Doty Tile has been installing ceramic tilework in the Bay Area since 1979. For over twenty years Doty Tile operated as a small custom tile company. Today Riley runs a one-person operation, but frequently collaborates on projects with Phylece Snyder, a longtime colleague and wonderful tile setter.
Doty Tile does careful, thoughtful work on various types of installations. Areas of special focus are: historic restoration projects, working with handmade tiles, and doing public art installations. To insure sound functional work, special attention is given to preventing problems stemming from structural stress and from water incursion.
Riley serves on the board of Tile Heritage Foundation and does considerable research about the history of tiles. From time to time he writes and gives tours on subjects relating to tiles and architectural ceramics.