Sue Roth

     - Office Manager

Sheldon Bloch

     1926 - 2017

Annunzio "Blackie" Caroscio

     1928 - 2017

Gino Caroscio

     - Owner-operator

Fireside Planners is a family-owned business that has built over 2,500 homes across 15 Cleveland suburbs over the course of 60 years. While the company has changed names and partners throughout its' tenure, original founders Annunzio “Blackie” Caroscio and Sheldon “Shelly” Bloch shared a complementary skill set. With Blackie’s construction experience and Shelly’s business mindset they set the stage for a unique and sustainable partnership. 

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     - Broker, Fireside Realty

Over the years, the company has diversified to weather the ups and downs of a questionable economy. Blackie and Shelly have leveraged shared values and the strength of their expertise to branch out into multiple areas beyond residential, including a strong portfolio of commercial projects. 


Fireside Realty was incorporated in 1965 to streamline the process between home building and purchasing. This business has since become integral to the company’s distinctive holistic approach in serving clients.  
Today, Gino, Blackie's son, carries on the family tradition of high-quality construction and customer-first service. He invites you to experience the benefits of working with him firsthand and all of the home building knowledge he's been able to master over the years.


Please explore the pages of the site to learn more about Fireside Planner's complete service offerings as well as hear from past clients Gino's worked with.