The team at Supermarket Technical Services works tirelessly at design and implementation of the tools needed to guarantee your successful store expansion & renovation needs. We have built a reputation of solving problems of Store Managers, Owners & Investors. Looking ahead at alternative refrigeration technologies, lighting, food preservation and more...

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Meet The Team


Michael J. Marotta

Michael J. Marotta R.D.I.

Michael has over 30 years of food service & supermarket design experience.  Michael is a 2nd generation store planner with an excellent knowledge of refrigeration with an eye towards the latest technologies in natural refrigerants.  Energy efficiency has always been high on mike’s priorities for design and implementation.  Mike has always been active in all design and engineering phases, both in the office and in the field with a “hands on” approach for all projects.   Mike’s many years of in store experience while working his way through school, gives him unique insight into day-to-day food service operations and his excellent problem-solving skills has made him a valuable part of the team. His onsite project coordination and has been an asset to our customers.

Mike has worked and consulted many projects throughout the years, including designing and overseeing the construction of the first operating cheese aging caves in NYC for Murray’s Cheese shop, and then recreating a larger version in their LIC warehouse.  Some of his other clients have been Amy’s Bread, Morton Williams Supermarkets, Whole Foods Supermarkets, Mrs. Greens Natural Market, Fairway, Butterfields, D’Agostino Supermarkets, Gristedes, Bubby’s Pie shop, Keyfood, Olive Tree, Adam’s Fair Acre Farms, Gourmet Garage, Jetro, Decicco Family Markets, Columbia University, Wild Edibles, Western Beef, Morty’s Bar, Restaurant Depot, Food Fair, Breadberry, Seabreeze seafood, Locale Market, Quiznos, etc. Over the course of his career Michael has also been brought in for solution providing by numerous contractors, suppliers, and manufacturers.


andy has 25+ years’ experience in Store Planning Layout and Construction Coordination Design for Supermarkets, Food Service, and Hospitality industries. Sandy takes pride in applying his experience to every project.

He, as all of us, become part of the client’s team. Sandy is invited to get involved by several of our recurring clients to review and verify potential new location. He reviews landlord lease agreement to make sure the client will get the right MEP-R loads, sizes and roof space required to run a supermarket. Collaborating with the client to bring their vision of the supermarket design to life. Sandy works to make sure the design is shopper friendly, the right flow thru the shopping areas and a great customer experience. Sandy’s leadership is the true value for our clients.

Sandy is involved with the design and engineering of all in house projects. His years of experience coordinating the buildout of a project helps keep a project schedule on time, under budget and the client informed. Sandy represents the owner during construction and meeting so the owner can do what he does best and operate his current locations.

A short list of clients/projects includes: Whole Foods Supermarkets, Key food Supermarket, Key Food Market Place, Gristedes, Bubby’s Pie shop, Food Fair Fresh, Gourmet Garage, Jetro, Restaurant Depot, and Western Beef.

He strongly believes in continuing his development by enrollment in several professional studies & attending annual trade shows.

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Rick Canto

Rick has been working at STS for 15yrs. Started at the age of 20 while studying Architectural and Mechanical engineering. Through STS guidance he moved up in ranks to Senior CAD operator in the company. His on experience and multiple projects he’s worked on has help him build relationships throughout the years with Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Store Owners and Vendors. His experience and Knowledge is built on the STS principle of versatility and “out of the box” thinking. To be a team player in any aspect of project whether it is helping a client working with their team on a project or help a client build their team from the ground up.