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Monthly Member Spotlight 2019 

           


Introducing the NTCA Monthly Member Spotlight! Each month we’ll showcase a member.
Get to know your fellow members.

     

September Member Spotlight -Allstate Commercial Flooring
According to Gary Sharpe, co-founder and VP of Sales, there’s a guiding principle at work at Allstate Commercial Flooring in Spring, Texas: “The world record 400-meter dash set by an individual is 43 seconds. The world record 400-meter relay set by four people is 37 seconds. The team approach is simply better.” Read more.....

 

     
August Member Spotlight - Swoboda Tile & Stone

Six years ago near Omaha, Neb., budding tile setter Jake Swoboda (www.facebook.com/SwobodaTileStone) was learning how to “always do things right, the first time,” as his uncle taught him the basics of the trade. Swoboda now specializes in residential renovation and new construction, specifically tiled showers and bathrooms. Read more.....
 

      July Member Spotlight - Cutting Edge Tile
Carl “The Flash” Leonard is a third generation tile setter, and owner of Cutting Edge Tile (www.cuttingedgetilenj.com) in Florence, N.J. Leonard explains that he got his nickname because “I’m primarily known for my speed and quick turnaround of projects.” Read more.......
 

      June Member Spotlight - Modern Aspect Tiling & Stone
Of NTCA’s nearly 1,600 members, a number of tile contractors make their homes and operate their businesses outside of U.S. soil – allowing our membership to spread to Australia, Mexico, Canada and other countries around the world. Read more......
 
      May Member Spotlight - Avalon Flooring
Avalon Flooring (AvalonFlooring.com) was started by John Millar in 1958 with a single store in Avalon, NJ. It has since grown to 15 stores in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with 330+ employees. In 2018, Avalon Flooring became 100% ESOP (employee stock ownership plan). Read more.......

     

April Member Spotlight - Deen Contracting
In the prairie of the Midwest – Springfield, Ill. – my career started with a broom, and the willingness to clean up construction sites and use a shovel. I was a summer helper for my friend’s father who built elaborate houses in Springfield, and worked on part of their extensive remodel on an old mansion. Read more.......



      March Member Spotlight - Artisan Tile
Sometimes, good things can come from bad beginnings. By his own admission, Michael Moreno, the owner of Artisan Tile, was a “horrible helper” when he started out in 1987 in Santa Barbara, Calif., where he was employed for a husband/wife tile setting team. Read more.......
 

      February Member Spotlight - Rodkat
I grew up working in a custom cabinet shop that my parents owned. I was always building something and learned, at a young age, the skills of working and creating with my hands. At age 16, I started working with a schoolmate that had seven older brothers, all with their own tile company.
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        January Member Spotlight - A+ Tile & Stone/Five Star Contractor
Russell Laird, of A+ Tile & Stone in Sacramento, Calif., (aplustileandstone.thebluebook.com) has made a name for himself in the tiling world, aiming for excellence in his typically commercial, public works projects. Read more.......

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