The New Traditionalists and Tekton Hospitality Publicly Align

To all our HD Expo guests, thank you!

With uniquely created softgood and casegood items that embodied the company's innovative profile, Tekton Hospitality designed by The New Traditionalists debuted their brand for the first time at the Hospitality Industry Products and Design (HD) Expo. The show was held on May 3-5, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. Tekton Hospitality designed by The New Traditionalists features residential and hospitality engineering, design and manufacturing resources with a production capacity of one to 10,000 with over 220K square feet of manufacturing facilities entirely in the USA.

Tekton Hospitality's booth and President CEO Henry Savedra, Jr. featured in the official 2017 HD Expo Show Video at Minute 0:30

Founder and CEO of the The New Traditionalists and ducduc, Philip Erdoes, together with Brady Wilcox, Chief Creative Officer and Architect with over 30 years of experience in design, established the The New Traditionalists­- high end residential and hospitality design, and duduc- high-end children's design and manufacturing, over 10 years ago; Tekton Hospitality- hospitality manufacturing, founded by hospitality industry veteran President CEO Henry Savedra Jr., recently joined the family. In September 2016, the partners decided to premier at the HD show with the purpose of advancing the public unification of the two brands, igniting a lengthy and complex process to identify how to bring the vision of the compound company to life.

Shot on location at both factories in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and Torrington, CT and filmed by a professional documentary film crew led by Eamon Downey, a member of the marketing team at The New Traditionalists, Manufacturing Re-Shored, a 13 minute mini film depicting both the company's pioneer return to domestic full-scale production and passion to see American manufacturing restored, was playing in its booth throughout. During that time, guests were welcomed to experience its furniture and atmosphere, while spending time with some of those at the heart of the organization over a fresh cup of pour over coffee roasted by Klatch Coffee just for Tekton Hospitality, which featured a 50% blend of Fair Trade El Salvador Las Mercedes La Avila and Brazil Black Diamond. 

Tekton Hospitality processes the high-volume and single-item production of furniture that we custom design with our clients. We specialize in casegoods, softgoods, and millwork for the hospitality industry. The entire design-to-shipping process is executed in the United States at our Southern California headquarters and factory, at our sister Connecticut factory, and at our New York designer showroom. For more information on the company, how to place an order, general inquiries, and questions, visit TektonHospitality.com.

Klatch Coffee Roasts Custom Tekton Brew for Tekton Hospitality's HD Expo Ensemble

Visit Tekton Hospitality, booth #5937, at the Las Vegas, NV Hospitality Industry Product and Design (HD) show May 3-5

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, Tekton Hospitality’s Vice President Stephanie Lopez, Senior Project Manager Savanna Russo, Director of Public Relations and Creative Design Kimberly Unzicker, and Project Manager Melanie Flores, traveled two and a half miles west of Tekton Hospitality’s facility to Klatch Coffee’s Roastery and Training Lab in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Todd Goldsworthy, Klatch’s Coffee Guru, led the four through the process of cupping, the smelling of dry fragrances before an introductory slurp of the coffee, creating and mixing blends together until internally voting on the blend that Tekton Hospitality would call its own. The result­– a 50% blend of Klatch’s El Salvador Las Mercedes La Avila and Brazil Black Diamond.

With an educational background in mechanical and chemical engineering, Mike Perry founded Klatch Coffee in 1993 and uses a balance of science and artistry to create the perfect balance of peak flavor. Furthermore, while the family owned brand has evolved into a global wholesale roaster and retailer with multiple top awards to decorate its name, including The World’s Best Espresso, The Overall Championship Golden Bean, The U.S Brewers Cup, Micro Roaster of the Year, and The #1 Coffee of The Year by The Coffee Review, relationships remain at the core of its philosophy– including those with its farmers. Not only to produce the highest-quality coffee, but to serve the social and environmental needs of those they are directly trading with as well, “Klatch begins right where the seeds are planted,” Goldsworthy said. Having funded both soccer programs to keep kids out of gangs, and a Los Ortiz medical clinic in El Salvador with a five-day-a-week nurse and a two-day-a-week doctor, Klatch Coffee not only exceeds Fair Trade prices on their purchases, but also teams up with farmers to create different social projects.

Produced by the experimental process called a double wash or The Kenya Method, Tekton Hospitality’s El Salvador Las Mercedes La Avila’s pick comes from the Las Mercedes farm and features tangerine and lime flavors with hints of both sugar cane and chocolate. And when Mike Perry blended his two favorite coffees together from two farms in the Cerro Mineiro region of Brazil, he forged a unique combination of milk chocolate and orange-citrus aromas with brown sugar and orange flavors in The Brazil Black Diamond roast. Visit Tekton Hospitality, booth #5937, at the Las Vegas, NV Hospitality Industry Product and Design (HD) show May 3-5 to enjoy a cup of Tekton Hospitality’s Klatch Coffee blend and cookies from its Wednesday coffee bar while viewing a variety of casegoods, softgoods, other design elements, and a feature video of the company shot by a professional documentary film crew on display.

