The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) recently accepted two companies into its Five Star Contractor Program.

De Anza Tile of Fremont, Calif., and Grazzini Brothers Co. of Eagan, Minn., have been approved for acceptance into the program.

According to the association, NTCA members who reach Five Star Company Recognition status must complete a comprehensive application involving a rigorous peer-approval process. Applicants must show a proven track record of success in tile and stone installation, business management and a strong commitment to training, service, quality, safety, fiscal responsibility and superior job performance.

Five Star Contractors are required to: participate in annual conventions, tradeshows and meetings, and must demonstrate strict adherence to proven industry methods and standards; provide written documentation supporting their business from vendors, customers, peers and even competitors and maintain a workforce that employs a minimum of 10% of installers who have successfully completed the Certified Tile Installer test, administered by the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF).
“Our new Five Star Members now can add this prominent accreditation to their list of credentials,” said Bart Bettiga, NTCA's executive director. “They also have the added benefit of industry sneak peeks at new technologies and access to special Five Star Contractor Summit meetings giving them a leg up on their competition.”
De Anza Tile, a second generation tile company, has been in business for 36 years. The company believes proper training methods are vital to the future of both their company and its trade.

Grazzini Brothers is a fourth generation tile company in business for 92 years. Grazzini currently employs 50 installers, and each has passed CTEF's Certified Tile Installer Program.

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