In Memoriam

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others"

– Pericles

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Scott Panning
Former Corporate Secretary

Scott (employee #098) was instrumental in founding Artisan Tile Inc. He worked here from 1998 until November of 2021, when he passed away. We miss him dearly but he has left an incredible legacy.

Scott (employee #098) provided the seed capital to fund Artisan Tile Inc. He joined the business in December of 1998 to support Jennifer and her dad Ralph (employee #004). Scott took care of the little things you would never realize and the very big things that helped to build our success. His unexpected passing on 11/25/2021 has left a void, but he was instrumental in building a legacy in the industry.

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Ralph Tenaglia
Inspiration / Mentor / “Ceramic Engineer”

Ralph helped Jennifer in founding Artisan Tile. He worked for Artisan for 17 years and helped in ways that can’t be understood unless you knew the legend.

He retired in 2012 but continued to support the business in different ways. His easygoing, calm, insightful nature was delightful. He was simply a treasure.

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Robert “Bob” Steiger
Former Warehouse Supervisor

Bob was our beloved warehouse manager who worked for us from 2006 until 2015, when he retired. He was a great storyteller who kept his hair styled perfectly! Bob liked order, hard work, and keeping things neat and tidy. Sometimes he would ‘growl’ but everyone appreciated and counted on him.