Longtime friendships result in a successful partnership

California Stools Bars and Dinettes opened its first store in 1977; the result of what would become a lifetime friendship between three college friends and teammates.

Brothers Filippo and Sal Galioto emigrated from Sicily in 1967 and, soon after, met future business partner Fred Cesano on the soccer field where they all played for Cañada Junior College. Their shared passion for soccer led to a continued friendship after college and, eventually, a business partnership.

Heather Pereira joined the team in 1989. Newly engaged and looking for a rewarding career she could invest in long term, Heather jumped in with both feet and has not looked back. Over the years she became an integral part of the business and ultimately joined Filippo, Sal and Fred in the partnership.

Visit one of California Stools Bars and Dinettes Bay Area locations and you are likely to find one of the owners on site. Their combined product knowledge and enthusiasm for helping customers find just the right dining set or perfect barstool is a true rarity in today’s retail shopping environment.

The retail landscape will continue to change and California Stools Bars and Dinettes will be there, providing the Bay Area’s best selection of barstools and dining furniture. Come and see for yourself, in San Jose or Pleasant Hill, and find what you’ve been looking for.