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Cortese Bros. History

Founded in 1951, Cortese Bros. has traveled a long road to get where they are today. Two brothers by the name of Frank and Nick Cortese came to the U.S.A with nothing at all but an aspiration of living the American Dream. Without any knowledge of how the Western World operated, and a serious language barrier, Frank and Nick founded what is today one of the largest home remodeling companies in Buffalo and the surrounding WNY area.

Cortese Bros.

As it was called on their DBA, because neither Frank nor Nick could spell Brothers, was born in 1951 as a concrete company in the basement of Frank’s house. Specializing in driveways, foundations, garage floors and all flatwork Cortese Bros. thrived as a leader in the concrete industry. In addition to the concrete company, the brothers bought and built over 65 units of apartments all over WNY, all of which are still owned and operated by Cortese Bros. With an eye for detail and a quality reputation that was unmatched in the industry Cortese Bros. soared into its next generation on top of its industry.

Domenic Cortese

Son of Frank Cortese, made the company what it is today. Starting as a laborer on the concrete crew, Domenic learned the business the hard way. After years of being the laborer, the go-fer, the salesman, and the production manager, Frank retired leaving the legacy to Domenic. It was then that Cortese Bros. shifted gears and became the leader of the Home Remodeling industry. While replacing concrete garage floors Cortese Bros. was approached to build a new garage. It was not in their scope of work but they gave it a shot and propelled themselves into the building industry.

Better Homes and Gardens Magazine award

In 1997 Cortese Bros. won The Better Homes and Gardens Magazine award for best Kitchen and best Bath in the United States. It was the first time in the magazines history that a kitchen and bath in the same house both won first place. Cortese Bros. is probably most widely known for Domenic’s radio show on WBEN News Talk 930am. Since April of 1989 Domenic has had his call-in Home Improvement Hour on Saturdays at 10 am.

Starting the same way their father did

The new generation of “Cortese Bros.” started with the company. Working their way up from laborers on the framing crews, to carpenters, and now into operations, Phil, Nick and sister Michelle Cortese have brought Cortese Bros. into its third generation of quality contracting.

Niagara's Business Ethic award

In May of 2012- Cortese was honored as Buffalo Niagara's Business Ethic award recipient for their outstanding operation in day to day business and treatment of customers, later they also were recognized in local publication for this honorable ethical achievement.

BNBEA Award

Your Man For Home Improvements!

At present day, Cortese Bros. Services Corp. remains the elite contractor for any home remodeling needs. Offering services such as kitchen and bathroom renovation, additions, handyman services, sunrooms, shade products and backyard living products it’s clear that Cortese Bros. Services has and always will be “Your Man For Home Improvements”!

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