Skip to Main Content

Tile Wholesalers of Rochester Celebrates 50 Years!

by Josie Weber

We are celebrating 50 years with Tile Wholesalers of Rochester by making them our newest Featured Business!  Check out our Q&A with owners Dave and Kathy Firkins:

Business Name
Tile Wholesalers of Rochester
Dave and Kathy Firkins
Years in business
What type of business/services do you offer?
Retail and wholesale ceramic, porcelain and natural stone
How did your business come about?
Tile Wholesalers of Rochester was founded in 1972 by Alan Firkins. Alan believed relationships were the key to success and built a company based on superior service. In the early years of the company, the tile business was conducted on a wholesale level, working directly with contractors or tile installation companies, hence the “Wholesalers” in its name. Today, Alan’s son Dave applies that same philosophy of providing superior service to not only contractors, but architects, designers and homeowners as well. In 2021, Conor Firkins joined the company and the third generation is now here to carry on the customer service focus that has been our hallmark. 2022 marks 50 years for Tile Wholesalers of Rochester!! Cheers to our past, our present and our bright future!
Why choose Irondequoit for your business?
It's centrally located with easy access for truck and customer traffic.  It is also a welcoming area. 
What do you want potential customers to know about your business?
That our customers are our number one priority!
What community service or organizations does your business support?
Thread for a Cure, Laura's Gifts and Habitat for Humanity

Tile Wholesalers of Rochester has a beautiful showroom and 20,000 feet of warehouse space where they house samples and in stock products. You can find them at 1136 East Ridge Rd in Irondequoit and online at .   Make sure to follow them on social media including Instagram and Facebook.