Local tile business to be featured on NBC’s ‘George to the Rescue’

Photos courtesy of Tiles Unlimited

The popular television show “George to the Rescue” on NBC will be airing an episode featuring Queens’ very own Tiles Unlimited on Oct. 1.

The series centers on George Oliphant, a contractor who has been working with a team of workers and volunteers to renovate the homes of deserving families in the tri-state area for the last six years. This season, Tiles Unlimited, one of the largest local tile businesses in Queens, joins the rescue team.

The episode will feature the Stellwagens, a Mamaroneck family whose lives were flipped upside down when Amy Stellwagen’s sister-in-law Niki Newton-Campolo passed away unexpectedly, causing Amy and her husband Jon to take custody of Niki’s three daughters, Gabby (10), Reagan (8) and Riley (6). The Stellwagens lived in a two-family home that needed to be converted into a one-family home that could accommodate them, their 2-year-old son Chase, the three girls and Niki’s sister, Tethra.

“’George to the Rescue’ was inspired by the Stellwagen family’s deeply affecting story,” said Andrew Scerbo, producer of “George to the Rescue.” “Mamaroneck’s incredible support for this family allowed us to quickly assemble a dedicated team of experts (including our loyal supporters at Tiles Unlimited) that were passionate about making a profound difference for many years to come.”

This is not the first time that Tiles Unlimited has been featured on “George to the Rescue.” To date, Tiles Unlimited has provided the materials necessary for the renovations in four episodes of “George to the Rescue” and they have donated approximately 1,600 square feet of tile and installation materials in total.

“Tiles Unlimited loves helping people in need as much as we do. It’s a match made in heaven,” Scerbo said. “Their heart and compassion toward the families we’ve rescued together is the perfect illustration of the foundation of our show. Their giving spirit is boundless, and we are continually so grateful to have them on our team.”

“We feel blessed and certainly privileged to be a part of such an honorable cause,” said Joe Pipitone, president of Tiles Unlimited. “George Oliphant is a humble and generous man with lots of heart and a beautiful spirit! His authenticity is consistent on and off the set and the members of his team are a reflection of his demeanor and what he stands for. Somehow, they make the process look easy and quite frankly they have been a joy to collaborate with!”

Since its founding in 2004, Tiles Unlimited has been dedicated to helping others and the community. The company’s mission statement, “Making a difference one square foot at a time,” resonates with them and Tiles Unlimited is proud to support local causes in the Queens community. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Tiles Unlimited donated approximately 30,000 square feet of tile to 200 families whose homes were affected by the storm. Tiles Unlimited is also active in nonprofit charities such as Toys For Tots, Red Nose Day and Queens Center for Progress.

“For us, there is no greater feeling than contributing to another and especially those that are going through challenging times,” Pipitone said.

Located in Glendale, Tiles Unlimited is the ultimate source for premium tile products. They have the largest selection of porcelain, ceramic, glass, metal and natural stone tiles in Queens while having partnerships with the finest distributors and manufacturers around the world.

Visit the Tiles Unlimited website for more information about the company and its philanthropic endeavors. Check your local listings and don’t miss Tiles Unlimited on “George to the Rescue” on NBC on Oct. 1.

Click here to see a complete photo gallery of Tiles Unlimited’s day on the set of “George to the Rescue.”

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