Company History

The origins of Dante Tisi began in 1886 when two brothers, Antonio and Felix Tisi, emigrated from Trento, Austria to Argentina and founded a small company. They specialized in metal and ceramic trades that they had learned in Vienna. From its very beginning, the company built a reputation based on dedication and fine craftsmanship. The small company grew quickly and went on to fabricate and install the roofs of some of the most iconic buildings in Buenos Aires. Their portfolio included the National Congress, the Teatro Colon, the Anchorena Palace (now the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs), the Paz Palace (now the Argentine Military Circle), the building of the La Prensa newspaper (now part of the Administration of the City of Buenos Aires) and the headquarters of the Argentine National Bank (now a national historic landmark).

In 1996, Antonio’s great grandson Dante A. Martinez Tisi founded a new sister company dedicated to the manufacturing of thermal panels. The introduction of these panels expanded the group’s share in the industrial buildings market. Working jointly, the two companies built several important modern buildings in Buenos Aires, including the Argentine Rural Society and the Ezeiza International Airport. By 1999, Dante had become president of both companies and brought them into the United States market, with a special focus on custom metal fabrications for high-end specialty buildings. Under Dante’s leadership, in 2007 the international custom metal work of the company grew rapidly and a new company called, “Dante A. Martinez Tisi S.A.” (Dante Tisi) was created to focus solely on this international work.

Today, Dante Tisi is an international leader in custom metal fabrication and the company’s recent work has been widely featured in design and trade publications. Architectural systems and components for academic buildings, such as its laboratory casework for Bard College Center for Science and Computation, are an integral part of the company’s work. The company has also gained recognition for its metal facades on cultural arts buildings and residential towers. Current projects include the School of Architecture building for The City College of the City University of New York; a residential tower on the Highline in New York City; a luxury residence in Punta del Este, Uruguay; and sculptures for several renowned artists.