The Facts

Is it safe to assume, we all enjoy getting to know more about a company and a little bit about it’s backstory? I’ve been told it’s never safe to assume, however, there are some new faces around here and that means a short introduction to our small business. Here are a few facts about Phillips Tile & Stone you might not know!

-Our company was created during the height of the recession in 2010. Yes, that was a nail biting time to create a company, however, a true entrepreneur creates what they do not find.

-Does anyone remember the year 2010? Because of the time when our company was created, we never took out any loans to create Phillips Tile & Stone so we have slowly grown. As business owners, we have felt all the feels as we navigate a recession and a pandemic. We are thankful. There isn’t any other word for it. Thankful.

-Those early years we relied solely on word of mouth marketing. Our clients are the best and continue to be the best!! Do you want to know something interesting? Roughly 70% of our projects are STILL from word of mouth referrals, that is incredible. YOU all are amazing! We will say it again, our clients are the best.

-We are a family business. We are a husband and wife team with a talented construction crew and incredible sub contractors.

-As a small business, we adore being able to create jobs for our community. Do you know of a talented craftsman looking for a career? Send them our way!

-We value excellent craftsmanship and integrity. One Hundred Percent.

-To say we are grateful for the opportunity to serve Omaha and the surrounding areas, would be putting it mildly. It makes our hearts burst knowing the past 10.5 years we’ve had the honor of creating beautiful spaces our clients love!

As you get to know our small business we hope you hear gratitude and a desire to continue making our small business BETTER. For our clients and our employees. We consider it an honor to serve you!


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!


Omaha Vintage Market Days and Markman Pumpkin Patch!

We truly are blessed to live in such an amazing city. When I was completing my undergrad in Virginia, I had friends and classmates that joked about Nebraska. However, little do they know, that Omaha is FILLED with events that draw the crowds. We have the College World Series, the best Zoo in all the land (Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium), we have the Olympic Swim Trials. The list goes on and on. This weekend my friend and I were introduced to the Omaha Vintage Market Days. Oh my goodness. It’s the most amazing event to those who appreciate chippy, vintage, farmhouse decor, yummy food and drinks, unique gifts, boutique clothing and clever home pieces. The woman in charge let us know they’d be back in April, so mark your calendars!

If you’ve already started your Christmas shopping, I applaud you! It’s my most favorite thing ever to plan and think ahead when it’s possible. Look at these beautiful earrings from Little Blue Truck.

Everywhere you looked, there was more treats for the eyes. There were vendors with signs for the home, craftsman wood décor (did I say that correctly?), 60’s inspired aprons and boutique clothing.

I know it’s September and we’ve all got fall on the brain. Today was a hot one that reminded me more of summer than anything. 93 degrees to be exact. It doesn’t matter. My home is officially decked out with welcoming pumpkins thanks to Markman Pumpkin Patch and mums from good ol’ Walmart! Have you started your fall decorating yet? What’s your favorite part about fall? My husband would say it’s FOOTBALL! Go Huskers!

Thanks for coming with me Tonya, it was fun spending time with you!

The power behind 15 minutes.

Have you ever had a task set before you that you didn’t want to tackle? After hearing people talk about difficult tasks and how they did not have the time to accomplish them and still that same person can scroll through Instagram is oddly ironic. We are capable to accomplish so much within a short 15 minute burst!

The next time you’re faced with a to-do list that seems never ending. Pick one task. Set your phone timer for 15 minutes and get to work! I willing to count on it, but once you start and your timer dings. You just might keep working past that 15 minute mark. It’s all about getting started that is the most difficult part.

Try it and tell me if this little trick worked for you!

11 things our kids want you to know

Some of you may know that we choose to homeschool our 4 children. I asked them today if there was anything they would like to share on our business blog. Here is what they want you to know.

  1. The resistance never quits.
  2. God loves you very much.
  3. Animals are great.
  4. Have a great day at work.
  5. God made the whole world.
  6. Never give up.
  7. Eat healthy food.
  8. Exercise every day.
  9. Vengeance is mine says the Lord.
  10. God bless you.
  11. Watch out for monsters.

There you have it. From the mouths of kids. 11 important things they want you to know. 🙂