Our History

The Catanese Group story began in 1946 when our founders opened an accounting firm in New York City. Twelve years later, the first client was engaged in Johnstown, PA and by the mid 1970’s, eight significant clients existed in the Johnstown area.

Sam Catanese joined the organization in June of 1976 as the Firm continued to grow. During the latter part of the seventies, Carl Vulcan and Peter Shrift joined the Firm and all became partners during the 1980’s. In 1984, a Pittsburgh office was opened. Joseph DeYulis became a partner in 1993. 

In 2017, Sean Wonderling became a tax partner. He brings his unique experience and perspectives, ushering the firm into the next generation of technology.

Today, Catanese Group has defined specializations in several areas – including retail, real estate, professional services, not-for-profit, governmental, health care and legal services. At the present time, a total of seven partners and 16 staff members make up the Johnstown and Pittsburgh offices of Catanese Group, including a firm administrator, IT manager and business development consultant.

As a testament to our long-term commitment to our clients, many of these same individuals who helped to establish the Johnstown-based firm are still part of our client base today.

We invite you to join us and grow with us. With our vision for the future firmly rooted in tradition, by partnering with our Firm, Catanese Group offers you the opportunity to create your own legacy for future generations.