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 small, it didn't take long for their reputation for precise and accurate work at reasonable prices to quickly spread around. Soon they were setting tile in hotels throughout the country.
Eventually, as demand for their services grew Patrick knew that it was time to substantially grow his business. So, in 2013, he partnered with his cousin, Ben Walker, who came forward to lead the company as CEO & Co-Owner and renamed their business 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, sports facilities, bars, and restaurants.
During this new phase, Ben and Patrick continued to develop a culture and atmosphere that prioritized investing in its employees and building 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, Patrick Hathaway knew that construction was the industry where he wanted to work. Starting in high school, Patrick 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 where he continued 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. His 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.