Peter Maniscalco, the founder and CEO of
Maniscalco / Artistic Stone Gallery, Inc., was born in a small
country town called Poggioreale in Eastern Sicily, Italy. At
the age of ten he moved with his family to Australia,
following in the footsteps of other relatives that previously
moved to Sydney.
Peter attended De La Sel College, Ashfield
majoring in accounting. For the next ten years he pursued a
career as an accountant working for two large trading
companies based in Sydney.
While on vacation, he traveled with a
friend to Italy and stumbled across the Bologna Tile Fair.
After attending the fair they both looked into the possibility
of distributing Italian ceramic tile in Australia. This was
the start of the great journey that drove him into the stone
Peter’s love for the natural stone, and his
experience with the accounting side of a business, allowed him
to build a company that currently has a presence in Turkey,
China, India, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, and America. All
of Peter’s family has been involved in the business. At
present, his son-in-law Brendon Smith, daughter Deborah Smith,
and son Roberto are still involved.
In October 2003, Roberto and his wife
Elizabeth, both 23 years old, moved to America to start their
own operation. The American head office, now located in Menlo
Park California, sits on a 100,000 square foot lot with 40,000
square feet of warehouse space. Roberto is planning to expand
to the East Coast of the United States in the near future to
better serve his customers east of the Mississippi River.
Roberto’s main goals are to distribute
unique and exciting decorative products throughout the US. He
also maintains superior inventories and high service standards
at competitive prices.
Roberto’s passion for decorative products
shows with the constant new designs Maniscalco has to offer.
Through Maniscalco’s product, he expresses his love for the
stone and tile business his father started many years earlier.
Roberto and Peter would like all Americans to experience a
glimpse of what the Great Southern Land has to offer.
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