For 22 years, Brothers Pizza brothers Bill & Mike have been their own bosses and served delicious food, one pizza at a time.
You don’t even have to guess whether Brothers Pizza & Pasta is family owned — the answer’s right there in the name. Run by brothers Mike and Bill DelVescovo, the family connection doesn’t even stop there; Bill bought the business from an aunt and uncle—they’d owned it for five years — back in 1996 when he was eyeing the exit after several years in corporate sales.
The appeal of being one’s own boss won out over the rat race — the fact that he didn’t know much beyond making a pizza didn’t curb his enthusiasm. “I was working a lot of hours and figured if I was working those hours, I should be doing it for myself,” It was quite the learning curve, and Bill leaned on family for the support. “I’ve got it down now, but it took years of my aunts, uncles, and cousins helping.”
Brothers is such a family-oriented business that even their employees have brought their own siblings on board to work at the restaurant. Bill’s younger brother Mike got involved as a partner back in 2013 when a cousin bowed out, paving the way for the continuation of the family business. As Bill put it, “I think a lot about him coming on is having a successor.”
From “Family Owned & Operated.”