specialists in the field?
The niche of our business is the exceptional design ability and experience of our showroom staff. Almost all of our designers, in all three locations, Columbia, North Charleston, and Johns Island, (servicing Kiawah Island) have design degrees. This, along with the longevity of our staff from our showroom designers to our warehouse staff weighs heavily in our favor against our competitors. We are honored to have won CMM’s Best of Columbia four years in a row.
What do you like best about your line of work?
Two things come to mind. Our work has a positive effect on our clients’ lives. We are able to beautify their everyday living spaces, which has a tangible, lasting effect on their lives. In the past several months, we have all experienced how important it is to have a home that you enjoy living in as we’ve all spent more time than usual in these spaces. We and our clients believe in the products we sell. We are confident in both their quality and value. We create a satisfying experience for both our employees and our clients when a job is well done.
What is your favorite pastime?
I love baseball. I played a lot as a youth and got to be decent at it. One of the best experiences of my life has been when my wife gifted me with LA Dodgers Adult Fantasy Camp trips. I played with and against those Dodgers, whom I had collected baseball cards of as a youth. We were able to play with and interact closely with the Major Leaguers for a week each time.
How has your life experience made you successful in your field today?
My parents grew up in Depression-era Eastern Europe. They are Holocaust survivors. We immigrated to the United States as refugees. My father, speaking little to no English, started working at a tile company as a janitor. He later owned that tile company. I was taught by example not to be wasteful and to save for a rainy day. This is part of the reason Palmetto Tile Distributors has been able to weather the storm of the Coronavirus. We have all worked diligently to make the company successful since 1982.