For more than 70 years, Mees Distributors has been a leading distributor of ceramic tile and natural stone to both the residential
and commercial community. In an age where customers are frustrated with large manufacturing companies, impersonal chain distributors,
and fly by night operations, Mees Distributors is a welcomed remedy. Mees' success is based on three generations of providing personal
service, expert advice and the very best tile and stone products.
Mees is grounded in the Midwest, where twin brothers, Howard and Stanley Mees founded a ceramic tile contracting business
in Cincinnati, OH, in 1937.
After 16 years in business, the brothers dissolved their partnership, and Howard A. Mees founded Mees Distributors, Inc.,
one of the first independently owned tile distributors in the United States.
In 1974, Howard moved the business from the original Spring Grove location to the West Fork Rd location, where the corporate
business remains today.
Mees Distributors then expanded into the surrounding areas, opening a satellite locations in Dayton, Lexington, Louisville, Columbus,
and Indianapolis. Following in the footsteps of their father, brothers Howard L. Mees and Larry Mees dissolve their partnership in the
early 90’s and Howard L. Mees takes ownership of three locations, Mees Distributors Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus.
Whether expanding their product line, or enlarging their space, Mees Distributors has seen a steady pattern of growth. In the
mid-1990’s Mees doubled the Cincinnati warehouse allowing for an increase in stock ceramic tile, expansion of the stone fabrication
facility and creation of the indoor slab selection center.
Early 2000 brought about changes in their satellite branches. Mees Dayton doubled the size of their showroom and warehouse, and the
Columbus facility remodeled the showroom and added an indoor slab selection facility.
Facing the challenges of today’s economy and a highly competitive market, Mees Distributors realizes the need to grow, change,
and position the company future growth. In September, 2009, Mees Distributors opens a second stone fabrication center in Columbus, OH,
to better serve their local clients.
With the third generation actively involved in the three-location company, Mees Distributors remains one of the most trusted and successful
companies in our industry. Mees Distributors is the number one resource in the Midwest for Tile and Stone Selection, Fabrication and
Installation under one roof.