Coming from a background in business that he began building straight after high school, Aldo Disorbo has thrived successfully in the moving industry for over 26 years. But as an avid cook, he is also figuring out what opportunities might be waiting for him in the restaurant business.
Q: You have made a successful career out of moving people’s belongings. But you are also interested in opening an Italian restaurant. Those two businesses couldn’t be more different.
Aldo Disorbo: I love trucks and food. What I do for a living, I don’t separate from who I am as a person. But to be successful you have to work hard no matter what business you’re in.
Q: What are your favorite Italian dishes that you often make at home?
Aldo Disorbo: I can make killer lasagna. I make my own pasta and sauce. I also love Tiramisu. My mom always made these dishes. She is a fantastic cook.
Aldo Disorbo: Absolutely. Italians love food and family. Some people don’t have access to great ingredients, so they take the easy way out – fast food and deliveries. That’s tragic, because the further we get away from cooking our own meals, the more we’re losing something critical to every part of our culture.
Q: What do you think your first step will be to start your restaurant business?
Aldo Disorbo: I need to set goals. I need to learn everything and start thinking about where I want to be ten years from now.
Q: What is the hardest part of starting a restaurant?
Aldo Disorbo: When opening a restaurant, you can’t have enough money. Accept the fact that you won’t make money for the first year. The finer the restaurant, the more years it will be before you start turning profits.
Aldo Disorbo is the owner of Nationwide Relocation Service, the first major moving brokerage in the country. He is also expressing an interest in opening a Moving Squad, a local moving company, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.