The legacy lives on...
Through the years, Richard A Oliva &
Sons, Inc. has supplied ceramic tile and marble work for a number of well-known Charlottesville and Albemarle County businesses
including the expansion of the old Daily-Progress newspaper building on Market Street and the old Citizens Bank on Main Street.
The firm provided the tile and stone for the original Boar's Head Inn, was involved in the Farmington Country Club restoration
and recently helped with the restoration of the terrace at the University of Virginia Rotunda. In addition, the company
has provided tile and terrazzo for many public schools in the area.
Today, Buster's sons, Michael,
John and Donald, represent a third generation of Oliva craftmanship in Virginia. Buster continues his role as president
of the company while Michael serves as vice president/director, John as secretary/director and Donald as its director.
Buster's wife, Peggy, and daughter, Debbie, have also contributed to the success of the business over the years.