Since 1928, Virginia Tile Company has become a leading tile distributor in the Midwest, serving 14 states with its two distribution hubs in Livonia, Michigan, and Kansas City, Kansas and network of showrooms. Fulfilling the needs of residential and commercial building industry customers, the company is a provider of porcelain, ceramic, stone, glass, metal, and mosaic design solutions, with select regions also offering resilient flooring and woodworking products.
On Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, Virginia Tile held a grand opening gala in celebration of its new flagship location in Troy, Michigan. The milestone event was attended by more than 200 industry representatives and supporters from across the country to witness the company’s ribbon cutting ceremony, featuring live entertainment, refreshments, and signature cocktails.
Sunil Palakodati, chief executive officer at Virginia Tile, oversaw the official ribbon cutting, accompanied by Tara Tomcsik-Husak, president and chief executive officer at the Troy Chamber of Commerce; Chad Treuthart, vice president of residential sales and showrooms at Virginia Tile; Brian Mark, former owner of RBC Tile & Stone and current board member; Ethan Baker, mayor of Troy; and Bill Stephenson Sr., former owner of Virginia Tile and current board member.
To welcome the premier provider to the community, Virginia Tile was presented with the Troy Chamber of Commerce’s member plaque, as well as a certification from the city of Troy, during the ceremony.
“Virginia Tile’s new flagship location is the perfect addition to the Troy community and the Troy Chamber,” stated Tomcsik-Husak in the press release. “I was in complete awe of the showroom’s beauty, as it not only helps to build creative ideas that can be incorporated into your home or business, but it also showcases the quality of their products and services. It’s one of the reasons that I personally chose their products for my own home.”
The company’s newest location in Troy is now open, the showroom offering a premium tile and stone experience to customers in the local area with large format tiles, a customer friendly pick-up area, a fully stocked warehouse, and more inside their “all-in-one” space.
“We are very pleased with our new showroom and the connections made during this special evening. Having Mr. Mark and Mr. Stephenson, along with the new executive team, kick off this new chapter for Virginia Tile made this a memorable event,” said Sean Cilona, director of product and marketing at Virginia Tile Company.
“We are thankful for the support of our suppliers and our customers. We look forward to growing the Virginia Tile brand and legacy throughout the country,” Cilona added.
Text: Brenna Buckwald
Photography: Virginia Tile Company