The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) recently presented Charlie Bryan of Campbell Tile Co. with the Tile Person of the Year award at NTCA’s annual Total Solutions Conference. The association has also announced a Call for Entries for its Fifth AnnualTileLetterInstallation Awards.



 Last year’s Grand Prize Residential winner: North Scottsdale Residence -  Artcraft Granite Marble and Tile Co., Mesa, Ariz.

The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) recently presented Charlie Bryan of Campbell Tile Co. with the Tile Person of the Year award at NTCA’s annual Total Solutions Conference.

In 1961, Bryan accepted the position of project manager and estimator with Campbell Tile, installers of ceramic tile, terrazzo, flagstone, and natural stone. In the 1980s, Bryan purchased the company – originally established in 1912 by G.P. Campbell – and has continued to run Campbell Tile to this day.

Five years ago, Bryan invested in stone fabrication, which has grown to represent about 25 percent of the company’s operation. He has been active in the NTCA for many years, and has served on the association’s board of directors and Technical Committee. Bryan has also served on the TCA Handbook and ANSI A108 Committee, on behalf of the NTCA.  

“To be considered by your peers for such an award is the ultimate professional recognition anyone can expect,” said Bryan. “Remembering many of the recipients over the past 20 to 25 years is a very humbling experience and I deeply appreciate the honor.”

On another note, the NTCA has announced a Call for Entries for its Fifth AnnualTileLetterInstallation Awards. Completed submissions must be received no later than February 1, 2008.

National contracting professionals will select up to three winning tile or stone contractors for projects in both Residential and Commercial categories, based on a number of criteria that emphasize installation excellence. Criteria may include overall appearance, technical soundness, level of difficulty, craftsmanship, artistry, and/or other criteria to be determined by the time of judging.

Grand Prize winners in Residential and Commercial categories will receive $1,500 in cash. Award of Merit winners will receive $750 and Honorable Mention recognition winners will receive $250. All winners will be recognized at the NTCA Awards ceremony at Coverings 2008 in Orlando, Florida, and will be featured in an upcoming issue ofTileLetter.

Both new construction projects and renovations are eligible. All applicants must submit an entry form and a bare minimum of three different 8.5” x 11” photographic prints as well as digital images on CD of each project with a brief project description as outlined in the entry application. Distributors and manufacturers of tile and stone products, as well as installation materials must also be included.Entry forms may be downloaded from the NTCA website atwww.tile-assn.comor faxed to applicants by calling NTCA at (601) 969-2071. For more information, contact Lesley Goddin,TileLettereditor at (505) 292-6706 or lesley@tile-assn.com. Multiple entries are permitted. Entries may only be submitted for projects that were completed from January 2003 through January 2008.