About Us

About Us

earlyMTW

The story of Mission West Kitchen and Bath begins with the founding of our sister company, Mission Tile West.
The idea for Mission Tile West emerged in 1984, while Mission West Kitchen and Bath co-owners Thano Adamson and his parents, John and Dina Adamson, were visiting Dina’s family in Mexico. While there, they visited with Dina’s brother, Tony Kyriakis, who owned a tile factory in Nogales. Tony produced beautiful custom tile for the Mexican market, but had no one to sell his products in California. At the time, Thano had just graduated from UCLA with an economics major and was eager to start a business. Selling his uncle’s tile in California seemed like a natural fit. With John’s financial help and guidance and Dina’s natural design ability, the family opened a little tile shop called Mexican Tile West in September of 1984. At this time, the business was just a 100-square foot showroom in the corner of the current South Pasadena location, which was originally John’s contractor’s office.

The first year, the business sold $28,000 worth of product. John’s financial generosity helped the business grow through this time.

As the business grew, it started taking over John’s building. More products were added including Mexican floor tile. This was before Home Depot had a hold on Saltillo and the business was meeting a unique need in the community.

John, Dina, and Thano began to show their tile at shows, and other tile showrooms became interested in their products.

Mexican Tile West began carrying tile from local artists and from manufacturers from all over the world. To reflect the diversity of its products, Thano changed the name of the company to Mission Tile West.

Today the company has grown to three showrooms, three manufacturing facilities, over 300 lines of tile, a much larger warehouse, and an amazing staff.

With Mission Tile West well established in the design community, the family saw an opportunity to expand. A kitchen and bathroom showroom selling plumbing, hardware, lighting, and cabinetry seemed a natural complement to the tile business.

In 2005, Mission West Kitchen and Bath opened its doors at the original South Pasadena location with the motto “Why Go All Over Town.” Mission West Kitchen and Bath has been successful in providing clients with easy access to all the designer elements they need to complete a kitchen or bath remodel under one roof, as well as with a high level of personalized service. Our sales staff is knowledgeable on all areas of your renovating needs and we truly care about helping you achieve the design of your dreams.