Coverings Names 2024 Rock Star Awards Winners

Atlanta, GA, April 10, 2024––Coverings has unveiled the honorees of the annual Rock Star Awards ahead of Coverings 2024, taking place April 22 to 25 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. 

2024 marks the tenth year of the awards program, underscoring Coverings’ commitment to fostering industry growth by honoring exemplary young leaders in the tile and stone industry. 

This year's Rock Star recipients epitomize the industry's most resourceful and exceptional young professionals who consistently innovate as forerunners of achievement, setting new standards in performance and excellence to further industry advancement. 

A panel of tile and stone industry leaders carefully reviewed nominations to determine this year's 16 Rock Star inductees. The 2024 winners encompass a wide range of industry segments as follows: 


* Sean Gordy, owner, Gordy Tile, Atlanta, Georgia

* Shanan Hehir, owner, Shanans Absolute Tile, Manchester, Vermont

* Trevor Hook, owner, Hooked on Tile, Evansville, Wisconsin

* Nathan Merrill, installer/owner, Vision Stone and Tile, Mogadore, Ohio

* Megan Renk, owner, Mosaix Tile Installation Company, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

* Aryk Snowberger, owner, Snowbee Custom Tile, Canton, Ohio

* Gus Tolleson, project manager, J&R Tile, San Antonio, Texas


* Marie Page, sales design consultant, Architessa, Rockville, Maryland

* Amala Raj Swenson, principal interior designer, Amala Raj Interiors, San Diego, California


* Steven Bellew, operations manager, warehouse coordinator/co-owner, Bellew Tile & Marble Co/TJB Imports, Hingham, Massachusetts 

* John Donaghy, director of operations-commercial division, Best Tile , Fairhaven, Massachusetts

* Jordan Johnson, procurement associate, International Tile & Stone, Daytona Beach, Florida

* Matthew Marchildon, tool & accessory division manager, Centura Tile, Toronto, Ontario


* Markus Dworowy, national technical manager, Blanke Corporation, Rolling Meadows, Illinois

* Kali Pharand, product standards and sustainability coordinator, Schluter Systems, Plattsburgh, New York


Dani Williams, CEO and creative director, Artesana Tile, Tucson, Arizona

The 2024 Rock Stars will be celebrated at Coverings 2024 alongside winners from the past nine years, uniting both new and previous award recipients in a grand celebration of industry excellence. A panel with previous Rock Stars about unlocking the key to a successful career will top off the celebration. 

Showgoers are invited to participate in the festivities by attending the 2024 Rock Star Awards Ceremony & Tenth Anniversary Celebration, which will be held April 22, 4 to 5 p.m. EDT, in the Outdoor Oasis (Hall C, Booth 7006) at Coverings 2024.

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