NTCA Announces 2021 Awards Recipients

The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) honored numerous members and scholarship winners during a special in-person awards ceremony at the Coverings trade show.

Brad Denny, Vice President of Nichols Tile and Terrazzo of Joelton, Tennessee, was honored as the NTCA Tile Person of the Year. Denny was cited for his work on the ANSI A108 subcommittee and the NTCA Apprenticeship Program, as well as being a mentor to younger members of the association and a positive influencer on social media. 

NTCA presented a Special Recognition Award to Lee and Jane Callewaert of Dragonfly Tile and Stone in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Joshua Nordstrom of Tierra Tile in Homer, Alaska.  The three collaborated with NTCA on a special virtual artisanship project that streamed live from Dragonfly Tile to attendees in the Coverings Lounge.

Leo Reynaga (Residential) of Visalia Tile and Stone of Visalia, California, and Ferid Hasic (Commercial) of Grazzini Brothers of Minneapolis, Minnesota, were honored as the Second Annual NTCA Craftspersons of the Year. The award was announced in 2020, but both craftsmen were honored for installation excellence at the 2021 show. 

Three deserving students were named as the 2021 NTCA Tom Ade Ceramic Tile Scholarship recipients and each received a $5,000 scholarship. Jacob Fox, Christopher Walker and Amanda Mourelatos, were honored for outstanding academic and community achievement in with these awards.

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