It was in 1919 that four Italian immigrants brought their knowledge of the Old World tradition in marble and granite work to begin a company that would make its mark in transforming the architectural landscape of Windsor and Essex County.
These four immigrants with their experience and knowledge in the construction industry began Colautti Brothers Marble and Tile in Windsor. In 1923, a fifth partner, Baldo Camilotto, a terrazzo craftsman joined the company and became the terrazzo manager of the company. Within a period of 5 years, the company expanded its horizons and began working with ceramic tile and terrazzo.
In 1943, Colautti Brothers moved from its original location on Langlois Street to 2490 McDougall Street. Commercial and residential construction continued to boom. In 1964, Colautti Brothers introduced carpeting into their inventory with hardwood, vinyl flooring, epoxy, marble and granite.
On February 13, 1973, Colautti Brothers was purchased by Bruno NIcodemo who had joined the company two decades earlier as a supervisor and estimator. The company continued to expand and moved to its present location at 2779 Howard Avenue and it was during this time that son, David, joined the company as a part of the Colautti Brothers’ staff. On Bruno’s death in February 2001, his wife Clorinda assumed ownership of the company. Recently, David has become President and the company continues to flourish.
The company hasn’t changed much in the way it does business since it began. It continues to offer customers the best in granite; marble; carpet; vinyl tile; linoleum; epoxy; hardwood flooring; ceramic tile and terrazzo from which to choose and the quality of workmanship is still exceptional.
From historic buildings like the Downtown Post Office and Hiram Walker to contemporary work at Casino Windsor and Devonshire Mall and other projects including local hospitals and schools, Colautti Brothers looks forward to continuing their tradition in the years to come.