• Kitchen & Bath CRATE Acquires AAI Tile & Stone in a Merger of Two Home Improvement Heavyweights

    For Immediate Release
    Press Contact: Scott Monday, Founder + CEO, kitchen & bath CRATE

    Date: July 1, 2021
    Phone: 888-995-7996
    Email: [email protected]

    Summary:

    • Modesto’s kitchen & bath CRATE acquires 35-year-old AAI Tile & Stone of Salida.
    • The acquisition will allow kitchen & bath CRATE to increase quality and speed and launch a new product.
    • Kitchen & bath CRATE will be moving to Salida from their downtown Modesto location in August 2021.

    Modesto, CA: Kitchen & bath CRATE, a local residential remodeling company started in 2012, today announced the acquisition of AAI Tile & Stone, a 35-year-old Salida, CA company specializing in custom countertop and tile installations. This acquisition will allow kitchen & bath CRATE customers to achieve even quicker remodels at an even better price point.

    “We are so excited to have the AAI team join the CRATE family,” said Scott Monday, Founder and CEO of kitchen & bath CRATE. “Their three decades of custom countertop and tile experience will allow us to serve our remodel customers even better going forward.”

    The acquisition will allow kitchen & bath CRATE to self-perform one of the most critical elements of the kitchen & bathroom remodel process. Doing so will provide even better control of the project schedule and increased quality control for fabrication and tile projects. Additionally, the acquisition will allow CRATE to expand its services into countertop-only projects, a service it has always referred out to other vendors. Lastly, kitchen & bath CRATE’s relocation to AAI’s facility in Salida will allow the CRATE team to serve an even larger geographic region.

    Kitchen & bath CRATE, started by Monday on a whim back in 2012, has some pretty audacious growth goals as well. The acquisition of AAI is well aligned with CRATE’s 10-year, 10-location expansion plan that includes even more vertical integration. They opened their Sacramento location in late 2019 and plan to open an office in the Danville region in 2022.

    “Our team has a passion for residential remodeling; it’s all we do. We plan to replicate our system throughout Northern California in hopes of serving even more customers and, as our mission states, change the way customers perceive our industry.”

    Kitchen & bath CRATE will commence fabrication out of their new facility in July 2021 and move to Salida from their downtown Modesto location in August 2021.

    Kitchen & bath CRATE (a 2016 recipient of Modesto Bee’s Excellence in Business Award) is a Northern California company that’s completed more than one thousand kitchen and bathroom remodels since 2012. Using its proprietary remodeling system, kitchen & bath CRATE walks customers through the entire proposal, design, permitting, and construction process in an exceptionally short amount of time. Their remodeling services include kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, cabinet refinishing, and countertop projects.