Meet City Tile’s First Ever Employee Steve DeHaas
Steve DeHaas is not just a long time employee at City Tile, but when City Tile migrated over to Vancouver Island, from Burnaby, Steve was the first employee that Dominic Staniscia, owner of Nanaimo City Tile, ever hired here in Nanaimo. He’s been with the company for a staggering 14 years! It’s not often that a business owner can say that one of their first employees is still with them. Is that the definition of loyalty? Steve brings to the company 14 years worth of experience, knowledge about tile, but also hands-on experience with heated floor installations. In fact, he’s installed heated floors and made walk-in showers in his homes over the years. On his days off, he enjoys renovating his home and its yard; eight months ago Steve bought another home, so it keeps him busy on his days off. However, he does make time to hike around Nanaimo with his family and take his Harley for a cruise. “I do a little bit of everything.” Said Steve, when asked what his position entailed. He’s essentially the Jack of all trades around the warehouse. After the purchase of a one-ton Promaster Dodge van, City Tile has started doing deliveries down to Duncan and even all the way up to Courtney. Steve’s taken courses and received certificates that have given him the expertise and education to make him a knowledgeable team member. If you happen to see Steve around the Nanaimo store don’t shy away from saying hello.