Company 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.

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 five Partners and 10 staff members make up the Johnstown, Pittsburgh, and Hollidaysburg offices of Catanese Group.

As a testament to our long-term commitment to our clients, many of the 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.

Who We Are

At Catanese Group, we know that quality, trust, value, and integrity are important to our clients. Our Partner Group has a diverse array of expertise in public accounting working with every size and type of business – from family-owned businesses to corporations with locations around the world. We assist clients in all stages of business, from getting a new business up and running to planning for the future – both personally and professionally.


"Sam and his outstanding staff have worked with us for 30 years, through personal and professional changes and challenges. You have always been there for us and have helped us make the right decisions. We have always felt that there is a special interest in us as clients and friends."

- Dr. Angelo and Pamela DeMezza

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