About VersaLite Stone®
The parent company of VersaLite Stone is The Tile Doctor, a company founded in 2000 by Curt Rapp in response to consumer demand for comprehensive information related to the tile industry. The company, located in Marietta, Georgia, has actively looked for true innovation, which is why they founded VersaLite Stone, a new innovation in the stone category. This natural stone veneer opens the door to countless stone decor projects and is available in large lightweight panels that can be used in many unique applications.
The VersaLite stone veneers simplify projects like never before. Each sheet covers substantial surface area and is neither fragile nor heavy. In most cases there will be no need to remove the existing tile, so you won’t have all that dust and demolition to deal with. Lightweight and easy to cut, natural stone veneer can be used on curved walls, pillars, partitions, curved doors & furniture.
To satisfy the need of any stone project, VersaLite Stone® offers a full line of Stone Veneer panels, Stone Fabric Panels, and Stone Lite Panels.
- 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.