Member Spotlight March 2011
EABA Member: Joseph L. Castagnola
Joseph L. Castagnola, Owner/President, has been in business 22 years. The plant and office is located in little Boston, on the Youghiogheny River, adjacent to the bike trail. Business hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday with the office open only on Saturday morning. The PRADA Company is a manufacturer of natural Indiana limestone, and manufacturer’s representative of slate, granite, marble, bluestone and precast building products. Indiana limestone blocks (the size of a compact car) are quarried in Bloomington, Indiana and shipped on tractor trailer to McKeesport. Stone craftsmen slab and carvers shape the material to be used as window sills, keystones, copings and wall veneers. The company’s motto is: “Our vision of stone leaves a lasting impression”. PRADA has done projects as far away as California with the closest being the “Wilmerding Park” sign across from Johnny’s Restaurant. We supplied stone at the White House, for renovations spearheaded by First Lady Laura Bush, and the Governors Mansion in Atlanta, Georgia. Joe was a “rookie” as he joined EABA in 1997; since that time the company has grown to 17 employees. His son, Joe, upon the graduation from PITT in 2004, joined the company and runs the fabrication facility. His lovely wife, Rose, helps out too. This past month she accompanied Joe on a business trip to Richmond, VA.
Thank you for your continued support and congratulations on being the EABA March member of the month.