I was invited to view the new factory and campus of Finicibec. I'm very excited to have this line of porcelain slabs available in the East Bay!!
Event will be at our contractor desk at 10am at 366 40th St, Oakland CA 94609
Please join us on Friday the 4th of August at 10am for a Schluter Demonstration focused on:
Location: 366 40th St, Oakland, CA 94609
Coffee and Food will be served.
- Schluter Thinsets
- Shower Systems
Please check out this wonderful article on the Carrara Quarries....
Installing new displays !!
We are delighted to announce that we have opened our new warehouse at 366 40th St, Oakland, CA 94609. We are directly opposite Piedmont Lumber and 2 blocks down from Moran Plumbing Supplies. Jason Catalano has joined the team and will lead the warehouse facility. Jason is a well known knowledgeable and customer focused individual in the East Bay Tiling community and looks forward to helping you from the warehouse.
The warehouse will serve 2 functions:
1. Store our stock product and orders. Going forward all orders will be picked-up from this location and the opening times are M-F 8:30-5pm and S 10-4pm.
2. We will also stock and sell all the products that a tile setter may need including: Schluter Systems, DTA Tiling Tools & Accessories, Custom Building Products and the old standards Deck & Fat Mud
We look forward to your visit
Our remodel is underway and thanks to the wonderful help of Alvarez Tile & Stone we are changing every floor pad in the main section of our showroom. Carlos Alvarez and his team who service the Berkeley, Oakland, Orinda, Layfayette and Bay Area in general are doing an incredible job of installing all 11 floor pads or 700 SF in 3 days so that we can limit the effect of our remodel.
We have decided to show quite modern tile and sizes in this area and focused on tile suitable for entryway, mudroom, living room, dining room and kitchen areas. When we remodel the 3 other sections over the next 2 months we will focus on bathroom and more traditional sized tile. We hope you like it and look forward to hearing your feedback.
Please take a look at this Honey Onyx Backsplash with Benjamin Gray insets... This installation was completed by Nandi Devam.
Please take a look at a recently finished entrance using Primavera Deco's...
Folks take a look at a recently completed Back Splash using our Suprema Touch of Grey Tile with the Lunada Bay Wings Tozen Glass Tile..
You are receiving this email because over the past year, our paths have crossed in the tile and stone business. If you do not wish to receive any further emails from me, please reply 'no' and I'll do the necessary.
As you know, since arriving in the Bay Area a bit over a year ago, I have been focused on the purchase of an established tile business in Berkeley. In the end, the owners and I could not get the deal across the finish line. However my time there only served to deepen my passion and commitment to the Tile & Stone Industry.
Therefore, I am thrilled to be launching my own Tile & Stone company: Stillwater Tile & Stone.
The name Stillwater was inspired by a Yeats quote that my wife and I have always loved. Yeats lived about 30 miles from where I was born and raised and has been ever present in my life. We often visit his grave when we are home and his descriptions of Ireland reflect the beauty of the West of Ireland that is forever with me. It is in Yeats’ country where my family entered the stone business 10 generations ago and where my love of this business sprang to life. This quote perfectly encapsulates my feelings at this juncture of my journey. It also resonates with the goal of our company to be a place where end users, contractors, developers and designers receive knowledgeable and clear support in the purchase process backed up by efficient, value-for-money service.
We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us so that they may see their own images and so to live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life because of our quiet.”
– W.B. Yeats
I have a few exciting first steps in the hopper. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I’ll be able to inform you of my new storefront, my first employee and more. We are going to move as quickly as possible and look forward to fostering a strong business relationship with you as we build.
All the best,
For those that do not know me that well:
I am from Boyle, County Roscommon, where my family has been in the Natural Stone Industry for 10 generations. In 1998 I attended the Haas School of Business at Berkeley where I met my wife, Carla. We were married in 2002 and spent 2002 through 2013 in Europe (Belgium, Ireland and Switzerland) where I worked in the Natural Stone Sector. Our two boys were born in Ireland and have settled well into our new life in Oakland.
Thank you for your warm and positive responses to my previous email. This is going to be a fun journey and thankfully we have gotten off to a good start....
First off, we will be open for business and trading out of the ArtTile !!
Address: 4336 Broadway, CA 94611
Phone: (510) 547-8288
Opening Hours: (tomorrow 9:30 - 5:00pm)
- M - F 8:30 - 5:30
- S 10:00 - 4:00
Secondly, I am proud to inform you that Gary Wells has agreed to join the Stillwater team. Gary was a tiler for many years and is renowned for his technical knowledge and pragmatic demeanor. He previously worked at Art Tile and is excited to reinvigorate the store and continue his passion of serving contractors, tilers and all those with tiling needs in the East Bay.
My intention is to send updates... Items we are working on and would love your input:
- We are deciding on who to partner with on the supply side and had a number of great meetings at Coverings in Las Vegas .. more details to follow.
- We are moving forward as quickly as possible to display and sample the Natural Stone we have secured
- We are working on our logo and website
Lastly, here are our contact details:
Store: (510) 547-8288
Cel: 510 604 7139
Store: (510) 547-8288