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Friday, June 26, 2020
July 2020 President's Letter »
Social media – a valuable resource for running your business   I recently had a conversation with a social me...
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
June 2020 President's Letter »
What really matters? To understand my perspective while writing this, it is relevant to explain that articles for Ti...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
May 2020 President's Letter »
The top of your game What motivates your desire to keep learning? Are you the type of person that wants to be at the...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
April 2020 President's Letter »
Outside IN, not inside OUT Requests for zero entry showers with creative solutions to water containment and managemen...
Monday, March 23, 2020
TRENDS 2020 President's Letter »
Is it really “ Value Engineering” ?  A TREND we can do without   In the commercial market, we rely on...
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Coverings 2020 President's Letter »
Social Media Warriors:  Doing it right for all the right reasons I am excited to talk about something that ha...
Monday, February 10, 2020
March 2020 President's Letter »
Where do you live? Tiletopia or Tiletropolis? In Tiletopia , substrates are perfectly flat, true and square. Client...
Monday, February 10, 2020
February 2020 President's Letter »
Safety: you own it! You own responsibility for your safety, and the safety of the people near or affected by what you...
Friday, December 20, 2019
January 2020 President's Letter »
Successes, initiatives and priorities for the new year   It’s January, a new decade, and I am excited to refl...
Tuesday, December 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
December 2019 President's Letter »
Standards Development - Acronym Soup The companies you see in the pages of TileLetter have representatives that...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
TECH 2019 President's Letter »
Technology and the tile trade “I’ve been doing it this way for 20 years.” No doubt you have heard someone say this, or...
Thursday, October 10, 2019
November 2019 President's Letter »
Movement joints – why you need them People who succeed in any profession take pride in their work. As I spent more ti...
Thursday, October 10, 2019
October 2019 President's Letter »
Best value proposals When is it appropriate to judge a product or a company only by costs? A general contractor will...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
January 2019 President's Letter »
Professional craftspeople are made not born! If you’re reading this, you are already ahead of the game. Why? Because a...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
TRENDS 2019 President's Letter »
Why qualified labor If you are excited about the many new trends in tile, you know that gauged porcelain tile (GPT) an...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
September 2019 President's Letter »
Apprentice training: how could that be a bad thing? The U.S. Department of Labor recently approved the NTCA’s National...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
August 2019 President's Letter »
How hard could it be? I’ve been finishing my basement $200 dollars at a time for the last few years. It’s more of a st...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
July 2019 President's Letter »
Tariffs help who? As of this writing, it appears that in addition to tariffs already imposed on ceramic tile from Chin...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
June 2019 President's Letter »
Let it rain, snow, freeze, thaw... Mother Nature is very unforgiving. She will almost certainly exploit any error or...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
May 2019 President's Letter »
30,000 feet up, or how to avoid being the proverbial Whack-a-Mole Many commercial projects start with pre-construct...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
April 2019 President's Letter »
How much is enough? If you spend any time on tile-related social media sites, you’ll notice that the question, “How mu...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
March 2019 President's Letter »
The craft is back - or on its way... Recently, while waiting to be loaded at our local Daltile, I was speaking to a ge...
Monday, September 16, 2019
February 2019 President's Letter »
It's lonely on the soap box You may have heard the expression, “standing on your soap box.” The phrase goes way back t...
Friday, March 15, 2019
Coverings 2019 President's Letter »
You have to see this! A friend of mine used a story I told him in an article recently. It was about my first trip...