Published in Builder Architect, September 2008
By Michael McKay
Three generations of Bratty brothers have built a strong, vibrant company whose interests have expanded to include almost all the facets that are particular to a successful property development company. It's a long way from their humble beginnings when Donato Bratty began building homes in the Toronto area 60 years ago.
"The Remington Group is a vertically integrated company with a long history of building excellence in the GTA," says Serena Quaglia, Director of Marketing. "We have a large inventory of land for commercial, residential and industrial use. We also have expertise in land development and construction, as well as property management."
The current Brattys have taken the foundations built by other generations and expanded them with an eye on what made the company successful in the first place. Their belief in customer service, technological innovation and building a quality product have helped keep them on the forefront of the development industry in the GTA for a long time.
The second generation of Bratty brothers, headed by Rudy and Jerry Bratty, drew on their father's experience and put together The Remington Group Inc. over 40 years ago.
"They started off by building a number of houses along Bathurst Street and it sort of took off from there," says Serena. "The rest is legendary."
A family member heads up every important department at The Remington Group, which helps to ensure a continuity of experience and excellence. Rudy is the Chairman and CEO, while Matthew Bratty is the President of the Los Rise Residential division. Michael Bratty is the President of the High Rise and Commercial and Retail division, while Chris Bratty is the President of Land Development and Acquisitions. Mark Bratty is President of Special Projects.
"The family has put together a large staff of committed professionals that do everything from purchasing the land, servicing the land and ultimately creating great communities that are noted for their value and aesthetics," says Serena.
The company has seen a lot of, and been on the forefront of many technological developments since Rudy and Jerry started building some 50 years ago and they've always been committed to staying on the cutting edge of the industry.
"Remington Homes has a real passion for developing communities both in the low-rise and high-rise division where [a customer] our clients can settle for everything," says Serena. "What that means is that a Remington home builds with location in mind, as well as family needs."
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