We had the good fortune of connecting with Jatin Hemrajani and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jatin, what’s one piece of conventional advice that you disagree with?
“Follow your passion and the money will follow.” While it is important to pursue work that you enjoy, this advice can be misleading as it may not always lead to financial success. Some passions may not have a clear path to a lucrative career, and it’s important to consider the practical aspects of a career path as well.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
We are a Houston based company that is a wholesale supplier for all things remodeling. Specializing in Tile, Carpet, Luxury Vinyl, Hardwood, Cabinetry, Granite, Quartz and all Natural Stone! We started off as a retail provider in 2000, while we still service to all of the public we believe you should not have to pay an arm and a leg to remodel your home or business. We strive to offer wholesale pricing to the masses, much like Costco; except we don’t pressure our customers to buy in bulk. Whatever the job; big or small, we are determined to getting our customers the best quality product for the absolute best value. What sets our business apart from most others is we take great pride in becoming personable with all of our clients. We are motivated to building not only a business relationship but also a lasting friendship. To achieve this we offer one to one customer service throughout the entire buying process. Our reps do an amazing job with making each customer feel like family. For many years our great customer service has kept us in business. Before we began our marketing campaigns, word to mouth was the only way customers would hear about us. As we have scaled and progressed, our google reviews and online presence has significantly aided in our growth. Another key reason to our success is we carry 90% of everything we sell in stock. The few items we do not have stock of are usually only a few business days wait. We want Tile Center as a brand to become a household name, and we believe its time for that is near. Our story to remember us by is we believe everyone should be able to afford the luxury of remodeling. While the market has gone out of control, Tile Center has stayed loyal to its customers and have tried to absorb as much increase in costs as possible.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Morning: Breakfast at The Breakfast Klub, known for its southern-style comfort food and famous wings and waffles.
Afternoon: Visit Discovery Green and enjoy the nature it holds.
Evening: Dinner and drinks at Gatsby steak house, possibly the best steak in Houston!
Morning: Explore the art galleries and boutiques in the Montrose neighborhood.
Afternoon: Visit the Houston Zoo, which houses over 6,000 animals and has a variety of exhibits and attractions.
Evening: Enjoy dinner and cocktails at Uchi, a renowned Japanese restaurant with creative small plates and a modern atmosphere.
Morning: Take a stroll in Hermann Park, that features a golf course, lake, and numerous gardens.
Afternoon: Tour the Space Center Houston, the official visitor center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
Evening: Have dinner at Killen’s Barbecue, best BBQ in town!
Morning: Visit the Buttery fly museum
Afternoon: Explore the historic district of Galveston, a coastal city located about an hour from Houston.
Evening: Have dinner at Juarez, a tex-mex restaurant that hosts the best/strongest margarita (Eric’s Special) you’ve ever had
Morning: Sleep in
Afternoon: Take a boat tour of the Buffalo Bayou
Evening: Have dinner at Gratify. Very unique dishes
Morning: Explore the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
Afternoon: Visit the Houston Museum of African American Culture, which features exhibits on the history and culture of African Americans.
Evening: Enjoy dinner and drinks at The Rustic, a popular outdoor venue with live music and southern-style cuisine.
Morning: Another day to sleep in!
Afternoon: Visit the Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Houston’s oldest craft brewery, and take a tour of the facilities.
Evening: Have dinner at Nancy’s Hustle, a cozy bistro that features a rotating menu of inventive dishes.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
To My Dad,
I want to take a moment to recognize and appreciate your career accomplishments. Your hard work, dedication, and commitment to your job are truly admirable. You have set a great example for me and others around you.
Your career journey has been a long and challenging one, but you have always persevered through any obstacles that came your way. You have shown that with hard work and determination, anyone can achieve their goals.
Your expertise in your field is unmatched, and your colleagues and clients respect and value your contributions. Your ability to think creatively and strategically has enabled you to lead your team to success time and time again.
Thank you for being such an inspiration to me and others around you. Your passion and commitment to your work have not gone unnoticed, everything I am today is because you, and I am proud to call you my dad.