Gene Pedrotti almost didn’t get a chance to run the family business. “At 60 years, the plan was to close the store,” said Pedrotti who is the third generation of Pedrotti family to manage the business started by his grandfather in Crockett.
My Uncle Al gave me two years of his retirement so I could finish college and take over running the store,” said Pedrottti who was studying accounting at Cal Berkeley. He had intended to become a CPA.
The Benicia Herald reports that Pedrotti moved to Benicia in 1992 as his business continued to grow but Crockett started to decline.
Pedotti hosted a birthday party at his Martinez home last night. As part of the celebration three spotlights were pointed skyward, one in Benicia, one in Crockett where the company started and one at his home. The spotlights were a memorial to past employees who have died.
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