Don DeStefano's family is big, and each member truly enjoys the business they're in. Neal's Radiator Service was founded in 1941 by Don's father, Neal DeStefano, and his wife, Evelyn. Don is entering into the fourth generation now, and he couldn’t be happier.
"My kids are having kids; my son Dave runs the place,” says Don. "My mother knew my father had a lot of welding experience and loved to work with his hands, so she suggested he go into this business.”
The company opened 69 years ago on Genesee Street in Buffalo. About 15 years ago, a second site opened at their current home on Grand Island Boulevard in the town of Tonawanda. Four years ago, both places were merged into the single operation in Tonawanda.
Don knew he wanted to be in an industrial area because that's where his customers are. As a respected businessman, Don tries to encourage other businesses to the area as well.