In 1977, after 10 years of playing football at the collegiate and professional levels, Heisman Trophy winner John Huarte decided to focus his leadership and team-building skills on a new business endeavor. He took a leap and signed a lease on the back of a cardboard box and opened the first Arizona Tile location in San Diego, California.
Forty years later – With hundreds of employees, nearly half of which have been with the company for over a decade, and many who have been with the company since the beginning, unparalleled customer service, and products from around the world – Arizona Tile has become one of the leading tile and slab distributors in the U.S. “Our success solely comes from the vision that John and (his wife) Eileen Huarte had for this company when starting it – the sensibility that our relationships with our customers and our fellow employees are the most important aspect of what we do,” said company President, Bob Traxler.
DEKTON is a long-term product for those looking to turn their kitchen into a unique space. It allows greater potential for installation in one piece with no cuts, no joints and no limits. It has the appeal of a completely uniform surface, which fits seamlessly into very different design styles.
DEKTON combines the qualities expected by the chef in all of us. It is a clean surface that is nice to touch and resistant to all the daily grind that takes place in a kitchen over years of use. It is an ultra-sophisticated material for busy everyday life, capable of creating spaces that make the day to day preparation of food a pleasant experience that precedes the pleasure of sharing a meal with friends or family.
Silestone has become the perfect option for kitchen and bathroom countertops over and above other traditional materials such as granite or natural stone.
Among the features responsible for this popularity are that Silestone quartz countertops present extreme durability in kitchen and bathroom spaces where traffic and daily use is high, and also the endless colors possibilities that are offered with this surface
Caesarstone is the leading manufacturer of luxury quartz surfaces.
From your kitchen countertops and backsplash to bathroom vanity or tub surround, find the perfect shade of Caesarstone quartz to complete your design.
Cactus Stone & Tile
Cactus Stone & Tile is a proven resource for ceramic, glass, metal, and stone tile, serving the U.S. building industry since 1973. We are achieving the highest levels of quality and service with the unwavering support of our factories worldwide and the knowledge and dedication of our staff. Our global reach into the world of tile is reflected in our showrooms, featuring displays of exotic yet affordable luxury. Experience the Cactus difference.
Nothing about Cambria’s beginning was very strategic. “It just kind of happened,” says Cambria President and CEO Marty Davis. It all began when Marty Davis’ friend put him onto this new investment opportunity. The Davis’s studied the opportunity and ultimately Mark Davis, Marty’s father, made a personal investment in a northern Minnesota business start-up in the late ‘90s. They loved the company’s technology and quartz product, but didn’t know much more than that about the operation. But taking risks was something the Davis family was familiar with. Entrepreneurial instinct is a family legacy that began with Stan and Mark Davis, who owned small creameries that eventually lead to the formation of Davisco Foods International, an international leader in the dairy industry.