In 1989 Dan began learning the trade under the mentorship of his father Dick Welch. From site supervisor to president in 2008, Dan began transitioning the company from an installation team to subcontractor company, Which doubled in volume since takeing the helm.
Besides leading his company, Dan has directly influenced our industry on many fronts including NTCA committees and boards, National presenter and educator.
While Dan's accomplishments are many, including the 2013 tile person of the year and 2017 NTCA ring of honor, i want to share one example of why his vision is a driving force.
Like his father, Dan is a trail blazer, his passion for the trade and people is evident by his time and investments. The criticality in growing and sustaining our trade, the livelihood of designers, manufactures and distributors clearly rests on recruiting and retaining installers. With the growing understanding of the future workforce, Dan's vision is to create a reproducible model described bests as community stepping stones which allows installers to learn, grow, realize financial freedom and retire with dignity.