In 1929, at the forefront of this country’s great depression, Rocco Carrozza Sr. started a small plumbing company that would live on for generations. Originally founded out of his basement, Rocco visited Chicago bungalows with nothing but a toolbox and matchbook for light. Unknowingly, he was laying the groundwork for reliable plumbing work that would be passed on for 86 years.
With a passion for fixing problems and building a better life for his family—Rocco inspired his sons John and Rocco Jr. to begin their apprenticeships. In 1970, John and Rocco Jr. decided to launch the second installment of the company, J&R Carrozza. Together John and Rocco went from small boys chasing each other around job sites to experiencing professional growth. Over the next 20 years, John and Rocco grew J&R Carrozza into a 20-man organization. By that time, the next generation of plumbing apprentices included sons, sons-in-law, nephews, and cousins. Sticking to their father’s roots of remaining a family run business.