THE HISTORY OF MEROLA TILE
Merola Tile has a robust history within the tile industry. It all began in Brooklyn, New York, where a young Italian-American man, Kevin Merola, dared to dream big. The rest, as they say, is history.
Merola Tile is founded in Brooklyn, NY
Inspired by their Italian American heritage and Brooklyn upbringing, Kevin Merola establishes Merola Tile in 1988. The company focuses on providing exceptional customer service and quality tile designs to create beautiful, inviting spaces in homes across the nation.
John Merola Joins the Company
A year after its founding, John Merola brings his keen eye for trends and design to Merola Tile, joining his brother Kevin in the flourishing business. Together, they expand the company into big commerce, forming partnerships with major retailers and elevating Merola Tile to new heights in the industry.
Partnership Begins with The Home Depot as a Special Order Tile Vendor
In 1999, Merola Tile takes a significant step forward by forging a partnership with retail giant The Home Depot. As a Special Order Tile Vendor, Merola Tile gains a wider reach and solidifies its reputation for providing unique, high-quality tile designs to an even broader customer base.
John Merola Opens Facility in Somerset, NJ for Merola Tile’s NJ Division
In 2006, John Merola expands the company’s operations by opening a new facility in Somerset, New Jersey. This marks the beginning of Merola Tile’s New Jersey Division, extending their reach and allowing them to better serve customers throughout the region with their distinct tile designs and exceptional service.
Merola Tile NJ Becomes First Tile Vendor to Distribute through HomeDepot.com
In a groundbreaking move, Merola Tile’s New Jersey Division becomes the first tile vendor to distribute its products through HomeDepot.com in 2007. This milestone showcases the strong partnership between Merola Tile and The Home Depot, as well as their shared commitment to offering customers easy access to stylish, high-quality tile designs online.
Merola Tile NJ Launches SomerTile Brand to Dealers
Merola Tile NJ Begins Distribution through Overstock.com
Merola Tile NJ Begins Distribution through Wayfair.com
Merola Tile NJ Relocates to Manalapan, NJ
Merola Tile Begins Distribution on Houzz.com
Merola Tile Begins Distribution through Home Depot Canada
Merola Tile Begins Distribution through Build.com
Merola Tile Surpasses the 100 Employee Mark
Recognized as E-Commerce Partner of the Year by Home Depot Canada
Awarded Tiles of Spain Brand Fidelity Award at Cevisama, Fira Valencia, Spain
Awarded #1 Overall Workplace for Employee Appreciation Among NJ Small Businesses
John Merola Becomes Partner of Merola Tile
In a significant company milestone, John Merola becomes a partner of Merola Tile in 2019. His keen eye for design trends and his ability to expand business opportunities have been instrumental in the company’s growth. This partnership further solidifies the Merola brothers’ commitment to excellence in the tile industry.
Merola Tile NJ Onboards SomerTile with Material Bank
In a strategic move to enhance customer service and accessibility, Merola Tile’s New Jersey Division onboards the SomerTile brand with Material Bank in 2020. This partnership allows customers to explore and order samples of the diverse SomerTile range, further showcasing Merola Tile’s commitment to convenience and customer satisfaction.
Merola Tile NJ Expands its Footprint with Purchase of Farmingdale, NJ Location
In 2020, Merola Tile’s New Jersey Division significantly expands its footprint by purchasing a location in Farmingdale, NJ, adding over 100,000 square feet to its operations. This acquisition allows the company to better accommodate its growing product line and continue to provide top-notch service to its customers.
Merola Tile NJ Unifies All Brands under Merola Tile Distributors of America
In a strategic move that strengthens their identity in the industry, Merola Tile’s New Jersey Division unifies all its brands under the banner of Merola Tile Distributors of America in 2020. This consolidation highlights the company’s diverse product range and their commitment to providing high-quality tile designs across all their brands.
Renovations and Operations Begin at Farmingdale, NJ
In 2021, renovations and operations kick off at the newly acquired Farmingdale, NJ location of Merola Tile. This initiative marks a new phase of growth for the company, with the expanded space allowing for improved logistics, greater inventory, and ultimately, better service to their customers.
MTDA Begins Distribution through Lowes.com
In 2021, Merola Tile Distributors of America (MTDA) further expands its digital presence by beginning distribution through Lowes.com. This partnership offers yet another popular online platform for customers to access MTDA’s diverse range of high-quality tile designs, emphasizing the company’s commitment to accessibility and customer convenience.