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Trebing Tile & Carpet celebrating 30 years in business

June 21, 2019
By KATIE EGAN (news@breezenewspapers.com) , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Trebing Tile & Carpet prides itself on having the largest selection in Cape Coral.

And this year, it's celebrating 30 years in business.

Recently, staff and guests noted the company's three decades of service with a ribbon-cutting and doughnuts and coffee.

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For the 20-year anniversary, Julia Trebing Miller, the store's manager for the past five years, said they threw a party. This year, they've promoted the three-decade milestone more on social media.

"We thought 30 years was kind of a big deal," Trebing Miller said.

When her parents, who own the company located at 4537 Del Prado Blvd., S., came to America from Germany, they didn't speak any English.

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They started the business out of their garage, Trebing Miller said.

"And they grew to be the biggest store in town."

Trebing Miller began working full time in the office in 2009, but she said she grew up in the shop. As a child, she was always there, hanging out.

One thing that sets Trebing Tile apart from its competition is its genuine focus on the customer.

"The owner comes out to do the appointment, stops by every job site and sees it through from start to finish," Trebing Miller said. "We have any option to fit any budget, design, taste or need. We stock a lot of stuff that no one else does."

There is a large inventory on-site for customers who have immediate needs.

Trebing Tile & Carpet also does pool mosaics, medallions, backsplashes and floor cleaning.

Another unique thing the store does is, if the materials don't fit in your car, Trebing Tile & Carpet will deliver them to your garage or carport for free.

"Most places charge or make you pick it up and carry it in yourself," Trebing Miller explained.

She also sees a lot of repeat customers and families.

"I have a customer who comes back every year to do another project," she said.

Trebing Miller also said whole generations have come to her shop for help.

For example, sometimes grandparents will get work done. And then their kids buy a house, so the grandparents refer their kids to Trebing Tile & Carpet; then their kids buy a house and their kids refer their kids.

Trebing Miller's favorite part is helping other people design their dreams.

"Some come in and know what they want," she said. "But every customer is so different. There are not two projects that are exactly the same. Every day is different, every job is different and every customer is different. I have tons of fun helping them design things every day."

Trebing Tile & Carpet also lets customers take samples home to see how they will really look in their space.

"The lighting in your home is so different than it is in the store," Trebing Miller explained. "Lighting is also different at different times of the day."

Trebing Miller said some of the most popular services are people looking for full home remodels, or customers seeking to remodel their kitchens and bathrooms.

Grout cleaning is also a hot ticket.

"We've really expanded that in the last couple of years," she said.

The Trebings really are a team.

Trebing Miller's mom does administrative work, and her dad does estimates and oversees installations and other services.

Her grandparents had a tile store in Germany, where her parents are from.

"My Dad grew up in the industry," she said. "I think he made his first tile when he was 5 or 6."

It's also not uncommon for him to go above and beyond whether a customer is coming in for one bag of grout or they're doing a full remodel

"Every customer is treated the exact same way," Trebing Miller said. "We treat them like family."

 
 
 

 

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