Gian Luca Fiori
Graduated as Civil Engineer in 1980. Started to deal with stone in Colombia where he grew up. First working at Granitos y Marmoles as a plant manager on the slab line, resident installer at large jobs and traveling around the country looking for quarries. After his MBA at Bentley College, Waltham, he started to work as polisher at Louis W. Mian in Charleston. He progressed into scheduling, template and installing counters and finally supervisor of the whole operation under the direction of the owners. In 1990, he started Marble and Granite, Inc. He met Paul Cocciardi who was working at United Marble Fabricators in Watertown and Gian Luca asked him to join the new company. They started selling tiles from a public warehouse in East Boston, Paul would make the sale and Gian Luca would procure the material, deliver, invoice and collect. From then, they move to a warehouse in Newton to receive the first container in 1992 and they continue to wholesale stones. Paul in charge of sales, Gian Luca in charge of purchasing and the rest. Now days, Gian Luca continues to manage the business and Paul is taking the responsibility to purchase materials and continue to sell products.