Peak inside our two domestic factories in a film shot by a professional documentary film crew. Visit Tekton Hospitality's Booth #5937 at the Las Vegas HD Show May 3-5 to view the full length presentation.

Tekton Hospitality selected Klatch Coffee because it is the headquarters’ favorite local coffee shop.   

Tekton Hospitality processes the high-volume and single-item production of furniture that we custom design with our clients. We specialize in casegoods, softgoods, and millwork for the hospitality industry. The entire design-to-shipping process is executed in the United States at our Southern California headquarters and factory, at our sister Connecticut factory, and at our New York designer showroom. For more information on the company, how to place an order, general inquiries, and questions, visit TektonHospitality.com.


Writing by Melanie Flores.
Editing by Kimberly Unzicker.

Against the Tide of Foreign Manufacturing

Tekton Hospitality processes the high-volume and single-item production of client's custom-designed furniture. Specializing in casegoods, softgoods, and architectural millwork for the hospitality industry, the entire design-to-shipping process is executed in the United States at its Southern California headquarters and factory, at its sister Connecticut factory, and at its New York designer showroom. In addition to bringing jobs back to the United States Henry Savedra Jr., President and CEO of Tekton Hospitality, launched the company against the tide of foreign manufacturing to fill a "niche for a...manufacturing company that can do production for America well," Savedra said. "One that reminisces the country’s craftsmanship-manufacturing heritage, understands the depths of the standards and taste of America’s pallet - and can do so with shorter lead times than importing allows."

Peak inside our two domestic factories in a film shot by a professional documentary film crew. Visit Tekton Hospitality's Booth #5937 at the Las Vegas HD Show May 3-5 to view the full length presentation.

After gaining full funding from a team of Harvard MBA investors for the state-of-the-art factory needed to operate within modern America's leading environmental and worker-safety guidelines, Savedra launched Tekton Hospitality in 2015 in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Nonetheless, competitively pricing his product against offshore manufacturing whose overhead and labor are significantly cheaper has been challenging. Yet, "Adversity breeds strength," Savedra said. "I am continually impressed by the unyielding work-ethic that has flowed out of our company’s leadership team and into the character of our entire corporation [because of it]." Combined with the principle of building teams instead of hiring individuals, the inner qualities of the people within has become one of the company’s most valuable resources.

By collaborating with clients to design and send their order to Tekton Hospitality's own in-house manufacturing, the entire process from start to finish is completed under one-roof to minimize design-to-production errors. And with transparency as a core value, customers and governing agencies are welcomed to visit and see ongoing production at any time. Visit Tekton Hospitality at the Las Vegas, NV Hospitality Industry Products and Design (HD) show May 3-5, 2017 at booth #5937 to view a variety of casegoods, softgoods, and other design elements on display while enjoying fresh cookies from its complimentary coffee bar on the morning of May 3rd featuring Tekton Hospitality's own custom brew roasted by Klatch Coffee.

For more information on the company, how to place an order, general inquiries, and questions, visit TektonHospitality.com.


Writing by Melanie Flores.
Editing by Kimberly Unzicker. 
 

Tekton Hospitality is an Approved Vendor for Starwood Hotels & Resorts

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA - Tekton Hospitality is an approved vendor for Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and a preferred vendor for Starwood’s Four Points Guestrooms, Four Points Suites, and Aloft. Accompanied by a longstanding history with them from former business relationships, Henry Savedra Jr., President and CEO of Tekton Hospitality, and a group of Starwood lead designers met in April 2016 after Philip Erdoes, CEO and Founder of The New Traditionalist, reintroduced Savedra to them as producing hospitality for the New Traditionalist under his leadership at Tekton Hospitality. By June, Tekton Hospitality earned approved vendor status after a bidding, quoting, and building process, and manufactured its first order for the Four Points Guestrooms as jointly designed by The New Traditionalist and Starwood. By September, Tekton Hospitality became a preferred vendor for Four Points Suites after building pieces for the program that The New Traditionalist and Starwood additionally developed together. Listed as The New Traditionalist at Tekton Hospitality’s address, with Tekton Hospitality’s Vice President Stephanie Lopez as the head contact, its approved vendor status allows the company to produce for all of the Starwood brands, and its preferred vendor status lists the company on design specs amongst only a handpicked few.

