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Garden State Brickface and Me

June 13th, 2009 · 6 Comments


I was recently reading the book “Motherless Brooklyn” by Jonathan Lethem. It’s a great book that I highly recommend, but that’s not the point of this entry. During the course of the book some of the characters mention radio ads on during a Mets game for Garden State Brick Face and Stucco. This brought back a lot of memories to me.

As a kid I’d watch obscene amounts of TV and before we got wired for cable this meant watching a lot of WNYW and WPIX the two local independent stations (which later became Fox and WB/CW respectively). So on the joyous days I was home sick from school, or just had presidents day off I’d sit around in my Ghostbusters jammies and watch I Love Lucy reruns. During which they would always advertise Garden State Brick Face and Stucco. Reading those words elicited a warm feeling in me of more carefree times.

A few months after reading the book I was flipping through the stations and what do I see? A commercial for Garden State Brick Face Windows and Siding I guess the Stucco business isn’t what it used to be. Honestly I’m not even sure what Stucco is, I think it’s that stuff that makes the walls all bumpy like frosting or cottage cheese. Well I was glad to see my old friend again, grown up and changed of course, like running into an old friend from third grade. It was nice to see that the business which is at least 50 years old is still around, but I was sad to see my ole pal Stucco go.

Their website;

Classic Garden State Brick face and Stucco Commercial

More recent Garden State Brick face Windows and Sidings commercial


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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Anonymous // Jun 15, 2009 at 6:53 am

    I remember those commercials too.

    Unfortunately the company has hit hard times and no longer advertises on TV, Radio

    The company currently works with a skeleton crew and has laid off most key staff to try and survive.

  • 2 jackie // Jun 15, 2009 at 8:23 am

    I dont remember this at all. then again i didnt retain much when i was younger.

  • 3 Lincoln // Jun 16, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Garden State Brickface is suffering from the economic downturn.
    No more TV or radio commercials.
    Goodbye Brickface

  • 4 purpley // Jun 18, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Oh! Those old commercials bring back memories for me, too. I’m from New England…so we had “Off-Track Bedding” (which I always confused with Off-Track BETTING), Santa’s Christmas Phone, and Bernie and Phil’s (Quality, Comfort and Price-That’s Nice!).

    That brings me back to the days when I dreamed about living in a big house in Dartmouth and making local tv commercials….that would have been a nice life, actually.

  • 5 Raj // Nov 24, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Yes you can, I live in an old school house and did it to mine. I used corctene nails and construction adhesive to add nailers every 16 inches, and then you can install the siding. Mine has been on for 10 plus years.

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