Our History

Before Tile Lines existed, there was Building Lines. Established in 1991, Building Lines was a tile installation business owned and ran by brothers Darrell and Darren Helbling. Their dedication to a quality final product and outstanding service resulted in many happy customers from around King County, including several owners of Street of Dreams homes. 


In 2008, Darren and Darrell opened Tile Lines, a retail tile showroom. Their goal was to provide quality products and quality customer service for homeowners who sought better selection and more information than could be found at generic home improvement stores.

Tile Lines was awarded the 2011, 2013, and 2015 Angie's List Super Service Awards for being in the top 5% of all businesses ranked on Angie's List (we were just one review shy of receiving the 2012 and 2014 awards!). This great honor is a symbol of our dedication to customer service and going the extra mile for our customers.


We relocated to a larger showroom in south Kent in April 2013. We are now able to offer an improved shopping experience and show a broader selection of tile and stone products and with many more displays and idea boards.

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Our Team

Darrell Helbling

Darrell Helbling


Email: darrell@tilelines.com

Darrell has over 25 years of business management experience. He has a wide range of knowledge on everything from tile and stone products to installation and design.

Katy Helbling

Sales & Design Consultant

Email: info@tilelines.com

Katy's background is in graphic design, and she uses her knowledge to help customers select attractive and complementary materials for their space. She's been with Tile Lines since 2010.

Rita Nelson

Elizabeth Simmons

Sales & Design Consultant

Email: elizabeth@tilelines.com

Elizabeth has over 25 years of experience in customer service, sales and management. She has a background in product and interior design. She loves to help customers find the perfect tile for their project. 

Rita Nelson

Lori Bixler

Sales & Design Consultant

Email: lori@tilelines.com

Lori has degrees in both residential interior design and marketing.  She has worked in home furnishing retail sales, design, and customer service.  With over 30 years of home improvement DIY experience Lori loves to assist and encourage home owners to take on new & exciting projects. 

Rick Meyers


Email: rick@tilelines.com

Rick handles deliveries, picks up orders, and manages the warehouse. He's eager to help out on the showroom floor and assist customers with their orders.