Vallefuoco Contractors 

Our Team

Bernardo Vallefuoco, Co Owner, and technical specialist. Born, raised, and trained in Naples, Italy, he began restoring and remodeling buildings and homes in his native country in 1983. In 1990, as owner of PROGETTO CASA RESTAURI in Florence, Italy, he became specialized in marble and ceramic tile installation and 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 advisor 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 skill set from current industry standards of the United States. Bernardo, like 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, Co-Owner, and design consultant. She made her way to Italy to study oil painting after double majoring in Spanish and Psychology. She was drawn to Florence to pursue fine arts in a city constructed of artistic masterpieces. With an emphasis on figurative oil painting, she became active in the contemporary art community in Florence. Gianna uses both her art experience and psychology background to mindfully assist clients with selections, style, layout, and setting personal intentions to create Intentional Spaces. As a certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and Speaker, she teaches mindfulness workshops to diverse audiences. With an emphasis on neurobiology, spirituality, and creativity, her global student base has expanded beyond the construction industry. She works regularly with first responders and crisis intervention teams, as well as trade associations, psychologists, public and private schools and universities, private businesses of all sizes, and at retreat centers. Her Vallefuoco Contractors clients are still a priority for her, and she ensures they are supported in all aspects of their creative projects. 

Diane Ford, Office Manager, is the glue that holds our office together. She carries years of experience in Hawaii as Office Manager for a Ranch, where she implemented an online request system for managing design review requests and new home builds. She is a great asset to our whole team, as a seasoned professional with over twenty years of customer service experience and a decade as an executive/administrative assistant. She wears many hats at Vallefuoco Contractors. With prior experience in human resources, her focus is always on forging lasting relationships. She addresses the needs of our installers, clients, and fellow tradespeople. Her primary role is ensuring clients are supported. Diane is the first and last voice you hear when you call our office. She’s involved in all aspects of estimating and putting together all bidding information to ensure every detail is addressed before a job is initiated. She also schedules installations and keeps clients advised of job details through installation completion. 

Our Installation Team holds decades of experience creating art with tile. 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 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 finish our projects using best practices, so we can honor the goals of our clients and the accompanying work of our fellow tradespeople. We are always looking to expand our installation team. Please contact us if you are a tile expert who is looking to expand your skill set and work with us.

Our 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 metropolitan DC (DMV) community and our national industry partners, such as NTCA and CTEF. Gianna is a member of the NTCA Consumer Education Committee, and the Five Star Residential Advisory Committee, mindfully educating and assisting tile consumers on a national level. Locally, our trade partners and our residential clients have stuck by our side for over 25 years. Our clients are part of our village, and bringing education and awareness to each of them is our intention. While tile installation is our line of work, human connection is what sustains our company and our passion for continuing to grow and learn.

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