Cohen and Cohen started as a local pioneer for scrap metal and demolition. The original scrap yard also housed a retail store where resalable items purchased through the recycling process and salvaged from demolition were resold. The firm was founded by two brothers, Harold and Al Cohen who owned and operated the business on 1963 Merivale Road, until it was purchased by a new series of partners in 1996.
These partners included the main operators and lifetime entrepreneurs, Garry Colautti and Walter Griesseier. Garry and Walter grew the original business during the following years and eventually purchased a site on 92 Bentley Ave, that allowed for future expansion and growth. During this time, they also worked as investors to found a series of other business that included: Cohen Environmental (asbestos removal and remediation), Cutback Terminal (auxiliary fuel system for backup generators), and Cohen Furniture (new and used office furniture).
During that time the property was developed with a series of buildings that housed operations related to Cohen and Cohen as well as providing rental space for other local business.
In 2007, a decision was made to consolidate all operations to the Bentley site and the current office was constructed.
During the spring of 2008 the recycling and demolition arm of the business was sold to a Montreal based firm, American Iron and Metal (AIM). It was at this point that Garry purchased his partners’ shares of the retail operations of Cohen and Cohen in anticipation of his children pursuing a career by his side.
In the spring of 2009, Garry’s son, Andrew began full-time work with the company with the interest of growing landscape supply side of the previous retail operations.
The company has now grown to serve the residential, commercial and institutional markets for high quality stone and concrete products and accessories. The focus has been on continuing to grow market share and product offerings in both the landscape and construction sectors.
Cohen and Cohen Natural Stone offers a comprehensive selection of natural stone, concrete, masonry, and landscape accessories. The company is authorized dealers for brands such as Unilock, Best Way Stone, Porcea Stone, and Banas Stone. The company also provides in-house fabrication services such as ripping, cutting, and coring, to ensure that every piece of stone is customized to the client's specific requirements.
At Cohen and Cohen Natural Stone, we are committed to providing outstanding customer service and pride ourselves on building long-lasting relationships with our clients. We offer personalized consultations to help clients select the right stone products for their needs and budget, and we work closely with them throughout the entire process, from product selection to delivery and installation.
Our reputation as a trustworthy and dependable natural stone and precast supplier in the Ottawa area has been built on our dedication to quality products and exceptional customer service. At Cohen and Cohen Natural Stone, we believe that our commitment to our clients and our products sets us apart as a premier natural stone and precast supplier.