8 years! Can you believe it? I sure can’t!
The way our business came about was totally something only the Lord would do. It wasn’t like we set out to start a business! Owning a business wasn’t ever on our radar. I remember when we were dating, Trevor wanted a job that was a 9-5, come home and forget about it. Owning a business isn’t that, but I’d love to share with you how this business came to be and why we believe, for now, why God has us here!
Trevor and I were married 10/10/09. While we were dating, he was working construction and I was working as an interior designer. I’d made a few comments how our lines of work seemed to compliment each other and how neat it would be to use those gifts to compliment each other. That was that. We got married and held on for the ride that would soon follow.
To give you a small glimpse of ‘the ride’…we closed on our house three days before our wedding. We had bought a HUGE junk house and had plans to renovate it. So now we owned a junk house that really wasn’t suitable for living. But we did! It was an adventure, to say the least. This was also around the time the economy crashed. Let that sink in. Six months into our marriage, Trevor was let go of his construction job. It went under. My interior design job wasn’t stable so we were both out looking for work in an economy that was floundering! It was HARD! Newly married, a junk house and no jobs.
Friends, if God brings you to it, He will SURELY bring you THROUGH it! My God is faithful. He supplied our every need. Trevor started work at a local flooring place and I started to work in a school as a para-professional. We had jobs! Thank the Lord! But Trevor, in a desire that could only be from God, decided to quit the flooring place and start his own company. So the day I was a Matron of Honor in a dear friend’s wedding was the day my husband, had his first job! June 26, 2010 was the day Phillips Tile & Stone came to be and we’ve learned SO much in our 8 years of business owning and our almost 9 years of marriage. God has provided over and over again. He is faithful. God gives the best blessings. Five months after our business was born, we found out we were expecting our first baby blessing. Guess what. God provided! Word got out about Phillips Tile & Stone and my husbands EXCELLENT work and without hardly any marketing…jobs steadily came in.
We’ve learned to be with plenty and what it’s like to be in want. We’ve learned the importance of helping others as they get through difficult stages of life. We’ve learned to rely on each other and most importantly we’ve learned that our Heavenly Father knows what is best for us. His plans are the best even if we don’t understand them at the moment.
So, since starting Phillips Tile & Stone 8 years ago, we’ve been blessed with 4 wonderful children. We are still in the same house, but I almost guarantee you wouldn’t recognize it from the renovations we’ve made…in our spare time. Ha.
Thank you Lord for the ministry opportunities you’ve given us within this construction realm. One day, I’d love to write a book about our life. I doubt anyone would read it but our story has been anything but bland.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Phillips Tile & Stone! We’ve learned a lot from you!