We hope you are finding many reasons to be thankful for this year. Thursday, we celebrated Thanksgiving. As much as I tried, I couldn’t slip away to write a Thanksgiving blog post. We have so much to be thankful for this year. So with a grateful heart, I will still write because a thankful heart is good year-round.
This year our sixth baby was born. Birth is a miracle and we thank God for the blessing of children. We celebrated our third consecutive Best of Omaha Tile Installer win! We are so grateful for the clients, family and friends who take the time to vote for Phillips Tile & Stone! We thank God for renewed health, provision and another year of memories.
Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday. We strive to give our clients the best installation price, while also installing quality. We don’t play a number game, so there won’t be any glitzy sales or promos. We’d rather spend our time installing amazing spaces for our clients. So even though we aren’t having a discount day, please continue to show support to local, small businesses. Your referrals, likes, comments, and continued support help provide a purposeful living for several local families. Thank you for trusting Phillips Tile & Stone with your construction needs!
Trevor & Michelle Phillips and the Phillips Tile & Stone Team
As you would celebrate anything that you’ve put years of hard work into…today we celebrate Phillips Tile & Stone’s preteen era!
For the past 12 years, we have been installing beautiful spaces either locally, in small towns nearby or a few times our crew as even traveled to install masterpieces in residential or commercial spaces.
The timeline of Phillips Tile & Stone will always blow my mind. We were married in 2009. The economy was terrible and after much looking Trevor decided to start his own business after the company he was with couldn’t survive. Phillips Tile & Stone was created in 2010. In 2011, we had our first baby! Those first years of marriage and business owning and parenthood were HARD. We are so incredibly thankful for our clients, employees, subcontractors and referrals. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
How is your summer going? Have you been able to take any trips? Grow a garden? Go swimming? Grill?
We hope you’ve enjoyed yourselves this summer. Our summer has been packed. We found a house and moved and became landlords! The day we moved our kids started swim lessons. I’m happy to say they only missed one day of lessons in the those two weeks but we were exhausted. Moving is not for the birds. 🙂 However, we are happy we found something in this market as our family grows.
Our small trips got pushed back as we weren’t planning on finding a house. So very soon we will pack in three weekend trips all while continuing to serve our clients during the weekdays. It’s just how the entrepreneur lives. 🙂 All our fellow business owners can relate, I’m sure.
As today is August 1st, I’m sending out our “please vote” reminder for all you wonderful people. Our company is again in the voting for Best of Omaha- Tile Installer. When we won last year, we actually didn’t even know we won until we checked the company P.O. box. It was a wonderful and special surprise that we attribute to ALL OF YOU because of your votes.
Guess what, we back! We need your help!
We would absolutely love to have your votes again. This small, family owned business is grateful to be in our 11th year of business and we strive daily to push out amazing projects for our clients.
Happy May Day, to all you beautiful people. The sun is shining and it’s a glorious day in Omaha, Nebraska. We’ve got three boys in baseball with Trevor coaching one team. I’m not sure who needs to hear this, but go enjoy this season of life! Plant the garden. Book the vacation. Sign up for the class. Order the swimsuit! Give it a whirl.
I hope you decide life is exciting and choose to make the steps to go for it!
On the business side of life, we are working hard at getting all the projects installed. Our team is out there doing what they do best. Installing spaces you (our client) adore. On the family side of life, out family is growing up and we are trying to cherish all the moments.
Have a beautiful first day of May. Do you need to get that estimate set up? Let me make it easy for you. Head to this link to get started. We hope to hear from you soon!
If it’s alright with you, I’d like to share 10 things we are thankful for that happened in 2020 for our family and Phillips Tile & Stone. As a small, family business, we have felt all the feels this year. Growth, stretching, momentum, tiredness and lots of hard work are some words I would use to describe this year. Here are 10 things we are thankful for this year.
Our rainbow baby boy was born! He came fast and furiously on February 26th, right before the world was paused. We are so thankful for him!
We were able to still participate in Awana at our church. The older four kids enjoy it and Trevor enjoys being a Sparks Leader.
We created a co-op! It has been such a blessing as we homeschool and we weren’t sure how the school year would look. Creating this group has been such a good outlet for both fun and educational.
Phillips Tile & Stone won Best of Omaha Tile Installer! Thank YOU to all who voted. We work hard to make our clients happy!
We made a few more of our own home improvements.
