Paul Owen moved from California to Hawaii in 1977 and started his career as a tile setter with a large tile installation company based in Honolulu HI. Honolulu, HI.
Realizing that tile was an artistic calling as much as a skill, he indentured as a mason’s apprentice for four years and logged 6000 hours of in-the-field training. At the same time he spent almost 600 hours in the classroom getting instruction on proper craftsmanship, material composition and mixes, repair and restoration, safe scaffolding, and blueprint reading.
Paul attained journeyman status in 1982 and over the next 10 years worked as a mason and supervisor on major union projects. He opened Absolute Marble and Tile in 1991. His company’s reliability, high standard of customer service, and attention to detail has made Absolute Marble and Tile one of Maui’s most- recommended tile contractors for over two decades.