The story of this family-owned business began about 60 years ago when tile-setting master craftsman Richard Stark founded a tile company in Wimmental, a small town in Southern Germany. Richard’s son Werner followed in his father’s footsteps by placing second in a national tile-setting competition and later receiving his master’s degree in tile-setting. Werner Stark became CEO of his family’s company in the early 1980s. Life changed in 1986 when Werner followed his lifelong dream of moving to America. After his success in Germany, Werner used his God-given talents and European craftsmanship to help launch a burgeoning tile company that eventually, would be the sole responsibility of Werner and his wife Monika. Monika and their three children followed in 1987, and Ceramic Harmony quickly became a popular destination for homeowners and builders looking for high-quality ideas and materials. Werner’s team placed first in the National Tile Contractors Association’s tile-setting competition in 1993 and 1994. In 1998, Ceramic Harmony’s growth and the addition of stone fabrication capabilities led the company to expand into their current location in South Huntsville. The dedication to craft and quality continues today. In 2016, Ceramic Harmony won the Pinnacle Award from the Marble Institute of America for the “Bathroom of the Year”.