The terrazzo floor in the common area of Emmanuel’s Roberson Hall won a national honor for David Allen Company in Raleigh, N.C., by the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association, Inc. (NTMA).
The focal point of this award-winning flooring is a great spreading oak tree, and entries were judged on creativity, design and quality of craftsmanship. Of the 43 entries across the country, David Allen Company netted five of the 14 NTMA honor awards given this year—no other terrazzo contractor has ever won five NTMA honor awards in one year. In fact, David Allen Company has won double the number of NTMA honor awards as all other terrazzo contractors in the Southeast combined.
"Winning awards is an expectation," Robert Roberson (’53) says. "We expect to perform at that level and expect to be that good.”
Roberson has been with the company since 1957, and more than 35 of his family members have attended Emmanuel College since his first semester there in 1951.
Completed in August 2011, Roberson Hall is named in honor of Croswell and Pearl Roberson, the parents of Robert, Chairman and CEO of David Allen Company, and his brother David Roberson (’69), Senior Vice President.
Robert and David provided major funding for the construction of the residence hall and are also providing terrazzo installation in Emmanuel’s new $10 million Athletic and Wellness Complex. The general contractor for both facilities is The Carroll Companies in Greensboro, N.C. Chairman and CEO Roy Carroll (’81) is also an alumnus of Emmanuel.