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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
 
 
 P10788 - Man Laying Bricks Circa 1970s, Courtesy of Rosati Family
P10786 - Child with Wheelbarrow Circa 1970s, Courtesy of Rosati Family
     
P10788 - Man Laying Bricks, Circa 1970s.
Courtesy of Rosati Family
 
P10786 - Child with Wheelbarrow, Circa 1970s.
Courtesy of Rosati Family
     
 P10787 - On Tractor in 1970s, Courtesy of Rosati Family
 
P10784 - Rosati-Designed-Built-and-Owned Greenwood Centre, Courtesy of Rosati Family
     
P10787 - On Tractor, in 1970s.
Courtesy of Rosati Family
 
P10784 - Rosati-Designed-Built-and-Owned Greenwood Centre.
Courtesy of Rosati Family
     
P10780 - In front of Shop on Malden Rd., LaSalle, Courtesy of Rosati Family
 
 P10789 - Job Site,Courtesy of Rosati Family
     
P10780 - In front of Shop on Malden Rd., LaSalle.
Courtesy of Rosati Family
 
P10789 - Job Site
Courtesy of Rosati Family
     
P10790 - Children Playing on tractor, Courtesy of Rosati Family
 
P10781 - Rosati Field House Donated to Sandwich Secondary School, Courtesy of Rosati Family
     
P10790 - Children Playing on tractor.
Courtesy of Rosati Family
 
P10781 - Rosati Field House, donated to Sandwich Secondary School.
Courtesy of Rosati Family
   

Vince Rosati was born in 1945 in Pastena, Italy. In 1963, at the age of 18, he immigrated to Canada. He worked various odd jobs before apprenticing as a bricklayer in Toronto. He returned to Windsor where he met Olivia Persicone.

Olivia had immigrated to Michigan at the age of four. Being the oldest, she soon developed a head for the construction business through her father's company.

In 1969, Vince and Olivia were married and opened Rosati Construction. The small masonry company consisted of Vince, Olivia and Frank Morrone, another brick layer. Though off to a slow and difficult start, the business was expanding and growing by the 1970s.

By the mid-70s the company branched into land development and leasing, general contracting, custom design and building work. They were one of the first area companies to offer one-stop service where they purchased the land, designed the structure and built and leased it.

In 1978, they started C&R Masonry which they eventually sold to Nino and Ersilia Cence in 1991.

They also opened their own flooring store, Rose City Tile around 1980, which they sold to former employees, Gino Morrone and Tony Oliverio.

As the companies grew and prospered, more were added. Together they became the Rosati Group which is now owned and operated by Olivia and Vince's two sons, Tony and Nick.

 
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