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Holmes Tile & Marble Co. in Jonesboro, AR, has been in business for over 55 years.  Customers have come to know Holmes as THE source for flooring materials.  Customers return to Holmes Tile & Marble because they benefit not only from the high quality of materials we carry, but our experience in the business lends assistance found nowhere else.  We invite you to visit our website and view samples of the products we offer.  We’d like to introduce you to our company and invite you to visit our store or contact us online for information on any of our products and services.

Holmes Tile & Marble Co. was established in Jonesboro, AR in 1952 as a sole ownership. After World War II, James O. Holmes went to work for his uncle at a prestigious tile company in Memphis, TN. After Mr. Holmes had served successfully with that company and become a fully-trained tile and stone mechanic, he set his sights higher. He moved to Jonesboro, AR with his tools in the trunk of his Cadillac and $50 in his pocket. He began performing work as the first tile mechanic in the Northeast Arkansas area. Mr. Holmes not only possessed the qualities of good work, but also a very good mind for business. Mr. Holmes formed good relationships with the area architects and contractors. He quickly established Holmes Tile & Marble Co. He brought in many young men from the area, as work was hard to find in those days. He trained them in the skills that he had acquired himself through an apprenticeship. The company grew quickly as it performed work in both residential and commercial applications. Not only did the company install trendy tile in peoples homes, but also installed flooring in all types of buildings, such as malls, hospitals, medical office buildings, churches, banks, grocery stores, post offices, restaurants, office buildings, & retail businesses. The company performed work including not only ceramic, quarry, marble, and other natural stone floors, but also  natural stone wall clad slabs, bathroom stall packs, and even plaster work. 


In 1974, Mr. and Mrs. Holmes decided to incorporate the company.  Mr. Holmes was President of the company and Mrs. Martha Lee Holmes was Secretary/Treasurer. Bill E. Coleman became Vice President of business operations and John Bridger became Vice President of field operations.  The company continued on its path of success and performed work in not only Arkansas, but also Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, & Texas. The company is proud of it’s installations that have stood the test of time. 

In 1988, Mr. Holmes who had then reached his later years of life, retired from his company. He placed Mr. Coleman as the new president of the company. Mr. Bridger became the vice president.

In the 1990’s, Holmes Tile, realizing the changing of the flooring industry, ventured into installing all other types of flooring materials. The company began training in the proper selling and installation of flooring products such as hardwood, carpet, vinyl, linoleum, & laminate. The company maintained its reputation of selling quality products as opposed to the discount/second market that became so prevalent during these years. 

Holmes Tile & Marble Co. has had many great office managers, estimators, and employees throughout the years. Much credit is given to all those that have honored the company and helped it to continue to grow and succeed. In August 2006, Mr. Coleman decided he had reached the time for his retirement. He placed Mr. Tave Baker, Mr. & Mrs. Holmes’ grandson, who he had been grooming for the position, in control of the Presidency of the Company. The Company remains a Corporation in the State of Arkansas. Mr. Baker is committed to maintaining the integrity of the Company in both the residential and commercial markets. The company is always seeking new interesting products and styles of flooring. The company is also committed to keeping abreast and following the proper techniques of installations recommended by the Tile Council of America, National Wood Flooring Association, Carpet & Rug Institute, & other important organizations. The company is a member of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Arkansas Home Builders Association, and the Arkansas Better Business Bureau.

Holmes Tile & Marble
1202 Falls Street • P.O. Box 670 • Jonesboro, AR 72403
Telephone: 870-932-8011 • Fax 870-932-9730
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