From Central Park Historical Society Encyclopedia
Bethpage, NY 11714
Owner: Roe Catalano
Manufacturer of awnings, commercial and residential. Specialties: canvas, aluminum, patio and window, framed and retractable. All manufacturing done at this location. Customers served in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Manhattan, N.J., Ct. and Pa.
Established 1946 in Brooklyn, NY by brothers Roe and Fred Catalano. Roe Catalano has been at the present location since 1970, now as a consultant. Sons Tom and John presently operate the business with the help of Theresa (wife/mother) and Josephine (daughter/sister).
Roe was born in Brooklyn Nov. 30, 1925. He served in the army as a PFC during WWII and was wounded at the battle of the Bulge. He was 20 years old and just discharged from the Army when he started the business. He is a member of the DAV and is active with veterans.
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