Joe Fortuna, thirty-year resident of Arizona, and graduate of Arizona State University grew up just outside New York City, descendant of Italian immigrant and hand craftsman Rocco Fortuna. Rocco immigrated to New York City in the late 1800s, and arrived skilled at carving monuments and fireplaces out of stone and wood. Joe Fortuna, drawing from deep cultural tradition and ancestral knowledge has continued the family's hand crafted tradition, as he now specializes in creating art for homes with hand-crafted Mexican Tile and Stone. Joe Fortuna is an accomplished contractor of more than 20 years, having highly qualified experience in the art of installation and restoration of ceramic tile, Mexican tile, and stone. He remains proactive within the construction community; he has served as the President of The Ceramic Tile and Stone Association of Arizona, and enjoys participating in several tile association advisory boards in Arizona. He continues to stay very involved in the construction/tile industry, and is also a Ceramic Tile consultant, certified by: The Ceramic Tile Institute of America.