TiCon - Our Story
TiCon Restaurant Equipment Company is a
continuation of MarCo Supply Company, founded by Tom Costello
Senior in 1953 in Santa Rosa, California. Since TiCon's
formation in 1985 it has specialized solely in the pizza
equipment industry. TiCon's primary principal, Tim Costello
has personally designed, sold and installed over 1,000
pizza restaurants and has first hand operational experience
in the pizza industry. We have provided this information
to our website visitors so they may gain a better understanding
of TiCon's history and its goals for the future. Feel free
to contact us to learn more about
Costello started delivering beer mugs to pizza restaurants
in the San Francisco bay area at the tender age of 16 as an
employee for MarCo Supply. He's been in and out of pizza kitchens
for more than 33 years and still loving every minute of it.
You can find him traveling throughout North America, installing
pizza ovens and delivering satisfaction to TiCon's large client
base most days of the week.
||When Tim finally decides to take time off you
can find him at the Talkeetna
Roadhouse. This charming original Alaskan roadhouse offers
breakfast the size of grizzly bears and beds as comfortable
as a mountain climbers dream. The Talkeetna Roadhouse uses
TiCon supplied ovens for all their baking needs of which they
serve their World Famous Cinnamon Rolls.
||Jake is an 8 Year
old Jack Russell Terrier that many of TiCon's existing clients
know and love. He travels with us for some of our installation
trips and can usually be found chasing squirrels. He is a
founding member of the 'PizzaTesters', a group dedicated
to the sampling of all the various pies cooked in TiCon installed
ovens. If dogs are Man's Best Friend, then Jake is
truly the Pizza Ovens Best Friend.
The PizzaVane was designed
and created by the late TiCon employee, Hap Dempel. Constructed
with heavy gauge steel tubing and utilizing a Large and
Medium pizza pan, The PizzaVane weighs more than 60 pounds
and sits atop TiCon's main warehouse in Hopland, California.
Washers were welded to the pans as counterbalance and painted
red for pepperoni and black for olives. Visitors to our
offices marvel at this unique asset - a functional reminder
of TiCon's talent past and present.