[Bonita Springs, Fla.] Scott Carothers, Ceramic Tile Education Foundation director of certification and training, has received the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) Ring of Honor for his service to the tile industry, the NTCA announced.
The award was presented by NTCA president Dan Welch at the industry-wide awards luncheon during Total Solutions Plus in Bonita Springs, Florida, on Oct. 28.
The Ring of Honor recognition is given to professionals who have made a difference in the tile industry and who have devoted years of support to the NTCA’s strategic initiatives.
Carothers’ career in the tile industry spans almost 36 years. Prior to joining CTEF, he was owner of Long’s Tile Company in Altoona, Pa., for 26 years. He served on the NTCA Board of Directors for 12 years and was president of NTCA from 2003 to 2005. He was a member of NTCA’s Technical Committee for 15 years and was chairman of the committee for 5 years.
Carothers joined CTEF in 2007, where he developed the Certified Tile Installer Program (CTI), which will soon reach the milestone of 1,000 professional certifications. In addition, Carothers has worked closely with other leaders of tile installer organizations to develop and implement the Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers Program (ACT), which focuses on specific installation skills in unique applications.
Left to right: Elisa Carothers, Debbie Carothers, NTCA Ring of Honor recipient Scott Carothers, Laura Carothers Graham, Joe Graham.