BBMI was founded in 1976 by Phil Bolfing, who had the business model, and his brother Pat, who had the product knowledge. At the time, cultured marble was being used in nearly every new home across the Greater Houston area. As business grew, Phil and Pat hired help in both the shop (originally located near Northwest Mall) and in the field to keep up with new home sales. By 1978 BBMI had outgrown their first home and 5 acres of land was purchased at its present location on Telge. With the addition of the new manufacturing facility, Phil decided he wanted to continue the business alone and bought out his brother's portion so Pat could pursue other endeavors. Much of the 80's were spent working for builders such as Village Builders and Kickerillo Homes in areas of Nottingham Country, Kingwood and The Woodlands. More than a few of our current accounts stem from relationships that were started with a handshake in those homes more than 30 years prior.
Tony Bolfing, Owner
Phil's son, Tony, started working in and around the shop in the mid 90’s doing everything from cleaning the restrooms and vehicle maintenance, to pouring marble and StarStone, and after getting his driver’s license he was an installers helper every summer during high school. After dabbling in the restaurant business in College Station, he moved back to Cypress in 2004 to start his full time career at BBMI managing installation crews, picking up materials and helping Jesus with the measuring and templates. In January of 2014, he had the honor of taking over the day to day responsibilities from Phil. Nowadays, you can find Tony hard at work plowing through mounds of paperwork, although his hours seem to change slightly during hunting season. While hunting is his passion and lifestyle, he can’t get enough family time with his wife, Kate, and three wonderful boys, Davis, Dylan and Dalton.
Kate Bolfing, Accounting Manager
Kate came to BBMI in 2005 before she and Tony were officially engaged. Admittedly there was nervousness in hiring ‘the girlfriend’, but it was very clear from Kate’s first day that she and her business degree from Texas A&M were meant to take over the accounting desk. With three little boys at home (4 counting Tony!), she stays busy with multiple full time jobs, all while being Tony’s anchor and rudder, keeping him in line both at home and in the office.
Jesus Arregoytia, Installation Foreman
Jesus is the epitome of a Yes Man! No matter how many jobs he has to measure or how many jobs we have to schedule, he is always more than willing to take on another one. Jesus also started in 1987 as an installer at BBMI and was promoted to foreman after he demonstrated exemplary workmanship day after day, year after year. Jesus is who you will see after scheduling a measure appointment and yes, he is always smiling! Constantly checking on crews and meeting with superintendents, he puts more miles on his truck in a week than most people drive in a year. When he is not taking on more than his fair share of work, he can found spending time with his daughter in New York or perhaps lost in the deserts of Mexico with his brother while hog hunting.
Miguel Villanueva, Lead Installer
Miguel V was a timid installer's helper in 1994 who seemed to go through an amazing transformation when his installer moved to another company. Miguel is the kind of employee that employers wish they could clone. He is an extremely diligent, hardworking and talented natural stone installer. When he is not wowing customers with his skill, he can be found cheering on Mexico's national soccer team.
Lalo Torres, Installer