Since 1955, family-owned Louisville Tile has been providing state-of-the-art ceramic tile and setting materials to both residential and commercial customers. The company, based in Louisville, Kentucky, has grown to 13 locations in five states (Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Tennessee) and has distinguished itself by offering employees long-term careers. The company says its "gold standard" reputation has been earned by striving to promote from within, and doing so while establishing a family-like environment cemented with a caring culture. 

“Louisville Tile has a tremendous pedigree and 67-year history that we’re extremely proud of,” stated Matthew Saltzman, CEO of Louisville Tile, who was brought in within the last year to spearhead the company’s future growth programs. “It is that bedrock foundation which will allow our business to evolve and meet the unique challenges of the post- pandemic economy as the industry leader.”

Saltzman further explained how the firm has professionalized the company’s executive management team by promoting a number of internal team members and also complementing the existing team with the addition industry and non-industry talent. Among the additions to the executive team are Matthew Saltzman, CEO; Walter “Dub” Newell, CFO; Adam Beck, COO; Crosby Hall, executive VP of corporate resources; and Don Kincaid, senior VP of sales. 

In addition to investing in people, the company said it has committed tremendous capital to infrastructure investments that will provide the foundation for growth.  

“Over the last year, we’ve made major investments in business systems and processes,” Saltzman said. “For example, we’ve partnered with Salesforce per a significant investment to build a backbone technology system allowing us to provide a world-class customer experience. We clearly understand that growth requires investment... and the family is committed to invest whenever and for whatever is required to provide ROI to our customers, clients, vendors and family shareholders.” 

Hall, who is a company owner and board member is also family; she is the granddaughter of the firm’s founder, Jud Wilcox.

“We know that we must evolve in order to move ahead and maintain our status as an independent family-owned company,” she said. “That’s why this past year we undertook a major initiative to establish the next generation leadership from within our existing employee base and formed a senior management team. This team is being groomed by, and reports to, the executive leadership team. Those individuals who have been promoted to the senior management team, are the future of Louisville Tile. The investments we are making today will provide them with the ability to manage and run the business for the family in the future."

 “Our future is very bright,” Saltzman said. "With the talent that we have empowered internally and added externally, we have created a winning culture. The processes being created to leverage the technology we are investing in, will position us to dominate our markets long into the future. Frankly, I would not be surprised to see the Wilcox family celebrate its 100-year Company anniversary, and it would be my honor to attend that celebration!” 

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