Every year I look forward to this holiday a little more. There is something endearing about a holiday that’s sole purpose is to “Give Thanks.”
No matter the weather you are experiencing as you celebrate this wonderful holiday. Whether you have decided to dress up or down. Let’s take some time to think about what we have to be thankful for. Since this is our company blog, I’ll come at it from the perspective of Phillips Tile & Stone, but please, take your own situation and think about what YOU have to be thankful for.
So with that, here are 10 things we (Phillips Tile & Stone) are thankful for as a company.
Best of Omaha– 2022 Tile Installer: THANK YOU to ALL of YOU who voted! We are deeply honored!
We are thankful for our subcontractors who demonstrate their craftsmanship abilities day in and day out. Without these guys, Trevor wouldn’t be able to accomplish half of what he does. Because of these craftsmen, we can take on more projects and help more clients! Thank you men!
Word of Mouth- we are thankful for all of you who share the Phillips Tile & Stone name! It’s not easy owning a small business. However, our supportive clients make it worth it.
The people we get to meet and help, it’s amazing. We GET to help families and businesses by creating and installing functional and beautiful spaces.
We are thankful for 11 years of business. Trevor started Phillips Tile & Stone in 2010. Thank you to ALL who have utilized our growing company and services.
We are thankful we get to run this business as a husband and wife team.
This company helps teach our kids the meaning and value of hard work.
We GET to create jobs and careers! We are honored to teach, train and create job opportunities locally.
It’s truly amazing what can happen when you set your mind out to do something. We are thankful for the lessons we’ve learned and the growth that has taken place since we were 26 year old’s and starting Phillips Tile & Stone!
It’s your turn now, we hope you take the time ( it only takes 10 minutes or so) to drum up 10 things you are thankful for. I guarantee it’ll change your mindset and help you enjoy this wonderful holiday with new perspective.
Happy Thanksgiving, friends!
Here are a few pictures of what we are thankful for.
As we move into spring, I’m encouraged. I’m encouraged by new growth. As I watch my tulips grow and begin to blossom, I see a beautiful miracle. To those of you who have caught the garden growing bug, like myself, it’s addicting to watch new life burst through the ground from those tiny seeds or bulbs you planted. It’s addicting to watch grass gain color and fullness. It’s sometimes a pain to cut said grass, but that’s not my point.
We love to watch nature grow, but how have YOU grown as a person? Have you ever taken the time to write out your dreams? Do you know how to make those dreams into small goals to accomplish everyday so you CAN reach those dreams you’ve got?
Here at Phillips Tile & Stone, we like to dream. We like to plan. We like to accomplish.
I’m here to challenge you to dream and to plan. Do you want to remodel a room in your home? Do you want to take a trip? Do you want to get healthy? Do you want to change careers? Do you want to finish that degree?
No matter your dream, big or small. We’d like to encourage you to take that next step, beyond the dream and move into the planning part to make that goal a reality.
We believe you’ve got what it takes to accomplish that dream! Let’s start this new spring season filled with HOPE and gusto. Happy spring, friends!
2021 is here, so let’s try something new! Our company has partnered up with a local custom T-shirt company and all profits will be donated to a non-profit! This new venture allows us to tackle three birds with one stone, and YOU get to be that stone. 🙂
T-shirts? Why t-shirts? Our ‘why’ is very simple. Our hope is to send the money raised to The Open Door Mission. We all need extra help at times in life and this organization does a great job extending a helping hand to those in need. Besides, who doesn’t like wearing a good t-shirt? When I came across this opportunity AJ was offering, there were zero hesitations in my mind this was something Phillips Tile & Stone needed to try.
I sat here for a few minutes wondering exactly how to start this blog post. I’ve already started and deleted many sentences because this topic is so near and dear to my heart. So here is what I WILL say. We love our Omaha and we want our city to succeed and thrive! So how can we help our city thrive? How can we help Omaha thrive?
We can support local!
How do we do that? Why would we do that?
Local businesses are essential for our economy. Local businesses create employment, growth and innovation! Local businesses are what make OUR city unique!
It’s also fun to support local. If you want something unique, support local! Here are some of my favorite local Omaha spots. Have you been to a spot you love? Tell me. Trevor and I would love to try it out on one of our date nights.
The hour at which I’m writing this blog post is silly because my stomach is aching for some of these delicious foods. Let’s turn up the noise on supporting local! Tell me your best local Omaha spot, I’d love to hear!
1. Our commitment to a satisfied client is so strong, we go as far as to back up our craftsmanship. It’s your investment and it’s our name! As a company we are proud to bring you excellence in every area we bring to the table. Craftsmanship and customer service being our top two. We understand good design but it takes skill to take that beautiful design and make it a reality. We will always be honest with our clients and their investments.
2. Our commitment to our wonderful employees is huge to us. Construction is difficult. We appreciate our crew! When we hire, we hire individuals that are honest and ready to learn. We are proud of our work crew!
3. All the pictures you see on our website and socials are our own work! (With the exception of stories.) It’s important that our clients are inspired by beautiful design. Inspiration is important but execution is what we deliver, daily. Not everyone can install masterpieces like we can. 😉
4. Integrity is what we strive for daily. Plain and simple.
5. We are a simple company that wants to provide extraordinary craftsmanship for our clientele.
6. A good design will always knock our socks off.
7. Trevor sometimes takes the kids’ lunchboxes to the job site. It’s ok for a grown man to carry a Spider-Man lunchbox.
8. Yes, we do projects in other states! Don’t let the miles hinder you from a free estimate. If you want quality work, we bring that to you. Wherever you are, but we call Omaha, Nebraska home.
9. Strong communities are what we love to see. That’s why we enjoy volunteering when we can!
10. We adore that we get to do this for a living. Thank you for allowing our family the privilege to serve your family since 2010.
We have been doing virtual estimates for awhile but have never advertised. While we love meeting our potential clients in person, we also enjoy having the ability to make these estimates work on your time. FaceTime, phone, text or email. We’ll get the information needed to provide you a detailed estimate for your next project! Simply head over to our contact form to get started. We love creating spaces you love!
June is packed full of good dates to remember. At our place, June is a monumental month for Trevor. First, we have Father’s Day, then it’s Phillips Tile & Stone’s birthday then we celebrate Trevor’s birthday! This month was spent celebrating the man who steers this ship. Thank you to all our past and present clients, and a shout out to all the future clients we’ve yet to work with. Happy birthday Phillips Tile & Stone and Happy birthday to our favorite, Trevor Phillips!!
9 years as a company and 35 years young.
To celebrate, I made this easy no bake pie. In which I’m calling Life by Chocolate
It’s the easiest pie you’ll ever make and everyone loves it!
1 ready-to-use Oreo pie crust
1 large box chocolate instant pudding
3 cups whole milk
1 package Oreo cookies
1 tub of Cool Whip
additional Oreo cookies for garnish
Combine the large box of pudding mix and 3 cups whole milk. Stir together with a whisk until it is combined and thick. This will take about 5 minutes to thicken up.
Add the chopped Oreo cookies and stir together to combine.
Pour 1 1/2 cups of the pudding mixture into the bottom of the pie crust.
Drizzle with hot fudge.
Beat together the cool whip with the remaining pudding mixture and add this as a third layer to the pie.
Spread the remaining whipped cream on top.
Cover with the enclosed lid and let refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Refrigerating overnight is best.
When ready to serve, garnish the top with additional Oreo cookies and hot fudge.