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Cangelosi as seen in Luxe Magazine

January 18th, 2012


2012 Fabrication Special

January 17th, 2012

Cangelosi @ GHBA Product Expo!

November 8th, 2010

Cangelosi will be exhibiting at the GHBA Product Expo on November 18th, from 1pm to 7pm.

For more information please log on to or see the product expo advertisement in the November Issue of Houston Builder Magazine!

See you there!

Press Release – June 3, 2010

June 3rd, 2010

Press Release – June 3, 2010

Dear Friends and Associates,

This has been an amazing year at Cangelosi, celebrating 40 years of award winning expertise in commercial and residential projects throughout the U.S. We appreciate your business and look forward to an exciting summer and fall.

This summer, I will be traveling with my family to France, Italy, Germany and Switzerland from June 6th to August 6th. I will be visiting quarries, writing blog and face book entries and soaking in the amazing architectural and design elements throughout Europe as we travel from town to town.

I will be available via email:

In my absence please call or email questions regarding stone or anything you need from Cangelosi to:

Brian Curfman,, w. 281.499.0561 or c. 281.793.5808


Scott Neumann,,

Brian is new to our team but has the resources of all of the employees who have been with Cangelosi for years. He will utilize their expertise for assistance in answering any of your questions or job needs.

Over the past year we have been active with many trade organizations supporting the industry through sponsorships, green building initiatives and educational events including the following.

· Greater Houston Builders Association

o Remodelors Council- Member and host of Networking night

o Custom Builders Council- Member and host of Networking Night

o Education Committee Member

o Green Built Gulf Coast Member

· American Society of Designers Gulf Coast Chapter

o Green Committee Chair

o Chair and Co-Host of Earth Day Educational Event

o Derby Day sponsorship

o Key Note Speaker for Derby Day

o Co-Host of CEU MIA Training

· Marble Institute of America

o Coverings- Women In the Stone Industry Panel Discussion

o Co-Host for Educational Seminar in Houston


o Project Runway Sponsor

Mark Your Calendar for the Following Upcoming Events in the fall:

· NEWH Event Host- September 21st

· Remodelors Council – September Meeting Sponsor, Sept 14th

We will also be planning a party to roll out our new lines of products.

Please go to our website and sign up for our newsletter at

Thank you for being a vital part of our successful team. We look forward to growing our businesses together in 2010 and 40 more years into the future!

My Best to all of you!

Soapstone Countertops

June 1st, 2010

Soapstone, also called steatite, is a metamorphic rock found all over the world. Its high talc content makes it one of the softest of all metamorphic rocks. It has been used for centuries for intricate carvings and elaborate buildings, which many have withstood the test of time.

More recently, soapstone countertops have excited homeowners with its form and functionality.
This is a naturally quarried stone, which has many applications within residential and commercial building. Soapstone countertops, soapstone sinks, masonry heater and flooring is among the most popular uses of this rock.
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Builders and homeowners are now showing new interest in this amazing material, not only for its natural look and feel, but for its functionality over other natural products.
Soapstone countertops are among the most owner friendly natural products. Although soapstone is softer than most countertop materials it is very dense and nonporous. Unlike granite countertops a soapstone countertop will not stain and will not be damaged by hot pots or common household liquids like citrus, wine, acids or chemicals. That’s right you can clean your natural soapstone countertop with common household cleaners!
Soapstone countertops are limited on the variety of color. Most untreated soapstone comes in varying shades of gray. Remember, when choosing your soapstone countertops, it will darken once your stone is sealed.
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Your soapstone countertop can be sealed with mineral oil; however some owners don’t apply any type of sealant to the stone, which allows it to take on its own natural patina.

Houston Chronicle Article Eco-Friendly Stone

March 31st, 2010


Eco-friendly stone finds favor as building material


Sept. 11, 2009, 3:38PM

As architects and engineers embrace more environmentally friendly building design and construction, advocates of sustainable development are rediscovering natural stone.

After years of negative press, natural stone is enjoying a resurgence as architects, designers and engineers recognize its superiority as a building product, and that it may be the most sustainable of building materials.

More structures being built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards are using natural stone.

Consider the facts:

Stone improves energy efficiency. Natural stone has mass that absorbs ambient temperature. That means stone can “store” cold from air conditioning systems and warmth from heating systems, evening out temperatures and reducing the heating/cooling cycles needed to maintain comfort levels.

Stone is naturally beautiful. Unlike artificial surfaces, stone is not manufactured using petrochemicals or other volatile compounds. It does not use special pigments or artificial colors. And, the choices are nearly limitless if designers and architects consider all the varieties of stone available: granite, marble, sandstone, limestone and others.

Stone can have a small environmental footprint. Modern extraction techniques have made quarries more efficient and reduced their environmental impact. Plus, a growing number of quarries restore the environment after they extract the stone. And, if stone is quarried within 500 miles of the building site, it has a fairly low carbon footprint, often better than that of building materials shipped in from across the country or around the world.

Stone is virtually indestructible. A goal of sustainable construction is to build a structure that will last. As millennia of experience show, stone can survive the toughest environments.

Stone is recyclable. While it lasts forever, if a homeowner grows tired of a particular stone, it can be reused elsewhere in the home or outdoors, as paving material.

