Amie Anderl, Director of Cincinnati Branch, Hamilton Parker
What does your firm do?
Hamilton Parker has over 85 years of experience in supplying residential and commercial building supplies for the entire state of Ohio, including tile, stone, masonry, fireplaces and garage doors in Central Ohio, and supplying exclusively tile and setting materials in the Cincinnati and Cleveland markets. Hamilton Parker also supplies additional building materials through Construction Building Components (CBC,) it’s National Accounts Division. Hamilton Parker has also recently added two LVT lines to their offerings.
How did you get into this field?
I have a degree in Interior Design from Bowling Green State University and while I never did 100% design, I’ve always managed to stay connected to the design industry. My first job out of college was sales for a cabinet company. I ended up in the Dayton area 15 years ago with Design Forum, doing new business development and then got into the flooring business after that stint. That was where I was introduced to Hamilton Parker. When I heard they were opening a location in Cincinnati, I knew I wanted to be part of the team. The rest is history.
How does your firm work with architects?
Hamilton Parker’s core purpose is to achieve our customer’s vision through trust and expertise. In order to do this, our team works with customers to specify the right materials for both residential and commercial projects, keeping both budget and timelines in mind.
Who or what inspires you?
I’m inspired daily by the talent that we get to work with and the projects we get to be a part of. I also love to travel and am inspired by different cities, cultures and countries.
What is your favorite building and why?
September 2019 I had the chance to travel to Bologna, Italy, for work and I kept passing this building and just loved it – sorry for the picture quality but I was hanging out the window of the cab trying to capture it. I have no clue who the architect is or what it’s used for but it was so out of place among all of the thousand-year-old buildings and it was not only in my favorite color but happened to be a beautiful, large-format glossy tile. What’s not to love?
When you’re not working, what do you love to do?
Spending time with my 4-year-old son, family and friends, traveling, art, checking out new restaurants, breweries, projects around my place and being outdoors soaking up the sun!
Hamilton Parker is a long-time supporter of AIA Cincinnati’s CRAN community, including sponsoring the CRANawards before becoming one of the first Title Sponsors. To find out more about Hamilton Parker, please visit their website: hamiltonparker.com.