In 1950, Giovanni Battista Ciot founded the company in an office building on Saint-Laurent boulevard, Montreal, where it still operates to this day. In the beginning, Ciot specialized in production of terrazzo and installation products. Giovanni’s eldest daughter, Margaret, worked alongside her father.

In 1967, Joe Panzera, a client of Ciot, took over the reins and began diversifying the products and services offered thus rejuvenating the enterprise. If that wasn’t enough, Joe fell in love with Margaret. One year later, Joe and Margaret got married.

Joe and Margaret married soon after and had two daughters He and Margaret had two daughters: Kristina and Claudia, to whom they passed down their passion for innovation and renovation. Today, this new generation is ushering in a new era for Ciot. Kristina is now VP of Marketing and Claudia, Merchandising Manager, while Joe’s nephew, Michael Panzera, is VP of Finance. As for Joe Panzera, he still heads the company he’s been leading since 1967. The businessman works with passion and ardor, hand-in-hand with family members and dedicated employees. Ciot is constantly growing and adding new talents to its continued successes.

For the past fifty years, Ciot’s product selection has consistently evolved, providing customers with an impressive array of natural stone, ceramic, plumbing accessories, and, most recently, hardwood floors. Alongside these offerings, Ciot also specializes in custom mosaics and exclusive services tailored specifically for architects and designers. Throughout its history, Ciot has remained at the cutting edge of the latest trends, ensuring that its customers have access to the most contemporary and innovative designs available in the market. With a commitment to staying ahead of the curve, Ciot continues to be a leading force in the industry, providing exceptional products and services to its discerning clientele.

Every year Ciot participates as an exhibitor in many design trade shows and exhibitions of international, national and regional scope aimed at the public, architects, designers and contractors. The Ciot team presents its new products while meeting and inspiring show visitors.
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