Have you met employee-owner Bianca Mangan-Murphy?
Bianca is Head Cashier and Trade Pro Specialist at Tile Outlets in Fort Myers, Florida. She joined Tile Outlets of America in 2006 and is next in the Tile Outlets of America Employee-Owner series.
We caught up with Bianca to ask her a few questions.
Introducing Tile Outlets of America Employee-Owner Bianca Mangan-Murphy
TOA: Bianca, tell us about yourself and your background. Are you from the Fort Myers area?
BMM: I grew up on Captiva Island and currently live in Fort Myers, Florida.
Captiva is located here in Lee County, just offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. It's really beautiful. I will always treasure my time on Captiva.
TOA: How did you get started at TOA?
BMM: After Hurricane Charley destroyed the salon I was working at on Captiva, I took some time off.
That's when a friend of the family, Ray Bini, told me of a job opening at a great company. He recommended that I apply to Tile Outlets. That was in 2006.
TOA: Bianca, what is your role at TOA?
BMM: I am the Head Cashier and Trade Pro Specialist. I assist our trade professional and tile installation contractor customers with putting together their orders, collecting payment, and also researching past receipts. I also train new hires on all aspects of our point of sale systems.
TOA: What do you love most about being an employee-owner of Tile Outlets of America?
BMM: It gives a great feeling of pride and a sense of security for my financial future.
TOA: Which are your favorite tile products and why?
BMM: I love the natural beauty of Travertine. Its beauty is timeless and has been used throughout history as a building material -- the Colosseum in particular.
The new wood look tiles are also quite impressive. There are so many sizes and styles to really make a statement.
In addition to the wood look porcelains, I tend to favor the Silver ledger panels.
For instance, the Silver, Arctic White, and Golden White ledger panels are my favorites. You can easily create a unique look indoors or out with them.
TOA: What new tile trends are customers asking about?
BMM: There's been a lot of interest in glass tiles and mosaics in non-traditional shapes.
And also in the large format tiles.
TOA: What are your top tips for people shopping for tile?
BMM: Have a rough idea of the square footage needed, and don't let yourself get overwhelmed with all the options available.
TOA: Bianca, what do you like to do outside of tile?
BMM: Quality family time with my husband and young twin girls is priority number one for me.
If there is any free time, I love to go fishing and spending time in the garden.
TOA: Thank you, Bianca!
If you haven't yet visited Tile Outlets of America in Fort Myers we hope you'll come visit soon.
When you do, be sure to say hello to Bianca.
Please let all of us know how to help make your dream home become a reality with the beautiful selection of in-stock and first quality porcelain and ceramic tile, stone, mosaics, cabinets, ledger stone and more that you'll find available for a whole lot less at all Tile Outlets of America stores!