At a reception held on February 26, 2015 Scalzo Group, was named a Westfair Communications 2015 Family-Owned Business Award Winner. Presented by the Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journals and People’s United Bank, this prestigious award honors and recognizes exceptional family owned businesses in the region for their hard work and the dedication of generations of their family members within the community.
According to Westfair Communications, “Family businesses account for 50 percent of U.S. gross domestic product and for about 80 percent of all new jobs created nationwide. This award honors multi-generational family entrepreneurs whose contributions to their businesses, industries and communities are exceptional.” Scalzo Group was one of 60 companies nominated for the 2015 award.
About Scalzo Group and the Scalzo Family:
Creating and maintaining a sense of family and community has always been an important part of the Scalzo family tradition. Beginning in 1942 when Victor Scalzo opened an appliance store in Danbury, four generations of the Scalzo family have been involved in the growth of the family businesses and have been leaders in the local community. In 1960, Victor’s son, Peter branched out and began a successful career as an appliance distributor and began acquiring properties, launching the family real estate venture. Following in his father’s footsteps, Paul Scalzo opened a real estate brokerage firm, Scalzo Realty Inc., in 1985 solidifying the foundation of what would become Scalzo Group Real Estate Services. In 1988 Paul’s wife, Andrea, added Scalzo Property Management to the company’s portfolio followed by Peter Scalzo, Jr. who launched his real estate law practice in 1995. Most recently, 2013 marked the beginning of the fourth generation entering the family business as Paul Scalzo, Jr. joined the company as a Property Manager. The Scalzo family is also community focused, holding numerous nonprofit Board seats, are civically involved and are mentors within the community – giving back and being a part of the fabric of their community has been contributory to the success of their endeavors and a family passion. As the company continues to thrive, each generation of the Scalzo family continues to remain committed to the principles that the company was founded on: family, faith and community.