Our Mission & History
We will provide exceptional service and product to customers, provide a successful, positive and safe work environment for our employees and give back to the communities that contribute to our success.
American Ceramic Tile & Supply began its operations in 1977 when Tony & Betty Martinho opened the very first tile store in Tulare & Kings Counties. Fulfilling the need for ceramic tile distribution in the area, Visalia, California became the home of American Ceramic Tile & Supply and the beginning of Tony and Betty’s commitment to the tile industry and community of Tulare and Kings Counties.
Tony had years of experience as a Tile Contractor prior to the opening. It was the experience and knowledge of the tile industry that was immediate success for American Ceramic Tile & Supply. Originally located south of Mooney’s Grove Park American Ceramic Tile & Supply imported many Italian made tiles and was a distributor of many well-known tile brands such as American Olean, Walker & Zanger, American Universal Country Floors and Customs Building Products. American Ceramic Tile & Supply was one of the first distributors of Customs Building Products as customer account #34.
In 1993 four of Tony and Betty’s children became 2nd generation owners of American Ceramic Tile & Supply. This is also the time when the business moved to a new 10,000 square foot facility. In total 6 children and many 3rd generation family members are part of American Ceramic Tile & Supply.
In 2005 the Company moved its operation near the Highway198 and Highway 99. The New facility is 40,000 square feet with a large showroom, granite fabrication, warehouse and full court basketball gym.
The Founders of American Ceramic Tile & Supply, Tony and Betty Martinho, made a commitment to their customers to provide quality products, exceptional service and an unforgettable relationship. This is commitment is still seen today through the 2nd and 3rd generations of Tony and Betty.
Betty can still be seen about once a week walking through the halls visiting with her family. Tony’s presence and service is still seen by hundreds of people in the community every week as they use the Tony Martinho Basketball Court as a reminder of his commitment to the community.