Meet Rob D’Onofrio. Rob has been with City Tile for the past two years as their Warehouse Manager. Being a friend of the family paid off for Rob when City Tile was looking for a new Warehouse Manager. Rob brings a whopping 10+ years of managerial experience to City Tile, including three years in the renovation industry where he used to manage a team of workers in Alberta. Having held managerial positions before, Rob thought he was just going to be doing them a favour by taking the position. Little did he know he would come to develop a passion for the business.
When asked what Rob likes most about working at City Tile, he didn’t hesitate to emphasise that it was the “atmosphere the most” and that “everyone is friendly and a big family” that has really made work not feel like work. It’s like “walking into my own home” every day.
Rob mostly takes care of shipping and receiving but that doesn’t mean he’s locked away in the warehouse checking off numbers on boxes, he’s also “gained tonnes of knowledge in the tile world” not only about the products, but also about the type of work required to get the job done. So much so, that Rob “would love to open his own City Tile one day, a branch of his own to continue on”. Either on the island or the lower mainland, he’s not too picky, pretty much anywhere he feels he would be able to offer great value and service to City Tile customers.
Next time you’re in City Tile’s Nanaimo location, and you see Rob, don’t shy away from saying hello and testing him on all his tile knowledge.