GDHS announces its 2018 Business Partners, whose financial support helps fund our programs and publications. Please visit their websites and Facebook pages for more information.
After working 30 years in dealerships, Albert Luberto (right) decided to open his own automotive repair shop in Greentown so that he could offer reliable, reasonably priced, dependable car repair service in the community. He staffs three full-time technicians and prides himself on providing dealership-quality service while maintaining a family-owned customer experience.
The Comfort Inn, Pocono Lakes Region
The Comfort Inn near Newfoundland is ranked in the top 10% of all Comfort Inns worldwide. Amenities include complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, a game room and laundry facilities. Twin Rocks Diner is adjacent and open daily serving home-style meals since 1976. The Comfort Inn is proud to support the local community through its many charitable donations.
Country Girls Salon & Barbershop
Natasha Neary established her full service salon in a historic 100-year old farmhouse in 2013. She and her staff offer cuts, color, barbering, manicures, pedicures, facials, tanning, and massage therapy. Natasha enjoys staying connected to her hometown area, “I have met so many long-time residents and made so many new friends!”
Edwards Sand & Stone
Founded in 1950, G.F. Edwards, Inc. is a third generation family-owned and operated business. Headquartered in Moscow, the provides crushed stone and ready-mix concrete to markets in northeastern Pennsylvania and the Pocono Mountain region. They operate a quarry in South Sterling that produces sand and stone.
Eye Associates of Paupack
Eye Associates of Paupack was established by Dr. John Glasner in 2011. He and his staff are "honored to serve the community who nurtured their goals and ambitions since we were children.” Their mission is to give back to their community by offering fair pricing on their services, hiring from within the area, and supporting local charitable organizations.
The French Manor Inn and Spa
The French Manor was built in 1937 as a “summer retreat” by mining magnate Joseph Hirshorn. Located atop Huckleberry Mountain near Newfoundland and designed in the style of a French Chateau, the home was later sold to Samuel H. Kress. The Logan family purchased the property in 1990, and they have transformed it to an elegant, full-service, country inn with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside.
Frey-Fetsock Funeral Home
The Frey-Fetsock Funeral Home in LaAnna was founded in 1868 by Lambert Frey and remained in the Frey family for nearly 150 years. John Fetsock of Scranton purchased the business in 2014 and continues to serve the local community. John stated that he and his wife, Meg Welker Fetsock, feel priveleged to be part of a business with such a long and esteemed history of service.
Holley Ross Pottery
Holley Ross Pottery was established in LaAnna by Ernest and Frances (Houck) Smith in the mid-1940s. It was purchased in 1963 by Sam and Charlotte Laing, who continued the tradition of producing their own unique designs in clay and ceramic, as well as offering a variety of fine glass and handcrafted pottery, including Fiesta dinnerware and Polish Pottery. Charlotte Laing was the recipient of the GDHS Historic Preservation Award for the restoration of the original farmhouse on the property.
J & J Log and Lumber Co.
J & J Log and Lumber Co. is a privately-held lumber manufacturing company headquartered in Dover Plains, New York. The company has been in business for over 50 years, operates seven sawmills, including one in Newfoundland, and is a member of Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc. which promotes sustainable forest harvesting operations.
Olsommer-Clarke Insurance Group
This second generation family-owned business was founded in 1972 by Donald E. Olsommer Sr. and is currently owned by his sons, Jeffrey Olsommer and Donald Olsommer Jr., and their business partner, John Clarke. The company offers residential and commercial insurance, as well as specialty insurance for contractors, light manufacturing, hotels and motels, and tree farms. In recent years they have expanded to include offices in Moscow and Hamlin to better serve its personal and commercial insurance clients.
Palazzi Landscape Gardening
Lou Palazzi, right, of Palazzi Landscape Gardening, is an ASHS Certified Horticulturist who specializes in landscape renovation, with an emphasis on incorporating native species into the design. Many of his clients are descendants of the families first served by his grandfather more than 100 years ago. He is aided in the business by his son Richard, the fourth generation of his family to work in the business.
Peter Porter Realty
Peter Porter is a certified Broker/Appraiser who appraises, lists and sells properties in Pike, Wayne, Monroe counties. He was first employed at Lake Region Realty before establishing his own business in 1995. He is a member and past president of the Pike/Wayne Association of Realtors and is a member of both the Pennsylvania and National Appraiser Associations of Realtors. His wife Jill is a licensed sales agent with the office.
Roger’s Car Care
Roger Ishman was employed at Litening Auto before establishing his own full-service garage on Main Street in Newfoundland. He specialized in repairing and restoring Ford Mustangs for several years before purchasing the former creamery building where his business is located today. He has preserved many of the interior and exterior details of the historic building and enjoys pointing them out to his customers.
Founded in 1929 and operated by three generations of the Ehrhardt family, Silver Birches Resort was sold to Settlers Hospitality Group in 2015. Justin Genzlinger, shown at right, has kept a keen eye on the restoration and preservation of the historic buildings. Today the resort includes a lakeside restaurant and banquet room with views of our magnificent Pocono Mountain sunsets.
Stone Silo Foods
Stone Silo Foods, owned by Laurie and David Hazzard, had its start in the 1990s when customers at their restaurant in South Sterling encouraged them to market their "incredible seafood cakes." Since then the business has expanded into a manufacturing facility that produces frozen seafood products for grocery stores and fine restaurants.
Tammy Lee Clause, Esquire
Attorney Tammy Lee Clause practices in the areas of family law, business law, real estate law, estate and probate law and community association matters. With over 28 years of experience, Attorney Clause knows the legal system very well and remains committed to helping clients find the best solution to their legal issues.
Keystone Propane Service, Inc.
Keystone Propane is a family-owned business operated by the son and grandson, Josh Grabowski, of its founder. Established in 1978, the company has grown from a small facility in Throop, where its main headquarters is located, to become one of the largest retail and wholesale businesses in northeastern Pennsylvania. They opened a Greentown showroom twenty years ago and also own a rail facility in Tobyhanna.