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Meet the tile experts!

From our dedicated customer sales and customer service representative to our seasoned warehouse staff, we're commited to delivering a better tile shopping experience.

Dave Firkins

Dave Firkins


As a second generation owner, Dave was born and raised in the tile business. Celebrating 50 years in 2022, Dave looks back with pride and looks ahead with excitement about all the new and innovative ways tile and tile related products are being used. As the president and owner of the company, he is passionate about continuing his father’s legacy and bringing a better tile shopping experience to commercial and residential customers alike.

Kathryn Freer-Firkins

Vice President

Kathryn is passionate about the company her husband has grown and focuses on supporting Tile Wholesalers mission to provide the best products and service to their customers. Kathryn can be found working with customers in the showroom as well as handling marketing and managerial functions behind the scenes. Kathryn is rewarded by seeing her customers happy and her employees fulfilled.

Conor Firkins

Regional Sales

Much like his father Dave, Conor grew up around the tile industry and is proud to begin the third generation at Tile Wholesalers. Conor is responsible for growing and developing new markets and continuing to provide the highest level of service to all of our customers. As Tile Wholesalers approaches its' five decade mark, Conor has set his sights on where we will be for decades to come and that means a continuation of putting selection, service and most importantly our customers first!

Kaci Anderson

Kaci Anderson

Design Specialist/Showroom Supervisor

As a showroom design consultant, Kaci is responsible for helping clients select and order tile for their homes. No project is ever too big or too small for her, she loves seeing her clients’ faces when they visualize the project coming together. Outside of design and customer service, Kaci enjoys landscaping her property, attending concerts, snowboarding and reading.

Alissa DeSalvo

Commercial A&D Sales Representative

Alissa is responsible for providing architects, designers and contractors with product information, samples and technical data. She ensures their selections are in line with the aesthetics, budget and function of the desired space. She is driven by educating her clients, and providing impeccable customer service for each client. Alissa has a background in fine arts, and enjoys exploring music and art in her free time.

Alayna Hofer

Design Assistant

Eric McClellan

Eric McClellan

Sales/Account Services

In his Sales/Account Services position, Eric works in several facets of our operation by providing customer service and product education. He enjoys helping people design and install something they are proud of. Outside of work, Eric enjoys helping out at his church, Red Cross and gardening.

Andy Monoenko

Contractor Sales & Service

Andy brings over fifteen years of experience in both the commercial and residential aspects of the tile trade. He enjoys using the information and skills from the trade in order to better assist customers and answer any questions they may have regarding materials and projects. In his free time, Andy enjoys golfing, traveling with his wife and hanging out with his dog Porter.

Jack Palvino

Contractor Sales & Service

Leeann Perkowski

Design Specialist

As an Interior Design graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, Leeann uses her architectural and design skills to point her customers in the right direction! She is passionate and personable as she strives to truly connect with her customers and provide them with creative and functional solutions. Having grown up in the world of pageantry, fashion and modeling are some of her major interests - Leeann believes that if you look good, you feel good! In her spare time, she volunteers with a charity pageant called Worth More Nation that benefits girls impacted by foster care and she also loves embracing her Dog Mom role by spending time with her puppies Luna & Billie! As a Design Specialist, Leeann uses the people skills she has learned through pageantry, the altruistic nature that comes from volunteering, and the eye of a fashionista to provide clients with a design that is better than they could have ever dreamed of!

Simon Turner

Simon Turner

Operations Manager

As Operations Manager, Simon is responsible for order maintenance and management, including purchasing and inventory control, and warehouse oversight. His close attention to detail ensures that everything will run smoothly and accurately. On off days, Simon can be found spending time with his family and enjoying “real football”, known here in the U.S. as soccer.

Karina Valencia

Design Specialist

Liz Valencia

Design Specialist

I am super down to earth and can relate easily to my clients. I enjoy seeing peoples faces light up when we find the perfect design that fits both their space and their personality. I love animals of all kinds, which is why I am vegan. I am new to the Rochester area and love exploring new places to visit. I am also fluent in Spanish.

Carl Walker

Contractor Sales & Service

Carl constantly strives to provide best in class service to his customers and to optimize his skills in every facet of our industry. Although new to the tile industry, he comes from a background in warehousing and new business development. In his free time he enjoys golfing and skiing.