Building on a Family Business
Now in its third generation, The Colucci Group of Companies in Pittsburgh, PA, has grown and diversified since its initial start in the 1940s. The company was originally founded by Ralph and Rocco Colucci as a retail business selling imported and domestic tile and natural stone. Today, the operation is run by Carl J. Hilbert, nephew and grandson to the founders, and it has expanded to include two more divisions, Colucci Marble & Granite Restoration and Colucci Marble & Granite Fabrication.
Colucci Marble & Granite Fabrication, Inc. caters to both the residential and commercial markets. “We produce natural stone countertops, thresholds, tabletops, windowsills, shelves, building facades and numerous other applications that require durable natural material,” said Hilbert, adding that the company’s annual production capacity is $3 to $5 million worth of work.
In addition to the shop workers, the company also employs two installation crews and one template team. “The most accurate method of templating for us is using strips of Luan plywood,” said Hilbert.
Among the recent projects that the company has worked on are the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, PA; the Mount Airy Casino in Pennsylvania’s Poconos area; Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich, CT; and Saratoga Gaming & Raceway in Saratoga, NY.
Sidebar: The Colucci Group of CompaniesPittsburgh, PA
Type of work: residential and commercial projects
Machinery: a Pro-Edge II automated edge shaping and polishing machine, a Jaguar gantry saw, a Prodigy bridge saw and an Odyssey CNC stoneworking center -- all from Park Industries of St. Cloud, MN
Number of Employees: more than 70; including 15 workers in the fabrication shop, two installation crews and one template team