Business Highlight: Welch Tile And Marble

I love the month of November because it is so focused on thankfulness. As a Grand Rapids business owner and designer, one thing I am especially grateful for are other local businesses that are creative, timely, and client-oriented. So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we wanted to share a little Q&A with you from one such gem: Welch Tile and Marble.

Let me just tell you now, these guys are great! Remember that snazzy tiny house that The Georgia Pear designed for Coverings 2017? Welch Tile and Marble played a huge part in bringing that design to life. Their team worked tirelessly for almost three days straight to build that home. I would be so lucky to work with such a dedicated group on every project.

Welch Tile is family-owned and has offices in both Kent City and Holland, Michigan. For our interview, we got to speak with company president, Dan Welch, who allowed us to explore the story behind the business. Without further ado, meet Welch Tile and Marble:

The team from Coverings 2017, including Lauren Figueroa of The Georgia Pear Interiors and Dan Welch of Welch Tile and Marble.

A photo of our awesome team at Coverings,

including Dan Welch in the front left corner.

1. When did Welch Tile and Marble get started? What's the story behind it?

Welch Tile began in 1987 with three partners eventually narrowing to one, Dick Welch, who focused on large, labor-only commercial tile projects. Dick and his wife, Colleen, worked very hard to build a crew of craftsmen and started as a union signatory contractor through the Bricklayers and Allied Crafts Workers Hall.

2. Give us your "60 second" commercial on what Welch Tile is all about:

People providing high quality work on projects that require skill and expertise. The problem solving and team approach to tile contracting is a value add for our clients under tight construction deadlines and critical project details.

The West Michigan tiny house from Coverings 2017.

Beautiful tile work done by Welch Tile and Marble for Coverings 2017.

3. Tell us a little about your background: