SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Arizona Tile is hosting celebrations for employees and customers at all of its locations this year in celebration of its 40th anniversary. On June 15th 2017, the company hosted an event for its San Diego branch. This branch is the company’s first location, and the location where its first lease was signed, so this event represented a milestone for the company. Originally the party was scheduled to take place at the company location on Morena Blvd, but the response was so outstanding that it outgrew the venue and the celebration was moved to Town and Country Resort.
Several of the company’s former employees were in attendance at this event, including Jack Penny. Jack Penny was a branch manager and outside sales rep at the San Diego location for over 20 years and retired a few years ago. Not only did he attend the party, but his band, The Shenanigans, provided musical entertainment at the event.
Arizona Tile executive team members were also in attendance including:
- John and Eileen Huarte (founders)
- Bob Traxler (President)
- Gary Skarsten (Executive Vice President and CFO)
- Beth Gaughan (VP of Sales)
- Don Kesteloot (Vice President of Finance)
The company was thrilled to see so many team members, former team members, and customers at the event. Many of the customers in attendance of this specific event have been shopping with Arizona Tile since the company began in 1977.
As part of the celebration, Arizona Tile raffled off a steak dinner as well as a Notre Dame football signed by owner and founder, John Huarte, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1964 while playing for Notre Dame.
Following is a schedule of remaining 40th Anniversary events this year:
June 15th, 2017 – San Diego CA
June 22, 2017 – Dallas TX
July 11, 2017 – Rancho Cordova, CA
Aug 25, 2017 – Albuquerque, NM
September 14, 2017 – Salt Lake City, UT
September 21, 2017 – Houston, TX
October 12, 2017 – Livermore, CA
October 19, 2017 – Denver, CO
October 25, 2017 – Roseville, CA
November 2, 2017 – Tucson, AZ
December 6, 2017 – Las Vegas, NV
December 7, 2017 – Anaheim CA