On site, Tekton Hospitality has a standard Starwood showroom that is “the only to-scale full mock-up that we know of amidst our competitors,” Lopez said. “Size of the walls, ceiling height…wallpaper, paintings, similar floor, sink, toilet…we are the only vendors to have done [it].” With the possibility of the furniture appearing small compared to high factory ceilings and grand factory rooms, Savedra wants the customer to see their furniture in correct setting and scale. “We hope to do this for other corporations [too],” Lopez said.

Although Lopez foresees an increased demand with Starwood both pushing Tekton Hospitality to bring in more project management at its 118.6k sq. ft. Rancho Cucamonga, CA facility, along with its sister 80k sq. ft. Torrington, CT facility, to grow larger, “we hope...they can always come to us for different programs, pieces, and we can work side by side with them in designing and manufacturing [it all],” Lopez said. Starwood Hotels and Resorts operates the St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels, Design Hotels, Sheraton, Westin, Le Meridian, Tribute Portfolio, Four Points, Aloft, Element, and Starwood Preferred Guest Hotels. Recently merging with Marriott International, the hotel company is now the world’s largest with 6,000 properties in more than 120 countries.

Tekton Hospitality processes the high-volume and single-item production of furniture that we custom design with our clients. We specialize in casegoods, softgoods, and millwork for the hospitality industry. The entire design-to-shipping process is executed in the United States at our Southern California headquarters and factory, at our sister Connecticut factory, and at our New York designer showroom. For more information on the company, how to place an order, general inquiries, and questions, visit TektonHospitality.com.

Tekton Hospitality in Action

Tekton Hospitality Featured on TV while Boosting its Community Involvement

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, California– Tekton Hospitality is currently featured on Rancho Cucamonga's (RC) local television show, RC Spotlight, and online on the station's Tumblr channel through the end of October. Reporter Madison Perry and Videographer Rick Mattie filmed a guided tour and interview on location with Henry Savedra, Jr., President CEO of Tekton Hospitality. The episode premiered on September 22nd. Its segment pans through a mix of factory, office, showroom, and interview footage, while both Perry and Savedra outline Tekton Hospitality's key traits.

Local television show, RC Spotlight, airs on channel 3 at 9 am and 6 pm every day except Wednesday, and online on the station's Tumblr channel at http://rcspotlight.tumblr.com/

Having subsequently both encouraged and strengthened its efforts for community involvement, RC Management Aide Hannah Mac Kenzie was the company's liaison for this broadcast– along with a number of other city events as well. In honor of National Manufacturing Day, Tekton Hospitality hosted members of Rancho Cucamonga's City Council and city officials for a presentation and tour on Monday, October 17th; there, Rancho Cucamonga's Mayor Pro Tem Sam Spagnolo presented Tekton Hospitality with a Certificate of Recognition. Furthermore, the business recently joined the RC Chamber of Commerce. It is in communications with both a local organization to recycle its wood as a committed company partner, and a high school to prospectively create a woodshop internship and job placement program. Later this week, it will be participating in a presentation to students on the evolving landscape of the manufacturing industry. And from November 1st through December 5th, the corporation will begin its participation in city-wide community service project "Be a Santa to a Senior," during which time Tekton Hospitality employees will purchase gifts for neighboring senior citizens facing isolation.

Rancho Cucamonga Mayor Pro Tem Sam Spagnolo, along with Rancho Cucamonga Council Member Lynne B. Kennedy and Rancho Cucamonga Council Member Diane Williams, present Tekton Hospitality's Certificate of Recognition to Henry Savedra Jr, President CEO of Tekton Hospitality

Rancho Cucamonga Mayor Pro Tem Sam Spagnolo, along with Rancho Cucamonga Council Member Lynne B. Kennedy and Rancho Cucamonga Council Member Diane Williams, present Tekton Hospitality's Certificate of Recognition to Henry Savedra Jr, President CEO of Tekton Hospitality

For its clients and larger network, Tekton Hospitality is planning its Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for December through RC's Chamber of Commerce. The company will be welcoming its city officials and council members along with them.

With expert woodworking knowledge, we process the high-volume and single-item production of furniture that we custom design with our clients. We specialize in casegoods, softgoods, and millwork for the hospitality industry. The entire design-to-shipping process is executed in-house at our Southern California, United States facility. For more information on the company, how to place an order, general inquiries, and questions, visit TektonHospitality.com.

