Dal-Tile Corporation

The company’s products hit the market in the mid-1990s, receiving affiliate company-operated sales via a network of more than two hundred Centers to architects, contractors, builders, design professionals, developers as well as individual clients. This is also extended to different floor dealers and reputable home center retailers like Home Depot.

Dal-Tile Corporation currently has an active employee count of more than 7600, all of whom are dedicated to growing the business by offering the best value to every client.

The company started experiencing problems that led to a drastic reduction in its general performance. A sharp decrease in commercial construction reduced the net earnings of this company from an average of $470 million to less than $350 million. This was barely enough to cater for the interest AEA paid in 1991 amounting to $43 million. On top of that, the company has an imposed fine of $1 million for dumping hazardous and lead-contaminated wastes into various gravel pits in Dallas. The Texas Water Commission stated that the company had for more than twelve years dumped these wastes in various pits that were not licensed by the state. In 1993, the founder and president, Robert Brittingham was found guilty of more than seventeen criminal counts, including the conspiracy to dumping hazardous wastes. He was fined and sentenced to five years’ probation. The overall fines accumulated to $16.5 million, which included the costs of cleaning up these dumpsites.

The company resolved to establish an additional $18 million regional warehouse and an extra 30% more sales outlet. The company was soon operating seventy-six showroom stores that served as its primary outlets. This led to a drastic drop in the sales by up to 30% within this period. Dal-Tile Corporation was then offered a poor rating due to the high recurring debts and the cyclic environment of the construction industry. The company’s chairperson retired after working with the Dal-Tile for more than 34 years and was the replaced by Pilliod, who started by postponing every construction process that was in place. He attributed this to the great reduction in sales. The revenues rose to $506.3 million in 1994. Dal-Tile Corporation then improved the quality of their products, which increased sales drastically. By the end of 1994, the company as able to net a profit of $6.9 million after taxes.

Presently, Dal-Tile Corporation has outlets in Conroe, New York, Kentucky, El Paso, Alabama, Fayette, Pennsylvania, Jackson, Tennessee, North Carolina, Lewis port, Gettysburg, Olean, and Dallas.