We are The Arizona Tile Company, founded and operated in Springfield, IL. Our single store location on the west side of Springfield services a wide area in the central Illinois region. Not only do we sell tile, we also offer a variety of other flooring and products such as natural stone, granite and quartz counter tops, carpet, hardwood, LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile), laminate, and sheet vinyl for residential and commercial use. But make no mistake; we aren’t limited to merely flooring! We have many fine wall tiles and decorative mosaics for use in showers, backsplash, fireplaces, or even for something as simple as an accent wall. Stop by our showroom to see our selection up close and visit with one of our knowledgeable sales staff for any questions you may have!
Owner & President
Sheryl is in the forefront of local business in the Springfield area. Not only does she handle most of the daily operational duties at AZ Tile, but you can find her at most of the trade shows or sitting on the board of a long list of community events.
Owner- Bull-nose Extraordinaire
Cary can be found in the warehouse most of the time doing custom design work. Usually covered in dust, he's never afraid to get his hands dirty for the business.
Sales/ Install Specialist
The tall guy - started with AZ Tile in August of 2004 and has been in the flooring business since 1991. Originally from Kincaid but now lives in Taylorville with his wife Shelley and two sons, Carter and Kent.
Kiel - Hired on December of 2011 originally for a warehouse position but was quickly promoted to showroom sales. Likes to make wine and practices martial arts in his free time.
Sales/ Office Mgr.
Marb started with AZ Tile just a few years ago after working
several years at one of the "big box" stores. He's a local guy who actually went to school with Sheryl and Cary. His dad used to
own the Coast to Coast hardware store on Stevenson Drive.
Ernie has been a long time employee who started with Arizona Tile
as an installation helper and moved into sales. He lives in rural Petersburg and enjoys hunting and fishing.
Arizona Tile has a rich history rooted in it’s namesake, the state of Arizona, dating all the way back to 1980. This is when the current owners, Cary Daugherty and at the time Sheryl Parker (now Daugherty) decided to pack up and move from Springfield, IL cross country to Phoenix, AZ. There, Cary, who was a carpenter by trade, was offered a position as a hardwood installer at a flooring store and there he learned to install tile. He quickly picked up a passion for the trade. Seven years and two beautiful baby boys later, the two, now married, decided to move back home to Springfield. Cary began subcontracting for the local floor covering stores and he had more work than he could handle. He soon brought in a partner and opened their own flooring store called CD Tile on Dirksen Parkway next to Jolly Tamale. Unfortunately, as these things sometimes happen in business, in October of 1995 Cary and Sheryl left CD Tile and founded The Arizona Tile Company as it’s known today.
Their first location was on Wood Duck Drive off of Mather’s Gun Club Road, west of Veterans Parkway at the I-72 interchange. From there, their business steadily grew and gained reputation within the local construction community. One by one, sales and support staff grew as did the number of installers being given work. Things had been going so well in fact, in 2000 Cary opened up Springfield Tile Outlet in half of the Midstate Gymnastics building just west of our current location. This allowed Cary to stock tile and carpet for all his builder’s immediate needs, in addition to giving the weekend warrior, do-it-yourselfers, and general public a place where they could select their material and take it that day.
Business remained great at Arizona Tile and took off at Springfield Tile Outlet. In 2007 the couple decided to make another important business decision and expand into a larger building, combining the two businesses into a one-stop shop. The former RC Cola distributorship at the corner of Hollis and Cockrell was to be the new home for the businesses and has been ever since.
Come in and see what Cary and Sheryl have been building over the last 38 years! You won’t be disappointed.