Our history

Dear father, Gualtiero,

In 2011, VUILLERMIN GUALTIERO proudly celebrated 60 years of activity, though unfortunately you weren’t able to blow out those precious candles with us, having passed away in 2005.
But everything at Vuillermin Gualtiero still speaks your language, not just the name of our company. It all began from your creativeness and the decision to restructure a chest of drawers by replacing its wooden top with one made of Gressoney green marble. At the time you were a town clerk, not a professional, but that piece of furniture looked so good that you decided to turn it into a profession. In 1951 you bought a milling cutter and began to work Carrara marble, having set up your marble working company.
In 1951 the company was staffed by you, mother Dorina and one employee. A small craftsman’s business in the municipality of Issogne. After the first positive results, you invested in men and technology.
In 1960, you moved to Verrès, where the main VUILLERMIN GUALTIERO factory is still situated today.


At the time, the current offices were the first workshop. Today, VUILLERMIN GUALTIERO covers a surface area of more than a hectare with three covered workshops, a show room and offices.


But your passion didn’t end there: your far-sightedness and expertise led, in 1988, to your reopening the historical Silver Green Granite quarry in Settimo Vittone and, in 1991, the historical Green Courtil Stone quarry in the municipalities of Hône and Ponboset.
In 1998, you set up the Rustic Stone subsidiary, the “Stone Centre”, in the municipality of Issogne, and the following year you allocated an area to the deposit of blocks in the municipality of Arnad.


Since you left us, I have been responsible for increasingly consolidating what you created with such passion.
With the support and professionalism of all my collaborators and my family, I hope to continue this wonderful challenge: to transmit all over the world the same enthusiasm for my work as that with which you restructured that chest of drawers when it all began.


Ivano Vuillermin

 

Photo of the site in the 60’s - Verres

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