about us

We are “Old World” in our approach to craftsmanship, not necessarily in our materials.  In regards to quality, the old adage is “measure twice, cut once”, but we measure thrice and cut twice.  We treat every client’s home like our own.

Tile Setting: Combining Artistry, Mathematics & Physical Strength

Tile is a Renaissance trade in more than just history.  To achieve quality requires discipline, education and strengths in seemingly unrelated areas.  The artistry of beautiful tile work is evident in any finished product, but what about the precision required in measurements?  What about all that trigonometry?  What about the physicality required to move and form concrete, lift heavy stones and get into yoga-like positions in restricted spaces?  It is simultaneously artistic, mathematic and physical.

Our Story

Partners Frank Miller and Kelly Stroick started working together in 1994, when Frank apprenticed under Kelly.

Kelly is mostly retired these days, but continues to consult and impart his experience and wisdom wherever necessary.  Brought up in the terrazzo trade via his father, he made the transition to tile and stone after attending UCLA.

Frank, after living abroad, teaching, and with professional stints in construction management and manufacturing, returned to partner with Kelly in the trade that fostered his love for creating beautiful things.

Our newest member, Chris Esguerra, is in his second year of apprenticeship under Frank.  With a keen eye, quick mind and steady hand, his progress and development are a source of pride for his instructors.


Our Mission

We want to help make your home more beautiful.  We pride ourselves on Professionalism, Dependability and above all else, Quality.   We will make your project the best version of itself.

Locate Us

Orange County, CA

Call Us

+1 (714) 261-9982

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