|In 1926 Sam V. Campo began his business in the 7200 block of Harrisburg Blvd in Houston, Texas, with about 600 square feet of space. About 10 years later, he moved the shop into a 20' x 30' building behind his home. Around 1940, 10 more feet were added to the building. By 1945, a new building, also behind his home was constructed, making the shop area over 2500 square feet.|
2nd Generation Vincent Joseph Campo (December 21, 1925-November 8, 2008)
Vincent Campo, also known as Sonny, began working with his family as a child, making gutter tubes, gutter and flashing when he came home from school. He worked in the Harrisburg shop and the shop on Capital Street that was attached to his parents' house.
Vincent was a WWII veteran, who proudly served our country in the army in the 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division, 222nd Battalion, Company B. His Division landed in Marseille, France on December 9, 1944. He fought until VE day, May 9,1945 in Munich, Germany. His Division liberated the Dacau concentration camp as one of its final victories in the war. He returned home where he started back in the business.
Vincent's handwritten account of WWII
Vincent took the shop over from his father in 1972, when he incorporated the shop as Campo Sheet Metal Works, Inc. He moved the shop to its current location in 1978, with our first building of 7500 sqft. In 1983, the shop was doubled in length to 15,000 sqft. In 1988, with convincing from his son, Sammy we made the move into the computer age with the purchase of our 1st CNC plasma cutting table. Some of his accomplishments with the business, include the Gutter and Flashing on the Astrodome and gutter and flashing throughout Astroworld. The shop again doubled in size to its current size of 30,000 sqft with a new high bay building.
Vincent Joseph Campo (December 21, 1925-November 8, 2008)