Title: Business Owner
Company: One World Mexican Tile
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Career History: Owner, One World Tile Company, Arizona 2020;
Sales, Manager, One World Tile Company, Arizona, 2015-2020;
Sales, One World Mexican Tile, Arizona, 2009-2015;
Sales, Mexican Tile Company, 2004-2009;
Sales, Infinity Floor Coverings Inc., 2006-2007
Karen M. Clayton, Business Owner of One World Mexican Tile, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field.
Shortly after garnering experience in the tile industry at Infinity Floor Coverings Inc. in 2006, Ms. Clayton brought her talents to the Mexican Tile Company in Phoenix, Arizona. The company specializes in importing various handmade and hand-painted Mexican tile. When the Covid-19 pandemic posed a threat to the business, Ms. Clayton took it upon herself to save the business from closing by becoming the owner. In this respect, she utilizes her experience in sales along with an extremely creative side that has worked on many projects consisting of murals, mosaics, tables, custom works and more.
As a business owner, Ms. Clayton handles the Mexican tiles and all there is to do with floor tile and Talavera decorative tile. She deals with contractors who are both in the residential and commercial business sectors. She is passionate about the material and the talent that is involved in making the tiles. The tiles are all handmade and she loves working with them. She credits her success to the ideals supported by her motto, “Be honest, work hard, and you’ll make it.”