Curio Nataloni and his brother Frank are the owner’s and operator’s of Kitchens & Baths by Curio, headquartered in Springfield, MA. This is a highly regarded General Contracting Company in Hampden County.
Curio was trained in General Contracting. Curio was originally from a little town near Perugia, Italy. He attended the Institute Technico Industriale where he studied architecture and cabinetmaking. After immigrating to the USA he went on to build custom furniture by hand in the family home. Many pieces are still being used some forty years later including his first custom kitchen crafted at the age of 17. On Valentine’s Day 1974 Kitchens by Curio, Inc. was started by Curio Nataloni in Ludlow, MA. During his time with the Ludlow showroom — in which he installed his projects in the morning and met with clients in the afternoon — he established an excellent reputation for his design and quality installation. During the course of that time he also educated himself through the NKBA and attended design courses at the University of Notre Dame earning his CKD (Certified Kitchen Designer) qualification. In the course of his career Curio has won many National and International awards. Most notably he is a TWO time winner of the International Maytag & Wilson-Art CKD competition. The winning projects have been featured at several National Home shows as well as on the front cover of “House Beautiful”–one of which was called “Kitchen of the year”. After winning the competition in 1993, in 1994 Curio was asked to be a judge! Curio is active in the NKBA and the HBA and was former president of the Mass State Home Builders Association 1999-2000. In 1984 after 10 years in Ludlow Curio moved his showroom to Springfield, MA. At that time Frank Nataloni graduated from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and joined the firm full-time. Having spent many years working part-time with Curio while going through school it was an easy adjustment. He started out working “in the field” where he gained in-depth knowledge of craftsmanship working under Curio’s wing. Also, he has taken many courses through the NKBA, HBA and UMASS and is now on the staff at Bay Path College in Longmeadow, MA. where he teaches Kitchen Design. Frank became the 2nd person in the state of Massachusetts to be a Certified Bath Designer. His work has been featured in many publications. “Green” projects are nothing new to Frank who has completed a number of them including one for an environmentally ill client where only steel cabinets could be used. Frank has been involved in professional organizations including NKBA, HBA-Remodlers Council, and UMASS Family BU. He is a Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer.
Some of the services Kitchens & Baths by Curio provides include: Bathroom Remodeling, Cabinet Installation, Custom Bathroom Vanities, Custom Cabinets, Custom Countertops, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, Custom Pantries, Custom Walk-in Closets, Green Building, Handicap-Accessible Design, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, Home Restoration, Kitchen Remodeling, Multigenerational Homes, Project Management, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, Bathroom Design, Kitchen Design, Pantry Design, Remodeling.
When it comes to providing expert General Contracting services, nothing takes the place of experience. Curio began working in General Contracting 50 years ago and started Kitchens & Baths by Curio in 1975.
One of Kitchens & Baths by Curio’s goals is to provide their Hampden County clients with professional, high quality, and affordable services. People often choose Kitchens & Baths by Curio for General Contracting because The designers at Curio have excellent design and space planning idea’s. They want their customers to feel comfortable throughout the whole process. They are not done with a project until the home owner is 100 % Happy with everything. They treat their customers like family.
The result, one of the most successful General Contracting Companies in Springfield !
What do their customers think?
Renata Sangria – “Curio renovated our kitchen over 15 years ago and it is as fresh and beautiful today as it was then. Curio immediately understood my vision and sketched it out perfectly on a napkin during our first ‘meet’. The detail and functionality of my kitchen are unparalleled and timeless. I am definitely not an easy client but when Curio thought I was making a poor choice he was not afraid to sway my conviction. My kitchen will be the selling point for my house.”
Paul Adkins – “We hired these guys to do our complete major kitchen renovation. You get the complete package with them. They managed the design, demo, and renovation. They are extremely capable, confident, organized, knowledgeable, creative, & honest. A project like this can be overwhelming, yet they stream lined the schedule by making you aware what needs to get done, picked out, etc by certain dates. Our project required the removal of walls with structural considerations, new flooring, cabinets, appliances, plumbing, granite tops, tile, & electrical. They handled and coordinated every little detail. We found them, as well as the people they use to get the work done, very professional and receptive to your needs. There were a couple of times we requested changes and they would respond immediately and with great empathy for your concerns. They emphasized through the entire project that we needed to be happy. This huge project was basically done when they said it would be…within 4 months. If you want it done right & with attention to details, Curio is the way to go. You can’t go wrong.”
Having owner operated experts, like Curio providing knowledgeable and expert care is an asset to Springfield and Hampden County, MA.
Business owners take risks and often work long, exhaustive hours to service their clients. There are freedoms in owning a business, but these freedoms come at a cost. Rarely acknowledged are business owners like Curio Nataloni that employ people and ensure their staff are paid continuously. Sure, people earn their wages through their time, hard work and skills, but let’s take a moment and thank Curio for having and continuing the business ownership game that allows people an opportunity to produce and earn those wages.
Need General Contracting Service? Give Kitchens & Baths by Curio an opportunity by visiting them at 1045 Boston Rd, Springfield or by calling them at 413- 783- 0913.
In addition to running a successful General Contracting business, Curio supports BNI (Business Network International) Massachusetts, whose purpose is to help businesses, large and small, grow their business and make more money.
So from the staff of Local Search Force that runs the County Advisory Board
Curio Nataloni, you are highly commended for your service to the residents of Hampden County, for having and maintaining a business that adds to the financial well-being of MA and for your willingness to participate in social betterment activities.
Well done Curio Nataloni!
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