Our story

picture of Giovanni Battista Ciot

Every company has a story to tell and ours is a love story which transcends through three generations.

In 1950, Giovanni Battista Ciot founded the company in an office building on Saint-Laurent boulevard 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.

Montreal Ciot Boutique 1950

In 1967, Joe Panzera, a client of Ciot, took over the reins and began diversifying the products and services offered thus rejuvenating the enterprise.

Joe and Margaret married soon after and had two daughters to whom they passed down their passion for innovation and renovation. Today, this new generation is ushering in a new era for Ciot.

Joe Panzera in a stone career

For the past fifty years, our product selection has constantly evolved and offers an impressive array of natural stone, ceramic, plumbing accessories and most recently, hardwood floors. Additionally, we offer custom mosaics and exclusive services for architects and designers. Ciot is constantly at the cutting-edge of the latest trends.


Ciot is an undisputed industry leader. Present more than ever in the market with its eight locations in Canada and the United States, the business has recently unveiled its latest store concept in Atlanta in October 2019.


Ciot’s future is undeniably bright.