Small Business of the Day: ARTO Brick

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Small Business of the Day: ARTO Brick

Who: Armen Alajian, 41, @ARTObrick

What: A luxury brick and tile supplier

When: 1966

How: Alajian’s parents started the business in 1966 and Alajian took it over in 1999 as owner.

"We try and be who we are, and we are very heavy on brand and service," he said.

Where: Los Angeles, Calif.

In his own words: "We are building an experience. It's more than just a commodity. Someone might spend six months researching our product before they purchase it."