Recent Articles

Opal Sands

by: Mark Naugle

This 230-room resort hotel is built on the last available beachfront site in Clearwater Beach, FL, in full view of the Gulf of Mexico. The harmonious design integrates blue glass tints, gray stone, white stucco, and wood accents for a clean, contemporary vibe. Installers worked with owners and the design...

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100 Years of Quality - Steward Mellon History

by: Mark Naugle

Steward-Mellon Company was founded in 1919 as a partnership between A.E. Mellon and E.G. Steward to beautify buildings with terrazzo and stone. The Naugle family (now in its third generation at Steward-Mellon’s helm) first gained an equity stake in the firm in 1945. With a long tradition of work...

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Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach - NTMA Award

by: Mark Naugle

The award winning Hard Rock Hotel in Daytona Beach also has an award-winning floor. The hotel won an award for best family / resort hotel in the United States in January of 2019. Steward Mellon was honored to be selected to complete the terrazzo work that gives the hotel a touch of...

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Loretta Ingraham Recreation Center

by: Mark Naugle

artist/designer: Monica Naugle, Plant City, Fl architect: Harvard, Jolly, Cleese and Toppe St. Petersburg , FL This project was part of the City of Tampa Art in Public Places program. The neighborhoods served by this recreation center have a very strong neighborhood association. The artist, Monica Naugle, is primarily a...

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Celebrating 100 Years

by: Mark Naugle

In 1919 E.G. Steward and A.E. Mellon joined forces as a partnership concerned with the installation of marble, tile and terrazzo. They later incorporated as Steward-Mellon Marble and Tile Company in 1921. Looking over the old charter, by-laws and minutes is a great lesson in history. The company formed at...

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The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association

by: Mark Naugle

Steward-Mellon Company is a proud member of the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association. Founded in 1923, The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association, Inc. is a full service Non-Profit Trade Association headquartered in Fredricksburg, Texas. The Association establishes national standards for all Terrazzo floor and wall systems and provides complete specifications, color...

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Miami Home and Decor Magazine

by: Mark Naugle

There is a great article showcasing the award-winning Saks-Kavanaugh condo in Miami. Steward-Mellon won a National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association Honor Award in 2009 for the terrazzo in this residence. The article can be found in article 71-3 of the Miami Home and Decor Magazine. The epoxy matrix was from Terroxy;...

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An Interview with Robert Calvo

by: Mark Naugle

MN: What was your first AIPP project using terrazzo? RC: "The first commission I applied for was for Miami light rail; a set of three designs in terrazzo, one for each station downtown. I didn’t get the job, but as it turned out it was a great preparation and...

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Granite Benches at Texas Tech - Lubbock

by: Mark Naugle

Jim Hirschfield is a very busy man. He is Professor and chair of the Intellectual Life Committee at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also a prolific creator of site-specific public art, as well as more museum oriented installations. We have enjoyed working with Jim on several...

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Thirty Foot Manta Ray sighted at Lemon Bay in Englewood, Florida!

by: Mark Naugle

Steward-Mellon recently completed a terrazzo floor for the Lemon Bay High School gym entrance lobby. The imagery consists of the school mascot, a stylized manta ray. The original artwork was replicated on CAD by our Chief Estimator/Project Manager, Kevin Gregorich. The design had color bleeds, a difficult effect to...

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Community Bank Terrazzo Floor

by: Mark Naugle

When Wannemacher Jensen Architects wanted a sleek, white, elegant floor, they thought of terrazzo. n the age of social media, where a company’s face may be solely relegated to Twitter and Facebook posts, Community Bank strives to bridge the on-line experience with the off-line experience. This new, flagship branch...

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Terrazzo Flooring Project at Tampa International Airport

by: Mark Naugle

Here is Wendy’s artist statement: SEA SHADOWS: This three-part project by photographer and visual artist Wendy Babcox, inspired by the work and research of the Biological Oceanography Department at the College of Marine Sciences at the University of South Florida (USF), explores three different levels of observation of the...

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The Natural Stone Industry

by: Mark Naugle

We have been, and still are on top of the game. Well, the honeymoon is over so to speak for the stone industry…. Or at least it is for the hoards of shops that set up seemingly overnight during the housing boom of a couple of years back. The work...

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Florida Terrazzo Project with Artist Wopo Holup

by: Mark Naugle

The Eastern elevator lobby features an installation by New York/Colorado artist Wopo Holup. Here is her concept: “Florida Constellations” is a work in two parts, a carved limestone mural and a glass and stone terrazzo lobby floor. Ideas for the work consist of a sky view of the earth...

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Tampa International Airport Baggage Claim

by: Mark Naugle

Mathews Construction, a division of Hardin Construction was the General Contractor. Thanks to all involved for a beautiful and sucessful installation. Gresham, Smith has a great description of the project and process here. Another nice article on the TIA Baggage Claim project at Airport Improvement Magazine! ...

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