StarNet® Announces DFS Commercial, Inc. as New Member

Thursday, Aug 10th, 2006 ~ Ridgefield, CT

Lori Dowling, president and CEO of StarNet® Commercial Flooring Cooperative, the largest, nationally recognized, member-owned cooperative of independent, commercial floor covering contractors, announces the acceptance of DFS Commercial, headquartered in Foster City, CA, as a member. StarNet® maintains strict qualifications for membership. Candidates must meet a rigorous set of criteria, which includes a financial check, a history of good business practice and quality installations and an unrivaled reputation for professionalism and service in the markets they serve.

Cory Ravid, CEO of DFS Commercial, said, "This is a testament to our reputation in the marketplace as a premier commercial flooring services contractor It's an honor to be part of this organization. StarNet offers so much to its membership - a forum to exchange ideas, access to vendors who respect the strength and integrity of the organization and the latest in product innovations. This is a peer group of successful entrepreneurs, and their ideas and advice will help us continue to serve our customers in the most efficient, forward thinking way."

DFS Commercial, Inc. is a leading provider of flooring products, installation, and maintenance services for commercial clients. Its end-to-end project management services provide environmentally friendly solutions to a wide range of customers. The company offers a broad range of innovative services, with each service from site assessment to project management being delivered by licensed, experienced professionals. DFS Commercial is an exclusive distributor of ResisTech™, the industry's leading chemical solution for carpet maintenance.

DFS Commercial also features a proprietary technology - PME®(Project Management Extranet), a hosted extranet designed to allow facility managers to easily manage all their flooring product purchases, installation services, and flooring maintenance programs. DFS offers both PME® and ResisTech™ to all its customers, from single office tenants to national accounts.

Headquartered in Foster City, California, USA, DFS Commercial has over 30 years of commercial flooring distribution and services experience. More information on DFS Commercial can be found at or by contacting company headquarters at (650) 829-3300.

Dowling said, "I'm pleased to welcome DFS Commercial to the StarNet community. StarNet®'s flooring contractor firms are the best in the business. We're proud to have them as part of our membership, and look forward to gaining insight from their expertise."

About StarNet®
Early in 1992, independent commercial flooring dealers recognized their resources could be strengthened through a national network combining their individual capabilities. This basic concept grew into the StarNet® Commercial Flooring Cooperative which, with 150 independent contractors doing business in 230 of the top markets across North America, is the most professional, service-driven, commercial floor covering entity in existence today. Working closely with the leading floor covering manufacturers, StarNet has been able to reduce the costs related to doing business and create a combined annual volume of well over one billion dollars. For more information, call 1-800-787-6381 or visit

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