NTCA Names Woody Sanders 2024 Ring of Honor Winner

Jackson, MS, April 22, 2024-The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) has named Woody Sanders as the recipient of the 2024 NTCA Ring of Honor award. This recognition is bestowed upon individuals who have made significant contributions to the tile industry.

Woody Sanders founded DW Sanders Tile and Stone in 1994, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, A.W. Cook, who established his own tile contracting business in 1929. With a lifelong immersion in the tile industry, Sanders became a journeyman tile and stone setter at a young age, laying the foundation for his future success.

As a Certified Tile Installer, Sanders has dedicated himself to advancing the industry's technical and educational standards. He serves on NTCA Technical and Educational Committees and is a Regional Evaluator for the Ceramic Tile Education 

In recognition of his outstanding service and support, Woody was honored with the Dan Hecox Service Award by the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation in 2021. This award celebrates his financial and volunteer contributions to the organization, underscoring his dedication to advancing tile education and training.

Under Sanders' leadership, DW Sanders Tile & Stone has earned widespread acclaim for installation excellence, receiving numerous NTCA Five-Star Contractor Awards. 

Beyond his professional achievements, Sanders has partnered with NTCA first vice president Rod of CC Owen Tile to support the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) and the SkillsUSA Program, providing resources and mentorship to area high school students pursuing careers in tile.

As the current second vice president of NTCA, Woody Sanders has authored numerous documents for the NTCA Technical Committee and Methods and Standards Committee, advocating for adherence to TCNA and ANSI Standards.