Don José Cartellone was born in Sicily, Italy, in 1899 and at the dawn of the twentieth century he and his family settled down in Mendoza. In 1918 José Cartellone founded the building company which grew fast allowing the undertaking of large-scale works. Together with Gerardo, one of his children, Don José began to participate in public and private tenders. In the 50’s, he appointed Gerardo to run the business and became the mentor and advisor of the company.
Don José Cartellone died in 1961 in the Federal Capital City of Argentina. His legacy and values are still present in the third generation of JCCCSA.