Steve Slutzah, President of Westside Tile and Stone, Inc., entered the tile industry in 1991 working for Color Tile where he was a Regional Manager in the Southwest, Texas, New York and Southern California, managing over 120 stores.
Steve graduated from the Ceramic Tile Institute, Certified Tile Consultant Program (C.T.C.) in 1998. Served on the Board of the Ceramic Tile Institute for three years, became a Licensed Tile Contractor on 2000, and in 2008, passed the Ceramic Tile Distributor Association, Certified Ceramic Tile Salesperson certification, one of 200 people in the USA.
In 2004, his vision for a unique store that would showcase tile like no other store began to take shape. Westside Tile and Stone, Inc. opened in September 2005.
Fred Levine is the newest addition to the Westside Tile and Stone team. He has over 12 years experience in the flooring industry, most recently managing the Headquarters Branch of Emser Tile & Stone in Los Angeles. He brings a knowledge of products as well as design ideas to our clients.
Roberto (Bobby) Lacson joined our staff in July of 2007. Bobby has 25 years of tile experience managing very successful stores including Color Tile, Villeroy and Boch, and Valley Surfaces in Woodland Hills. Bobby and Steve have known each other for over 17 years and had worked together before. Combine his experience, design skill and the patience of a Saint, Bobby can help anyone solve their design issues.
Independent consultants are also available to help you.
Bruce Margrave of Stone and Tile Marketing Services, is an Independent Technical and Sales Consultant for Westside Tile and Stone, Inc. He has over 20 years experience in the Tile Industry, including 11 years in setting materials and 6 years as the General Manager of one of the most successful tile stores in Orange County. As a graduate of the Ceramic Tile Institute of America, he is certified as a Ceramic Tile Consultant (C.T.C.). He also served as Chairman, of their Board of Directors for a number of years. For the past 5 years he has been an Independent Sales Agent along with Steve Slutzah, selling containers of quality tile and stone from around the world to dealers in the Western United States.
After serving a number of years on various Tile and Stone Technical Committees. Bruce attended the Ceramic Tile Education Fund, Inspectors Course in South Carolina and now does Forensic tile inspections.
Bronwyn Swackhamer of Bronwyn Swackhamer Interior Design, is an independent design consultant, who is available by appointment for clients that need assistance in choosing the perfect materials for their project. She has 10 years experience as a designer and specializes in architectural modern and mid-century design. She is available for in-house consultation on an hourly basis.