Pictured (left to right): Sean Boyle, Laticrete director business development; Beth Surowiec of Clear Seas Research; Nelson Wilner, Noble Co. vp sales/mktg.; and John McMullen, Custom Building Products’ exec vp, at the 2nd annual CLEAReport Awards.

Custom Building Products, Laticrete and Noble Co. were all honored for Best Sound Reduction Product during the 2nd Annual Tile & Stone Installation Contractor CLEAReport Awards, held during Surfaces 2010 in partnership with Clear Seas Research, the National Tile Council of America and TILE Magazine.

The awards were the result of the CLEAReport survey, sent to nearly 700 contractors, installers, business owners and other professionals to gather key information on the tile and stone segment and to recognize the industry’s preferred brands.

Other awards went to: Custom Building Products for organic adhesives (mastic), cementitious grout, cement-based mortars (thinset) and sealers; MAPEI for organic adhesives (mastic); James Hardie for backerboards (wall and floor tile); Aqua Mix for cleaners; Schluter Systems for crack isolation; MK Diamond Products for wet saws/diamond blades; Laticrete for epoxy grouts and waterproofing products; Marshalltown for tools; and NuHeat for electric radiant heating.

To obtain a copy of the CLEAReport, e-mail Beth Surowiec at surowiecb@clearseasresearch.com or call (248) 786-1619.