Port Morris Tile and Marble Corporation, one of the oldest and most prestigious companies in New York, was founded in 1904 by Girolomo DeLazzero. Since our inception, each generation of the DeLazzero family has maintained a focus on quality and service in the specialized fields of ceramic tile, terrazzo, interior and exterior marble installation, and metal restoration.
Girolomo's son Vincent took over the leadership of our firm shortly thereafter and remained at the helm for fifty years, during which we successfully completed projects at such notable New York City buildings as the Plaza Hotel and the Empire State Building.
In the 1950's, under the guidance of Robert and Giacomo DeLazzero, Port Morris grew into one of the largest terrazzo contractors in the world, completing such projects as the Pan Am and Time & Life buildings, as well as Idlewild Airport (now known as John F. Kennedy Airport). In the years that followed, we completed work on a number of some of New York's most renowned buildings in conjunction with such prestigious architects as I.M. Pei and Edward Durrel Stone - most notably the General Motors building and the St. Regis Hotel.
The 1964 World's Fair featured an impressive display of terrazzo in the New York State Pavilion which was designed and constructed by Robert DeLazzero and remains a wonder to see even today. Port Morris' success continued with our extraordinary marble and tile work at the World Trade Center and the Jacob Javits Convention Center. More recently, we participated in the extensive restoration of two New York City landmarks: Pennsylvania Station and Grand Central Terminal.
The success of our company's forbearers was founded on their commitment to fine, creative workmanship and superior service; today, many second and third generations of our original craftsmen carry on this tradition. We proudly point to Port Morris' reputation as the finest in our industry, consistently delivering the most challenging projects on time and within the budget.
Port Morris' systems, people and facilities represent the region's leading resource for the fabrication and installation of marble in addition to the installation of ceramic tile, exterior stone and terrazzo. We are also quite proud to be recognized as the leaders in the restoration and maintenance of marble and stone.
Our pre-project consultation and analysis by our skilled technical staff and CAD system turn the most complex and challenging architectural design ideas into brilliant practical applications. Project scheduling and operations are seamlessly handled by our dedicated service personnel who deliver competence and professionalism at every turn. Our direct purchasing capabilities, with representation in Italy, ensures the continued resource of the highest quality product.
Port Morris has expanded operations with a regional office in Boston, providing an ever-increasing flow of key projects and opportunities. Now, as New York's largest company of its kind, we serve the entire industry of owners, developers and architects for shopping malls, hotels, office buildings, and medical facilities as well as commercial and industrial projects. Port Morris was ranked the 11th largest specialty contractor in the tri-state area and the 12th largest worldwide in New York Construction Magazine's 2010 survey.