Our father, Pete Sr., was born to Italian immigrant parents from Sicily in 1925 in Akron Ohio.He & Mom(full
Hungarian immigrant parents) raised, 3 boy & 3 girl Italian Hungarian kids in West Akron, in the home Grandpa
Conte built while working at the Akron Rubber factory. Our parents were married 63 years, with Dad's passing in 2012, age
86, and Mom, 89 in 2019. So the Italian-Hungarian marriage worked pretty good.( We ate like royalty with those two cuisines)
Dad started in the Remodeling business in Akron in 1957, after serving as Union rep for Borden Milk Co.( yes,
he was a milkman)His first Retail company was a success with over 25 employees,On-Sides Siding company. The 3 boys, Pete Jr.
, Michael, & David , all have boyhood memories of Saturdays in the Showroom, and an added small Storm Window manufacturing
plant later added in the early ‘60s.
So, from the early 1960's, the family pioneered their way into Vinyl Window & Siding products. This was
unique among a thriving 'aluminum' window & siding industry. They speculated though that Vinyl was the future
! Today Vinyl Window sales comprise 92% of the Ohio and National Window market.
Pete Sr. , was forward thinking and served as National Sales Manager for a grass-roots Chicago Vinyl Extruder Producer
from 1964-68. Dad picked one of the 3 boys to travel with him often during Summer break, learning the
Vinyl Window industry, seeing the generational upgrades in Vinyl Technology.( and sightseeing the whole country, which
we loved !)
As the 60's ended & 70's began, Pete Sr. awaited the boys graduation from schools and college. But chomping
at the bit, Pete Jr. & Michael left Akron University after 1 year(pursued Business degrees), to join the new family business
opened in Central Ohio 1973.Both Pete Jr. and Michael were newlyweds as well. David would join the business , while in River
Valley High School in Marion.( David had a unique engineering gift, & and ran his own crew while a sophomore
in High School, doing almost perfection quality skilled-work. The customers loved him and the quality work performed !)
Conte Remodelers then continued as a quality Vinyl Siding & Window Dealer, enjoying outstanding growth
with thousands of customers over the next few decades. Delaware Ohio became the next logical expansion for the business,
because of Delaware's economic growth.
The decades that followed, allowed us to expand to all types of home remodeling. Custom Kitchens & Baths ,
Granite & Stone Counters , Room Additions, Metal & Asphalt Roofing, Basements, Concrete, SunRooms & Patios, etc.By early 2000's,
we would add the Window Depot USA product line to our business, after careful study of the product line and core company ideals.
Each of the 3 of us sons, thankful that Dad allowed us to find our niche, found his 'thunder' within the business.
Some excel at design & production, another enjoys people & sales, or estimating & office procedures. Each of us
ended up doing what we loved ! ( Michael spent 1 hour applying new siding, walked into the office, then joined sales forever)
Actually, all 3 boys enjoy many facets of the business, and do a little of everything STILL !
We bring a rich heritage to our business. Not just longevity, but real passion for what we do. Example: We
will show you emphatically that our product warranties on Siding, Windows, & Roofing , etc. are unmatched ! It's taken
40 + years to get there ! You, the Customer, are the Benefactors.
There is real satisfaction in beautifying people’s homes , part of your neighborhood, part of
our town, part of our World, together. And making a friend along the way. Thank you- from the Conte Boys !