Coverings CID Awards and Rock Star Program Winners Announced

Orlando, FL, April 6, 2017—Coverings has announced the winners of its Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards as well as its Rock Stars Program, which honors top young professionals in the tile and stone industry.

Four tile and stone projects have been awarded Coverings CID Awards, a program that honors outstanding design and installation of tile and stone in the categories of Residential Stone, Residential Tile, Commercial Stone, and Commercial Tile.

This year’s winners are presenting their projects to show attendees at 8:00 a.m. on April 5 as part of the conference program. Attendees to this session will hear about the design inspiration, products used, challenges, and gain tips from their peers who have earned the coveted title of CID award winner.


The winners:

Residential Stone

Project: Art House, The Zajeski Project

Designer: CVG Architects

Installer: Blue Pearl Stone


Residential Tile

Project: Contemporary Twilight

Designer: DKOR Interiors

Installer: Newman Brothers Construction


Commercial Stone

Project: Energy Center III

Designer: Kirskey Architecture

Installer: Camarata Masonry Systems, Ltd.


Commercial Tile

Project: Maurices Corporate Headquarters

Designer: RSP Architects

Installer: Twin City Tile and Marble 

Special Recognition honorees:

Special Recognition: Community Enhancement

Project: Pacific Coast Highway Caltran Landscape Architecture

Designer: Alice Taylor

Installer: JC Stone


Special Recognition: Creative Use of Tile in an Educational Setting

Project: Coweta Central Elementary School

Designer: Stacy Group

Installer: Bentley Flooring


Special Recognition: International

Project: Villa Nemes: Natural Materials in Natural Environment

Designer: Giordano Hadamik Architects

Installer: Simine Rizza & Ndricim Aga


Special Recognition: International

Project: Opera Software Wroclaw

Designer: mode:lina architekci Paweł Garus Jerzy Woźniak sp. j.


Special Recognition: International

Project: Madrid, Spain Perimeter Project

Designer: Zooco Estudio

Installer: Hisbalit


Special Recognition: International

Project: Lattice House

Designer: Emiliano López Matas


The four prize-winning teams, including each designer and installer, will receive $2,500, and a one-night stay in Orlando to attend Coverings. All winning projects are being displayed at Coverings 2017 on a video wall and on an award display across from registration.

The judging panel included Will Speros, online editor of Contract and Hospitality Design; Keita Turner of Keita Turner Design; Chris Abbate and Kristin Coleman of Novità Communications, representing Ceramics of Italy; Lori Dolnick of Frank Advertising, representing Tile of Spain; Eric Astrachan and Stephanie Samulski of the Tile Council of North America; Bart Bettiga of the National Tile Contractors Association; Chris Walker of David Allen Company; and Kevin Fox of Fox Ceramic Tile.

In addition, Coverings honored its industry “Rock Stars” for the show’s third class of the emerging leaders program. Honorees were recognized for their individual contributions to the tile and stone industry during a Rock Star Luncheon on April 4 during Coverings.

A panel comprised of industry professionals reviewed the nominations submitted by active and experienced tile and stone colleagues, and selected the following 11 outstanding inductees for the third class of Coverings Rock Stars. Representing more than 100 years of experience across a diverse array of industry professions, the 2017 honorees are:

George L. Bellerose, Granite & Marble Works, Inc., Lead Installer & Operations Manager

Chanel Carrizosa, Icon Tile & Design, Operator & Owner

Andrew Cassanova, Jeffrey Court Inc., Marketing Director

Marcos Castillo, David Allen Company, Superintendent

Lauren Congrove, Distinctive Marble and Granite, Marketing & Sales Supervisor

Eva Mallory, MS International, Sales Representative

Dimce Manev, Imperial Tile & Stone, Owner

Marie-Noelle Neidemire, Panzica Building Corporation, Interior Designer

Matt Newbold, Elite Tile Setters, Program Manager

Joseph Roberts, International Stone & Tile, Import Manager & Senior Purchaser

Jessica Webber, Webber Development & Construction, Co-owner

This distinguished group will be recognized at Coverings by a special Rock Star ribbon on their badges. To learn more about Coverings, and the 2017 Rock Stars, please visit

Related Topics: CERAMICS OF ITALY, Coverings