Home Improvements was established in El Segundo by William Pedrino
in 1948, then known as Pedrino Sash and Door. 55 years later, this
family owned and operated business is now headed by Don Pedrino,
with his son Billy as the Vice President of Operations.
"The Bitterness of Poor Quality Lingers Long After the Sweetness
of Low Price" is a favortite saying in the Pedrino Family, one for
any businessperson to remember out in the marketplace.
The Pedrino Family
William T. Pedrino (we
like to call him Grandpa) started it all in 1948 with Pedrino Sash
and Door in Hawthorne, California, selling and installing wood windows
and doors. PS&D was a small business, thriving with only two
or three employees for over fifteen years. During this time, Grandpa
was able to build an extensive client base through repeat customers
and constant referrals. In 1965, this busy father of four hired
his thirteen-year-old son as an apprentice. Young Don’s duties
included aiding in installation and other general assistance. By
the time he was eighteen, Don had gained enough experience and expertise
to be named partner in the company.
For over twenty years,
Grandpa and Don headed PS&D together, improving the look of
homes all over the county. In 1986, Don, by then a devoted husband
and father of three, sold PS&D and started constructing new
apartment buildings. At that time, Grandpa retired and remains a
silent partner in all of Don’s business ventures to this day.
Don enjoyed building homes, but couldn’t resist returning
to the window and door replacement industry. In 1994 Don began Sunset
Home Improvements in Marina Del Rey, California, selling and installing
Certainteed™ windows and doors. The next year, his oldest
son Billy left the Marines and was hired at Sunset with many of
the same duties that had occupied Don in the beginning of his career.
As the client base and number of employees grew, so did the need
for a larger office and more products to cater to the needs of the
customer. Sunset moved to El Segundo, California in 1998 and began
to sell additional product brands, including Magic and Simonton.
Don and Billy began to
see major changes in their company. Billy headed the sales department
for Sunset and added more products, such as Tex-Cote™, to
Sunset’s line. Billy’s efforts brought in more revenue
to the company and proved him a worthy member of the Sunset team
– so much so that he was made partner in 2000. In the same
year, the ever-expanding Sunset team moved to the office they currently
occupy, on Main Street, the busiest street in residential El Segundo.
Don and Billy have seen their business grow from 4 part-time employees
in 1999 to nearly 25 full-time employees in 2002. Billy also saw
his family grow, as he is now a loving husband and father of four
girls, the youngest of whom was born in February 2002.
Although Grandpa lives
nearly 2 hours away, Don and Billy visit him on a regular basis,
and all three golf together. Anyone who knows the Pedrinos sees
closeness unparalleled by any other family. Because of this, the
Pedrinos will treat your family the same way they would want you
to treat their family. For over 50 years, the Pedrinos have had
one mission – making your old home new again.
History: The Pedrino Biography
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