TruGrade Service registered with the state of Pennsylvania as a grading service on 11/05/2002 and listed Andrew J. Szoke and John A. Callandrello as owners. The business was located at 32 Broadway, Bangor, PA. In early 2004, Szoke purchased Callandrello's interest in TruGrade Service and Callandrello opened NuGrade LLC in Bushkill, PA., on 4/23/04
TruGrade continued in the grading business, Szoke found a new partner and registered with the state of Pennsylvania on 10/19/2004 as TruGrade Service LLC, and continues to be located at the Bangor, PA., location. According to Szoke, he has a contract to supply NuGrade with the slab holder, but the inserts, grading, and slab finalization is done at NuGrade.
TruGrade slabs are crude. The label is made from cheap color ink and computer printer paper. The slab snaps together, but can easily be opened with a screwdriver. They recently added a .com to the back of the slab (www.trugradeservice.com)