Where it all begin. It all started back in second grade. My teacher came in one day and said we were going to create a mural of Wright Patterson Air Force Base's hanger. We were going to be making it out of hard tiles. I was hooked!
I have been building residential homes, remodeling bathrooms, floors and designing kitchen back splashes ever since. I am a natural on a construction site. My passion of building residential and remodeling homes runs deep and comes natural.
In 2007 I closed my remodeling business in Ohio and moved to Destin, Florida where I opened Destin Housekeeping Services, LLC. I specialize in vacation rentals and deep cleans. The housekeeping business keeps me pretty busy in peak season but I still manage to take on one or two tile jobs a month during peak season.
Off season frees me up to taking on more tile projects. Because I am in so many vacation rentals every year, I see the need for experienced residential contractors everyday. I hear the horror stories from owners all the time.
When I take on a project its #1 until its finished. I like to start right and stay right with everything I do. My kitchen back splashes are all cut off site. I invented this process back in Ohio when I was running DLT-Tile and Home Services.
Cutting and designing kitchen back splashes in weather 5 below was just not an option for me. So because I am such a problem solver I came up with the pre-cut kitchen back splash system. I template the area being tiled. Than I return to my shop to design and cut all tiles offsite. It just so happens the process works out great for busy vacation rentals also.
When I come back in to install the kitchen back splash its already designed and cut. I do install one tile at a time. This is not placed on a board and than installed. This process works great for all kitchen back splashes and under bar areas.
Still to this day nothing dresses a kitchen like a beautiful kitchen back splash. When I am pre-cutting and designing off site from my template, I can shift the entire design around which can not be done when installing on the fly. Ever wonder why the tile installer finished up with a 1/2 inch tile? Once the first tile is set all other tiles follow suit.
Experienced renovation contractor in Destin, Florida.
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Mission statement: Tiles by Mrs Debra's mission is to provide the highest-quality workmanship possible. Commitment to a solid work ethic, and my passion for staying current with the newest innovations of our industry.
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