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Footprints Floors Founder and CEO Bryan Park Elected to National Wood Flooring Association Board of Directors

Park will play a pivotal role in leading the wood flooring industry with educational opportunities, quality standards and other innovations.

By Morgan Wood1851 Franchise Contributor
SPONSORED 7:07AM 05/28/24

LITTLETON, Colo. – Bryan Park, founder and CEO of Footprints Floors, has been elected to the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) Board of Directors after serving as an appointed ex-officio member for the past two years. The NWFA is the leading representative of the entire wood flooring industry and serves to uphold quality standards, offer educational opportunities and propel the industry forward.

“The board represents a cross section of the three components of the industry: It is equal parts manufacturers, distributors and contractors. I sit on the contractor side,” Park said. “We are responsible for the leadership of the whole hardwood floor industry and provide recommendations and insights to grow and expand the industry.”

Park noted that the board fulfills this directive in a number of ways. The group of highly-accomplished flooring professionals work to create all hardwood flooring guidelines to ensure proper manufacturing, distribution and installation. These same industry standards are what courts refer to in case of litigation to guide the ruling. 

The NWFA offers a robust certification program and a state-of-the-art training facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Park has long encouraged Footprints Floors franchisees to pursue further education and certification with the NWFA to bolster their businesses. With his new appointment, the relationship between the national franchise and the NWFA is only growing stronger.

“As much as it is an honor to navigate the future of the flooring industry alongside my fellow board members, the personal significance it holds for me is even more meaningful,” he said. “Gathering with other industry leaders is always valuable. I am sitting beside a dozen men and women who have excelled in their fields, and those relationships are invaluable. Being on the NWFA board signifies that you run your business with integrity — you couldn’t be on the board otherwise — and that recognition affirms that we’re doing something right.”

Trusted members of the NWFA are sought-after partners in the industry as flooring professionals nationwide know what the NWFA stands for and understand the quality of work provided by NWFA members.

“Our involvement with the NWFA has significantly benefited the entire Footprints Floors system, and it continues to do so. A lot of our professional relationships are rooted in this, and I plan to continue to strengthen the things we have already implemented,” Park said. “We have provided trainings at the national convention multiple times, including a session led by our vice president of franchise support, Chris Curtis, this year, which covered the use of technology in the flooring industry. My hope and goal for the coming years is to get even more of our franchisees involved.”

Previously, Park focused most intently on franchise owners’ participation with NWFA-related events and education, but moving forward, he is excited to widen that impact. By encouraging participation from even more franchisees and bringing both local team members and installation crews into the fold, everyone involved with Footprints Floors will be able to build expertise and deliver an even better customer experience.

“It’s to everyone’s benefit to understand industry standards and to do floors correctly,” Park said. “Not only are there integrity implications, but you’re just able to have so much confidence when you know you’re doing things right. I’m excited to see us move toward getting the entire system better educated.”

In addition to the contributions he will be able to make to the industry through his membership, Park shared excitement about the opportunity to become more involved with the Gary Sinise Foundation, a long-time partner of the NWFA. The foundation builds homes for veterans who have been severely injured during military service with the help of professionals from a range of industries, and as a veteran himself, this connection is yet another way Park can give back.

“We consistently donate both flooring materials and labor through the NWFA. The flooring industry is part of a larger group of industries that have donated millions of dollars’ worth of time and materials to support the construction of these homes,” he said. “Knowing that I am working alongside a group of industry leaders who I share values with, both personally and professionally, is incredibly exciting, and I look forward to seeing where we will take the industry in the coming years.”


Upon his return to Littleton, Colorado, after serving in the U.S. Air Force, Bryan Park noticed that Denver’s flooring industry lacked a higher level of customer service and sophistication. So, in 2008, he founded Footprints Floors, which today specializes in installing hardwood floors, tile floors, backsplashes and laminates. With more than 150 territories, Footprints Floors offers franchisees a robust support system, including a call center, flexible hours for work-life balance and a low cost of entry with outstanding economics.. For more information about the Franchise Times Top 500 brand, visit

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