Fabris & Watts History
When Valentine Fabris founded the company, he couldn’t have imagined it would emerge as one of the recognized “best in the business” more than 85 years later. Numerous people have been instrumental in our success.
In 1953, Dick Marinelli joined Fabris as partner and renamed the company Fabris & Marinelli Limited. With Marinelli’s retirement in 1963, Ralph Watts joined Valentine to form Fabris & Watts Limited. Rick Watts succeeded his father Ralph in 1987 as president.
The year 2003 heralded a major change when Fabris & Watts Limited and the Milano Tile Company merged. Through the venture, the long term and experienced staff of Fabris & Watts Ltd. were retained. Then, in 2015, with the retirement of Rick Watts, the company emerged as Fabris & Watts (2015) Ltd., owned and operated by a key ownership group that is still at the helm today.
They include President Gus Kotoulas; Operations Manager Matt McLeod, Senior field Superintendent Jim Mancinelli; and Senior project manager Dominic Antonini.
F&W is proud of its longevity and success over the last 85 years in the hard surfaces industry. After more than eight decades, the company’s reputation today is built upon professionalism, experience, and the ability to deliver projects of any size, all while maintaining high quality and meeting the challenging deadlines of the industry today.
"We've been working with F&W for many years. The quality of their work is exceptional. A big part of a successful project is quality control. We can always depend on F&W to get it right the 1st time!"
"Nice Work Boys!"
“ Guys - MB Clinic, Convention Center, & Club Regent Terrazzo…………that’s some nice work boys! "
" Tile Rock Stars "
We've completed several projects in Brandon with F&W including McDonald's, Wendy's, Pita Pit, and Qdoba's. I affectionately call Kit (F&W lead installer assigned on our jobs) a Tile Rock Star. F&W gets it done and are a pleasure to work with!
" Generous Support "
On behalf of the 2020 Habitat Homeowners, Thank You! F&W generous support have given a gift of hope to families in our community. Together with Habitat, F&W is helping to eliminate poverty housing, one house at a time. Without you, we could not accomplish our 2020 goal of building 23 safe, decent and affordable homes for our partner families!
" Workmanship & Attitude "
A large scope of our work was replacement of all common area tile flooring throughout the mall and food court, which included the concrete substrate below. F&W workmanship, attitude, and management of this difficult floor replacement was second to none. We would not hesitate to recommend F&W to anyone. Thanks!
" Outstanding "
“Dom, On behalf of the Royal Winnipeg Foundation and The Royal Winnipeg Rifles, please accept our sincere thanks for your outstanding support to our Legacy Stones Project. Your genuine and sincere interest was apparent from the outset resulting in a very cordial & professional approach. Its been a real pleasure to work with everyone from F&W.
"Honorable Business Practices"
Matt - It is rare these days to experience honorable business practices such as what you and your organization have demonstrated here on our project. We are very pleased with the work completed. Your staff were very considerate of our on-going operations. You will be at the top of our list as a resource or referral. Much appreciated.
F&W is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for each of its employees. All business operations are conducted in a manner that ensure the well-being of every employee and remains the top priority of the company. To support this commitment F&W has developed, implemented, and maintained a health and safety program together with the necessary tools and resources consistent with the current Workplace Health and Safety Regulations.
F&W continues to make a conscientious effort to eliminate hazardous working conditions and support the right to work in a safe environment for all of its employees & clients.
F&W is proudly members of the Manitoba Construction Safety Association, and is respectively COR Certified (#96206-16)