Steve is a born and raised Pittsburgher other than being a graduate of the University of Tampa. He joined his father in 1976 running the home improvement department of Gimbels Department Store where he learned the basics of kitchen and bathroom design. In 1983 Steve and his father Will purchased Patete Custom Kitchens in Carnegie. In 1989 they moved to their Scott Township home on Route 50 and created the current business model for Patete Kitchen and Bath Design Center.
Steve became a CKD (Certified Kitchen Designer through the National Kitchen and Bath Association) and has been president and CEO since 1997. The goal is to help clients solve their design and installation problems for residential remodeling projects. Out of this came
“Custom Creation to Expert Installation” which is the design and build concept the has turned Patete Kitchen and Bath into the premier kitchen and bathroom remodeler in western Pennsylvania.
Patete is a true family business and Steve works with son Barry who is Vice President and general manager of the firm along with wife Terry, daughter Melissa, and son in law Chris all are integral parts of the operation.
Steve is most proud of his extended family of loyal employees at Patete some of who have been here for over 30 years.
Steve has been recognized as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2008 and the company maintains an A+ rating at the BBB.
Steve enjoys golf and traveling with his wife Terry. He has 4 grandchildren Briana, Kendall, Landon, and Gavin.