Article Number: 24638
NTCA Announces Q4 Five-Star Accredited Companies
[Jackson, MS January 18, 2024] - The NTCA Five-Star Contractor Program has, in recent years, advanced to include accreditation, emphasizing members' dedication to industry professionalism through third-party validation. Since 2008, the program has consistently maintained rigorous standards for tile and stone installation contractors, acknowledging outstanding craftsmanship and strict business practices.

In response to industry changes, all companies, including existing NTCA Five-Star Members, must reapply and undergo accreditation. This transformation marks a shift from "company recognition" to an official "accreditation" program with a thorough third-party review process. NTCA released this change in October 2023, with the companies that successfully transitioned, and will continue to showcase the tile installation companies that transition through this process, every quarter in 2024.

Bart Bettiga, NTCA Executive Director, emphasized the significance of accreditation, stating, "In a world where credibility and competence define success, our certification program stands as a beacon of assurance. This shift to accreditation reinforces the NTCA Five-Star Contractor Program's commitment to upholding the highest industry standards and ensuring the continued excellence of its members.”

NTCA is proud to announce the companies have successfully transitioned to Five-Star Accredited status after reapplying as of December 31, 2023:

● Cox Tile
● Hawthorne Tile
● Hohn & Hohn, Inc
● Icon Tile & Design
● Lambert Tile & Stone
● Vallefuoco Contractors, Inc.

● A+ Tile & Stone

Residential and Commercial
● J&R Tile

About NTCA
Established in 1947, the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the professional installation of ceramic tile and natural stone. It is widely recognized as the largest and most respected tile contractors’ association in the world. For those seeking to improve their tile business, NTCA provides unparalleled educational experiences, supportive peer interaction, unique cost-savings programs, and a commitment to help develop the skills needed to improve your work, recruit, train, and manage your employees, and ultimately, make your business more profitable. Find out more at

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