After graduating from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1992, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Law and Society, Brian moved to Bend, Oregon, a town that he had loved visiting as a child.
Immediately after moving to Bend, Brian apprenticed with Tom Welch of Trend Setter Tile and Marble. Brian’s keen eye for detail and ability to learn proper techniques instantly solidified his reputation for quality work in the tile trade. Throughout the years, Brian has had the privilege to learn and work with many talented and influential tradesmen, including Dale Austin, Dave and Valerie Austin, Harlan Manley of Harlan Manley Tile Inc. and, for over ten years, David Stone of David Stone Tile and Marble.
Over the past 26 years Brian has been involved in many tile setting projects here in Bend, Oregon, both residential and commercial. Brian has worked extensively on custom home projects in Black Butte Ranch, Sisters, Crosswater, Sunriver, Broken Top, Awbrey Butte, Pronghorn, Awbrey Glen, Bend, Tumalo, Eagle Crest, Terrebonne and Redmond. In addition to a wide variety of impressive residential tile and stone installations, Brian has also worked on numerous commercial jobs in the area, including Side Effect Board Shop, Carerra Motors, Red Dragon, Blondies Pizza, McGrath’s Fish House and Columbia Outfitters (Originally LLBean Outlet).
In 2006 Brian married Mara Oblizalo, and in 2008 they welcomed their daughter Kehlan. The Stephens family wishes to thank everyone who has helped them along the way and they look forward to a wonderful future in the tile trade here in Bend.
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