A Word From Jody Rotondo

My Friends,

It gives me great pleasure to share with you some very exciting news regarding Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies. On February 1st, 2016 T&M officially became 100% employee owned, providing us the framework of success for generations to come. Our transition to 100% ESOP is just the latest chapter in our remarkable story that began over 75 years ago. Our ESOP journey began in 1997 when I was investigating ways to ensure my mother a stable future in her advancing age. I saw this plan as a unique long term option for my family’s legacy by offering a 30% share of T&M’s stock to our employees. My vision was to join the ranks of many other great companies that shared the same goal of one day becoming 100% employee owned.

The most common question asked over the past two weeks has been – What does this mean for Jody Rotondo? It’s an honor to say that I will be performing the same duties as I have in the past, to help guide an already experienced management team into new and exciting directions, while maintaining our same principles that got us to where we are today. My passion in life is to make this company stronger every day and to provide the best products and customer service the industry has to offer. It brings me great comfort knowing that the company I grew up loving is in the very best hands, our wonderful employee owners.

I would like to take this opportunity to mention that this day could not be made possible without the likes of some great individuals, which I truly feel built the foundation of this wonderful company. I would like to give praise to those of: Joe Neitlich, Bill Byers, Jerry Beckley, Willie Schneider and most of all, my father John Rotondo, who taught me to always strive to be the best you can be for yourself and our company.

In closing, our employee owners would like to welcome any questions you may have as we strive together to make this company and community stronger each and every day. Thank you for everything you have done to make T&M the company we are today and most importantly, thank you in advance for all the support in our exciting new future.


Best Personal Regards,

Jody Rotondo





Jody Rotondo                                                                                                                                               CEO & Chairman of the Board                                                                                                               Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies






The Best of the Best!

White Marble & Quartz ended the year with a bang, just like we predicted! Each year we like to look back on our best sellers and also the most popular and in demand stones the industry has to offer!

With a wide variety of choices that today’s homeowners have, picking out a kitchen or bathroom counter top/backsplash is no easy task. This is a process and not always an easy one. People’s minds constantly change, and our hold lists are always being updated, until finally there’s a match made in heaven!

Introducing our Show-Stoppers of 2015!

Viareggio has not only been the best seller but the most requested stone of the year. Made for lovers of the “white marble look”, but with the strength of Quartz!

Viareggio - DIFINITI Quartz


The clean and crisp look of Pearl was an eye catcher this year, and we can see exactly why. This versatile Quartz can make a strong statement all on its own or be used to balance a busy decor.



We are not at all surprised that Bianca Perla made the list. The natural character and soft veining found in this Quartzite can easily suit any design style, from traditional to modern.

Bianca Perla Kitchen Countertop


Iceberg Quartzite Extra can literally light up any room! This translucent Quartzite can be back lit in both a Polished & Satin finish.

Iceberg Extra Kitchen Countertop


Crestola, the copy cat of our luxurious Calacatta Borghini Extra! (and to the naked eye can easily pass as one, shhh!)

Crestola Quartz Countertop


Imperial Danby Extra made the list not only for it’s beauty but durability as well. The absorption rate found in this marble is low, decreasing the risk of stains.

Imperial Danby - Marble Bathroom Vanity


There are plenty of reasons why Super White Extra is so popular – the bold veining and unique character found in each slab is mesmerizing.

Super White Extra Slab

It’s All About That Quartz!


Introduced nearly three decades ago, quartz is kind of like a fine wine if you truly think about it, “only gets finer with time.” OK! We really couldn’t resist making that comment…..because it’s true!

When first introduced to the market, quartz was known for its durability, but now it’s more recognized for its chameleon like ability to mimic the natural beauty of Marble, Granite and/or Limestone. Many will argue that nothing can imitate natural stone (and they are right) yet we have to say that Quartz comes pretty darn close.


Diresco Belgian Quartz – Beach Iceberg

What is Quartz?

Quartz is a man made engineered stone comprised of quartz, granite and/or recycled glass that’s held together with a pigmented binder. It’s nonporous, meaning it’s highly stain, heat and scratch resistant. There is no need to seal it or use special cleaners, soap and water will simply do the trick. In simpler words, Quartz is super low maintenance and basically indestructible, just what today’s busy homeowners are looking for.


DIFINITI Quartz – Pearl

Find the right Quartz for you!

Since individual tastes vary significantly, so do your Quartz options. Whether your personal style is traditional, modern, industrial chic or transitional there is a right Quartz out there for you. While Natural Stone is limited to Earth’s natural color pallet, Quartz is not. With Quartz, you can go as white and neutral as you like OR as bright and funky as your feeling.


