Nyle Wadford, president of Neuse Tile Service in Youngsville, N.C., was awarded the National Tile Contractors Association’s (NTCA) prestigious Ring of Honor during the recent Total Solutions Plus conference in Jacksonville, Fla.
Wadford has a long history of industry service and involvement that includes serving as president of NTCA from 2010 to 2012. He was named NTCA Tile Person of the Year in 2012, and is the current vice chairman of the NTCA Technical Committee. He also represents the NTCA on the TCNA Handbook and ANSI A 108 Sub-Committees. Additionally, he has been a member of the NTCA Executive Committee as an officer and then an adviser for more than 15 years.
In 2011, Wadford played an integral role in bringing the NTCA and the Tile Contractors Association of America (TCAA) together to mutually promote qualified labor and company recognition programs. These efforts led to the inclusion of qualified labor language into industry standards and national specifications.
Wadford also serves the industry as a recognized tile consultant. In addition, he hosts a regular radio show in his community on tile installation and problem-solving, using his experience in standards and methods to promote the industry to consumers in his market.
In his last President’s Letter, printed in TileLetter in December 2012, Wadford looked back over his term as president and noted, “I have had the unique opportunity to listen and learn from others, all the while enjoying the exchange of ideas they presented. I got to see how these ideas took shape into tangible productions, embraced by passionate people taking them far beyond what I, and many I have spoken to recently, thought possible. I have great belief in the power of knowledge and the evident fact that acquired knowledge shared, multiplies that power. This, coupled with the drive that many I have had the great fortune to work with possess, has yielded a strong association of which all of the membership should be proud.”
Neuse Tile Service is a NTCA Five-Star Contractor company that has been in business for almost 60 years. Wadford and his sister Paige Smith work closely together to continue the traditions established by their father Al, many years ago. Smith has also been active in the NTCA on committees as well as serving a four-year term as a regional director.
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