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Interior offices of Division 9 Associates

A focused team—a depth of experience. Division 9 has a team of commercial flooring experts ready to answer your questions and assist with your needs. We deliver the best mix of flooring for your design, your clients’ budgets, and your project’s time frame. Professional and organized, we furnish the image you want, within the budget you have, in the time you don’t—elegant, affordable, and efficient.


Division 9 Team


Larry Hooper

With deep experience in our industry, our region, our product lines and our market segments, Larry Hooper prides himself and the company on their service level to the customer. Larry began his career in the commercial flooring industry in 1998 with J&J Flooring Group in Philadelphia. After a few years, Larry relocated home to Maryland to team up with Scott Goldman and they were top producers for the company’s MD/DC/North Virginia territory from 2002-2010. A graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s College with a B.S. in Business and Finance. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland, with his wife and daughter. He enjoys snow skiing, fishing, golfing and the outdoors.

Scott Goldman

Scott has 20 years experience all aspects of the commercial flooring industry. Before co-founding Division 9 Associates in 2010, he spent 15 years with the commercial carpet manufacturer J&J Flooring Group where he ran territories in Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore and many national accounts. In his current role, Scott partners with architects, designers, facility managers and developers to create the right look, with the right product—within budget. No matter what the market segment, Scott understands the ever-changing needs for corporate space, senior living, multifamily projects and more. Scott lives in Annapolis, Maryland with his wife and children. He is an avid cycling enthusiast and loves to travel.

Gabriela Weidemann

Gabi is excited to rejoin the Division 9 team as the showroom manager. Gabi resides in DC, with her dog, Lola. She graduated from the University of Baltimore, where she studied real estate and economic development. As a student, Gabi worked at Division 9 Associates as the sample coordinator. Before rejoining the Division 9 team, Gabi worked for two years in Bethesda as CBRE’s office coordinator. Gabi brings a customer-service-oriented attitude and passion for the design industry to our team. In her free time she enjoys photography and pairing the perfect wine with her meals.

Kyle Mandeville

Kyle joins Division 9 Associates with 10 years of commercial flooring experience. He is passionate about interior spaces and enjoys bringing flooring knowledge and great service to local designers, end-users, developers and contractors to help achieve their needs. Kyle is originally from Texas and has lived in the DC metro area since 2000. He resides in Gainesville, VA with his wife Carmen and their 3 boys. He enjoys golf, sports, music and discovering new places, food and culture.

Portrait of Colleen Palm

Colleen Palm

Colleen grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and fell in love with Washington, DC when she was in high school. She graduated from Marymount University in Arlington, VA, where she studied Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations. She has called the DC area home for the past 14 years. She has 10 years of experience of sales and operations in the executive office industry. As a the showroom assistant for Division 9, she assists the sales team with quoting pricing to flooring dealers and coordinating samples requests for architects and designers. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, running, cycling, wine tasting, but mostly spending time her husband, son, and their crazy but loving French Bulldog, Biscuit!

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Zach Mowers

Zach, joins Division 9 with several years of sales experience in the furniture and flooring industry, working with the A&D community and End-Users, in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Zach is a third-generation family member in the commercial flooring industry, providing him with a unique insight into the nuances of the business from varied perspectives. Zach is originally from Atlanta, GA and has lived in the Washington, D.C. metro area since 2011. He resides in a mid-century modern community in Alexandria, VA with his wife and their two young boys. He enjoys running, cycling, golf, contemporary art, music, and spending time with his family.

Testimonials


“As an interior designer and flooring specifier, I have consistently turned to Division 9 Associates for all my flooring needs. They are the most knowledgeable, responsive and dedicated group I have worked with in the DC area. D9’s continued dedication to customer satisfaction is unprecedented. I am comforted and delighted to specify the manufactures represented by D9, as I know D9’s industry knowledge, expertise in the market and dedication to perfection — whether budget, design, fabrication or installation — is paramount.”

–Holly Martin, Director of Design, OTJ

“In our fast-paced commercial real estate design industry, product manufacturers continually innovate and expand their brands, so it is vital to the success of our design practice that representatives provide us with accurate and timely information on product performance, budgets, and availability—in effect, our representative becomes an extension of the design team. For more than 10 years, Division 9 has been one of our most informed and experienced representatives on all matters pertaining to commercial flooring. Regardless of the project size, Larry and his team have consistently provided valuable advice and guidance and a committed level of service. We are proud to consider Division 9 as one of our valued design partners.”

–Raj Banga, Director, DBI Architects

“I have had the opportunity and sincere pleasure of doing business with Division 9 Associates for the last 10 ten years. Whether it is a base building project, common area renovation or large tenant build-out the products that Division 9 represent always seem to be the right solution for the project and fit the budget. Division 9 Associates acutely understand the commercial real estate business and how to work with a company such as MRP Realty. As a company, we tend to operate at a very fast pace and our demands require immediate response and attention to detail. Division 9 Associates has never let us, our partners nor a tenant customer down and for that reason we have established them as MRP Realty’s flooring standard in all of our properties.”

–Zach Wade, Principal, MRP Realty

“It is very rare to find manufacturers’ representatives who truly understand the way designers work. For the past 12 years, no one has demonstrated that understanding better than the principals of Division 9 Associates. Whether it is helping to develop custom carpets or pulling strings to get orders to ship a week early, service is always their number one priority. They understand the importance of getting us prompt answers, pricing, and lead times. It is not uncommon to discuss a project with them in the morning and get samples hand-delivered the same afternoon. Division 9 has become a key partner in helping us provide beautiful flooring solutions and, most importantly, keeping our clients happy.”

–Karen Aumen, President, Aumen Asner, Inc.

“I have worked with the principals of Division 9 for over 10 years. They do not just represent some of the finest flooring products on the market—they are flooring problem solvers. On a 150,000 sf project, a client looked at hundreds of carpets before deciding, but when the budgets were updated, something had to be cut. I turned to Larry Hooper. I showed him the client’s choice and told him to find something similar, of equal quality, for less, fast. He had the sample in my hand a week later, the client approved it, and we did not have to compromise our design. Never hesitate to ask Division 9 for a sample to fit a specific need—they will work tirelessly to find it within the tightest time frames, always staying within your budget parameters!”

–Lance Jaccard, OTJ Architects
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