For this edition, we sat down with Colin Barber, owner of Colin Barber Tiling Contractors in London, England. The company, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, is a current member of The Tile Association (TTA).
Barber: Well, it was not planned. After teenage years focusing on junior level sport cycle racing, winning local championships and being in the national youth squad, I realized I had better earn a living. A local tiling firm gave me a job. My family had not been connected to construction jobs, so it was very new to start using tools in earnest. The first winter was a tough one, but I stuck it out and went on from there.