*10 Year Business Anniversary & GIVEAWAY*

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))

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBdKSCkBVE3/?igshid=2sme3bcf0qmk

Nebraska and Iowa…thanks for letting us make you prettier. 🙂
So surreal! Thanks for letting us have our moment to celebrate!

Simple Mother’s Day Meal Idea

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.

  1. Cured meats. (my family loves roast beef, summer sausage and pepperoni)
  2. Cheese. (We are simple, Colby Cheese for the win! And lots of it!)
  3. Olives.
  4. Nuts.
  5. Dried Fruit.
  6. Crackers or baguette bread. (At least 2 types of crackers)
  7. Jelly, honey, mustard or jam.
  8. Pickles
  9. Cookies or chocolate pieces
  10. Guacamole, salsa and pita chips
  11. 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!

Free VIRTUAL Estimates


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!

#PhillipsTileStone

Thank You For Supporting Local Omaha

Hello friends,

I don’t know about you, but my inbox has been packed with emails from businesses and how this epidemic is affecting them, and their plan of action in the midst of it all. So many business owners are in a position that has never happened before in history. Have you noticed the creativity businesses have used to keep their doors open, but in a safe manner for the public? While this epidemic is extremely sad, my heart is also encouraged to see people rallying around small businesses and those businesses showing grit. Thank you to all the health care workers, the truckers, the grocery store clerks and gas station attendants. You are making our world go round. It is very much appreciated!

I wanted to make a post about supporting local Omaha. My hope is to provide some ideas on supporting small businesses and a few ways to support our community during this hardship. It doesn’t take much to lift someone’s spirits!

  1. Drop off some non-perishable goods to food pantries. Many people are struggling right now,  the Open Door Mission is a great local non-profit.
  2. Leave encouraging messages in sidewalk chalk. You never know whose day you may brighten while they’re taking a socially distanced walk!
  3. Tip a little extra if you have takeout, groceries, or other items delivered. They’re working hard to help the rest of us stay home and healthy. Here is an Omaha restaurant list that seems to be updated daily.
  4. Send a card, an encouraging text, or something else uplifting to a health care professional in your life.
  5. Support local & small businesses. We know it’s convenient to shop big retailers right now. Small businesses make up the lifeblood of the U.S. economy, and many will have to permanently close without adequate support during this difficult time.

I’m hopeful, friends! It’s been encouraging to see our community come together during this world wide pandemic. We will get through this!

#PhillipsTileStone

We’d appreciate your VOTE!

I know, I know. You’ve been hearing about this FedEx Small Business Grant Contest from us for a few weeks now. This contest will end March 8th and we are shooting for the stars with this. You all can vote every day, if you wish. Let me tell you exactly what it is what we do here at Phillips Tile & Stone!

What does Phillips Tile & Stone do?

Demolition- we demo anything.
Installation of Tile, Stone, LVP, LVT, Carpet, Vinyl (just think all flooring) Design Assistance with guidance in purchasing materials. General contracting.

Our customer service is top notch.

We love our hardworking crew.

We exist to serve Omaha and the surrounding areas.

Now that you know what we do, would you please vote for us in the #FedExSmallBusinessGrantContest

Winning this business grant would allow our company, which we created from the ground up, to serve our people better!

Thank you for your vote, here is our link!

https://smallbusinessgrant.fedex.com/home/detail/06f86e32-01e1-4c41-b7b5-038b04b6ebe1#/gallery/detail/06f86e32-01e1-4c41-b7b5-038b04b6ebe1

Do we have your VOTE?

Did you know we collaborate with some of the best designers and builders in Omaha? Our goal is to make the design and construction process as easy as possible for our customers. We’ve built this business from the ground up and I feel as though we’re just getting started!

Would you please vote for Phillips Tile & Stone LLC? Winning a business grant like this would only help us hire more talent and serve our customers better! Which is what we strive to do daily.

https://smallbusinessgrant.fedex.com/home/detail/06f86e32-01e1-4c41-b7b5-038b04b6ebe1?fbclid=IwAR335JaP04iQfl3_n3-tXph-GcdVzwAwExjTsSDHzZUx8SvHqI_h9hoxAk0#/gallery/detail/06f86e32-01e1-4c41-b7b5-038b04b6ebe1

One more plug, WE ARE HIRING!!! Phillips Tile & Stone is expanding and we are hiring additional craftsmen for our company. Please email PhillipsTile.Stone@Yahoo.com for more information.

#PhillipsTileStone #Omaha #FedExSmallBusinessGrantContest #hereforYOU #daretodreambig #hiring #wearehiring

Show Your Home Some Love

February. The month of love. You might be considering what to get that special person in your life. I recommend grilling a good steak at home and cuddling on the couch afterwards eating brownies and ice cream, but Valentine’s Day inspiration isn’t my intention for this blog post. I wanted to give February a different spin and offer some ways to show your house some love! Soon it will be spring and we will want to be outside as much as possible. Let’s take advantage of this indoor time period and show our homes some lovin’.

