Leadership

Christine with Erin oversees the entire J&R organization while also handling finance and administration.  Christine has worked as the Corporate Controller with Stanley Structures and Southern Steel before joining the J&R family over 20 years ago. Her vast experience, business savvy, and knowledge has brought the stability financially for J&R to invest in education and training to establish J&R as an industry leader and one of the most qualified contractors in the country. Chris is also a SPURS fanatic! Go Spurs Go!  University of Texas at San Antonio - B.A. Business    John has built his reputation in the tile industry on the quality and efficiency of his work. As one of the founders of J&R Tile, John built the company around those attributes.   Although he has begun passing the baton to the next generation, John enjoys staying involved in working with local community colleges and Construction Careers H.S., engaging youth on career in the tile trade with tradition methods he learned through Local #2 as a Tile Setter Journeyman.

Christine with Erin oversees the entire J&R organization while also handling finance and administration.

Christine has worked as the Corporate Controller with Stanley Structures and Southern Steel before joining the J&R family over 20 years ago. Her vast experience, business savvy, and knowledge has brought the stability financially for J&R to invest in education and training to establish J&R as an industry leader and one of the most qualified contractors in the country. Chris is also a SPURS fanatic! Go Spurs Go!

University of Texas at San Antonio - B.A. Business

John has built his reputation in the tile industry on the quality and efficiency of his work. As one of the founders of J&R Tile, John built the company around those attributes.

Although he has begun passing the baton to the next generation, John enjoys staying involved in working with local community colleges and Construction Careers H.S., engaging youth on career in the tile trade with tradition methods he learned through Local #2 as a Tile Setter Journeyman.

Christine A. Kotara
CEO/CFO
Chris@jandrtile.com

Joining J&R full time in 2014, Erin has been involved in the business since 1999. She is very involved the Architectural and development community, as well as partnering directly with clients such as Frost Bank, Southwest Research Institute, Trinity University and Graystreet Partners. She brings 10+ years of education and management experience to the team and works with local and state wide organizations (Texas Workforce Commission/Austin Community College). Erin leads the continuous education and certification parts of the business, as well as pre-construction and designing roles with Sketchup Pro 3D renderings. She has quickly established herself as a thought leader in the Tile Industry and has design builds throughout the city. She herself is a Pro Wedi Installer. Her credentials include:  FOUNDER - Ceramic Tile Education Foundation - Texas · NTCA State Director-Texas · NTCA Education & Training Committee · NTCA Thin Porcelain Tile Subcommittee  Erin in her spare time, likes to travel with her wife Andrea, an IFBB Pro Bodybuilder who competes around the world.   Education:   University of Texas at San Antonio/Concordia University Bachelor of Science/NCAA Athlete Concordia University - Masters of Education

Joining J&R full time in 2014, Erin has been involved in the business since 1999. She is very involved the Architectural and development community, as well as partnering directly with clients such as Frost Bank, Southwest Research Institute, Trinity University and Graystreet Partners. She brings 10+ years of education and management experience to the team and works with local and state wide organizations (Texas Workforce Commission/Austin Community College). Erin leads the continuous education and certification parts of the business, as well as pre-construction and designing roles with Sketchup Pro 3D renderings. She has quickly established herself as a thought leader in the Tile Industry and has design builds throughout the city. She herself is a Pro Wedi Installer. Her credentials include:

FOUNDER - Ceramic Tile Education Foundation - Texas
· NTCA State Director-Texas
· NTCA Education & Training Committee
· NTCA Thin Porcelain Tile Subcommittee

Erin in her spare time, likes to travel with her wife Andrea, an IFBB Pro Bodybuilder who competes around the world.

Education:
University of Texas at San Antonio/Concordia University
Bachelor of Science/NCAA Athlete
Concordia University - Masters of Education

Erin Albrecht, M. Ed.
Executive Vice President

Erin@jandrtile.com
 

John Kotara
Operations /Owner

Linda handles all of our Estimating, and budgeting. She works with the project management team to ensure customers get the best value, and warrantied systems for J&R's Tile & Stone Installation. She can quickly put together estimates with our Cloud based estimating system. She is your contact for ITB's! She played NCAA Collegiate Division I basketball, and is very competitive, which is a great fit for our culture.  University of Texas - San Antonio - Construction Science  Wedi Pro Installer/Ardex Academy Tile & Stone

Linda handles all of our Estimating, and budgeting. She works with the project management team to ensure customers get the best value, and warrantied systems for J&R's Tile & Stone Installation. She can quickly put together estimates with our Cloud based estimating system. She is your contact for ITB's! She played NCAA Collegiate Division I basketball, and is very competitive, which is a great fit for our culture.

