Called "Trowel of Excellence," the program aims to assess and certify the best tile contractors via a variety of criteria. To help develop the program, TCAA turned to two organizations long known for training expertise and high standards: the International Masonry Institute (IMI) and the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC).
To achieve Trowel of Excellence certification, a tile contractor must maintain minimum continuing education requirements, be fiscally sound, present a body of work subject to peer review, demonstrate a history of integrity, and be member of the TCAA, IMI or BAC.
"Earning Trowel of Excellence status will be difficult for a contractor to achieve and, equally importantly, to maintain," said Vincent P. DeLazzerro, TCAA president. "With Trowel of Excellence in place, there will be a measurable quality standard, and the entire industry will benefit."
For more information, call (800) 655-TILE.