The Best of Southwest Florida for Tile and Cabinetry? Tile Outlets of America

The Best of Southwest Florida for Tile and Cabinetry? Tile Outlets of America

Guess who's been voted Best of Southwest Florida for Tile and Cabinetry? Yes, Tile Outlets of America!

We are so proud, and so grateful. Thank you.

The 27th Annual Best of Southwest Florida Readers' Choice Poll

As we explained in Will You Vote Tile Outlets of America the Best of Southwest Florida?, this annual award is based on input from readers in the Fort Myers area. That means tile and cabinetry customers like you.

This is the 27th year that the News-Press has run this program.

Although we've participated in the past - and been voted "The Best Place to Buy Tile in SW Florida" for 7 years in a row - we hadn't participated in a while.

We're so pleased we did and appreciate your feedback and support for what Tile Outlets of America does with tile and cabinetry.

Kendra Weaver and Michelle Slobodzian from the Fort Myers store attended the awards dinner, not knowing who the winners were.

We caught up with Kendra to learn more about the experience.

The Best of Southwest Florida for Tile and Cabinetry Awards

TOA: Kendra, what was this awards event like?

KW: The event was held at The Broadway Palm Diner Theater in Fort Myers, Florida. I'm a theater geek, so I was VERY excited about this venue.

All of the winners and runners-up are invited to the event.

Attending were business from all over Lee County.  For example, Dunkin's Diamonds, Mel’s Diner, Florida Academy (beauty school), our neighbor Pam’s Motor City...

We even had some local celebrities.  Patrick Nolan and Amy Wegmann are news anchors from Fox 4 as well as Big Mama and Babs from B103.9’s morning show titled “Big Mama and the Wild Bunch.”

TOA: What were your expectations going in?

KW: Having been to a few 'Best of the Southwest Florida' events years ago, I knew it was going to be a great night.

Of course, we were hoping to bring home the Big “W”, but you never know what’s going to happen.

The Best of Southwest Florida for Tile and Cabinetry Awards

TOA: Kendra, what does being the ‘Best of Southwest Florida’ mean to you?

KW: To me, it means that the community thinks we do a great job and appreciates what we have to offer at Tile Outlets of America.

Word of mouth is ALWAYS the best advertisement you could ask for.

TOA: When did you learn the Tile Outlets had won?

KW: We learned we won when everyone else did!! It was very exciting.

27th Annual Best of Southwest Florida for Tile: Tile Outlets of America

During the awards ceremony, they announce the category, the runner-ups, and then the winners.

We received a really nice round of applause on both our wins.

27th Annual Best of Southwest Florida for Cabinets: Tile Outlets of America

TOA: Kendra, what was the best part of the evening?

KW: The diehard Tile Outlets of America employee/owner in me wants to say “Winning, of course!!”

However, the event really does provide a great opportunity to mingle with other successful companies here in Lee County.

It’s always nice to hang out with other professionals, learn about them, and not have to talk shop.

Kendra Weaver and Michelle Slobodzian, Employee-Owners of Tile Outlets of America, receiving the 27th Annual Best of Southwest Florida for Tile and Cabinetry awards Kendra Weaver (middle) and Michelle Slobodzian (right), Employee-Owners of Tile Outlets of America, receiving the 27th Annual Best of Southwest Florida for Tile and Cabinetry awards

TOA: How will you use this award in your customer conversations?

KW: Sometimes people question the quality of our cabinets.

Now I can say that the people of Lee County have voted us the best, so that must mean something.

TOA: Thank you, Kendra and Michelle!

And, thank you for voting Tile Outlets of America the Best in Southwest Florida for tile and cabinetry.

You can learn more about the kitchen and bath cabinetry available at Tile Outlets by visiting SHOP Cabinets.

You can learn more about the tile available at Tile Outlets by visiting SHOP Tile Products.

Or, simply visit us at one of our stores in Fort Myers, Sarasota and Tampa.

We look forward to seeing you and helping your dreams become a reality... for a whole lot less!

 

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