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NTCA partners with CCA Global Partners

NTCA_LOGOJackson, Miss.—Bart Bettiga, executive director of the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), officially announced that his association has joined forces with CCA Global Partners to bring education and technical expertise to its members.

This new partnership brings experience, expertise and a wealth of resources to CCA Global Partners’ members. “It is an integral component of NTCA’s continuous mission to develop and maintain installation standards and to promote qualified labor,” said Jim Olson, assistant executive director for NTCA. “Membership in the NTCA can provide the vehicle for CCA Global Partners members to receive ideal technical training and education needed to create highest quality results for satisfied

customers…and will result in increased use and consumption of tile and stone within our market.”

The NTCA will be on hand at the CCA Global Partners semi-annual convention, Jan. 6-10 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Partners are encouraged to stop by the NTCA exhibit and apply for membership at a discounted rate.

“The association with CCA Global will pave the way for NTCA to supply CCA’s members full membership benefits, from hands-on installation workshops and industry leadership conferences to marketing programs and free technical advice,” Bettiga said. “CCA Global Partners is an elite group of entrepreneurs that are always looking for innovative ways to serve their customers at a higher level. The NTCA is proud to be a part of that initiative.”

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NTCA announces Joe A. Tarver Award, Tile Person of the Year winners

Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 12.33.30 PMOrlando—The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the world’s largest tile contractor association, recognized industry leaders at its third annual awards ceremony during Coverings 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center here.

The NTCA’S 2014 Tile Person of the Year Award was presented to Jan Hohn of Hohn & Hohn in St. Paul, Minn. Hohn is the third woman to receive this award during the six decades it has been presented. For more than 20 years, Hohn has worked as a one-person, high-end residential tile and stone installation company.

Eric Astrachan, executive director of the Tile Council of North America (TCNA), received the Joe A. Tarver Lifetime Achievement Award, offered to a leader in the tile and stone industry who dedicates his or her career to advancing the trade.

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Ceramic state of the industry: Rise in consumption yields growth

Nov. 18/25 2013; Volume 27/number 15

By Louis Iannaco

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One of Dal-Tile’s newest ColorBody porcelain tile collections, Santino, features a sleek, contemporary visual in large format sizes, including 18 x 36 and 24 x 24.

After enduring several years of economic uncertainty, which included rising raw materials costs, low-cost goods from China infiltrating the market and ongoing installation issues, industry executives are looking at the current and future state of the industry with a steadily growing confidence. Continue reading Ceramic state of the industry: Rise in consumption yields growth

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Florida Tile’s Milanowycz inducted into CTDA Hall of Fame

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Florida Tile’s Dave Milanowycz holds CTDA Hall of Fame plaque at Total Solutions Plus (TSP) 2013.

Bonita Springs, Fla.—Dave Milanowycz, director of sales for Florida Tile, is the 2013 Ceramic Tile Distributor’s Association (CTDA) Hall of Fame inductee. The award was presented in late October during the industry’s annual Total Solutions Plus (TSP) 2013 convention here, which was held jointly by the CTDA, the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) and the Tile Contractors’ Association of America (TCAA). Continue reading Florida Tile’s Milanowycz inducted into CTDA Hall of Fame

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Total Solutions Plus: Tile Contractors Association joins NTCA, CTDA, TCNA

Attendance tops 500 for first time

Nov. 4/11 2013; Volume 27/number 14

By Louis Iannaco

Screen Shot 2013-11-11 at 2.27.24 PMBonita Springs, Fla.—Four years into its existence, Total Solutions Plus (TSP) keeps getting bigger and better. The joint convention of the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA) and Tile Council of North America (TCNA), held here Oct. 26–29, saw the addition of the Tile Contractors’ Association of America (TCAA) as a convention host as the event hit the 500 mark in attendance for the first time. Continue reading Total Solutions Plus: Tile Contractors Association joins NTCA, CTDA, TCNA

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NTCA, TCNA event highlights Five Star Awards

Atlanta—The inaugural National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) and Tile Council of North America (TCNA) Awards show, held here at this year’s Coverings featured the first NTCA Five Star Awards. Winners were chosen in both residential and commercial installation, with grand prize recipients awarded $2,500 for the winning project submission. Continue reading NTCA, TCNA event highlights Five Star Awards

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NTCA membership program

The Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA) has partnered with the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) to offer distributor members the opportunity to help encourage their contractor customers to become members of NTCA.  In doing so, CTDA will help increase professionalism of the industry and, of course, participation in industry events such as Total Solutions Plus (TSP).

Participating CTDA members will be asked to allow their order/sales desk and sales personnel to sign up contractors for the NTCA.  Your employees will process the application, collect the investment fee with check or credit card, explain the benefits of membership, and send the application to the NTCA for processing. Continue reading NTCA membership program

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TCAA joins group of hosts for Total Solutions Plus 2013

The Tile Contractors Association of America (TCAA) has joined the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA), National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) to jointly host the 2013 Total Solutions Plus (TSP), Oct. 26 to 29, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Fla.

TSP brings the ceramic tile industry together to network and learn from each other.  Initially launched in 2010, the annual event features a substantial seminar schedule; individual meetings of participants like CTDA, NTCA, and TCNA; an increasingly popular tabletop show, and unparalleled opportunities for formal and informal networking. Continue reading TCAA joins group of hosts for Total Solutions Plus 2013

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NTCA to hold first annual Awards Night

The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) will celebrate with its members and associate partners in a special awards program at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, in conjunction with Coverings. Immediately after the show closes its exhibit hall, the NTCA will hold its first annual awards event, honoring its yearly Tile Person of the Year and the Joe A. Tarver Lifetime achievement award for service to the industry. In addition, the Tile Council of North America will recognize their Tile Person of the Year, and for the first time ever, the NTCA will recognize its Five Star Contractor Members with the Grand Prize for Commercial and Residential Projects. Each recipient will receive $2,500 for installation excellence. Continue reading NTCA to hold first annual Awards Night

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Total Solutions Plus 2012 ‘best yet’

By Louis Iannaco 

Volume 27/number 15; December 3/10, 2012

Rancho Mirage, Calif.—Officials at the recent 2012 Total Solutions Plus (TSP) conference were pleased that more than 400 participants took part in networking and educational opportunities in the ceramic tile segment. The significant growth encouraged guests to deem the event the best Total Solutions Plus show thus far.

TSP was sponsored once again by the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA), the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA)—the third consecutive year of these combined efforts. Continue reading Total Solutions Plus 2012 ‘best yet’