Historical Success

1888
The Ludowici Roof Tile Company was founded in Chicago, Illinois.
1893
Ludowici furnishes clay roof tile for the 1893 Worlds Fair held in Chicago.
1906
The Ludowici Roof tile Company acquires Celadon Roof Tile and becomes Ludowici-Celadon Roof Tile.
1910
Ludowici furnishes dark green glazed roof tiles for the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
1912
Ludowici furnishes over 2 million square feet of roof tile and over a million square feet of floor tile for the government buildings in the Panama Canal Zone.
1938
Ludowici furnishes roof tile to cover Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and Yale University in New Haven Connecticut.
1960
Ludowici installs the first automated press for interlocking tile in the United States.
1985
Ludowici installs the first Ceric tunnel kiln in the United States.
1990
Ludowici furnishes Gold covered tiles to reroof New York City’s iconic New York Life tower.
2005
Ludowici furnishes over 500 squares of roof and wall tile for the Michael Graves designed federal reserve building in Houston, Texas.