Martin Howard, executive vice president of operations of the David Allen Company in Raleigh, N.C., is this year’s recipient of the National Tile Contractors Association prestigious Ring of Honor. Howard is a past president of the NTCA and was previously honored as its Tile Person of the Year in 2017. He is a voting member of the American National Standards Institute A108 Committee and the NTCA Technical Committee.
The David Allen Company recently celebrated its 100th anniversary as a leading tile, stone and terrazzo installation contracting firm. David Allen Company is one of the last remaining Charter Members of the NTCA, which is celebrating 75 years as a trade association in 2022. Howard will receive his Ring of Honor at Total Solutions Plus on Tuesday, November 7th during a special awards lunch presentation at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, CA.
“Martin has played a leading role in the development of industry methods and standards and helped lead the effort to establish accreditation guidelines for the NTCA Five Star Contractor Program,” said Executive Director Bart Bettiga. “Martin is respected by manufacturers, distributors and contractors and has participated as a speaker at many trade shows and conferences. He played an integral role in the establishment of an employee manual for our staff, and he has been a personal mentor to me as an executive in the industry. He is most deserving of this recognition.”
The NTCA Ring of Honor is awarded to deserving industry leaders who support the association’s strategic objectives. The NTCA is dedicated to promoting the professional installation of ceramic and porcelain tile, natural stone and its allied products.