University of Texas - San Antonio - Construction Science

Wedi Pro Installer/Ardex Academy Tile & Stone

Linda Baneulos
Estimating Manager

Linda@jandrtile.com

ITB Email: estimating@jandrtile.com


Field Leadership

 Our 100% Full-time staff and Certified & Advanced Installers, Department of Labor Tile Installer Apprentices (4000 hours) & Journeymen Tile Installers (Studying for their certification testing). We never subcontract out our work!

Triniti is one of the most educated and trained craftsmen in the industry and holds many certifications and accreditation leading to quality assurance written in specifications. Who better to run the show? He partners with estimating personnel to ensure installations are to Tile Council of North America Standards, and helps Erin educate architects on correct specifications with hands-on demonstrations. He is also a Regional Evaluator for the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation, so more installers can be certified in Texas! Triniti is an avid Rodeo Man, trail rider and Team Roper. Him and his lovely wife Blanca have horses and trail ride together in his leisure time.   Education:   Certified Tile Installer/Advanced Certified Installer (Thin Porcelain Tile, Large Format Tile, Mud Floors, Mud Walls, Substrate Preparation & Shower Receptors)/Stonepeak Plane F.A.C.T. Certification/Ardex Academy Moisture Remediation/Dekton Certified Installer/Wedi Pro Installer/OHSA 10 Certified/Schluter Shower System Certified/Heated Underlayment Certification

Triniti is one of the most educated and trained craftsmen in the industry and holds many certifications and accreditation leading to quality assurance written in specifications. Who better to run the show? He partners with estimating personnel to ensure installations are to Tile Council of North America Standards, and helps Erin educate architects on correct specifications with hands-on demonstrations. He is also a Regional Evaluator for the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation, so more installers can be certified in Texas! Triniti is an avid Rodeo Man, trail rider and Team Roper. Him and his lovely wife Blanca have horses and trail ride together in his leisure time.

Education:

Certified Tile Installer/Advanced Certified Installer (Thin Porcelain Tile, Large Format Tile, Mud Floors, Mud Walls, Substrate Preparation & Shower Receptors)/Stonepeak Plane F.A.C.T. Certification/Ardex Academy Moisture Remediation/Dekton Certified Installer/Wedi Pro Installer/OHSA 10 Certified/Schluter Shower System Certified/Heated Underlayment Certification

Triniti Vigil , ACT/CTI
Foreman

Sonny has over 20 years of experience, and continues to learn and grow as a great leader, and teacher to our apprentices. He is involved in the training and education through our Department of Labor approved apprenticeship program. His background in multi-million dollar residential is an asset to our staff.  Ardex Academy Tile & Stone  Daltile Slimlite Certified Installer  Wedi Pro Certified Installer

Sonny has over 20 years of experience, and continues to learn and grow as a great leader, and teacher to our apprentices. He is involved in the training and education through our Department of Labor approved apprenticeship program. His background in multi-million dollar residential is an asset to our staff.

Ardex Academy Tile & Stone

Daltile Slimlite Certified Installer

Wedi Pro Certified Installer

Sonny Cantu, CTI
Foreman

Adam Arellano    Advanced Certified Installer, Certified Tile Installer, Stonepeak Plane Large Porcelain Panel Certified, Dekton Cosentino Installer Certified, Wedi Pro Installer, Moisture Remediation Systems - Ardex Academy, Self Leveling Systems-Ardex Academy, Schluter Systems Shower Installer Certified & Heated Underlayment

Adam Arellano

Advanced Certified Installer, Certified Tile Installer, Stonepeak Plane Large Porcelain Panel Certified, Dekton Cosentino Installer Certified, Wedi Pro Installer, Moisture Remediation Systems - Ardex Academy, Self Leveling Systems-Ardex Academy, Schluter Systems Shower Installer Certified & Heated Underlayment

Adam Arellano, ACT/CTI
Foreman