NTCA to Honor John Bridge During Surfaces Event

Jackson, MS, January 16, 2024-The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) has announced the recognition of industry veteran John Bridge with a special award at its upcoming ambassador reception, scheduled for January 23 at The International Surface Event (TISE) in Las Vegas. The event, open to all, will take place in the Palm Foyer from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Bridge, a seasoned professional and pioneer in the tile sector, will be acknowledged for his contributions to the field. After leaving the army in 1968, Bridge applied for apprenticeship training in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and became a carpenter. He later obtained the Arizona General Building Contractor’s License, Class B, and joined his older brother as a ceramic tile contractor. With an extensive career in the industry, Bridge has been a tile setter since the 1980s and has contributed significantly to the tile community through his expertise and the creation of the online John Bridge Forum at www.johnbridge.com. 

NTCA Executive Director Bart Bettiga emphasized Bridge's pivotal role in creating the John Bridge Forum, a platform that has left a lasting impact on countless tile contractors, installers, and industry professionals.

“John launched his website in 1998, and it became widely popular as a place where consumers could interact with tile professionals to get answers they were seeking about the benefits of ceramic tile and how it should be installed and maintained,” Bettiga said. “This led to two distinct categories on the site that are still popular today: one is the Professional’s Hangout, and this is open to anyone, and one is a Pros only forum which has been beneficial for the installers to learn from each other.” 

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