The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) will present its annual Joe A. Tarver Cornerstone Award for Service to the Industry to the Yarborough family of Sawgrass, Fla.-based D&B Tile Distributors. The ceremony will take place during the 2008 Coverings in Orlando, Fla., May 1, at 5 p.m.

The company’s nine Florida locations have all been recently remodeled to allow wholesale customers to use D&B showrooms as their own: West Palm Beach, Hollywood, Pompano Beach, Delray Beach, Sunrise, Perrine, Miami, Port St. Lucie and Orlando.

Additionally, D&B says it has a dedicated architectural/design team and recently became the exclusive distributor for Crossville in South Florida. It also carries premiere lines from Atlas, Saicis, and Azuvi.

The company also gives back to the community by quietly donating tile and other materials to Habitat for Humanity, the Jack and Jill House for abused children and the Trojan House, built by high school students. About eight years ago, it began a charity golf tournament to benefit the James Jr. Fund and Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital. More than $100,000 has been raised in this effort. The company also contributes to the Chris Evert Hospital.

“We are proud of our role in helping establish tile as the most durable, cost-effective and attractive floor covering for the Florida lifestyle,” said Harold Yarborough. “We will continually strive to maintain our market share and assist our customers with new products and services in this exciting industry,” he said.