About Us

Leadership

Clyde P. Martin III – President

After starting in the Construction Industry in the Residential market and as an Estimator and Draftsman in the Commercial Rebar and Steel Industry, Clyde joined AT&T in 1982 as Estimator, becoming General Manager in 1987 and President in 1992. He graduated from Brother Martin High School and attended the University of New Orleans and then Delgado College in the Construction Engineering Technology program. Clyde is involved with the Terrazzo and Tile industry advancements by attending NTMA Seminars and NTCA Workshops and has served as moderator for several of these classes. He has served as a Committee member and Board Member for the Bayou Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors and has also served and chaired various Committees for the American Society for Testing and Methods, the National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association and the Southwest Terrazzo Association. Clyde serves as Zone Director for the Terrazzo Promotion Committee of the Southeast. He is also a member of the Construction Specification Institute and Associated Builders and Contractors New Orleans District.


Colin MartinGeneral Manager

Colin Martin has been involved in the Terrazzo industry for his entire life. During summers and between classes, prior to graduating from Brother Martin H.S., he worked as shop laborer, equipment repairman, Terrazzo Installer and Finisher, in addition to everything else Terrazzo related. In 2010, after earning a degree in Construction Management from the College of Engineering at Louisiana State University, Colin followed his father in the Estimating Department for the company’s Terrazzo projects. Colin is also responsible for project management, field system processes, quality control and various accounting coordination. He currently serves as Vice-President of the Southwest Terrazzo Association, also serving on the Continuing Education Committee for the National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association where he is dedicated to the further advancement of training for the Terrazzo Master Crafts.


Mark LovisaSuperintendent

Marks began with AT&T in the late 1970’s learning the trade alongside his Father, Giuseppe “Joe” Lovisa and other family members. He returned in 1982 and was trained in field and classroom settings in the Tile, Mosaic and Terrazzo Worker Union, Local 1, of New Orleans. Mark is a Mechanic of the Craft of Terrazzo and oversees Terrazzo and other projects as general Superintendent. He graduated from DeLaSalle High School then attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Delgado College in the Carpentry program. Mark regularly attends National Terrazzo & Mosaic seminars to continue to hone his Terrazzo trade skills. He is a driven Master of the Terrazzo craft and has recently lead team members on such projects as renovations and additional concourse construction at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and many of the rebuilding efforts within school systems in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina.


Frank LovisaSuperintendent

Frank joined AT&T in 1970 as a Terrazzo Helper and Finisher. He worked under the tutelage of his father Giuseppe “Joe” Lovisa and other Terrazzo Master Craftsmen. He progressed through the Tile, Mosaic and Terrazzo Workers Union to become a journeyman and is our own Elder Statesman of the Terrazzo Craft. Frank still participates in field installations, showing our younger team members some of the old Tricks of the Trade. He has served in the Louisiana Army National Guard. Continuing to attend various National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association classes to keep up with changing methods and technology, Frank is an integral part of Terrazzo and other projects all over the Gulf South Area. His work ethic has made him a valuable asset to the AT&T team.


Edward FalkSuperintendent

In 1984, Ed stated with the company as a Tile Finisher. He then trained as an Apprentice with the Tile, Mosaic and Terrazzo Workers Union, eventually becoming a full journeyman and Practical Master of the craft. He has worked as a Project Superintendent and now General Superintendent on Terrazzo, Tile, Stone and Precast Terrazzo projects. Ed graduated from Brother Martin High School, attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and the University of New Orleans. Ed also holds a Louisiana Insurance License. Participating in NTMA seminars and classes, Ed build upon his knowledge of the Technology of Terrazzo, Tile and Stone. He has been a leading force on many medical building projects like the University Medical Center of New Orleans where we installed over 140,000 square feet of Epoxy Terrazzo flooring.


Bree LandryOffice Manager

Bree has been in construction industry since the late 1990’s. Her background includes Business Computer Applications. She has developed many of the administration processes that we use every day. Besides her duties including Office Administration and Human Resources, she is dedicated to her role as Safety Manager and holds several OSHA Construction Advanced Safety Training Management Certificates. Bree is also responsible for project submittals, Terrazzo sample formula development and documenting weekly payroll for our Accounting software program.


James FullmerWarehouse Manager

 

History

American Tile and Terrazzo Company, Inc. was established in 1957 by Guiseppe (Joe) Lovisa, and three other Northern Italian immigrants who believed that through hard work and the terrazzo craft they could become successful businessmen in North America. In the late 1980s, American Tile and Terrazzo, was reorganized to include second generation family and employees, and has since become the premier resource for terrazzo, tile, brick and stone flooring in the mid-south.

As people are added to the company, they learn the terrazzo craft through carefully supervised hands-on practice until they become fully capable craftsmen. Modern terrazzo is considered a specialty artisan-construction-craft that results in a unique and durable surfacing solution, and as such, is in high demand on commercial construction projects. The terrazzo craft requires the application of layers of materials while working in various environmental conditions using specialized equipment. Since there is no formal schooling for the terrazzo craft, our artisanal-craftsmen learn our trade by mastering a variety of skills within a mentoring culture unique to our company. Today, our craftsmen create attractive and durable walkways, floors, patios, panels and specialty installations by exposing chips of stone and other fine aggregates on the surface of finished concrete or epoxy-resin.

In 2016, American Tile and Terrazzo rebranded the company to better express the passion and skill required to produce the uniquely beautiful terrazzo surfaces we are best known for. American Tile and Terrazzo is now Terrazzo Masters. Licensed in Louisiana and Mississippi for commercial construction, the Terrazzo Masters not only create, install, and refurbish terrazzo and tile surfaces, they also assist Design, Architectural, and Construction professionals with product selection and building specifications. We utilize the latest technology, materials, and training, and follow guidelines set forth by respected terrazzo associations to provide unique and long-lasting solutions we can all be proud of. When Terrazzo Masters create unique solutions for your commercial construction projects, the finished product must be representative of every artisanal-craftsman who has come before or will follow after us.

 

Associations

National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association (NTMA)

Membership Committee – Clyde P. Martin III
Technical Committee – Clyde P. Martin III
Education Committee – Colin Martin

Louisiana Association of General Contractors (LAGC)

National Tile Contractors Associations (NTCA)

Southwest Terrazzo Association (SWTA)

Vice-President – Colin Martin

Terrazzo Promotion Committee of the Southwest (TPC)

Louisiana Director – Clyde P. Martin III

Construction Specification Institute (CSI)

Jefferson Parish Chamber of Commerce

Associated Builders and Contractors, Bayou Chapter (ABC)

Board of Directors – Clyde P. Martin III (2000-2003)
Membership Committee Chairman – Clyde P. Martin III (2000-2003)

 

Certifications

Blastrac Shot Blasting Surface Prep

Crossvillle Tile Installer Program

Key Resin Systems

NTMA Certified Contractor

NTMA Accredited Education Contractor

NTMA Continuing Education Seminars

Prosoco Consolideck Concrete Flooring Specialist

Retroplate Concrete Polishing Systems

Schluter Systems Innovation Workshop

Terroxy Resin Systems

Terroxy Industrial Flooring

 

Terrazzo Dogs