Clyde P. Martin III – Partner/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 President for the Terrazzo Promotion Committee of the Southeast.
Colin Martin – Partner/Vice President
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 Education, Technical, and Membership Committees for the National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association where he is dedicated to the further advancement of training for the Terrazzo Master Crafts.
Edward Falk – Partner/General Superintendent
In 1984, Ed started 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 built 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.
Timothy Fortenberry – Operations Manager
Tim started with the company in 2016 as a Laborer then moved on to Warehouse Manager, Logistics Manager and finally to Operations Manager. He was born in Metairie, LA and moved to Singapore at the age of four. He graduated from St. Thomas Episcopal High School in Houston, TX and then graduated from Texas State University with a B.S. in Biology (and a minor in Chemistry). He was a member of the United States Navy Reserves from 2005 – 2009. His hobbies include: reading, Legos, DIY projects and any sport known to man!
Ryan Hensarling – Project Manager
Ryan started with the company in 2017 as a Summer Intern Laborer and is currently a Project Manager. His previous experience was with Hensarling Construction as a Jobsite Forman. He graduated from Archbishop Hannan High School and then from L.S.U. in Construction Management. He is a CCA Member, Ducks Unlimited Member, and is a Certified Swiftwater Reserve Operator.
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 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 creates 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.
In 2020, the company was re-structured to include third generation associates. Colin Martin became a shareholder and officer.
National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association (NTMA)
Board of Directors – Clyde P. Martin III
Maintenance Committee – Clyde P. Martin III; Co-Chair Emeritus
Promotion Committee – Clyde P. Martin III; Co-Chair
Technical Committee – Colin Martin
Education Committee – Colin Martin
Membership 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 Southeast (TPC)
President – 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)
Blastrac Shot Blasting Surface Prep
Crossvillle Tile Installer Program
Flowcrete Resin Systems
Key Resin Systems
MAPEI USA Preferred Contractor
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