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1776 On The Green, Morristown, NJ. Super Foodtown, Whippany, NJ. Gibraltar Building, Essex County Courthouse, Newark, NJ. Home Insurance Company, Jersey City, NJ. Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, NJ. Liz Claiborne, North Bergen, NJ. The Professional Building, Ocean Township, NJ. Nordstrom, Paramus, NJ. Newport Center Mall, Jersey City, NJ. Tiffany & Company, Millburn, NJ. Princeton Medical Center, Princeton, NJ. Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Building, Newark, NJ. Newburgh Mall, Newburgh, NY. Rockaway Towne Square, Rockaway, NJ. The Trust Company, Jersey City, NJ.
Updated Nov, 2019:
Congratulations to the Artisan teams for their extraordinary work at Lendlease Construction at Bristol-Myers Squibb, J.T. Magen & Co. for Ralph Lauren...Turner Construction's LG Electronics.

In 2019-20 our artisans will be working on many new projects including:
  • Newark Liberty International Airport - Terminal A for Tutor Perini/Parsons JV
  • Rutgers - Gary & Barbara Rodkin Success Center - Natoli Construction
  • NJEDA - Department of Health - Turner Construction
  • Home Depot FDC/MDC Buildings - Duke Realty
  • Quest Diagnostics - Gilbane Building
We would like to thank some of our great general contractors for their continued support, they include; Turner, Structure Tone, Torcon, Gilbane, Wm. Blanchard, Frankoski and Terminal Construction.


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As I quietly try to slip into retirement, I realize we have done our best to update our website and keep you informed of the company's and family's changes. And yes, there have been many.

Reading some of our old newsletters, found in the Addenda portion of our website, I realized just how many changes. So I invite you to take a trip with me to the past and enjoy a chuckle or two by re-reading some of these old gems. It proved to be a real eye opener as to how time has flown by.

So many memories flooded back to me; the people, the laughter, the tears and the good times.

From the Desiderada (one of my favorite poems) at the end of Issue 10, to the all too soon loss of my brother, Bob, honored in Issue 11. Share my deepest thoughts in Issues 15 & 17 as I pondered my typical day. You'll enjoy the signs over everyone's office doors in Issue 19. Daffy-nitions in that same issue put things in their proper perspective for me. My final advice will be to read 4th & 99 in Issue 11 when answers are short in supply.

It's a shame that we stopped these newsletters back in 2001, but there just wasn't enough time to keep them going. Its bittersweet to look back on all the people and times that have meant so much to me over the years. But time marches on and we should always look ahead to the future. I'll still be around, but I'm leaving you all in good hands.

Thank you all, and of course - Enjoy - JJS
John Sekora

The Art in Artisan.
In one of the many praises we have received in the past year for exceptional work, a recent project completed at Seton Hall University garnered the following:
As we are wrapping up the project, I wanted to compliment you and your team on the really nice work. The craftsmanship was outstanding and received numerous compliments from The University's team. I had the opportunity to meet your foreman Tom (Thomas Arthur, Jr.) and some of his team. They put tremendous pride into their work. Tom was particularly proud of the work involving the pirate head just inside the main entrance.

Thank you and we all look forward to working together in the future.

Steven H. Kessler, PE
President, Legacy 7 Construction LLC, Red Bank, NJ

Artisan Tile & Marble Co. of NJ, Inc. Receives First Trowel of Excellence Certification
The Trowel of Excellence, sponsored by the Tile Contractors' Association of America, is designed for union tile contractors as tangible evidence that from estimating to finishing, they offer the very best in products and professional installation services.
The first class of Trowel of Excellence certified contractor companies was recognized at the 2006 annual TCAA convention in San Francisco. This certification clearly demonstrates that Artisan Tile & Marble has superiority in the marketplace. TCAA Trowel of Excellence.

Carl V. Cesery Award - Tile Contractors' Association of America
In 2004, John Sekora was awarded the prestigious Carl V. Cesery Award at the 96th annual TCAA convention held in Olympic Valley, California at Lake Tahoe. John was the 40th recipient of this prestigious award which recognizes individuals who have served the American tile trade with great distinction.

Left to right: John's sister, Fran Groves; daughter, Michelle Rogala; wife, Doris; John Sekora; daughters, Carol Singer and Nancy Czarkowski. John is holding the Carl V. Cesery Award bronze medallion.

Ken Sekora. Hello...My name is Ken Sekora, and as the Chief Operating Officer of Artisan Tile & Marble Co. of New Jersey, Inc. I'd like to welcome you to this latest version of our web site.

2019 marked Artisan's 55th year in business and my personal 34th year in the tile industry.

We've created this site for your information, education and, above all, enjoyment. We're always "Under Construction", so we hope you'll stop by often.

   - Ken Sekora
There is only one boss.

The customer.

And he can fire everyone in the company, from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.

Sam Walton