’s, which incorporates primary colors, and simplified visual compositions in the vertical and horizontal directions. The Piet Modrian influence is represented throughout the building where geometric intersecting forms fill the corridors with subtle color and oversized shapes. Neutral field colors with accents in teal, green, yellow, and orange were selected to help create cheerful, yet relaxed learning environment. Divider strips were used to accomplish the artistic goals of the project by forming rectangles and circles that compliment the vertical form use on the walls in windows. Overall the epoxy terrazzo flooring helped to bring together the cohesive atmosphere for the students and facility.

The David Allen Company showed why it’s the leader in the terrazzo industry by installing The Renaissance Academy’s terrazzo flooring at the highest standard with great time efficiency.

CONTACT: Terry Preston
919-821-7100
terrypreston@davidallen.com
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UNC

UNC Lineberger Cancer Facility
Chapel Hill, NC

UNC Lineberger Cancer Facility, Chapel Hill, NC

The UNC Lineberger Cancer Facility is the most recent in the line of top tier research and medical facilities to be added to the UNC Chapel Hill University campus. Zimmer, Gunsul, and Frasca Architects out of Seattle WA worked to design a Cancer facility that incorporates human understanding and honors the qualities of the facilities primary function. The design team selected terrazzo flooring early in the projects design based on it’s enduring quality, low maintenance requirements, and versatility in complimenting the special concept of the design. Additionally, terrazzo has performed wonderfully in health care facilities across the board only adding to its appeal.

The interior design team was very pleased with the range of colors available through utilizing a variety of glass, marble, and mother of pearl chips. The large scale curvilinear floor design compliments the building’s lines as well as the other interior finishes. Terrazzo flooring helped maintain the commitment to environmentally responsible design by incorporating organic materials. The David Allen Company was exemplary in the support provided regarding color, product selection, as well as sample and mock-up preparation. David Allen Companies trade expertise continued through the entire installation process thoroughly satisfying both the design team as well as the owner.

CONTACT: Terry Preston
919-821-7100
terrypreston@davidallen.com
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2012 MS Golf Benefit

Philip Halcomb, David Allen Company Senior Vice President, presents the 2011 contribution to Chris Broullire, National Multiple Sclerosis Chapter President.

L-R: Susan Allen (DAC), Lesley Dean (DAC), Kathy Halcomb (DAC), Kate Shifflet (MS), Chris Broullire (NMS Chapter President), Philip Halcomb (Sr. VP, David Allen Company)

2011 David Allen Company Golf Outing To Benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Raleigh, NC — February 21, 2012

David Allen Company is pleased to report the results of the 2011 golf tournament sponsored by its DC branch office, under the leadership of Senior Vice President, Phil Halcomb.

For seventeen years, Mr. Halcomb has championed the cause of fund-raising for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, primarily through the participation of his friends and industry associates in the annual golf tournament. The 2011 event raised a total of $54,686! This sum includes the proceeds from the tournament plus direct donations to MS from David Allen Company's Raleigh headquarters and also from the significant generosity of the Rothberg family and Ed Metcalf, President of North American Division of Laticrete International; Harold Turk, President of Dal-Tile; Jody Rotondo, CEO of Terrazzo and Marble Supply; and Andy Budd, CEO of Country Chevrolet, Warrenton, VA.

Mr. Halcomb was assisted in this endeavor by his wife, Kathy Halcomb, and by his DAC-DC staff.

This year's donation brings a total of close to $450,000 raised by Mr. Halcomb and DAC-DC staff over the past 17 years! In a letter of appreciation, the MS Chapter President thanked Mr. Halcomb and David Allen Company for their continued commitment to raising money and awareness on behalf of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and noted that "the funds raised by the tournament will help many of the over 65,000 people living with MS in the Washington metropolitan area."

The 18th Annual David Allen Company, Inc./MS Golf Tournament was held on Friday October 5, 2012 at Heritage Hunt Golf Club.
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Scholarship award

Robert Roberson, David Allen Company CEO presents the 2011 David Allen Company Scholarship to Architectural Student Matthew Petr.

David Allen Company presents 16th Annual Design School Scholarship

Raleigh, N.C. (January 5, 2012)

For the past 16 years David Allen Company has awarded a $5,000 scholarship to a gifted and promising architectural student at the North Carolina State University College of Architecture. The Dean of the college makes the selection to either a graduate or an undergraduate student.

Robert Roberson, Chairman and CEO of the Company, presented the 2011 award to Matthew Petr, who has been identified by the Design School faculty as a promising leader in architecture.

