Bernardo Vallefuoco, born and raised in Naples, Italy, began restoring and remodeling buildings and homes in his native country in 1983. As owner of PROGETTO CASA RESTAURI in Florence, Italy since 1990, he specialized in marble and ceramic tile installation and antique building restoration until his move to the USA in 1998. His previous projects include some of the most visible spaces in Tuscany, such as the Santa Maria Novella Train Station, department stores, homes, and many others buildings in Florence’s historic center, as well as residences throughout Empoli. As the installation backbone of Vallefuoco Contractors, his hands-on approach to running the business ensures that installations are carried out using methods passed down from true old world artisans, as well as the modern skills of the United States. Bernardo, like all our installers, gets his hands dirty each day. This keeps him grounded, and highly involved in the artistry and planning of our installations, whether behind the scenes or overseeing jobs in the field.
Gianna Vallefuoco made her way to Italy to study oil painting after double majoring in Spanish and Psychology. She was drawn to Florence both to pursue fine arts and to further her skills in foreign languages. With an emphasis on figurative oil painting, she became active in the contemporary art community in Florence. Gianna still uses her art experience and psychology background to assist clients with selections, style, layout, and personal intention. In 2014, she incorporated mindfulness into all her work, helping clients create Intentional Spaces. She believes mindfulness belongs in all industries, and now teaches mindfulness workshops to diverse audiences. With an emphasis on neurobiology, spirituality and creativity, her global student base includes first responders, crisis intervention teams, trade associations, businesses, law enforcement, psychologists, public and private schools and universities, and retreat centers. Her Vallefuoco Contractors clients are still a priority for her, and her focus is on ensuring they are supported in their projects in all aspects of their experience.
Community has played a huge role in building Vallefuoco Contractors, and the Vallefuoco’s other passion projects, including Disability Inclusion Guild – a 501(c)3 dedicated to breaking social barriers for people with disabilities. Vallefuoco Contractors would not be here today without the support of our own local metropolitan Washington, DC community. Our trade partners and our residential clients have stuck by our side for well over 20 years. Our clients are part of our village, and bringing education and awareness to each of them is our intention. Gianna is a member of the NTCA Consumer Education Committee, mindfully educating and assisting tile consumers on a national level.
Our Team, both in the office and in the field, is our greatest asset. We are fortunate to have some of the top talent in our industry working for us, some for over 2 decades. A successful installation is always a team process, involving communication, planning, decision making, and cooperation. We owe our success to the wisdom and brilliance of our detail-oriented office staff and highly skilled and dedicated installers. Tile is one of the most visible finishes of the building and remodeling process, and we consider it to be installed art. Our team works tirelessly to ensure we estimate and finish our projects using best practices, so we can honor the goals of our clients and the accompanying work of our fellow tradespeople.
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