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After nearly a century of family ownership, Burke’s Do it Best Home Centers in Oswego and Fulton, N.Y., have been sold to a trio of former employees.
Brothers Chuck and Tom Handley, whose great-grandfather founded the business in 1926, are selling to Jason and Christopher Rinoldo, and Jeffrey McGann.
“Knowing that Burke’s is in the hands of individuals who have been a part of its journey for decades brings us immense comfort,” said Tom Handley.
Jason Rinoldo started working at Burke’s as a 16-year-old in 1989, before becaming an accountant. Brother Chuck also worked at Burke’s while in high school, working his way up to operations manager at Brookfield Power. McGann was a salesman and assistant manager with Burke’s before founding his own construction company. He is currently the director of code enforcement, planning & zoning for the city of Oswego.
The Handleys expect to remain the company “for a year or more” to assist with the transition.