To bring a vast selection of the world's latest and finest porcelain, ceramic, stone and glass tile under one roof. Expertly guide homeowners and trade professionals in the specification of appropriate products and the design of their personally inspired space while maintaining the service, dependability and thoughtfulness of a family owned company.


Architectural Ceramics deemed “where the architects and designers shop” by Washingtonian Magazine is a comprehensive tile and stone company servicing the design industry, including, but not limited to, the homeowner, designer, builder, contractor, architect and installer. Established in 1985, Architectural Ceramics is a family-owned and operated corporation. AC has five convenient residential showrooms in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area: Maryland: Baltimore, Bethesda, Rockville and Virginia: Alexandria, Vienna, as well as a commercial sales team servicing Atlanta, Baltimore, DC Metro, Richmond, and Philadelphia. Architectural has a worldwide assortment of ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, slate, marble, limestone, glass and metal tiles, with an extensive supply on hand, ready for pickup or to ship from our Rockville, MD and Baltimore, MD warehouses. In addition, Architectural Ceramics has over 30 specialty vendors which can be special ordered for your project.

Our employees take great pride in their expertise and enjoy working with clients through every stage of their projects to ensure the creation and fulfillment of a unique and striking space. Each design consultant is highly trained in both the tile industry and in the design process. We can create, assist in or fulfill your vision by helping you select product for your next tile or stone project.


Architectural Ceramics has a desire to not only be top in the Tile & Stone Industry, but we also strive to drive innovation, help our community, deliver results all the while demonstrating a positive character while we do it. Check out our core values below! 

Read more about our Core Values in our Blog here.

Core Values


Architectural Ceramics' CEO, Betty Sullivan, founded Washington Cares in 2005 to provide disaster relief for Hurricane Katrina victims. During this relief effort we assisted over 400 dispersed people in finding new jobs and housing in the DC Metro Area. Our desire is to help in emergency situations with assistance that includes clothing, first aid kits, food, water, blankets and cleaning supplies. Washington Cares is a non-profit, 100% volunteer based supported by donations and Architectural Ceramics. Washington Cares is a faith based organization that delights in serving the community just as our Savior served. Washington Cares also has an ongoing recovery support system that helps displaced families relocate and start over with new jobs. Please let us know how we can serve you! Visit our Washington Cares Facebook page here. If you feel led to donate, click here.

Washington Cares


Betty Sullivan President and CEO

Betty Sullivan is the matriarch of Architectural Ceramics. Betty has been a key leader for Architectural Ceramics since 2001. Under Betty’s leadership AC has increased revenues sevenfold! In the mid 1990’s, Betty was the president of an Intellectual Property Licensing firm where she partnered with major corporations to provide patent licensing, mastered negotiating skills, and managed high powered patent attorneys. Prior to her work with patent licensing she had retail experience with United Colors of Benneton and L&L Bakeries opening stores and streamlining production.

Trey House

As President of Architectural Ceramics, Trey House will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company and drive to improve operational results across all departments. House brings to AC a combination of business modeling, corporate transitions, and sales experience. Prior to joining AC, Trey was the Vice President of Corporate Services at Foulger-Pratt where he was responsible for enterprise level marketing, IT, and risk management. House also worked for a decade in capital markets, and gained diverse experience structuring, marketing, originating, and distributing credit risk. Trey holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, with a concentration in Real Estate Finance.

David Benson Vice President of Sales

David Benson

Vice President of Sales

David has worked with AC for over 15 years and oversees the Sales Division. At the age of 15 he started making deliveries for the family business. He worked with the business part-time in various facets throughout his teenage years and college. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University, David jumped right into full time sales with the company. Over the past 5 years David has personally sold over $5,000,000 in sales while managing the residential sales division of AC.

David holds a CCTS (Certified Ceramic Tile Salesperson), has served on the National Kitchen and Bath Association Board and is currently an active member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization, NARI, NKBA, NVBIA, NAHB and ASID.


Kersi Press

Territory Manager

Before joining AC Kersi studied Architecture at Lehigh University and begun his career working at the Baltimore based firm CSD. At CSD Kersi worked on both Senior Living and Public works projects. It was here that he discovered his interest in building materials and architectural products.

Kersi got his feet wet in sales at another tile distributor where he begun to develop his passion for tile. As a former architect, Kersi understands not only the design process, but also the challenges designers face when working on commercial projects.This experience helps him better understand the needs and expectations of his customers. Kersi joined the AC team in 2008 to start the AC’s commercial division in Baltimore and has since grown this department to include a showroom and several sales people.

Kersi had been involved with large projects in Baltimore and around the country. Some of these projects include buildings at University of Virginia, Emory University, The Rivergate Apartments in Manhattan and many more. In his 8 years at AC Kersi has been a leader in sales, repeatedly breaking sales records in the commercial department, while helping guide and contribute to the vision and future of AC.


Architectural Ceramics is compromised of trained sales and design consultants which are available to assist the beginner or professional alike with your next project, big or small.

Alexandria Staff

Alexandria Staff

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Vienna Staff

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