Steve Raish is a licensed ceramic tile and stone installer and is considered an expert craftsman, resulting from over 30 years of hands-on experience in the business. In 1985 he founded Steve Raish Tile Company which he operated in southern California for 15 years, specializing in custom ceramic tile and stone installations. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of residential and commercial construction and has collaborated closely with contractors, architects, designers and builders in designing and installing quality tile and stone projects.
In 2000, Steve joined a leading manufacturer of installation products and systems where he initially provided training, technical services and wrote specifications. A few years later Steve became a sales representative in charge of the Los Angeles territory, while continuing to provide hands-on installation training for distributors around the country.
Steve has been actively involved in job failure investigations and prevention throughout his career and is a highly qualified trainer and inspector. He joined CTaSC and UofCTS in 2005.