Long before Capital Tile existed, Patrick Hathaway had a vision for creating a business that would span the US providing quality tilework to a variety of companies. He took the first steps towards achieving this dream when he founded Patrick's Tile & Marble in 1985.
While the company started out small with just two employees, it didn't take long for their reputation for precise and accurate tiling at reasonable prices to spread around. Soon they were laying tiles for houses throughout Lawrence and traveling to renovate hotels.
Eventually, as demand for their services grew Patrick knew that it was time to pass the torch to the next generation. So in 2013, Ben Walker came forward to lead the company as their CEO & Co-Owner and renamed their business into Capital Tile. Under his direction, the company expanded to house a staff of over 25 employees and began subcontracting tile installation & demolition with businesses throughout America from hotels and car dealerships to theaters and sports facilities.
During this new phase, Ben continued to develop a culture and atmosphere that invests in its employees and builds deeper relationships with clients. He also led the charge in expanding the company's presence into new markets.
Today, Capital Tile works hand-in-hand with customers across a multitude of industries to ensure every project is on-time, high quality, and on budget.
From early on in his life, Pat Hathaway knew that construction was the industry he wanted to work in. Starting in high school, Pat would work in the afternoon in construction-related jobs that would earn him credits within his classes. This soon led to him signing up for a trade school to continue to refine his skills.
Eventually, all of this experience came together when his uncle’s best friend began to mentor him in the art of professional tile setting. Over the years this relationship began to develop not only his skill set, but also a strong work ethic. This led to his apprenticeship in Houston where he discovered his love for working on large scale projects and traveling across the country.
Nowadays he’s a ‘boomerang’ resident of Topeka frequently traveling between Topeka and Kansas City. He also loves to quote that his favorite part about his trade is walking into a messy, dirty, muddy mess of a job site and leaving it looking nice.