David Fazio, owner of DeVille Auto Collision, has been named by the federal agency as the Family-owned Small Business of the Year for 2019, an annual award given to a small business that has been passed down from one generation to the next and has been in business at least 15 years.
DeVille Auto Collision, started in 1970 by David’s parents Charles and Joan Fazio, was nominated by the Small Business Development Center at the College of Staten Island, which helped the company access $1.4 million dollars in SBA backed financing to purchase its own building. The Small Business Development Center also nominated the company for its innovative products and services, growth in number of employees and increase in business at its 10,000 square foot Staten Island facility.
“Having come from a family of entrepreneurs myself, I know how hard it can be to keep a family-owned business running,” said Beth Goldberg, Director of SBA’s New York District. “What the Fazio family has done is truly amazing – to grow and expand and include the family in the process – is a unique challenge that deserves to be recognized. We’re honored to celebrate DeVille Auto Collision as SBA’s 2019 Family-owned Small Business.”
Information was provided by:
The U.S. Small Business Administration, Megan Ernst, Marketing Business Advisor
2800 Victory Blvd. Bldg 3A-105
Staten Island, New York 10314
Phone: (718) 982-2495