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NTCA adds new Five Star Contractor members

San Diego—The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) has accepted three new companies to its Five Star Contractor program: American Tile, Premier Tile & Marble, and Della Maggiore Tile & Stone.

American Tile (ATC) was founded in 1967 by Vince Mattingly, Sr. and his wife, Dola. ATC grew from being a small home-based business to serving industry, commercial and institutional clients throughout the Midwest. After Mattingly retired in 1990, his son, Vince Jr., took his place with his wife, Jewell, and son, Vince III. ATC is based in Louisville, Ky.

Since 1993, Premier Tile & Marble has had the distinction of being a high-quality ceramic tile and stone installer. Despite the company’s growth, it continues to focus on maintaining the same high standards that helped launch the company many years ago. A key component is qualified labor; many company foremen have been onboard since its inception, working with Greg Games, president, as tradespeople out in the field. Premier Tile & Marble is located in Gardena, Calif.

Della Maggiore Tile & Stone, equally owned by both Rich Della Maggiore and Nick Della Maggiore, has been setting tile since 1977. In order to grow into the company, the Della Maggiores have made it their objective to provide the highest quality craftsmanship on a daily basis by providing an opportunity for any employee willing to successfully obtain the highest skills necessary to become a certified tile layer/setter. This commitment to qualified labor has made Della Maggiore Tile & Stone a premier tile installer in San Jose, Calif.

To obtain Five Star Contractor certification, contractors must be a member of NTCA and complete an application process that includes submitting examples of work, reviews and recommendations from peers and customers, and demonstrating proven commitment to service, quality, safety and superior job performance. Five Star Contractors are also required to certify a minimum of 10% of their installers through the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) Certified Tile Installer program or have completed a three-year apprenticeship program approved by the Dept. of Labor.

If you are a NTCA member and interested in gaining Five Star Contractor certification, contact Amber Fox at amber@tile-assn.com.

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NTCA hires new staff for advertising, PR, marketing and social media, plus Five Star Contractor program

Amber Fox.
Amber Fox.

Jackson, Miss.—NTCA has hired Allison Morris as advertising, marketing and public relations specialist and social media manager; and Amber Fox as Five Star program director, effective Jan. 3. Morris will work out of NTCA’s Mississippi office. Fox will office out of the San Diego area, and will oversee the growth and development of the program.

Allison Morris.
Allison Morris.

Morris is finishing her Master’s Degree in Marketing and Communications at Mississippi College. In her previous position, she was the director of public relations for Hinds Community College and their six campuses here. Morris will attend shows like Coverings to help NTCA increase its social media and social media presence and hold press conferences.

Fox is the daughter of Five Star Contractor member John Wirtz in San Diego. For the past several years, she has been an executive assistant to the president of a large electrical contracting firm, and she has added this experience to a strong knowledge of tile contracting. She will work closely with the NTCA staff, as well as its Five Star Contractor members, to grow the NTCA program on all levels.

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Rheinschmidt Tile & Marble named five-star contractor by NTCA

Rheinschmidt  Tile & Marble (RTM), a family-owned, national commercial flooring contractor specializing in shopping centers, airports, casinos and retail stores, was recently named a Five-Star Contractor by the National Tile Contractors Association. Continue reading Rheinschmidt Tile & Marble named five-star contractor by NTCA