The MFMA honors those members, past and present, who have made a lasting impact on the maple flooring industry. Inductees into the MFMA Hall of Fame have accomplishments ranging from founding mills to educating architects and specifiers to developing innovative milling and installation techniques. These outstanding members helped the MFMA become the recognized leader in quality product and technical expertise, and their legacy lives on in the work the association does today.

William Gamble

Class of 2008
Bill spent his childhood years in White Lake, often becoming very involved in the family business by working at all levels in the sawmill operation. “Sawdust crept into my veins at an early age and it’s still coursing through my body,” states Bill. “It hasn’t ever let up!”

John Hamar

Class of 2008
Being a descendent of a long line of forest products industry related icons, John worked in family owned sawmills, lumberyards and crate manufacturing operations prior to joining Horner.

Allen Harris, Jr.

Class of 2003
Upon graduation from Harvard, Allen took over the business from his father in 1929, and began his tenure as Harris Manufacturing Company's chief executive officer.

Roland Holder

Class of 2003
Roland Holder has been in the flooring industry for 59 years. He began his career by working part-time after school when he was fifteen. In 1958 Roland partnered with Mr. William Gentry and Gentry & Holder floors was born.

Samual Horner

Class of 2002
Sam Horner, son of William Horner, was born in 1876 in Stratford, Ontario. As a young man, Sam was keenly interested in his father's business, assisting him with the plans for setting up a mill for the mass production of maple flooring.

William Horner

Class of 2002
Born in St. Catherines, Ontario 1852, moved to Reed City, Michigan in 1882. Put up a planning mill and began the commercial production of maple flooring in 1891.

G. W. Martin

Class of 2006
G. W. Martin built the first two sanding riders that Martin Flooring Company ever owned. The main reason, was his philosophy that if you could do it yourself and cut down on cost of operation that was the way to do it.

John Olson

Class of 2018
John Olson’s initial experience in the wood industry began in 1962, when employed by Hoffman Lumber Company, in his home town of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. In 1968 John moved with his family to Amasa, Michigan to manage the Amasa Lumber Company.

Harold Reid

Class of 2004
Trinity Floor Company was established in 1935. Harold Reid started with the company in 1937 as an installer, earning $.45 cents per hour.

Jay G. Seals

Class of 2006
Jay directed a talented Robbins team developing numerous concepts that addressed the safety, performance and comfort of the athlete - both professional and amateur.
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