FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is LATICRETE’s mission?
We manufacture safe, innovative building materials. Our aim is to ease the work of the installer and improve the durability of buildings. We deal with customers, partners and employees as family.
How did LATICRETE begin?
Founded in 1956 in his garage by Dr Henry M Rothberg, a tile setter turned chemical engineer and inventor, and his wife, Lillian Rosenstock Rothberg.
What does LATICRETE do?
Design, manufacture and service systems for the permanent, trouble free installation of weatherproof, green, durable, and safe flooring, facades, coatings and waterproofing for buildings
How does LATICRETE make money?
Selling well engineered and manufactured products that save time for the installers, and provide long term security and performance to the owners. We sell at fair prices for value received. As long as we do these well, we earn a reasonable return on our assets and effort. We will not compromise our quality for short-term economic gain.
What is driving LATICRETE's growth?
Constant innovation in our existing product range ( e.g. faster, stronger, greener, easier to use ), expansions into new product ranges where our capabilities give us a competitive advantage, and global expansion to bring better building materials and methods to the world.
Who are our customers?
Architects, General contractors, specialty sub-contractors (tile, masons, water proofers), and do-it-yourselfers
Who are our partners?
Suppliers, distributors, tile and brick factories,
What are our products?
Adhesives, grouts and mortars for tile, stone and brick. Waterproofing for floors and walls. Leveling compounds and wear surfaces. Concrete repair materials
Who are LATICRETE's competitors?
In developing countries the primary competition is traditional sand and cement. In developed markets factory made building chemicals by multi national brands. Our differences are : a focus on ‘customers for life’, not short term economic gain, a family culture that comes only from a privately held business, and a belief that innovation in everything we make and do is the key to success.
Where is LATICRETE located?
Headquarters are in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, the home of Yale University. We are 100 km (60 miles) from New York City. We have sales and technical support offices, and factories and distribution centers, throughout the world.
How many employees does LATICRETE have?
Approximately 1200 associates worldwide. We pay honest wages and comprehensive benefits including health care and tuition assistance. We promote from within, and operate as a family, with many 2nd generation employees, and very low turnover. We have family friendly personnel policies, and value our ‘fun place to work’ culture. We empower employees at every level so they can ‘do the right thing’ when called upon.
Can I invest in LATICRETE?
Sorry, but no. At this time Laticrete is owned directly or indirectly by it’s employees and the children of its founders.
To be a top ten building chemical company, measured by: degree of globalization, revenues and brand awareness amongst professionals.