On its website, this company said its– helped launch a new era of exciting concepts for the “modern Iowa home.”
Well, their home where all of their innovated ideas were created burned down in a fire earlier this year.
Now this family operation is up and running again and is as solid as the material they use to create their products for homes all over Siouxland.
This ‘Made in Siouxland’ is taking a look at Boatman’s Tile and Granite.
A grand opening for a grand return.
Boatman’s Tile and Granite was one of three businesses that burned down in a fire on January 26 of this year.
Even back when KCAU 9 News interviewed President Jeremy Boatman about that fire, he remained optimistic they would make it past the difficult challenge of rebuilding.
Now, 10 months later, they’re back at a new location, and Boatman’s is happy they have a new permanent home where they can create customized kitchen and bathrooms for homes all over Siouxland.
Jeremy says that after being in businesses for 31 years, people in the area recognize the name and rely on their innovative work.
“We’re a trusted company. We’ve been in the business for 31 years so we know the right way to do things and have the project done right for them…And we pride ourselves on doing the best job, for the reasonable amount of money.”
Jeremy says they’re the only ones in the area with a slab yard and indoor showroom that comes in at 6,000 square feet and holds up to 200 slabs and granite.
“Our granite comes from our whole salers our of Omaha and Kansas City but most of the material they get is from all over the world, whether it’s Brazil, Italy.”
All customized countertops, tiles and sinks are made in house.
Shop manager and granite fabricator, Shyler Boatman, works on templates for jobs and does installations.
When describing to KCAU 9 about their production process, Shyler said a machine cuts the shape of the stone, then it is sent to a router for polishing.
Jeremy and Shyler are brothers continuing their fathers business and believe that their work will continue to flourish.
Shyler said, “Our clientel is awesome, we kind of base our business on remodels, we also do a lot of new construction, but the people that are around Siouxland and have remodeled over the last 30 years have kept us on track… And the process of us getting in there and doing the job….It just means a lot.”
Shyler says being able to rely on local business and work for Siouxland families has special meaning to him since it all started with his family.
“I remember being a kid and starting off in my dad’s garage and it was a 10 by 10 garage so…Now we built this business up and i’m excited for the next 30 years as an owner.”
Not only do they enjoy working local,but they like hiring local as well.
Boatman’s currently has 12 employees who are from all over Siouxland.
That fire back in January was at a building on Highway 75 north.
Boatman’s had a ribbon cutting last month at their new permanent location at 3313 Northbrook Drive.