Empire Tile & Marble Supply opened in August of 1987. At the time we were the smallest ceramic tile supply company in the area. Specializing in ceramic tile with a staff of 2, Empire Tile & Marble Supply soon found itself in a unique position. It seems a lot of people were looking for a reputable supply company with knowledge in the ceramic tile and stone industry.
Within a year we quadruped our size moving into a much needed larger facility. We soon found ourselves again lacking space and 3 years later looking for a new, larger location. By this time we had started importing ceramic tile from Italy and Spain.
Buying direct gave us a definite advantage in the market place but also increased our need for more warehouse space. This time we tripled our size to our current location on Mill Street in San Bernardino. Several years later, you guessed it… we’re out of room again. In May of 2005 we broke ground on our newest location. A 35,000 square foot building with a 6,200 square foot state of the art showroom and parking for 100 cars, making Empire Tile & Marble Supply the largest, most complete showroom in the Inland Empire.
We’ve added a few new talented employees…ok, a lot of new employees, but still with the old adage of service, price and selection. We now import ceramic tile, porcelain and natural stone from all over the world, selling to the building trades, other tile store and directly to consumers.
Quite a ride for a small company starting in a strip mall with a few dollars and a big dream.
President / CEO
Empire Tile & Marble Supply