Founded in 1962 by Dante Pandolfi, in 1964, his close friend Anthony Baccaro, who worked with Dante as a presser at Modern Coat Shop, joined him as a partner. Their first showroom was in Springfield, PA on the corner of Bishop Avenue & Baltimore Pike. In 1973, they purchased the property at 420 & Baltimore Pike where we were for 40 years and are now located at 438 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, Pa.
Anthony ran the day-to-day operations at the store where a typical work week would be 80 to 90 hours while Dante ran the warehouse facility in Southwest Philadelphia. I started working with my father (Anthony & Uncle Dante) at the age of 13. I would spend the summer months at the warehouse with my uncle. This is where I learned the basics of the floor covering industry (cutting the jobs for the installers, binding, receiving merchandise and of course sweeping the floors).