About The Tile Doctor®
In 2000, Curt Rapp founded The Tile Doctor out of consumer demand for comprehensive information related to the tile industry. The Company has actively built on The Tile Doctor brand by looking for true innovation, registering trademarks, seeking patents and expanding its quality product offering. The company is located in Marietta, Georgia.
The Tile Doctor is the U.S. Distributor for Litokol, the world’s premier tile setting and grouting products. This allows The Tile Doctor to offer a broad color selection of epoxy grouts, along with all necessary setting and waterproofing materials needed by the Trade and Distribution industry. Litokol products are used in the industry for both Residential & Commercial Tile jobs, along with being a leading supplier for the Pool industry. The Tile Doctor also offers a full line of care and maintenance products under the Express Finish® Brand, including its best-selling Grout Admix, plus a full line of sealers and cleaners using today’s most environmentally sound ingredients.
The Tile Doctor is currently launching a new innovation in the stone category; VersaLite Stone®, a thin stone veneer available in large lightweight panels that can be used in many unique applications.
The synergies available through a well-crafted sales and marketing campaign and strategic alliances with well suited manufacturers the world over, allow The Tile Doctor to be the go-to company for innovative new ideas.
- Curt V. Rapp, Chief Executive Officer: Rapp has more than 30 years of tile industry experience. 14 years with Dal-Tile and 4 years as Product Merchandise Manager and National Captain for Ceramic Tile with The Home Depot. In 2003 Rapp Founded Tile Partners for Humanity (TPFH), the first national charity focused on supporting worthy causes by the tile industry. TPFH’s specific focus was on providing labor and materials to Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI). By 2013 TPFH had supplied over 23MM in support to worthy causes worldwide including HFHI.
- Gary Harvin, Chief Operations Officer: Harvin leads all operational activities along with supporting all other aspects of the business at Tile Media Properties. Prior to Tile Media Properties, Gary was President/COO of a $45 million revenue retail service company – United Retail Services. Before leaving to lead URS, Harvin spent 14 years with The Home Depot where he served in several Officer leadership positions, including Vice President of Merchandising and Vice President of Stores. These roles involved responsibility for up to $5 billion in revenue, along with full P&L responsibility.
- Silver Cornia, Chief Technology Officer: Cornia is recognized as one of the foremost experts in the tile industry globally. His career is centered on ceramic style and function, most recently with the Marazzi Group, a division of the world’s largest tile manufacturer. For Marazzi, he oversaw R&D, Quality programs, and New Products world-wide from the company’s Sassuolo, Italy headquarters. Prior to Marazzi, he served in various capacities with Mohawk Industries & Dal-Tile as V.P. with responsibilities ranging from R&D and Production to New Products and Quality.