Coverings 2024 Announces 10th Class of Rock Stars

Published: April 14, 2024

Coverings, the premier international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, has unveiled the honorees of the annual Rock Star Awards ahead of Coverings 2024, taking place April 22-25, 2024, at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta, Georgia.

2024 marks the 10th year of the coveted awards program, underscoring Coverings’ unwavering, decade-long 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.

“Over the past decade, the Rock Stars program has become a Coverings cornerstone, commemorating the innovative spirit and remarkable achievements of emerging tile and stone leaders,” said Jenn Heinold, president of Taffy Event Strategies, the show management company for Coverings. “The 2024 Rock Stars represent shining examples of professionals who demonstrate leadership, creativity and commitment to excellence, helping to drive the industry forward in countless positive ways. Coverings is proud to honor these exceptional individuals as part of the program’s 10th anniversary celebration.”

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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:

Contractor/Installer (7):
Sean Gordy, Owner
Gordy Tile
Atlanta, Ga.

Shanan Hehir, Owner
Shanans Absolute Tile LLC
Manchester, Vt.

Trevor Hook, Owner
Hooked on Tile LLC
Evansville, Wis.

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, Inc.
San Antonio, Texas

Designer (2):
Marie Page, Sales Design Consultant
Rockville, Md.

Amala Raj Swenson, Principal Interior Designer
Amala Raj Interiors
San Diego, Calif.

Distributor (4):
Steven Bellew, Operations Manager, Warehouse Coordinator / Co-owner
Bellew Tile & Marble Co / TJB Imports
Hingham, Mass.

John Donaghy, Director of Operations – Commercial Division
Best Tile
Fairhaven, Mass.

Jordan Johnson, Procurement Associate
International Tile & Stone
Daytona Beach, Fla.

Matthew Marchildon, Tool & Accessory Division Manager
Centura Tile
Toronto, Ontario

Manufacturer (2):
Markus Dworowy, National Technical Manager
Blanke Corporation
Rolling Meadows, Ill.

Kali Pharand, Product Standards and Sustainability Coordinator
Schluter Systems
Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Retailer (1):
Dani Williams, CEO and Creative Director
Artesana Tile
Tucson, Ariz.

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.

Photo credit: Coverings


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