Elite Stone Works LLC is owned and operated by a partnership team of Dad and his 4 sons; this is our tile story.
The De La Garza name is well known in Dallas, TX for residential and commercial custom tile installation. Since 1946, the De La Garza family has been serving the Dallas Metroplex with high quality custom tile, marble and granite installation.
It all started in 1946 when Johnny De La Garza started helping a small tile contractor in Dallas, TX. America was in the midst of a housing construction boom and Johnny learned all he could about the tile business, eventually starting his own company. His brother Luther soon noticed the opportunity and also started installing tile in 1950.
The next brother, Severo (Sid) De La Garza saw that the tile business had great potential to provide a stable living. In 1952, Sid began as a helper. In one year, he became an apprentice in the Tile Setters Union. Sid entered a vocational school to specialize in tile installation. He received his Certificate of Qualification in Tile Installation and worked with the Tile Setters Union for 10 years.
In 1962, Sid started his own business. Among his first actions was a critical long-term decision. Sid decided that the market for custom tile installation work was more lucrative than the volume track home business. Even more, Sid figured out quickly that gaining custom home builder relationships was the key to staying in this tile business for a long time.
By 1965, Sid was one of the most successful tile contractors in Dallas. For a several decades, Sid managed at least 8 crews of highly skilled custom tile setters.
Sid’s oldest son, Rudy, also entered the family business. In 1972, Rudy started as a helper in his dad’s business. By 1976, Rudy had started his own company and began gathering strong relationships with new construction custom home builders. Rudy took the family business to the next level by solidifying agreements with all the local tile suppliers and expanding the service offering to include granite fabrication installation and the sale of tile and tile setting materials.
Now, Rudy’s sons are adding their talents to make sure the De La Garza name remains synonymous with high quality unique designs and a commitment to excellence in natural stone installation.
Depending on which service you are interested in, you could expect to talk with Rudy Jr., Michael, Vince or Matt. All are committed to providing the best quality service and craftsmanship on every job.
Elite Stone Works installs ceramic, porcelain, marble and granite tiles. We also install slate and brick pavers for exterior surfaces.
We promise 3 things to all of our customers:
- We promise to use the best skilled tile installers;
- We promise to keep the cleanest workspace possible;
- We promise a 1 year warranty on all installations;