Meet The Experts

Andrew Sparta
Andrew Sparta
"I'm not the boss; the person walking through the door is the boss", is one of Andrew's favorite sayings. Andrew grew up in Pleasantville, NY and attended Northeastern University where he studied business and engineering. After college he worked as a job superintendent and project manager for commercial building projects in Boston, MA, NY State and Vermont with organizations including Beth Israel Hospital, Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant and the City of St Albans, VT.

It was while living in Vermont that he traveled to Bennington where he met his wife Liza. After moving to Bennington he realized the need for a full service tile store while looking for materials for a rental property he had purchased.

Andrew and Liza opened their first tile store in a small shop in downtown Bennington on April 1, 1986. His commitment to providing quality materials at a fair price and their dedication to excellant customer service helped build their business and in 2005 they moved to the current Harwood Hill location.

A top priority for Andrew when working with a client is make sure they understand how a product will preform and how and where it should be installed. Andrew realized one of this dreams a fews years back when he earned his pilots license. He enjoys flying, watching basketball, spending time with his two teenage boys and Liza. "This business never gets boring" Andrew comments as he continues to hunt for ways to bring top quality products at affordable prices to the Southern Vermont area.

Flynn Mattison
Flynn Mattison
Sales Manager
If you don't know the answer, Flynn will. With more than 25-years in the building industry Flynn has most likely come across the problem at hand. A local to the Bennington area Flynn attended Stone Ridge College in Rhinebeck, NY where he studied Business Management and Real Estate Appraisal before moving to the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY to become an electrician and forman on residential and commercial projects.

He moved back to Bennington in the 1990's to help with his sister's new business (House of Tile!) and become a self employed contractor. Flynn has an extensive knowledge in all aspects of the flooring industry including materials, tools and installation. He continues to work as a tile and natural stone installer and some how found the time to build a home for his family. He is passionate about helping people add value to the investment in their homes through providing the best products at the best possible prices.

When not working he spends time with his two young sons and wife making maple syrup, fishing and snowboarding.

If Renaissance men still exist Flynn qualifies.

Chris Jonte
Chris Jonte
Design Consultant
You can't get much farther away from Southern California where Chris was raised than Vermont. Looking for adventure Chris set out to explore the United States in 1980 and discovered the beauty of Vermont and decided to stay. With a background in graphic arts he appreciates the creative process of designing tile installations and the attention to detail needed for project management.

Chris has been a design consultant at The House of Tile since 2000 and is well versed in a wide array of residential and commercial products. He enjoys researching new products and keeping in contact with suppliers to help resolve challenging issues to make certain that a job is done right.

When not paying attention to the details at The House of Tile Chris spends his time gardening, fly fishing, photography and trips to the ocean with his wife Alice. On his bucket list is a trip to Tahiti. Without a doubt Chris takes great pride in his work and always strives for excellence.

John Letourneau
John Letourneau
Design Consultant
When asked what he likes best about the flooring industry John answers that he likes "the technical aspect but loves it when a design comes together just right". And if you have met John it is no surprise that he enjoys the tools and techniques of the trade. John keeps up on current materials, installation trends and the latest tools. He is a go-to guy when wanting to know the right tools or techniques for installation, restoration and maintenance.

A local from the Bennington area, John earned his Communications degree from Southern Vermont College. He has traveled the world including a mission trip to China and working in Arizona. He currently lives in Bennington with his wife Mel and enjoys fishing the local streams.

John has been in the construction and flooring industry for more than 14-years. He is well versed in building and installation of tile and stone.

If he doesn't know the answer you can be sure he will go the extra mile to find it for you.
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