Meet Rose Staniscia
Meet Rose Staniscia. Rose is the wife of Dominic Staniscia, and together they started City Tile roughly 16 years ago and have never looked back. Although Rose herself didn’t have any experience in the business before, Dominic already had years working in the industry. Together they had been talking for years about starting a business, “just all of a sudden a light went on” and they dove in, along with a family friend, and started City Tile.
So what could have possessed Rose to get into the tiling business? “I had been a stay at home mom for many years, I raised my kids first…I love working with people and this is perfect.” Although sometimes her kids – who are now grown and work in the family business – try to encourage her to take it easy and pull back a bit, Rose loves what she’s doing and wouldn’t have it any other way. You can find Rose at City Tile all the time working on the floor “helping clients come up with decisions” to make their dreams come true.
When you do what you love and enjoy, “you end up making new friends, people know you and they choose to wanna deal with you … it’s not just a strange person.” For Rose, this is an important aspect of why she loves what she does, making sure that every client feels their needs are important and met with the same enthusiasm as if it were her own home project.
City Tile offers so much product, “it is overwhelming when people come in here, so I really try hard to tone it down.” There’s a lot to learn, and at first Rose wasn’t sure if she’d be able to understand it all. “I had to learn a lot, I actually surprised myself.” And now she can put colours and product together just by looking at customer concepts and product in store.
City Tile already offers so much, is there anything we can look forward to in the future? For Rose, there’s always new and exciting things, and she wouldn’t rule out the possibility of maybe bringing in area rugs to the store. However, they already have “enough on their plate doing what we’re doing.”
Rose loves what she does and after 16 years in the business, wouldn’t have things any other way. Her passion and devotion for what she does goes above and beyond. If you’re ever in City Tile, be sure to say hi to Rose!