David Allen Company has a long history of promoting the use of tile, marble and terrazzo through its relationship with and support of architectural and design schools. With offices in Raleigh, NC; Washington, DC; Columbia SC; and Miami, FL, the company is celebrating its 92nd year in 2012.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Terry J. Preston, Administrative Manager
David Allen Company
919-821-7100
Fax: 919-232-2705
terrypreston@davidallen.com
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Don Scott

Don Scott

Don Scott, President of David Allen Company, Wins National Lifetime Achievement Award

Raleigh, N.C. (September 23, 2009)

RALEIGH — Don Scott, president of David Allen Company in Raleigh, N.C., was formally inducted into the National Tile Contractors Association’s Ring of Honor on Friday, September 18, 2009, during ceremonies held as part of the 2009 Total Solutions conference at the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX. Those recognized for this lifetime achievement award have made outstanding contributions to the ceramic tile, stone and allied products industries throughout long and distinguished careers.

Scott has served the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the largest tile contractors association in the world, as 2nd Vice President, 1st Vice President, President, and Chairman of the Board, as well as Chairman of the NTCA Technical Committee. He has also served the industry as chairman of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 108 Standards Committee and Chairman of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the International Standards Organization (ISO) TC-189, as well as a member of the Tile Council of North America’s Handbook Committee.

Scott’s career spans 40 years at David Allen Company. He started as a parttime estimator in 1969 on his summer vacation as a teacher. He decided to stay and, through the years, has been a project manager, department manager, vice president of operations, and, in 1999, became the president of David Allen Company, the nation’s largest tile, marble, and terrazzo contractor.

ABOUT DAVID ALLEN COMPANY

Founded in 1920 by gifted stonemason David G. Allen, the David Allen Company will soon celebrate 90 years of excellence in stone, terrazzo, and tile craftsmanship. Chairman and CEO Robert Roberson, who has been with the company since 1957, credits the company's continued success with the ideals Allen himself fostered and the company's stable and knowledgeable management team.

Many of the company's craftsmen are second and third-generation employees at their art, while many of its general contractor customers have been doing business with the company for 50–75 years. Says Roberson, "We are now doing business with the third generation - the grandchildren of construction company founders I first met in the ‘50s."

David Allen Company, the nation’s premier contractor for marble, granite, terrazzo and tile installations, is headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., with branch offices in Washington, D.C; Miami, Fla.; and Columbia, S.C.

ABOUT NTCA

Organized and chartered in 1947, the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is a non-profit trade association serving every segment of the industry, and is recognized as the largest and most respected tile contractors association in the world.

CONTACT: Terry Preston
919-821-7100
terrypreston@davidallen.com
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NTCA

David Allen Company Inducted into the National Tile Contractors Association’s Elite Five Star Program

Raleigh, N.C. (October 28, 2009)

RALEIGH — The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the largest tile contractors association in the world, has announced that David Allen Company, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., is among a select group of newly recognized contractors inducted into the NTCA Five Star Program. Companies receiving this honor demonstrate a commitment to training, service, quality, superior job performance and safety. This elite program was created by the NTCA Board of Directors as a way to recognize member companies of the association that have achieved a proven track record of excellence in their trade. A panel of experts in the industry selects the Five Star tile and stone contractors.

This select group has documented their commitment to quality tile installations with recommendations from customers, suppliers and peers; participation in continuing education and training programs; sustaining an active safety program; taking part in educational seminars and events; and maintaining active membership with NTCA.

ABOUT NTCA

Organized and chartered in 1947, the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is a non-profit trade association serving every segment of the industry, and is recognized as the largest and most respected tile contractors association in the world.

CONTACT: Terry Preston
919-821-7100
terrypreston@davidallen.com
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Martin Howard

Martin Howard

Martin Howard, Vice President, David Allen Company, Appointed to NTCA Board of Directors

Raleigh, N.C. (October 28, 2009)

RALEIGH — Martin Howard, vice president at David Allen Company in Raleigh, N.C., has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the largest tile contractors association in the world. As a highly regarded expert and consultant in the technical aspects of tile and stone, he also serves on the NTCA Technical Committee.

Howard presently oversees the Tile and Estimating Divisions at David Allen Company. He has more than 27 years’ experience in the construction industry, ranging from construction loan administration to general contracting, and 18 years in David Allen Company management. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Appalachian State University and has had management responsibilities in every area of David Allen Company’s tile and marble operation.

ABOUT NTCA

Organized and chartered in 1947, the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is a non-profit trade association serving every segment of the industry, and is recognized as the largest and most respected tile contractors association in the world.

CONTACT: Terry Preston
919-821-7100
terrypreston@davidallen.com
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