From early on Ben Walker has had a ﬂair for being an entrepreneur and much of his early work revolved around helping corporations revitalize the way that they did business. Before becoming the owner of Capital Tile, he originally worked for the State of Texas as a Recycling Coordinator. This experience led him into becoming the Southwest Regional Manager for the Steel Recycling Institute where he represented the steel industry on environmental issues about recycling in eight Southwestern States.
Later in 2001, Ben left his job to join Abitibi-Consolidated, a Fortune 500 Company known for being the largest newsprint manufacturer in the world, where he was responsible for managing communications and government aﬀairs between the US and UK until his cousin Pat Hathaway reached out to ask for help in taking his tile company to the next level.
Eager to help his cousin and ready for a career change, Ben moved to Kansas and joined forces with Pat to establish a strong foothold in the Kansas City market as they began to expand their services across the country. Ultimately, Ben crafted a vision for reforming the company to have a strong culture of investing in its employees, developing strong relationships with their customers, and creating beautiful tile work that could stand the test of time.
His persistence in creating this future led to him becoming the CEO of Capital Tile in 2013. Now he uses his experience to coach others in how they too can build their business.