Brolero was started to fulfill a product need of successful attorneys everywhere. The concept began when one of the company’s principals, attorney Matt Broughton, identified the need for a classic, attorney-specific, rolling briefcase. To address this need Matt partnered with Louis Scutellero of Mario Industries to use their specific knowledge and entrepreneurial energy to develop a new style of briefcase. The first market-ready Brolero briefcase, The Executive, took over five years to design, test and manufacture.
The Executive has features that set it apart from other rolling briefcases. The Executive rolls on one end instead of the bottom, which allows for more maneuverability in tighter confines. This also allows a longer extending handle, without the need to use fragile and tedious telescoping mechanisms. In addition, The Executive features a multitude of mission-specific storage areas, such as a compartment for tablet PCs & iPads. One of the top-most storage areas has been designated a TSA pouch. It provides easy access to storage for items prior to screening in courtrooms or airports, speeding up this cumbersome process.
After the launch of The Executive, the company made a decision to become the “one-stop product supplier” for attorneys and law offices. The owners of Brolero realize that their primary customers, legal firms, have a need for a wide range of products in a variety of styles. They appreciate their customers’ desire for quality products with functionality that feature just the right look so important in conveying confidence.
Brolero recognizes the limited time of attorneys, office managers, paralegals and other members of the legal profession, to sift through various product suppliers in search of quality products. Consequently the Brolero team is doing the sifting for their customers, and will continue to search out and add items of quality and value as we grow. All products have either been manufactured by Brolero or its business partners, with quality and professional taste in mind. From the briefcase to desks and accessories attorneys can rely on Brolero to provide them with the most functional and beautiful products available.
Brolero is based at Mario Industries of Roanoke, Virginia. A United States based business founded in 1922, Mario Industries is a leader in the manufacture of lighting, décor and small items of furniture. Mario Industries manufactures and sells items to the hospitality industry as well as to large lighting retailers. Their styles range from contemporary to classic, and formal to casual.
Mario Russo founded the company in New York. In 1988 his grandson, Louis Scutellero became the president and relocated it to Roanoke Virginia. Mario Industries has the equipment to produce lamps from start to finish. Their manufacturing facilities include metal work, such as milling, plasma cutting, welding and other fabrication, as well as a growing ceramic department, woodworking, finish and assembly areas. They manufacture stock shades for all of their lighting as well as some rather creative custom shades for well known customers. Today, Mario, one of the oldest family-owned lamp manufacturers in the country, has grown to include these affiliated companies: Lampshades by Mario, Passport Furniture, Reliance Lamp, and Finial Showcase. While serving a loyal International customer base nearly 5000 strong, Mario prides itself on its ability to equally serve both large and small customers, producing the finest quality lighting.