NTCA Announces Three New Five Star Contractor Members

NTCA Five Star ContractorThe National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is proud to announce the acceptance of American Tile Co., Inc., Premier Tile & Marble Co., and Della Maggiore Tile & Stone Inc. to its Five Star Contractor program.

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

Since 1993 Premier Tile & Marble Co., 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 to launch the company many years ago. A key component is qualified labor; many company foremen have been onboard since its inception, working with president Greg Games, as tradespeople out in the field. Games attested “We believe that there is no better arena to learn a craft than onsite training.” Premier Tile & Marble Co. is in Gardena, Calif.

Della Maggiore Tile & Stone, Inc. has been setting tile since 1977, equally owned by both Rich Della Maggiore and Nick Della Maggiore. In order to grow into the company it is today, the Della Maggiores have made 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., serving the Bay area.

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 (3) year Apprenticeship program approved by the Dept. of Labor.

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

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