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
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
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
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.