Our family was able take a couple short vacations. One was glamping in a beautiful cabin by a lake with wonderful friends and the other was to The Elms. It was so refreshing to have these short getaways!
Phillips Tile & Stone turned 10 years old and we celebrated with local giveaways on our FB and IG accounts!
Trevor and Michelle celebrated 11 years of marriage.
Trevor coached baseball while our older two played. The boys also were able to play soccer and continue piano lessons.
Through everything that happened this year, we were still able to work and provide service to our clients while providing for our family, our employees and their families! We are grateful. So grateful. Thank you to all our clients this year!!
This year we saw God provide again and again. No matter how your Christmas looks this year, remember that the Savior of the world was born in a lowly stable. He was born to die for my sin and yours. You are loved by Him. Jesus is worthy to be praised!
It’s important to us, that future clients see and notice our quality craftsmanship, our customer service and our commitment to making your project go as smooth as possible. What our company also wants perspective clients to notice is our commitment to our team and to family. Family is at the root of everything we do. Our company would be honored to create a space for your family to thrive in!
Our company is entered in the Best of Omaha and we would appreciate your votes! Here is the link and our Quick Vote Code is 35166
Thank you for allowing us this privilege of serving Omaha for the past 10 years!
Are things starting to open up where you live? Are you ready to get some summer fun planned? Our family is gearing up for one of our favorite holidays. Where we get to wear all our favorite colors (legit red, white and blue are some of our family’s favorite colors) and eat delicious food. We love getting to spend time around our extended family and lighting off fireworks together! So go dig through your closet to find the most patriot outfit in anticipation of the celebration!
Now, if you are looking for a transportable side dish, look no further. This could even work as your main dish! If you are planning a camping trip this summer, I like to make a big bowl of this to take with us as it makes for an easy meal. My husband loves Italian subs and this dish calls for everything he’d normally put on his Italian sub sandwich.
First of all, THANK YOU for allowing us to serve you these last 10 years. It has been our privilege to create beautiful spaces you love!
In June of 2010, as the job market was dwindling and the economy was tanking. Phillips Tile & Stone was born. Trevor had his first project the very weekend I was a matron of honor in a dear friend’s wedding. Her anniversary helps me remember the exact day otherwise we might not have remembered. So thanks for getting married Jason and Alisha! Love you guys! Happy 10 year wedded anniversary to you both, too!
We’ve slowly grown over the years. I guess you could say we learned about business as we were in business. Our logo was created 3 years later in 2013 by a sweet woman from our church. The Versailles tile pattern used on there was intentional as it was Michelle’s first Mother’s Day gift from Trevor. When we celebrated 5 years as a company, we were pleasantly shocked! To us, 5 years was huge! At year 7 Michelle finally sat down, with a newborn baby in her arms and created a website. All the while Trevor was hustling at creating masterpieces for our wonderful clients. In year 9 we become an LLC and officially added Michelle as a co-owner, another exciting milestone. We are so thankful for the business owners, home owners, fellow craftsman, designers, friends and family we’ve been able to assist along the way. It’s an honor we hold very dearly. Never in our dreams would we have imagined this would be how we put food on the table but we are loving the adventure!
To celebrate, we are having a giveaway on our business Instagram AND Facebook accounts! We hope you join in on the fun. If you haven’t figured this out yet, we appreciate you all so much!
Here is our Facebook post to enter!
Here is the Instagram post to enter! ((This giveaway is closed))
Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday. It’s possible to make this day special no matter the situation you find yourself in. If you are looking for inspiration keep reading. I’m all about finding ways to make celebrating easy but look exceptional. One way I’ve found to do that is Charcuterie Board Meals. My family loves charcuterie board dinners. Or lunches. You could even make a dessert style charcuterie board! Let your imagination soar as you make your grocery list and tailor it to your taste buds. Here are a few ideas to add to your grocery list.
Cured meats. (my family loves roast beef, summer sausage and pepperoni)
Cheese. (We are simple, Colby Cheese for the win! And lots of it!)
Crackers or baguette bread. (At least 2 types of crackers)
Jelly, honey, mustard or jam.
Cookies or chocolate pieces
Guacamole, salsa and pita chips
Hard boiled eggs
There are so many ways you could enjoy this easy meal, too. Outside on the patio, on a hike, as a picnic. It’s very transportable. Be sure to include the kids in the making and clean up process. Enjoy and Happy Mother’s Day!