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Carpet Mill Behind-the-Scenes Tour

April 12, 2017

Ever wonder what exactly it takes to get a custom carpet from concept to conception? Last month we took some designers to the Masland Contract carpet mill to get a behind-the-scenes tour. Check out some pictures below.



Division 9 Welcomes New Sales Associate Brendan Breslin

Division 9 is excited to welcome Brendan Breslin, our newest sales associate, to the team.

With a passion for commercial design and development, Brendan earned a B.S. in Engineering with a minor in Business Management from Catholic University. During his time at Catholic, Brendan also played on the football and baseball teams, helping to instill in him a dedicated work ethic. As a sales associate for Division 9, he assists architects, designers, developers, facility managers and contractors specify flooring needs on time and within budget. He has trusted expertise on a variety of flooring types ranging from hardwood to carpet, laminate and vinyl. He currently resides in Falls Church, Virginia with his fiancé. In his spare time he likes to golf, travel, attend sporting events, and discover new beers. You can reach him at brendan@division9associates.com.

Masland Contract Introduces Diminishing Grid & Subtle Impact

February 14, 2017

Introducing Masland Contract’s latest additions to the Distressed Solutions line of modular tile: Diminishing Grid and Subtle Impact.

Diminishing Grid
A force field may not be seen, but its power can be felt. Experience the intensity of pattern movement with Diminishing Grid, part of the Distressed Solutions collection from Masland Contract. Constructed of 100% Universal Fibers® Type 6,6 nylon with Permanent Stain Resist, it gives rise to multiple applications in corporate interiors.

Subtle Impact
Keep the eye engaged with the nuanced direction of Subtle Impact. Its 100% Universal Fibers® Type 6,6 nylon with Permanent Stain Resist construction will ensure its appearance continues to influence the interior environment.

To learn more or to request samples of Masland Contract’s new Distressed Solutions line of modular tile, contact us.

Chef Tour at Division 9 Showroom

Division 9 Associates kicked off 2017 with a food tour in our showroom featuring three up-and-coming local chefs from Eats Place, DC’s food incubator, as well as drinks from DC Brau and New Columbia Distillers. Such a fun way to kick off the new year with friends and clients! Special thanks to Southern Indulgence, Executive Chef, Candance Willett; Mezze Box, Executive Chef, Johnny Seikely; and Bjørn’s Bakes, Pasty Chef Alexandra Reinke. Check out some event photos below.


Happy Holidays from Division 9 Associates

Wishing you Happy Holidays and a wonderful 2017!

Division 9 Associates introduces Lace Tattoo from Avant Contract

We are pleased to introduce the newest offering from Avant Contract’s line — Lace Tattoo.  This beautiful product is designed to coordinate with French Curves.  Lace Tattoo is a 12×36 plank that installs in the high 20’s to low 30’s.  For samples or for more information please contact info@division9associates.com


Recipe for Chipotle and Rosemary Roasted Nuts

This holiday season we are sending out bags of chipotle and rosemary roasted nuts with all of our sample requests. Please see the recipe below, and Happy Holidays from Division 9 Associates!

Chipotle and Rosemary Roasted Nuts
Total Time:  40 minutes
Cook:  25 minutes
Yield:  8 to 10 servings

Vegetable Oil
3 cups whole roasted unsalted cashews (14 ounces)
2 cups whole walnut halves (7 ounces)
2 cups whole pecan halves (7 ounces)
1/2 cup whole almonds (3 ounces)
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
2 teaspoons ground chipotle powder
4 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary leaves, divided
Kosher salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Brush a sheet pan generously with vegetable oil. Combine the cashews, walnuts, pecans, almonds, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, the maple syrup, brown sugar, orange juice and chipotle powder on the sheet pan. Toss to coat the nuts evenly. Add 2 tablespoons of the rosemary and 2 teaspoons of salt and toss again.

Spread the nuts into one layer. Roast the nuts for 25 minutes, stirring twice with a large metal spatula, until the nuts are glazed and golden brown. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with 2 more teaspoons of salt and the remaining 2 tablespoons of rosemary.

Toss well and set aside at room temperature, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking as they cool. Taste for seasoning. Serve warm or cool completely and store in airtight containers at room temperature.

Division 9 Associates introduces French Curves from Avant Contract

Curling steam rises from your espresso as barges float the sinuous Seine. In a city so alive, neither streets nor architecture can be fully tamed into straight lines. The 24×24 tiles of French Curves invite you to explore interplay with a fresh eye. Subway configurations evoke drifting dunes, while simple turned installations create a fantasy woven effect. 

This product installs in the high 20’s.  Please contactinfo@division9associates.com for samples or more information.

Division 9 Associates is hiring!

As our business continues to grow, Division 9 Associates is looking to hire an entry level and an experienced sales person.  Please direct all inquiries to info@division9associates.com.

Commercial Flooring Sales Consultant

Washington D.C./Maryland/Northern Virginia

Position: Specific responsibilities include daily sales calls on existing customers. Must present products to architects, designers, end users and other users.  New end use business development skills are preferred.  Additionally, he or she must continually prospect for viable new accounts while developing a key awareness of what is happening within their geographic area.


  • Characteristics to include honesty, integrity, hard work, enthusiasm and motivation.
  • Work with architects, designers, end users, etc to select appropriate products for their projects that fit within their design criteria, budget and time frame.
  • Travel daily throughout assigned area to call on existing customers and prospect new customers to solicit business.
  • Manage project from inception to completion including identifying opportunity, product selection, specification, order placement, order tracking, delivery coordination, installation oversight, punch walk/claim coordination, and communication of maintenance program.
  • Must be motivated and comfortable working with and manage customer base thru CRM ( Customer Relationship Management) tool such as Salesforce.com
  • Follow Up on a variety of leads from sources such as dodge, CoStar, networking groups.
  • Build relationships with existing and new customers by entertaining such as lunches, dinners, happy hours and special events.

Commercial Flooring Sales Consultant must implement the selling process in his/her area; they must have the ability to make good judgment decisions.  A full understanding of the product line is essential.  Furthermore, an understanding of the application that each product serves is critical.  The ability to interface/communicate with a diverse group of customers in a friendly and respectable manner is a must.  The ideal candidate will possess a flexible personality and be able to communicate clearly to other persons, both orally and in written form. In this role, you must give presentations to architects, designers, and end-users to educate them on the flooring industry and how Division 9 Associates, Inc can benefit them on their projects.

High School Diploma
If no bachelor’s degree, minimum of 3 years previous industry experience required.

Bachelor’s degree
Candidate already living or familiar with the territory is preferred
Commercial flooring sales experience within the territory preferred.

Salary Range/Benefits:
Compensation is commensurate with experience.
Health Care Plan provided
401 K

Send Resume To:
Division 9 Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 6808
Annapolis, MD 21401
Or email: info@division9associates.com

Customizing Masland Contract carpet tile for your project

Custom coloring a carpet tile to fit your needs has never been easier.  Masland Contract offers the ability to choose from 60 colors to customize our Resonate and Vibrato product lines for only a 300 s/y minimum.  Please contact info@division9associates.com for more information.


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