2020 Rock Star Spotlight – Part II

2020 Rock Stars

At Coverings Connected in April 2020, we virtually honored the newest class of Coverings Rock Stars. These 14 emerging leaders represent the best and brightest young talent in the tile & stone industry, and this week we’re putting the spotlight on five honorees:

Janice HillJanice Hill
Project Manager
DW Sanders Tile & Stone Contracting, Inc.
Marietta, GA

“Janice is an ambassador for DW Sanders Tile and the tile and stone industry as a whole; when speaking with architects, designers, builders, contractors and owners, they find her an accomplished professional who will take the time to educate them on tile and the correct installation methods.”

Raj KattaRaj Katta
Technology/Functionality Specialist
Stone Grid, LLC
Windermere, FL

“Raj is a creative thinker and software developer that brings order and efficiency to fabricators which results in an improved bottom line.”

Ryan MarinoRyan Marino
Standards, Development, and Research Manager
Tile Council of North America
Anderson, SC

“Throughout his young career, Ryan’s leadership and specialties in project management, research, and the invention and adaptation of product testing apparatuses have made him an invaluable asset to tile industry standardization initiatives.”

Ulas MarisUlas Maris
Stone and Tile Installer
Maris Tile Pro
East Moriches, NY

“He is a trade professional and highly supports correct methods and NTCA along with CTEF, he is brilliant and smart and has a lot to put into the trade to get new methods adopted. Ulas is a leader inspiring other to do better, encouraging others to learn, and leading by example.”

Joseph MatticeJoseph Mattice
Owner and Installer
On the Level
Simpsonville, SC

“He and his family have a long track record of successful installations, and I truly believe Joseph has everything it will take to bring his business to the highest level of success. Joseph’s genuine enthusiasm, technical aptitude, and desire to learn and share with others ensure he will be a real leader in the future of our industry.”


Do you have a young professional who could be a potential Rock Star? Consider entering them into the 2021 Rock Stars – the submission portal is now open!