Meet the Staff

Joe FortunaJoe Fortuna

Joe Fortuna, thirty-year resident of Arizona, and graduate of Arizona State University grew up just outside New York City, descendant of Italian immigrant and hand craftsman Rocco Fortuna. Rocco immigrated to New York City in the late 1800s, and arrived skilled at carving monuments and fireplaces out of stone and wood. Joe Fortuna, drawing from cultural tradition and ancestral knowledge has continued the family's hand crafted tradition, as he now specializes in creating art for homes with hand-crafted Mexican Tile and Stone. Joe Fortuna is an accomplished contractor of more than 20 years, having highly qualified experience in the art of installation and restoration of ceramic tile, Mexican tile, and stone. He remains proactive within the construction community; he has served as the President of The Ceramic Tile and Stone Association of Arizona, and enjoys participating in several tile association advisory boards in Arizona. He continues to stay very involved in the construction/tile industry, and is also a Ceramic Tile consultant, certified by: The Ceramic Tile Institute of America.

Terri FortunaTerri Fortuna

As Product Importer and Administrator of the Phoenix and Tucson design studios, Terri Fortuna leads customer service, researches the artistic influences and history of tile design, and helps to inspire any curious client in search of a beautiful product. Terri draws her creativity and product application knowledge from her father, who owned and operated an artistic flooring showroom, for over 40 years.

 

Robert PeddleRobert Peddle

As Lead Designer and artist, Robert influences the design aspect of MTSC's Design Team. His efforts include researching and developing aesthetic applications of tile design, and helping clients to imagine, conceptualize, or explore the multifaceted world of home design. Robert has contributed his skill to the company since its very first year. We are lucky to share such a dedicated and talented individual with you.

 

Rocco FortunaChuck Jennings

Chuck has enjoyed over 20 years as a field specialist in the tile industry. Chuck has owned and operated his own installation service company and has an extensive, technical background in tile and installations. Combined with the design team and restoration team, our customers need not look elsewhere for a better, full service, award winning team to complete any project whether simple or customized. Chuck is our Project Field Manager.

 

Wade RichholdtWade Richholt

As Floor Finishing and Restoration Estimator of MTSC's Project Management division, Wade visits homes, yards, or general spaces whose floors require sealing of natural products, retouching, refinishing, or complete restoration work. Wade is available to provide an estimate, free of charge, in person, or by phone.

 
Alexis Tarr

Alexis Tarr

As Operations Assistant Manager, Alexis helps any client through the stages of product purchasing, order and payment. Having studied our tile line diligently, Alexis is aptly versed in all of our product lines, glad to answer inquiries regarding any of our tile products and collaborates with our sales manager to help clients with delivery of the tile. She is happy to coordinate meetings for anyone interested in working with our Project Management or Restoration Department directly. Alexis is a graduate of Northern Arizona University.

 

Shannon OrthShannon Orth

As Tucson Studio Assistant Manager, Shannon collaborates with our lead designer to help clients conceptualize tile design and installment. Having graduated from Northern Arizona University with an Interior Design degree, Shannon is an incredible source of knowledge and inspiration for anyone seeking to embellish or adorn their living space.

 

Darcy HootonDarcy Hooton

As our Project Management Team Assistant, Darcy actively helps with estimating, contracts, design layouts, field measurements and product selection. She currently attends The Art Institute of Phoenix and is working to become a fulltime part of the team.