Tile contractors from across the country met at the Las Vegas Hilton, Sept. 14-16, for Total Solutions 2006, the annual meeting of the National Tile Contractor's Association (NTCA). In addition to the program of educational conferences offered, there was a tabletop networking event which featured more than 55 companies, as well as a special awards ceremony.
Several notable awards were handed out during the three-day event, including the Tile Person of the Year, two Ring of Honor inductees and a Best Practices award. Tom Vaughn of Akona LLC received the 2006 NTCA Tile Person of the Year award, which recognizes the recipient's contribution to the industry of ceramic tile, stone and related products, as well as the recipient's efforts and commitments to NTCA. Vaughn was joined by his wife Maureen, daughter Kathy and mother June for the surprise presentation.
Davis Leichsenring of Holland Tile in Rockvilla, MD, was the latest recipient of the NTCA Best Practices Award for Membership Service, given to an individual who goes above and beyond the call of duty to promote education and NTCA membership in his or her region.