Anyone interested in using natural stone in their LEED project should ask a few key questions:

Where was the stone quarried? Look for material quarried within 500 miles of your project.

Does the quarry restore its environment? Most quarries have embraced restoration efforts.

Was the stone processed or fabricated in an environmentally friendly way? Technological improvements make this possible.

Doing the research may take a little time, and the number of sustainable, natural stone options is growing. They offer an incredible variety of practical and beautiful options to make a design statement in the most energy efficient buildings.

This article was provided by a member of Greater Houston Builders Association’s Remodelors Council. For more information, contact the GHBA Remodelors Council, 9511 W. Sam Houston Parkway N., Houston, TX 77064;; or 281-970-8970. The Remodelors Council meets every second Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the Hess Club.

Click here to connect to original article published in The Houston Chronicle and on their website

Cangelosi 40th Anniversary

March 30th, 2010

On January 26, 2010 Cangelosi hosted the GHBA Remodelers Networking Evening at our facilities in celebration of our 40th Anniversary.  A Big thanks to our partners in construction, industry affiliates, and all who attended!vic-cangelosi-donae-cangelosi-chramostasharon-staley-peggy-hull-halliemichael-strong-bette-moser-kevin-frankel-donae-cangelosi-chramostalaura-timanus-amanda-crump-of-jane-page-design-groupbreck-powers-john-gillettecangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-062cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-200cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-0291cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-019cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-021cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-034dsc_3460dsc_3681jennifer-cope-larissacangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-036cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-1851cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-080cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-144cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-166cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-028cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-022nick-senofsky-of-lighting-unlimited-michael-of-greenhaus-brothers-strongcangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-201cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-030dsc_3562dsc_3708dsc_3477cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-008cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-164hallie-radcliffe-cannalli-anana-smetanacangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-027cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-013cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-1541cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-003

2010 ASID Earth Day

March 24th, 2010



      The Houston Design Center

            7026 Old Katy Road


                April 22, 2010

          11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.



11:30 – 1:00 pm Earth Day Luncheon
Kitchen and Bath Concepts – Showroom 148
Thank you to Kitchen and Bath Concepts for hosting lunch and to Wendt Design Group for providing lunch with Ruggles Grill.
1:00 – 5:30 pm CEU’s at ASID office – (3) CEU events
($15.00 each for ASID Members, $40.00 each for Non-Members)
1:00 – 2:00 pm Ray Levy (Founder of Sunbelt Window Film) – 1 hour CEU credit
When you leave this presentation you will understand why window film has been Green for five decades, long before the expression what “going green” means today. Window film is often overlooked as a viable solution for energy efficiency. Ray’s presentation will clearly change your views and present you with bright, new solutions. You will learn how a quality film can keep the sun out, while allowing light in, becoming the preferred choice for energy efficiency.
2:00 – 3:00 pm CEU Sponsored by Formica – 1 Hour CEU Credit
Healthy Indoor Air by Design Health, Safety & Welfare
Presented by Paul Bates, LEED AP
Market Outreach Manager – GREENGUARD Environmental Institute
Credits: AIA (1LU), IDCEC (0.1 CEU), CSI (1-ECH), USCBC
This basic level course is designed to communicate the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and empower architects, designers and specifiers to employ strategies to improve the IAQ in the spaces they are creating. The course includes background on the impact of indoor air pollution on human health and economics. Participants will learn to identify sources of indoor air pollutants, illustrated by several case studies that highlight the effects of controlling, versus not controlling, IAQ at the design phase of building construction. Emphasis also will be placed on how participants can incorporate good IAQ principles into sustainable building projects.
3:00 – 3:30 pm Afternoon Break
Light Snacks & Beverages offered by Cangelosi, Formica & Sunbelt
3:30 – 5:30 pm “What Shade of Green is This Product?”
CEU presented by Victoria Schomer, ASID, LEED AP
Available CEUs: 0.2 Basic Designation: Health/Safety (HS)
Subject Index: Interior Design: Sustainable and/or Environmental Design (2.12)
The assessment of materials and products for their “greenness” can be an arduous task. Compounding that challenge is the growing and changing landscape of the certification programs now, and currently being, developed. By using a Materials Matrix Evaluation form to examine specific attributes of a proposed green material, professionals can “grade” products based on their project and client goals and requirements, instead of those purported by the product supplier.
5:30 – 7:00 pm Networking Reception with ASID, GHBA Custom Builders Council and Invited Guests
Sponsored by Dauphin Sales, Sunbelt, Cangelosi, Relative Sound, and Formica at Dauphin Sales Showroom #273 – (kindly rsvp to or 281.499.0561)



CLICK HERE to download a pdf of this event



Green Homeowner Workshop

March 24th, 2010

A 5 Week Wednesday Night Series at:
Daltile Gallery,
2808 Richmond Ave.
March 31st to April 28th
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Vito Cangelosi’s Famous Meat Balls and Red (Tomato) Pasta Sauce

June 30th, 2009

Meat Balls:
1 1/2 lb. ground beef
1 cup Progresso Italian bread crumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan grated cheese Read the rest of this entry »

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