Independent Manufacturers Representatives for
Northern California and Northern Nevada
The Finish Line, Inc., is an independent Manufacturers Rep firm that was founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1996. The firm has maintained a portfolio of the highest quality manufacturers in both interior and exterior finishes, and serves the commercial architectural, design and contracting industry in the Bay Area, the Central Valley and Northern Nevada.
Mike has been in the architectural materials business since 1974. Following a stint as a production control supervisor at the Custom Division of Lightolier, Mike became a member of the San Francisco field sales team calling on architects, designers and consultants. He left the market to join the executive committee at Integrated Ceilings, Inc., as National Sales Manager, responsible for training and assisting their national rep network in the company’s marketing effort. In 1980, he returned to the Bay Area to work for the Acousta-Lite Company as a manufacturer’s representative calling on the design and construction community. In 1996 he teamed with partners Kevin New and Joan Blackmon to form The Finish Line.
Kevin started his career in architectural materials sales as a Project Manager for Air Factors West, specializing in the integration of high performance air distribution devices and equipment with commercial ceiling and wall systems. Kevin joined the outside sales team at Acousta-Lite in 1994, and joined with Mike and Joan to form The Finish Line two years later.
We would like to acknowledge the significant contributions made by our third founding partner, Joan Blackmon. The three of us worked together for a number of years at Acousta-Lite, and without Joan, the Finish Line might never have been formed. Joan retired at the end of 2009, but stays in close touch.