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Architectural Stone & Tile
Alicia DiMarco, co-owner
Architectural Stone & Tile is a locally-owned and operated tile showroom and installation service in Jackson, Wyoming featuring beautiful materials from around the world. With a wide array of tile samples in their showroom just south of town, they can meet a large range of styles and budgets. They have an experienced and friendly staff to help customers find exactly what they are looking for, and their highly skilled installers take a project from start to finish.
What services do you offer?
On the materials side of the business, Architectural Stone & Tile is a showroom full of tile and stone for residential and commercial projects. We also sell tile-setting materials and tools. On the labor side of the business, my husband and co-owner, Joe, heads up a crew of several expert installers.
What inspires you?
Colors inspire me. I’m constantly contemplating colors and combinations of color. Coral and sand, green and white, beige and grey. I love when clients and designers come into the showroom and start selecting colors for tile. You can sense their minds drifting into a mental workspace where they store the color palette for their project. Seeing how other people experience and react to color is one of my favorite things about this job.
Describe your process – how do you work with clients, contractors, designers, and archi-tects?
We work with all of the above – as well as tile installers and do-it-yourselfers. On one end of the spectrum, clients will come in with no idea what they’re looking for. They’re looking for inspiration, they take in all options, they browse and get ideas. We also have clients who are looking to us for advice and suggestions. And on the other end of the spectrum are those who know exactly what they want. Even if the materials are not displayed in our showroom, we work with many vendors, and we can source just about anything.
Designers and architects will select samples for client meetings. We encourage them to use our samples as an extension of their own sample libraries. We also encourage clients to borrow samples to view them in their own space and light.
What projects are you most proud of?
I am most proud of the relationships that we have developed in this community. We consider ourselves to be helpful, approachable, practical and hard-working. Angie, in sales and service, is one of the friendliest and most helpful people you’ll ever meet. Her client communication skills are superb, and she makes everyone feel welcome. Arturo, our warehouse coordinator, is also exceptionally helpful, kind, and strong. He loves to help clients carry heavy tile samples in and out of the showroom and load their trucks with materials.
My nature is to continually strive for improvement and to pursue new ideas. But I am pleased with our carefully chosen selection of beautiful tile. We continually update our displays to reflect the most current trends. I’m always thrilled when a client compliments us on the relevance and beauty of tile displayed in our showroom. It means a lot to me. There is a lot of tile in the world, and it’s a lot of work to select and display new showroom materials. But it’s also my passion.
Do you have a favorite recreational activity, and what do you enjoy about it?
Cycling. It’s been my favorite activity for well over 30 years. These days I’m most interested in cross-country mountain biking. This past summer I had the pleasure of being a volunteer coach with the Jackson Hole Youth Mountain Biking organization. I benefited so much from being a part of this amazing group of pre-teens, teens, and adults where kindness rules.
If you could own any three pieces of fine art, what would they be?
I love this question, but I have a hard time picking just three. The Wedding Feast at Cana by Paolo Veronese. It’s huge and dramatic. And it wouldn’t even come close to fitting in our house, but it has an interesting history. White and Green by Carmen Herrera. Simple and striking. I’d also choose Andre Derain’s Mountains at Collioure – a vibrant depiction of a beautiful town in southern France. One more – a photo by Henri Cartier-Bresson who inspired me in photography many years ago. For now, our walls feature art made by family members – my son, my great-grandfather, my brother, and myself.