BY MELANIE JONAS
When Rob Barbieri, Leo Cammalleri and Jack Vitali graduated high school and started working in 1977, the three friends decided going into business was the only route they were interested in taking. What was once a small, but solid business plan is now a three-tiered umbrella company in the contract world. Over 30 years later, their business is still booming and has grown from three men into what is now a 55 person business.
Multiseal is a speciality contractor and supplier with offices in Canada, as well as the United States. If you are like me, you have very little experience talking with contractors. Multiseal is unlike many offices I have been in before; the entire landscape of the office is modern and feels spacious and welcoming when you walk inside. Multiseal is part of the Commercial Façade Improvement Program, which provides grant funding to commercial property owners eligible for the Façade Improvement Program to redesign, renovate or restore commercial building facades.
During my meeting at Multiseal, I chatted with Anna Altobello, who has worked at Multiseal for over 10 years and wears many different hats while working at the company. I asked Anna what has kept her at one company for so long and she said, “The atmosphere is family and team oriented and everyone helps one another out.” This is something many people want in a job, but few find.
While meeting with one of the owners, Rob Barbieri, I was impressed with how easily he spoke about Multiseal’s success over the past 30 years.
It was also great to hear the enthusiasm he feels towards the Emery Village BIA, a community he has been a part of since Multiseal opened their doors.
At Multiseal, the work is more than just a job. This is an organization that was built from the ground up and the company continues to soar to reach new heights.
The final completion of their façade will be completed by the end of the summer. Make sure to check it out the next time you are driving by 4255 Weston Road.