Nino’s tile & Marble inc.

About our Company

The Beginning

Nino Buonsante started working with stone at the age of 10 with his father in a small town in Italy called

Mola Di Bari. He continued his apprenticeship till the age of 17 when he traveled to Germany to find work to

support his family. After working for two years in Germany he returned to Italy to complete his mandatory Army

service for 2 years. Following his service he began to work for a contracting company installing various applications

of tile and stone. Nearly three years later at the age of 24 he was able to work for himself. For six years he owned

and operated his own tile contracting business. With dreams of going to America he decided to travel there for work.

He worked at a meat packing company while trying to find work as a tile setter. Four months later he returned to

Italy and married Carmela. Shortly after his marriage he returned to the United States to find work doing what he

did best, unfortunately it was still hard for him to get a job in his trade. All he could find was a job as a candy maker

for Brach’s Candy. During his time at Brach’s he came in contact with a company that was able to give him some

work on the side. He worked two Jobs for two years before starting his own tile company in 1976. Due to his

extensive knowledge he started opening peoples eyes to the art of fine Italian craftsmanship. Little by little he was

in demand due to his skills and his background. Nino was the go to tile setter in the city of Chicago.

Our Home Town In Italy

Mola Di Bari


Tony and Vito

Just like his father did to him, Nino started teaching his sons the art and craft of tiling so they could carry on

the great tradition and long line of tile setters who carry the Buonsante name. He taught his first son Tony at a

young age. After taking him to work on weekends and summers he noticed Tony really had a knack for symmetry

and perfection. At the age of 20 Tony started working full time with his father so he could continue to learn the

wealth of knowledge that Nino had to give. Tony added the knowledge and techniques he learned to his already

meticulous attention to detail. He developed a knack for assessing job circumstances and applying the best

techniques for any situation. Tony has also been asked to consult on how to complete difficult jobs and why

improper installation failed. Nino was not done yet when it came to spreading his great knowledge. His youngest

son, Vito followed an almost identical path to his brother Tony. He also worked on weekends and summers with

his dad and brother. While getting a barrage of knowledge from two master tile setters at the same time. He

quickly learned what it takes and the techniques necessary to complete the hardest jobs in the industry. Adding his

own touch and organizational skills he continues to find ways to make jobs run smoother and more efficiently. In

the end your looking at a full service, tile and stone installation company that has an extraordinary wealth of

knowledge and experience for now and many years into the future.


Sweet Home


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