Who We Are
In 1994, D.W. Sanders Tile & Stone Contracting was founded to simply bring value to our customers. Our focus is on the aesthetic of the materials we install while following the proper installation methods. We are masters of the old world craft, yet are on the forefront of new methods, techniques, certifications, and technology. We meticulously work through the process of feasibility, design, and budgeting in the pre-construction stage. Our extensive relationships with quality vendors assist the selection and procurement of the tile and stone for your project. With that knowledge, we are then able to develop each installation assembly for the selected materials. Our attention to these details truly provides the bespoke tile and stone installations for our customers. Our value does not end after the successful completion of your installations; we can provide continuing maintenance services to take care of tile and stone for years to come. We install both interior and exterior applications throughout Atlanta and Southeast Region. Over the past 25 years, our company has and continues to build strong relationships with builders, contractors, and the designers’ community. We are members of the National Tile Contractors Association and hold the credentials of being a NTCA Five-Star Contractor, that is only held by a select number of companies in North America. We invite you to follow the link www.tile-assn.com/?FiveStar to learn more about NTCA Five-Star Contractors.
Craftsmanship By the Standards
DW (Woody) Sanders
President, CTI #1295
Woody Sanders founded DW Sanders Tile & Stone in 1994. Following the footsteps of his Grandfather AW Cook who started his tile contracting business in 1929, he grew up in the tile industry, becoming a journey man tile and stone setter at a young age. In college, his focus of study was in the school of Environmental design. After college, he worked as technical service manager for a mortar and grout manufacturer before starting his own tile contracting firm. His strong technical underpinning shows up in the company motto: “Craftsmanship by the standards”. Woody, a Certified Tile Installer, serves on NTCA Technical and Educational Committees, as well as the Regional Evaluator for Ceramic Tile Education Foundation. Woody is committed and passionate about nurturing and educating the young work force. He was the featured speaker at Covering’s about recruiting and retaining future industry workforce. DW Sanders Tile & Stone sponsored CEFGA in the last 3 years, working with area high schools which support tile education in the vocational tech programs.
Director of Training
What We Do
We take the time to listen, to study, and to understand your needs and aesthetic vision for your tile and stone project. Following the Tile Council of North America and Natural Stone Institute Standards, we plan your project in detail, selecting the right assembly and installation materials for your project. Our employees, who are CTEF certified, take their time to correctly prep, install and finish your project with the right installation materials. There are no compromises and the final reward is a job completed by the standards with craftsmanship.
“Over the last 20 years I have worked with Woody Sanders an employee, subcontractor and now a peer with my own company. Woody’s company D. W. Sanders Tile & Stone Contracting is committed to producing the highest quality of work for customers throughout northern Georgia. He manages all aspects of the company’s projects and jobs with an eye for detail and craftsmanship. Woody’s commitment to our trade and dedication to continuing education for employees has helped me and many employees grown in our knowledge in the tiling industry. Many of his former employees have gone on to become tile contractors with their own business, including myself. He also has many loyal employees; some of them have been with him for over twenty years. Woody is always available to his employees and former employees when issues arise and guidance is need on troubleshooting a particular tough project.”
Johnathan Mark Graziotti – Owner, Northwest Tile, Inc.
“I have been building in the Buckhead community of Atlanta for the past twenty years and Woody Sanders has been my tile contractor for the past eighteen years. Buckhead is known as the location of the finest homes in Atlanta and Woody’s work is well known throughout our community. There are many reasons I have chosen to stay with D.W. Sanders Tile & Stone for so long. If I had to choose one word to describe why, it would be Trust. It sounds simple but that trust is made up of many different components. There is just as much attention to detail and precise layout, Woody has never made me feel as though any part of a job was too hard or “beneath” his talents. Woody works very well with architects and interior designers. He knows how and when to offer input without interfering with the design process. The DWS team works with all other trades extremely well and even helps other trades when needed. All the other trades know and respect Woody and his team.”
Todd McGarrity – President and founder of McGarrity Garcia Residential.
“I would like to personally recommend DW Sanders Tile & Stone as I have known Woody Sanders for almost 15 years and he would be a great 5 Star Contractor. He is a leader in our industry and consistently strives to use the best industry practices. He is never one to short cut his installations and his clients will speak to his quality workmanship. His tenure with Custom Building products and his desire for knowledge make him a valuable contractor and resource for anyone that needs it. It’s always a pleasure doing business with Woody as he has always been an honest and dependable associate and friend.”
Andrew Brown – President, Traditions In Tile and Stone
“I have had the privileged delight of working with Woody Sanders and his team at D.W. Sanders for the last 3.5 years and they have proven to be a great asset. Woody has demonstrated the ability to provide and maintain an excellent rapport of professionalism with me, my office and any other trades working on the projects. Their entire team has been extremely helpful whether it be office or site project staff.”
Richard Wise – Managing Member – Wise Builders, LLC