ARIA resonated from a passion for the beauty and endurance of classic European architecture


Aria was founded in 2004 by Chris and and his wife, Michelle Lobato. Chris is an expert in architectural stone treatments, Venetian plaster application, and mantelpiece design. Over the course of his almost decade-and-a-half of utilizing plaster and limestone, the same materials used across Italy and greater Europe for centuries, Chris has developed a number of unique techniques that allow him to satisfy almost any specific look a client may request, from intricate stenciling patterns to any number of wall textures or carved stone surfaces. He enjoys experimenting in his studio to expand his range of methods and results and has taught a number of aspiring artisans to become adept with these time-tested products. Chris takes his inspiration from old world European craftsmanship and the timeless buildings of classical antiquity. He is also an accomplished opera singer. 


Michelle Lobato
Director of Public Relations


Chris Lobato
Founder and President


Trevor Martin
Vice President


Open Positions

Sales Associate

Aria is seeking a resourceful, pro-active Sales Associate to develop and maintain profitable working relationships with new and existing customers. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to nurture and grow referral source relationships and identify new markets and cross selling opportunities. Additionally, the Sales Associate will be expected to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of our products and an intimate understanding of trends in the market segment and make effective and engaging presentations to architects, designers and builders.


  • 5 years outside sales/marketing experience in the construction industry, with a strong track record of sales growth.

  • Must be well-versed in the construction sales cycle and unique market requirements. Experience in the high end custom home market a plus.

  • Lunch and Learn presentation experience with interior designers and architects.

  • Experience in email and social media sales campaigning/marketing.

  • Possesses an energetic, detail-oriented, career-driven mindset with a service approach toward business relations.


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