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NTCA Announces Winners of the 2017 Five Star Contractor Project of the Year


June 5, 2018

The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) announced the winners of its sixth annual NTCA Five Star Contractor Project of the Year Awards at Coverings 2018 in Atlanta. NTCA’s Five Star Contractor Awards were presented for both commercial and residential tile installations. Submissions were judged based on the following criteria: scope (size of project), complexity (challenges), technical soundness (resolution of challenges), and design and presentation (overall appearance, layout and artistic value).

This year’s judges included Kent Klaser of Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants Inc., San Diego; Gregory Mowat of Forensic Tile Consultants, San Diego and Richard P. Goldberg of Professional Consultants International LLC, Avon, Connecticut. Sponsored by Daltile, the NTCA Five Star Contractor Grand Prize Award winners received a custom plaque and were awarded two round-trip airfare tickets and a two-nights hotel stay in Atlanta for the Coverings Show.

Visalia Ceramic Tile, Inc. of Visalia, California, was the recipient of the Five Star Grand Prize Award for Residential Project of the Year. Workmanship and artistic qualities brought the Hoffman Residence in Fresno, California, to life. A challenging mixture of both natural stone and ceramic presented the opportunity for Visalia to showcase its Five Star Contractor skills. This residential project showcased new product and installation technologies, as well as the unique capability of tile assemblies to integrate other underlying building systems such as radiant heat and building envelope waterproofing.

Christian Brothers Flooring & Interiors, Inc. of Lakeside, California, was the recipient of the NTCA Five Star Grand Prize Award for Commercial Project of the Year. David Allen Company of Raleigh, North Carolina, was the recipient of the Five Star Grand Prize Award for Commercial Elite Project of the Year (over $1 million).

“We would like to thank our contest judges and sponsor for their support and of course, all of the Five Star Contractor Members who submitted incredible projects.” stated Bart Bettiga, executive director of the NTCA. “Each of these winning installations, as well as the other submitted projects, clearly demonstrates the value of engaging an NTCA Five Star Contractor in such complex arenas. Job site issues such as a confined urban site, mixed product media, material delivery and staging restrictions, new technologies, creative coordination with other trades and solving problems quickly are exemplary traits of our Five Star Contractors.”

Call for Entries for the 2019 Five Star Contractor Awards will begin January 15, 2019.