For this edition, we sat down with Michael Denis, owner of Denis Tiling Co. in Warwick, RI. Denis Tiling Co., which was established in 2014, specializes in custom showers, bathrooms, backsplashes and kitchen floors.
Denis: Prior to working in the trades, I was a salesman for multiple gyms in my area. I got pretty tired of the sales hustle, and through a family member, found my way into the trades. I started as a carpenter for a few years, where I did framing to finish work. About two years into that, I had the chance to install some tile on one job. I watched YouTube videos for about four hours the night before the install to try and give myself a crash course. I remember taking my time and wanting to be sure everything was perfect. In a weird way, tile stole my heart that day. A few months later, I had another opportunity through the same family member to do an apprenticeship with a tile setter. The rest is history.