National Terrazzo Tile and Marble had its roots planted
in the mid-1920s when Archie Longo, along with four other
partners, began a small terrazzo company. All of the partners
were from Italy, where the terrazzo flooring system was
incepted. With their knowledge and skill of creating a
seamless floor, the partners were moderately successful.
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However, with the Great Depression in the 1930s, the
partnership struggled and the company was closed for
business. Four of the partners released their interest
in the company and Archie Longo was the only original
partner remaining after the 30s had passed.
Archie Longo re-started the business in the late 30s
and remained a small terrazzo company in the Houston
market until the 1950s.
With the birth of his two sons, Vic and Bob Longo,
Archie would find the next generation to continue the
Longo terrazzo trade. In the late-1950s, Archie became
ill and Vic and Bob began to manage the trade that their
father had worked at all his life.
Vic and Bob began a partnership that would continue
the terrazzo trade, but also encompass a more diverse
scope of installing floors including tile and resinous
flooring systems. It was at this time that National
Terrazzo began to emerge as a leading sub-contractor
With most of their revenue coming from residential
terrazzo floors, Vic and Bob began to look into commercial
construction as a new means of expansion.
Throughout the years as the company grew, there were
market demands for marble and granite materials. Soon,
the brothers found themselves installing marble and
granite vanities and floors.
In 1995, Vic suddenly became victim to a stroke. Bob
was left to run the company with the assistance of his
youngest son, Victor. When Bob became stricken with
cancer, Victor slowly began to take control of his family
company. In 1997, Bob passed-away and transferred the
terrazzo, tile and marble legacy to Victor.
Today, Victor Longo is President of National Terrazzo
Tile and Marble, where he employs about 140 office and
field personnel. National has received numerous awards
for its outstanding work including cement and epoxy
terrazzo flooring systems, tile floors and walls, residential
and commercial counter tops, vanities, floors, and fireplaces,
and stone wall cladding. Having worked in almost every
state and in several foreign countries, National prides
itself on its high quality work.
The facility at National Terrazzo Tile and Marble includes
35,000 square feet of office/manufacturing area located
on 2.5 acres in Houston, Texas. Equipment includes a
full array of state-of-the-art machinery such as a radius
stone cutting machine, bridge saws, edge polishers,
edge saws, hole cutters and a complete finishing shop
with experienced craftsmen.
National is a member of several industry organizations
including the National Terrazzo Mosaic Association (NTMA),
the Marble Institute of America (MIA), the Southwest
Terrazzo Association (SWTA), and the Association of
General Contractors (AGC- Houston Chapter). These associations
set the standards for the stone and tile industries,
and National is proud to be members of them.