Diresco Belgian Quartz – Supreme White

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DIFINITI Quartz – Ruby Red


Evoke by DIFINITI Quartz delivers the elegant look of Marble and beauty with minimal maintenance.


Explore by DIFINITI Quartz adds an exotic tough that only can be found in granite.

And for all you “germaphobes” out there, since Quartz isn’t porous like other stone surfaces, it’s much more sanitary, you are able to kill 99.9% of all bacteria.


Diresco Belgian Quartz – Belgian Desert
All Diresco Belgian Quartz surfaces are comprised of approximately
93% natural crushed quartz and 7% resin and pigment.


Finishes do matter!

Did you know that Diresco Belgian Quartz, which is exclusive in the Midwest to T&M, offers Quartz in 3 finishes, Velvet, Anticato and Polished ?  I mean that is huge, adding a different finish to your countertop or backsplash can transform the feel of the entire look.




Velvet: Velvet surfaces provide a matte or non-reflective finish that is much softer to the eye and touch. The luxurious look and feel of our velvet finish evokes a relaxed and natural feel.








Polished: Polished surfaces provide a radiant finish with an impeccable linear reflection that presents a depth and sophistication to the material.Due to our use of optical grade silica sand, our polished surfaces provide an unmatched brilliance.






Anticato: Anticato surfaces provide a slightly textured finish for individuals wanting a non-uniform surface. Anticato is a muted textured finish that will provide an additional characteristic to your design space.




So now not only do you know everything that you need to about Quartz,  you are the biggest fan ever, right!?!


Diresco belgian quartz


Pantone Color of the Year 2016: Rose Quartz & Serenity



There is a first time for everything! Pantone just announced not one but two shades, Rose Quartz & Serenity, as the 2016 Color of the Year. This harmonious duo came as a happy surprise. It is not like anyone expected the pairing of two opposites, a warm dusty pink and a cool blue.

The inspiration came from the ever changing and chaotic times that we now live in; consumers seek harmony and mindfulness which can be found in color.




Rose Quartz (Pantone 13-1520) is a “persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure.”



Serenity (Pantone 15-3919) is “weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.”

Carta Da Zucchero Motivi Ad




Expect to see this harmonious duo across high fashion, home interiors, accessories and design throughout the year. Independently or coupled together, Rose Quarts & Serenity will bring a sense of calmness and relaxation to any home environment.




Official Midwest Distributor of Diresco Belgian Quartz

Diresco belgian quartz


January 4th, 2016 (Irvine, CA) – Diresco USA, the direct Partner and master importer of Diresco Quartz Surfaces of Belgium, has named Terrazzo & Marble Supply Co., as the exclusive Diresco Distributor for the Midwest. The official launch occurred in August, 2015 and replaced Aetna Plywood as the distributor in the region. “The creation of this Partnership is especially significant because it is a culmination of the learnings and experiences of both of our companies,” said Scott V. MacLeod, Diresco USA’s CEO. “Our customers’ guidance, feedback and support has allowed us to continue our success in one of the most progressive and highest growth categories in our industry. Our new Partnership with T&M will only elevate our ability to expose our premium quartz surfaces to hundreds of thousands of homeowners and industry professionals throughout the Midwest each year.” Prior to the official launch, the company held discussions with key customers in order to make the transition a smooth one. “The reception was overwhelmingly positive,” observed MacLeod. “In fact, the general reaction was more or less ‘you couldn’t have picked a better Partner’ and ‘we can’t wait to be a part of your Team’ ”

Diresco USA remains an independent, privately-held company with aggressive plans for national expansion over the next two years. “Despite the significant growth we’re embarking on,” says MacLeod, “the most critical aspects of our company will stay the same. Our management team remains fully intact, and the way we conduct business – openly, honestly, respectfully, and deliberately – will never change.” Everything we do must be about quality, not quantity. This is the only way to ensure we stay true to who we are and provide the Premium Branded Experience that we promise”, says MacLeod. “T&M allows us to continue to build customer champions throughout the Midwest market.”


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About Diresco & Diresco USA

Founded in 2003, Diresco is one of the oldest Breton® licensed quartz manufacturers in the world andproviding the best quartz manufactured today. Diresco USA, headquartered in Irvine, CA, is the direct Partner and master importer of Diresco premium quartz in the United States. The company is poised to expand into several other major U.S. cities over the next 12-24 months. For more information, visit www.direscousa.com.

About Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

Terrazzo and Marble Supply Companies began over seventy-five years ago with the mission to provide high quality products along with superior customer service. Today, T&M is a leading supplier and distributor of some of the most beautiful quartz, stone, tile and terrazzo products imaginable. T&M allows architects, designers, and specifiers to approach each project with confidence. Focusing on the specific customer, their team will use its vast industry expertise to tailor T&M products to meet individual requirements.  T&M currently operates five distribution facilities (Chicago, IL, Wheeling, IL, Farmington Hills, MI, Golden Valley, MN and Menomonee, WI) and services a Midwest footprint that includes 15 states.

Just in: Quintessenza Muse


Midcentury décor is seeping into modern spaces everywhere.  Introducing the Quintessenza Muse Collection, a refined shape with a wealth of history behind it.

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These curvy unique tiles come in 10.5×10.5″ pieces, and make a huge statement individually. Did you know that these can be used both as a backsplash and floor tile?
(Your creativity senses should be sparking right about now.)



Yet, when pieced together they tell a rich story.

We simply can’t look away. Remember, get creative with these, you choose the order, you tell the story.


Calliope Biege



Talia Grigio Chiaro

Clio Grigio Scuro

Talia Bianco

Art for your wall? We normally don’t like to admit that we have favorites, but the Ninfa Bianco 7pc backsplash set leaves us speachless everytime.


If you don’t want the entire set you can always add the Fiore Bianco and Stelo Bianco accent pieces to any of the muse collections pieces.

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We love taking current trends to the next level. Have you been inspired yet?


Floor As Your Canvas – Outpatient Care Pavilion, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

NMH  - Outpatient

Architect: Cannon Design – Chicago, IL
Terrazzo Contractor: Menconi Terrazzo – Bensenville, IL
Terrazzo Resin Supplier: Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies
(Terroxy Resin Systems)


Design Notes: Northwestern’s new pavilion floor design was intended to bring together the Organized Geometry of the architecture of Galter/Feinberg with the Fluid Curves in the architecture of Prentice. Terrazzo brought the precision of the geometric lines with the fluidity of the soft curves together, which no other material could do. The pattern not only provides an intuitive path of travel, but an interesting aesthetic that leads its visitors throughout the space daily. The art of architecture is used by connecting the functional elements that are needed to move through the space.

With terrazzo, the possibilities are endless. Let the floor be your canvas and bring terrazzo into your next project by contacting your Architectural Sales Consultant for assistance at 800.7.MARBLE or visit www.tmsupply.com.



Get To Know Our Team – Ryan Tavenner

Job title: Logistics Manager

Years with T&M: 9

Favorite Stone: Iceberg Quartzite Extra – polished

Why: I love that this stone is translucent and has an impeccably crisp look great for any application.

Pairs well with: Vitalia – Fusao Nero

Personal Design Interests: I like anything with a traditional flair

What do you see trending: Incorporating color into the home

Life motto: If you are early you are on time. If you are on time you are late. If you are late you are fired


The Floor As Your Canvas – Joe Fresh Clothing

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Architect: Callison Architects
Interior Designer: Burdiflex – Toronto Ontario
Terrazzo Contractor: D. Magnan & Co, Inc. – New York, NY
Terrazzo Resin Supplier: Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies
(Terroxy Resin Systems)


Design Notes: Shopping never looked so sleek! The Joe Fresh store on 5th Avenue blends classic white terrazzo with clean lines, allowing the bright colors of the clothes to be showcased as shoppers browse for their next purchase. The floor never competes with the main feature – the clothes – but rather performs its purpose by providing a perfect complement to the vivid modern tones. This is a great example of terrazzo in retail use, and yet another flawless floor by D. Magnan & Co.
With terrazzo, the possibilities are endless. Let the floor be your canvas and bring terrazzo into your next project by contacting your Architectural Sales Consultant for assistance at 800.7.MARBLE or visit www.tmsupply.com.


Get to Know Our Team – Diane Collins

Job Title: Design Consultant

Years with T&M: 10

Favorite Stone: Raven

Why: Raven is my favorite because of its understated look. It’s grey/black appearance and wispy white veining, along with its smooth finish, gives this granite a rich, dark look.

Pairs well with: Irving Park, River North and Edison Park from the Chicago series which are all a part of the Luce glass collection

Personal Design Interests: I like traditional with a contemporary edge/feel.

If I had a theme song, it would be: Carly Simon’s Nobody Does it Better-The Spy Who Loved Me

What do you see trending: Mixing polished and satin materials in the kitchen.