Meet the 10th Class of Coverings Rock Stars!


2024 marks the 10th year of the Coverings Rock Stars – An Emerging Leaders Program and underscores the show’s decade-long commitment to fostering industry growth by honoring exemplary young leaders in the tile and stone industry.

The 2024 Rock Stars will be celebrated at Coverings 2024 in Atlanta 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.

You are invited to attend the 2024 Rock Star Awards Ceremony & 10th Anniversary Celebration on April 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. EDT, at Outdoor Oasis (Hall C, Booth 7006) during Coverings 2024.

A panel of tile and stone industry leaders carefully reviewed nominations to determine this year’s 16 Rock Star inductees, who encompass a wide range of industry segments. Meet this year’s honorees: 

Sean Gordy, Owner
Gordy Tile
Atlanta, Ga.
(Contractor / Installer)
Shanan Hehir
Shanan Hehir, Owner
Shanans Absolute Tile LLC
Manchester, Vt.
(Contractor / Installer)
Trevor Hook
Trevor Hook, Owner
Hooked on Tile LLC
Evansville, Wis.
(Contractor / Installer)
Nathan Merrill
Nathan Merrill, Installer/Owner
Vision Stone and Tile
Mogadore, Ohio
(Contractor / Installer)
Megan Renk
Megan Renk, Owner
Mosaix Tile Installation Company
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
(Contractor / Installer)
Aryk Snowberger
Aryk Snowberger, Owner
Snowbee Custom Tile
Canton, Ohio
(Contractor / Installer)
Gus Tolleson
Gus Tolleson, Project Manager
J&R Tile, Inc.
San Antonio, Texas
(Contractor / Installer)
Marie Page
Marie Page, Sales Design Consultant
Rockville, Md.
Amala Raj Swenson
Amala Raj Swenson, Principal Interior Designer
Amala Raj Interiors
San Diego, Calif.
Steven Bellew
Steven Bellew, Operations Manager, Warehouse Coordinator and 
Bellew Tile & Marble Co / TJB Imports
Hingham, Mass.
John Donaghy
John Donaghy, Director of Operations – Commercial Division
Best Tile
Fairhaven, Mass
Jordan Johnson
Jordan Johnson, Procurement Associate
International Tile & Stone
Daytona Beach, Fla.
Matthew Marchildon
Matthew Marchildon, Tool & Accessory Division Manager
Centura Tile
Toronto, Ontario
Markus Dworowy
Markus Dworowy, National Technical Manager
Blanke Corporation
Rolling Meadows, Ill.
Kali Pharand
Kali Pharand, Product Standards and Sustainability Coordinator
Schluter Systems
Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Artesana Tile branding, product and lifestyle photography by Fletcher and Co in Tucson, Arizona
Dani Williams, CEO and Creative Director
Artesana Tile
Tucson, Ariz.

Interested in joining us? It’s not too late to join us at Coverings 2024! Register for free today and prepare to be floored.