My name is Milan Jara. My wife, Damaris, and I are the owners and operators of Decorative Ceiling Tiles,Inc., of Margate, Florida.
Our journey with decorative ceiling tiles all started in 2006 when we put up a sign in our front yard that read, "Crown Molding Installation - Honest & Dependable – 754-367-8349".
We were not thrilled by the idea of installing Styrofoam Ceiling Tiles, but I had just gone out on my own to try to start a business when the economy went sour down here in Florida, so we decided to take a chance.
The night before my first installation job, I researched how to install Styrofoam ceiling tiles on the Internet. When I first saw the tiles, I thought they were terrible, but as soon as I painted them and started the installation, my opinion turned around 180 degrees. I was absolutely shocked at how easily they went up and how amazing they looked.
The client could not have been happier. He wrote, "Milan's work is excellent! There should be more workers like him! Dedicated and responsive. A true craftsman." Remember, back then I was just an installer and was not selling this great product.
When I told the homeowner that I had never installed those tiles before, he told me that he would not have let me install them if I had told him before I did the job.
What he did not know was how easy it is to install these tiles. If I can do it, anyone can!
From that day on, my head has been full of ceiling tiles—I cannot think about anything else.
A week later I bought the domain decorativeceilingtiles.net and started learning how to build a website for this fabulous product.
Not too long afterwards, I got my first client and was thrilled to tell him about the product.
During my day job as a trim carpenter, I started to tell all my clients about this amazing product. When they saw them, they simply loved the look and the price.
From one client we got five new ones, and Damaris started to help me with these projects.
Here are some images from an installation where Damaris and I are installing R-28 foam ceiling tiles.
All of our clients loved the products.
Soon we started to get busier and busier with our online store, and customers soon became repeat customers and told their friends and families. Finally, we decided we needed to stop installing tiles and work full time processing orders and helping clients with their questions.
Two years ago we became accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Our website is secured with Geo Trust, and we accept credit cards and Paypal. You can see the seals of approval from all of our partners at the bottom of this page
Our goal is to help our clients create beautiful ceilings for years to come, as well as provide the best possible service and to help in any way we can.
We stand behind our products 100%, and will work with our clients as hard as we can to make sure they are completely satisfied.
Milan Jara (co-founder) and
Vanilla Ice at The Vanilla Ice Project
|Milan Jara (co-founder) and
Monica Pederson (HGTV Design Star)