 

 

 

Tekton Hospitality's Pesident & CEO Visited by City Representatives and Filmed for TV

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, California– On Monday, August 1st, Tekton Hospitality's CEO and President Henry Savedra Jr. spent the afternoon hosting a variety of team members from Rancho Cucamonga's city-government. The fun began when Management Aide Hannah Mac Kenzie and Economic Development Director Flavio Nunez stopped by for a Rancho Cucamonga (RC) "Business Visit," the city-government official's custom of touring RC businesses, chiming in with owners, and coordinating collaborative opportunities.

 The duo walked Tekton Hospitality's grounds, encountered the personal stories of both challenge and success belonging to those who power its factory, met the company's state-of-the-art equipment and the products they produce, and enjoyed bagels and coffee in company with some of those in leadership at Tekton Hospitality. They departed about two hours after their arrival, leaving behind new friends and little office gifts hidden in RC branded bags and pink tissue paper prepared in advanced for the Tekton Hospitality members who would gather with them.

Another two-hours passed, and crew members from RC Spotlight– a local television show produced by the city of Rancho Cucamonga that showcases the community's housing, economic development, and lifestyle, arrived. Reporter Madison Perry and Videographer Rick Mattie filmed an interactive tour of the facility and an interview with Savedra that will be featured in next month's episode that airs on local-channel 3. After conducting their agenda with rapport, the two left just before the close of Tekton Hospitality's workday.

Savedra credits his dedication to compliance-regulations with the blooming relationship the company has with its city. “At the end of the day, we can be friends because we’re committed to a transparency that extends into the heart of the organization’s day-to-day operations,” Savedra said. “We have a responsibility to respect the community that we’ve entered with an honesty that lets them know exactly what we’re doing here.”

Tekton Hospitality will release the details of the episode's airing at a later time.

Tekton Hospitality processes the high-volume and single-item production of furniture that we custom design with our clients. We specialize in casegoods, softgoods, and millwork for the hospitality industry. The entire design-to-shipping process is executed in-house at our Southern California, United States facility. For more information on the company, how to place an order, general inquiries, and questions, visit TektonHospitality.com.

 

 

Tekton Hospitality is Open

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, California– Today, Tekton Hospitality– a company that specializes in manufacturing custom furniture for commercial use– announces that it is fully operational and open for business. Its official opening date was on February 29, 2016. “We are processing inquiries, converting quotes with supported engineering, utilizing established suppliers, and Tekton’s factory is functional,” said Henry Savedra, Jr., Tekton Hospitality’s President and CEO. 

Within the doors of its 118.6k sq. ft. industrial facility, the euphoric mood zings with the synergy of its new hires and its newly administered procedures. “It just seems like Tekton’s capacity, on a daily basis, is just growing. Our hiring is bringing in such intelligence, detail-orientation, enthusiastic work-ethic, willingness to learn, and unity. I feel like I’m watching a rocket launch,” said Savedra. “We’re not hiring individuals; we’re building a team. We’re taking our time­– being cautious– to find employees who will participate in a shared vision for professionalism that is moral, transparent, loyal and driven.”

In addition to character, Savedra is currently devoting himself to one-on-one carpentry training. He wants to develop a “top-notch” troupe with correct carpentry philosophy. “It’s a slower process, but the soil is much more fertile [for growth] that way.” From seven A.M. to evening, usually six days a week, their hands craft alongside computer numerically controlled (CNC) technology machines– the most technologically advanced equipment in the furniture-manufacturing industry to date. “I am patiently preparing Tekton to be a company with wisdom,” Savedra said. “Filling the void of good sourcing and good production in a domestic United States location– it’s an important task for such a major industry.”

Tekton will be hosting two in-house events to celebrate its opening– a soft showing with special friends and clients, followed by a grand-opening with city-officials and its broader network. The dates of each will be announced at a later date.

Savedra decided to open Tekton for business on February 29, 2016 because it was a leap year day.

Tekton Hospitality processes the high-volume and single-item production of furniture that we custom design with our clients. We specialize in casegoods, softgoods, and millwork for the hospitality industry. The entire design-to-shipping process is executed in-house at our Southern California, United States facility. For more information on the company, how to place an order, general inquiries, and questions, visit TektonHospitality.com.

Falcon 9's Historical Landings Inspire Tekton's Business Model

Henry:

On December 21, 2015 Space X made history and landed rocket Falcon 9. An amazing technological milestone. With dramatic implications for space-mission cost and turn-around time reduction, reusable rockets are made possible.

 

 

Space X then demonstrates the accuracy of its technology by landing Falcon 9 on a floating platform in the Atlantic ocean.

 

 

I watch; and I am inspired.

 

With reverence I say,

Via technological and cost-saving forwardness, and impeccable accuracy– amidst the constant flux of market change– I want Tekton Hospitality to be able to land on a floating business-model platform.