Andre founded Coastal Tile & Marble, Inc. in 1992, and has succeeded in creating a prosperous company that has excelled even through difficult economic times. Coastal Tile & Marble specializes in the commercial installation of ceramic, porcelain, quarry and dimensional stone, serving New York City and the tristate area.
Andre is a second-generation business owner, having worked in the tile industry since he was in his teens. He is experienced in all aspects of the business, including financing, estimating and sales, installation, and project, materials and employee management. Prior to establishing Coastal Tile & Marble, Andre spent 10 years working at Art Tile, Inc., ending his decade of service as President of that multi-million dollar company.
Andre earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Roger Williams University, and served as Instructor of the Dale Carnegie Sales Course in New York City for 7 years. He is an active member of the Contractors Tile Council of New York and Connecticut.
Andre always finds time to give back to his local community, having served as Director of the Westchester-Putnam Special Olympics, and as President-Commissioner of the Armonk Baseball League. When not playing men’s softball, Andre enjoys skiing and golfing with his wife Janet, riding motorcycles with their two sons, and spending time on campus and at the beach with their two college-aged daughters.