The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) has inducted several contractors into its NTCA Five Star Program, each of whom have demonstrated “a commitment to training, service, quality, superior job performance and safety,” the NTCA notes. The newly added Five Star tile and stone contractors, selected by a panel of industry experts, include:
  • David Allen Company of Raleigh, NC (Martin Howard, vice-president)
  • Wirtz Quality Installations of San Diego, CA (John Wirtz, president)
Each will receive a certificate, a Five Star Logo to place on their letterhead, and the choice of a variety of premium marketing pieces from the NTCA. The company name will also be listed on the NTCA member locator in a special place just for the Five Star Program, along with a direct link to the company’s website from NTCA's website,

The Five Star program is open to all NTCA members. Initial criteria for consideration into the program include active membership with NTCA (three-year minimum), participation in the Profit Planning Survey, five years minimum in the tile contracting business, proof of ability to be bonded (if applicable), demonstration of active safety program, written copy of safety program, continuing education and training program, as well as proof of active participation in educational seminars and events such as Coverings, Total Solutions, and NTCA workshops.

For more information, please contact NTCA Executive director Bart Bettiga at, via telephone at (601) 939-2071, or visit