Luke Colombo and Keith Dean founded Rye Ridge Ceramic Tile in 1973,
a two man show for the first 10 years, along with their young sons
working summer days behind the Ridge Bowl on 200 South Ridge Street.
A "bucket and trowel" warehouse and an 800 square foot showroom did
the two founders just fine.
The addition of David Dean in 1984 and Roger Dean in 1986 took the
pressure off Luke and Keith. This let the new generation take
control. Sales grew nearly 1.3 million in 1991 and Rye Ridge grew to
7 employees and added a Hardwood Flooring division.
Keith Dean officially retired in 1991 and since passed away May 7,
2002, and the death of Luke Colombo in 1995 left Roger and Dave to
manage the Rye Ridge Empire. Sales & Employees continued to grow the
next few years and the 1 acre purchase of 520 North Main Street
became a deal in 2000. The boy's started construction in the summer
of 2002 and the 16,000 SF 2 story building became reality in June
Rye Ridge has introduced the Villeroy & Boch
plumbing and furniture line to Westchester and Fairfield counties.
Currently Rye Ridge Tile has 15 full time and 3 part time employees.
“We are looking for awesome people to expand our company and have
fun at the same time” says C.E.O. Roger Dean. “If we can do that,
there is no stopping Rye Ridge Tile Home Collections in the future.”