Windsor, Ont. contractor Rosati Group edges its way to the top of On-Site’s Top Five Under 50

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Onsite Magazine


Staying true to its roots in southwestern Ontario, Rosati Group has grown to new heights.

Carving out its legacy since 1969, the family-owned contractor has secured the top spot in On-Site’s Top Five Under 50 category for the third time in six years, taking home $51.4 million in revenue last year, up from $46 million in 2017.

The design-build contractor, with its flag firmly planted in Windsor, Ont., is co-owned by brothers Tony and Nick Rosati, sons of founders Vince and Olivia Rosati.

Currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, Tony Rosati credits the company’s success to the community in which it builds.

“We continue to exceed our customers’ expectations and our core strength is repeat business from our existing customers,” he says. “We don’t look to travel all over Ontario. We want to stay local and just try to be the best in this area.”

Specializing in industrial and commercial projects, Rosati Group offers in-house land development, design engineering, legal, leasing and property management services, along with its field crew and construction team.

In the last year, the contractor broke ground on a number of industrial and commercial builds across Windsor-Essex County, including a $5.7 million facility for manufacturing firm Reko International Group Inc.

Spanning 48,600 sq. ft., the Lakeshore development is just one major project the contractor capped off in 2018. A $6 million, 47,000 square foot IAT Global facility in Chatham and the 89,000 sq. ft. Centerline Industrial Campus in LaSalle are two others.

“The driving force has been more on the industrial market side,” Rosati says. “The majority of the projects in 2018 have been brand new manufacturing facilities as well as additions to existing manufacturing facilities.”

The company also saw growth of its pre-engineered solutions for industrial, commercial and institutional buildings in the last year. It also completed more projects in the agricultural sector.

“We’ve also expanded our abilities in the retail and restaurant construction,” Rosati adds. “We’ve built and renovated quite a few restaurants in the last couple of years. That’s another area of growth.”

In 2018, Rosati Group constructed a 3,580 sq. ft. sports bar in LaSalle and a 1,700 sq. ft. café in Amherstburg. It also polished off a 1,864 sq. ft. restaurant renovation, among other projects.

“We’ve built over 15 million sq. ft. since we’ve started,” Rosati says. “That’s an accomplishment.”