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FOUNDED BY ONE INCREDIBLE LADY!
Since 1946, Rosemary has been breaking proverbial glass ceilings in not only San Antonio but throughout the state of Texas, with her success and many achievements. She is one of the very few women to be inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame. Her famous hospitality has been enjoyed by world dignitaries including Pope John Paul and Queen Elizabeth. Today, she keeps us true to our mission of giving back by heading The RK Group’s many community and philanthropic efforts.
When Rosemary Kowalski began catering private parties in 1946, expanding on the small barbecue diner she and her husband Henry owned, the Kowalski family name quickly gained culinary fame. By 1968, Rosemary's Catering had grown to become the preferred caterer for most top social and business events around San Antonio. That year, HemisFair ’68 shined a spotlight on the city, and Rosemary's Catering added even more illumination as the official caterer for 105 of the 112 pavilion celebrations at the world’s fair.
By 1981 it was clear that the business – which had expanded to several buildings around the city and now offered equipment rentals, floral designs and more – needed to be under one roof. So, the entire operation moved into a six-acre site in downtown San Antonio. When the growing demand for rental equipment spawned a new company -- Illusions Tents, Rentals and Event Design, it was housed under the new roof too.
A few short years later, in 1989, Rosemary officially turned the leadership over to her son Greg, and the firm was re-branded under a new name, The RK Group.
With Greg Kowalski at the helm of the expanding leadership team and growing enterprise, The RK Group began to diversify even more with the founding of Circa. It was in the 1990’s that the company began to expand beyond its success in Texas.
Today, The RK Group and Circa have operations throughout Texas, Arizona, Washington DC, Kentucky, South Florida and Washington.
In June 2020, The RK Group and Circa officially moved into their new 156,000 square foot headquarters. On the grounds, the new site boasts a state-of-the-art headquarters for each RK Group company but also the fully restored historic Redberry Mansion, an exclusive space for special events.