Our Evolution

Pasquale Adipietro better known as Pat or Mr. Krown started on his knees installing flooring and worked himself in to a proprietor partnering with his brother on 5th Ave in Brooklyn under the name of Master Floors. When Pat felt there wasn’t enough for both of them at that location he split off to start Broadway Krown Floor Covering with it’s location on Broadway between Gates Ave and Madison St. It was primarily a floor covering store. 

After a few years a location became available at the corner of Broadway and Gates Ave and being that a very prime spot Pasquale moved down the block to the big corner store at 1366 Broadway. This was a huge step as the rent was much higher and there was a lot more square footage to fill. As the years clicked by the additional room was filled with much more than just flooring. Pat began to offer more of the whole package of decorating by adding window treatments, paint, and wall coverings.  Later more items were added to make the store known as “If Krown doesn’t have than nobody does”. In fact he added so many items that he had to move the original floor covering business to another location just two doors away at 1030 Gates Ave.

Pat enjoyed and worked hard for many years at Krown, seeing the good times and the bad here in Bushwick. He saw and endured the riots of the sixties and was one of the few businesses to survive the Blackout of ’77 here on Broadway. He served on many boards to help the community; 81st Community Council, The Bushwick Salvation Army, The Broadway Chamber of Commerce and more.

In or around 1984 Pat Jr. came to Krown to work with his father and continue the business. Shortly after his arrival a fire burnt out everything above the store. Three floors of apartments and the roof were totally gutted. Krown survived with plastic drop cloths across the ceiling to protect merchandise from the weather as Pat negotiated with the landlord to make necessary repairs. The landlord promised a lot but did nothing about the situation. Early in 1986 Pat needed to make a decision, move out of 1366 Broadway or just call it a day and retire. He decided to recruit his 3rd son Anthony in to the business and quest for a new location.

Together the father and two sons found vacant stores just a block away and with time and diligence were able to renovate and move to the new and current location. Since that time Pat Jr. has relocated to Florida to venture into his own flooring business. We worked together over the years maintaining the number one rule that Pat our Dad taught us; customer service is job one!

November 12, 2006 was a sad day for Krown, the people of Bushwick, friends and family, The Founder of Broadway Krown Floor Covering Corp, my Dad pasted. He was much more than a founder to most that new him. He was an idol, a teacher, a speaker, a negotiator, a boss, and a father to many who had nothing to do with our family. We miss him so, and remember him fondly as we press on another day, another year.

Our Difference

We are a driven group of individuals whose focus is on customer satisfaction. The reason I put group and individuals in the same sentences is because although we all have the same mission, we individually take our own approach towards it. This makes for a happy mixture, which especially enhances our multilingual and multicultural atmosphere of the neighborhood.  We try to make everyone as close to home as possible. We have been in the same area for 59 years and focus in on the needs of our neighborhood. There are so many items that are regular bread and butter to us yet not to be seen in the big box stores. We are a member of True Value which gives us better buying power to deliver a wider variety of items and competitive pricing. To sum it it up: We are here to serve!

Our Staff

Our Staff is comprised of trained individuals in each aspect of our business. We don’t have anyone assigned to a particular department. From the moment you walk in the door the same salesperson can sell you paint then plumbing and then floor covering. You will not here “sorry that’s not my department”, “I’m on my break”, etc. Our staff will take you from the door to your car with educated advice to help you complete your project. If you'd like to become part of our staff, go to the contact us page, print out and fill out our application and fax or bring it in in person.