1. Clean the Fridge (and the Freezer, Too)

You’re about to have all sorts of fun produce to load up in your fridge, so take this time to clean out your frig and make it shine again. Think of the grapes, watermelons, lettuce that will soon take over your frig space! Plus ice cream and ice pops in the freezer. Make things easier for ‘Future You’ and make the space now. Pull out all of the drawers and racks and wash them. Clean the inside with a de-greaser or scouring pad to get rid of sticky residue. Replace that old box of baking soda with a fresh one and don’t forget to vacuum the condenser coils on the back! Your fresh veggies will thank you!

2. The Oven

If you can’t see thorough your oven window or if you’re getting used to that smell of food burning every time you preheat, then it’s time to clean your oven! If you have an oven with an auto-clean cycle, it’s important to wipe out any big spills first to prevent flare ups.
For manual cleaning, try using a natural paste of baking soda, water and liquid dish soap instead of harsh chemicals.
Be sure to wipe up grease and grime spills as soon as it happens instead of letting it sit inside your oven and get harder as time goes on.
Clean that thing now and it’ll be pristine and sparkly when you are ready to fire it up again.

4. Carpet and Rugs

Carpets accumulate a lot of dust, dirt and even fungi over time, all of which are unsightly, unhygienic and can be potential health hazards. Up to 80% of carpet dirt is loose and on the surface, and can be removed with regular vacuuming. Kinda makes you want to vacuum right now, right?
Let’s further extend the life and appearance of your carpets as well as banish those really stubborn bugs and stains with regular deep cleaning.
It’s well worth renting steam-cleaning equipment or hiring a professional carpet cleaning company to do the job.

4.Windows Inside and Out

Clean, clear windows make any room feel lighter and cleaner simply by letting more light in, and the more natural light you get, the less electricity you use! How’s that for a fun fact? Not to mention, the lighter the room, the lighter your mood!
When cleaning your windows, wipe the inside up and down, and the outside left to right. If you end up with streaks, you’ll know which side they’re on. Don’t forget to wash screens and sills/tracks.
Are your window coverings drab? Just run them through an air-fluff cycle in the dryer with a damp towel (to attract the dust) for 15 minutes, and rehang immediately.
For a quick, complete wipe-down of your window blinds, shut the blinds and wipe with a microfiber cloth. Then close the blinds in the opposite direction and wipe other side. Tada! A little cleaning makes a huge difference.

I’m all about a little bit of daily progress. Cleaning these areas will also help get rid of germs that might be lurking around from the January we just finished. I think it’s totally necessary to show our homes some love. What other areas will you be cleaning this month?

Happy Valentines Day,

Michelle Phillips

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Tile & Stone Care

While we install so much more than Tile & Stone, it is what we excel in. Taking care of your natural stone does not need to be difficult. There are a few do’s and don’ts to know but basically you just need to use a cleaner especially designed for natural stone. Natural stone is very porous so the best way to prevent stains is to treat the surface with a protective sealer at the time of installation. I hope you find this informational and helpful! We love getting to serve our clients and want to help them protect their new and beautiful spaces.

  • We will apply two coats of sealer, one before grouting and one after. It’s a premium sealer.
  • Natural stone needs to be sealed to manufacturer specifications.
  • Grout may stain or discolor over time. Follow the manufacturer instructions for stain removal. Pay particular care to the type of products recommended for cleaning.
  • Quickly wipe up spills or they may stain your grout and some porous stones.
  • Tile and stone require routine maintenance to retained the beauty and preserve their look. Sweep or use a vacuum (without a beater bar) to pick up dirt and grime. Dust and damp mop on a regular basis. Wipe off residue to avoid leaving a film. Avoid excess water.
  • Place floor protectors under your furniture.
  • We have certain grouts now that are stain and mold and mildew resistant. We will discuss all your grout options with you at our free consultation meetings.

We want the best for our clients! Omaha, we enjoy making you more beautiful, one space at a time.

~Phillips Tile & Stone Team

Happy New Year

“Never allow waiting to become a habit – live your dreams and take risks, life is happening now.” – Paulo Coelho

We are rooting for you! May 2020 be a productive year for us all. Now let’s get to work!

From the Phillips Tile & Stone Team

2020

It’s a fun time to reflect on 2019, here were our most ‘liked’ Top Nine pictures on Instagram. Here’s to more blue prints, more happy commercial and residential clients, more social media involvement, more employee hires and more Husker wins!

As always, we are thankful for YOU! Thanks for making Phillips Tile & Stone LLC possible by spreading the word. Happy New Year!