We here at Artisan Tile & Marble are often asked by new potential business associates to supply references. The following awards, articles, etc. should introduce you to some of our work and achievements.
We are not just working "tile people" trying to run a business, but rather, professional business people working in the tile industry. Our accomplishments speak for themselves...
As I quietly try to slip into retirement I realize we have done our best to update our website and keep you informed of the company’s and family’s changes. And yes there have been many.
Reading some of our old newsletters found in the Addenda portion of our website I realized just how many changes. So I invite you to take a trip with me to the past and enjoy a chuckle or two by re-reading some of these old gems. It proved to be a real eye opener as to how time has flown by.
So many memories flooded back to me; the people the laughter the tears and the good times.
From the Desiderada (one of my favorite poems) at the end of Issue 10 to the all too soon loss of my brother Bob honored in Issue 11. Share my deepest thoughts in Issue 15 and Issue 17 as I pondered my typical day. You’ll enjoy the signs over everyone’s office doors in Issue 19. Daffy-nitions in that same issue put things in their proper perspective for me. My final advice will be to read 4th & 99 in Issue 11 when answers are short in supply.
It’s a shame that we stopped these newsletters back in 2001 but there just wasn’t enough time to keep them going. Its bittersweet to look back on all the people and times that have meant so much to me over the years. But time marches on and we should always look ahead to the future. I’ll still be around but I’m leaving you all in good hands.
Thank you all and of course - Enjoy!
After 51 years in the tile and stone industry, including 21 years at Artisan Tile & Marble Co. of NJ, Inc., Paul Vigna retired on September 26, 2014.
Paul was the president of the Stone Divison of Artisan Tile & Marble Co of NJ, Inc. He was also the past-president of the Marble Institute of America, and was the recipient of their highest recognition - The Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement. Mr. Vigna was responsible for many award-winning projects.
Paul is, and always will be, an Artisan.
John and Doris Sekora were featured on June 11, 2005 on the hit radio show, "From Success to Significance," hosted by Sal Salvo on WMTR-AM radio. Located in Morristown, New Jersey, the station is enjoyed by over 90,000 listeners.
The interview was part of a weekly radio program which interviews successful leaders of corporate America about their transition to significance, how they became successful and what barriers or hardships they overcame along their journey. The show focuses not only on how each individual became successful, but who their company is and what it does, and how each is working hard to make a difference in their community.
Doris and John were the first "couple" ever interviewed on the program.
In both 1999 and 2000, the Artisan Tile & Marble Company and the Sekora family (et al) were selected as finalists in the New Jersey Monthly’s Family Business of the Year Award.
Articles appeared in the November 1999 issues of that magazine, as well as the November 2000 issue.
In recognition of outstanding projects in both commercial and residential tile installations.
The TCAA’s March 2007 newsletter, 9300 Contractor, featured a cover article written by Artisan’s John Sekora.
View a copy of the newsletter to read John’s thoughts on what it takes to become a respected industry leader.
In Recognition of Outstanding Achievements in Design and Construction; sponsored by the International Masonry Institute.
And he can fire everyone in the company,
from the chairman on down,
spending his money somewhere else.
- Sam Walton