Crossville has committed to be the exclusive tile supplier for Gary Sinise Foundation’s Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment (R.I.S.E.) program for the 2017 calendar year.

The R.I.S.E. program provides specially adapted, custom smart homes to ease the everyday burdens of severely wounded veterans and their families and caregivers.

“I am grateful to all of our partners who donate their goods and services to help make the Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. homes a reality for our nation’s deserving wounded heroes," said Sinise. “So many pieces go into the building these forever homes, and we thank the great people at Crossville for stepping up as our exclusive tile supplier. Building these homes the right way means using top quality products like Crossville offers and we couldn’t be more pleased to have them on board.”

Crossville’s collaboration with R.I.S.E. was initiated through the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA). NTCA, a U.S.-based trade association for tile contractors, is already involved in the facilitation of tile installation for R.I.S.E. custom homes across the U.S.. In its support of the program, Crossville is opening its full catalog of products for selection for the homes that will be built in the coming year.

“Each veteran’s needs and style are unique, making the design requirements for every residence unique, as well," said Lindsey Waldrep, Crossville’s vice president of marketing. “That’s why we put no limit on the choices available to veterans and the designers or specifiers who may be involved in product selection. Our portfolio offers a wide array of solutions that will help to ensure these honored veterans have homes that are beautiful—and practical—for everyday living.”

Bart Bettiga, NTCA's executive director said, “By supporting R.I.S.E. projects, the tile industry is coming together to do meaningful work that expresses our immense gratitude to veterans for their immeasurable sacrifices. Crossville’s collaboration for the coming year is one more tangible example of that commitment.”

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