Dal-Tile Corporation celebrates its 75th anniversary in January 2022, building a reputation for design, quality, innovation and service. Founded in 1947 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Dal-Tile is a division of global flooring manufacturer Mohawk Industries.
“It is incredible how much our company has grown since 1947 when Robert Brittingham founded The Dallas Ceramic Company in a small quonset hut in Dallas, Texas,” said Matt Kahny, president, Dal-Tile Corporation. “From that simple beginning, we have grown into the largest tile and countertop company in the world, manufacturing products that range from 1” mosaics to 11-foot-tall quartz slabs, and everything in between.”
“While so much has changed, we are proud to say that the fundamental values that made Dal-Tile great over the years have remained,” Kahny added. “Chief among these values is the spirit of our people — the loyalty, passion and commitment they have for Dal-Tile, our customers and each other. I am proud and humbled to help lead this amazing organization through its 75th year.”
There are several things that have contributed to the company's success, according to Dal-Tile team members:
“Devotion: to the customer, to our team members, to our families, to the industry, to our communities and to our future” said Chris Rogers, Dal-Tile sales service center manager, Southwest Florida.
“Family. When I joined four decades ago, I became part of a huge group of great people who cared about each other like family. We were a family then and we still are a family now,” said Tena Boyd, senior manager community and employee engagement, Dal-Tile.
“Innovation. Our ability as a company to innovate, grow and respond to the changes in the industry has made us who we are,” said Mitch Iddings, Dal-Tile sales service center manager, San Francisco. “It is this spirit that has taken us from a family-owned business to a key part of a Fortune 500 Company and a multi-faceted industry leader.”