The company decided to rebrand this year, following continued success and growth over the last 50 years in the industry.
The new name reflects the evolution, heritage, and commitment to delivering world-class stone, glass, ceramic tile, and bespoke stonework solutions. For MATERIAL CEO and President Timothy Roberts, he explains how this will be an exciting chapter for the business.
“We are evolving to offer the highest quality products direct-to-consumer both in our showrooms and online,” Roberts said. “Owning manufacturing also allows us to expand our distribution and shorten lead times for all orders. We are developing quick-ship programs for our new website set to launch later during 2022.”
Since 1965, MATERIAL has been bringing designs to life through the singular, timeless beauty of natural stone. Don Rymer Senior founded the company in the early 1960s, but it wasn’t until 1964 that he opened his first store. He was the first to import Saltillo tiles to the U.S. from Mexico’s Coahuila region. This fueled his inspiration for the company name: “Materials Marketing.”
The roots of his business had an everlasting impact. MATERIAL continues to push beyond the limits of stone manufacturing, with the transition of the company to private equity firm RAF Industries in 1999. With the new rebranding, industry veterans to homeowners can expect to see more products, services, and tile and stone collection collaborations with award-winning designers and architects. All products are and will continue to be warehoused and shipped from the MATERIAL headquarters in San Antonio, Texas.
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