In the News – Making Quality Tile Installation Possible: a Conversation with Joseph Lundgren, CTEF Friend and Sponsor
CTEF: Joe, how did you get started in the tile industry?
JL: I got started in the early 80s when I worked for a friend’s father as a helper and one day we didn’t have any work and he told me I should apply at American Olean Tile.
I was hired on the spot in May 1984 and enjoyed a 27 year career with Dal-Tile Corporation. (Note: Dal-Tile aquired American Olean.)
CTEF: What do you love most about tile?
JL: Tile is the single best product a consumer can choose for their project whether it would be residential or commercial.
The industry’s advance in technology over the last 30 years has set it apart from its competitors in both design and durability.
CTEF: What do you consider most frustrating about tile?
JL: Honestly, the cost of installation of tile is greater than all of our competitors in the flooring industry.
However what frustrates me the most is the lack of professional tile installers.
Check out the full interview at, CTEF