GDHS is pleased to announce its 2021 Business Partners and welcome its newest member, The Boat House on Lake Wallenpaupack. The financial support of our Business Partners helps fund the many educational programs offered free to the public throughout the year. 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.
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.
Eric Ehrhardt, Realtor
Davis R. Chant Realty, Hawley Eric Ehrhardt is a native of the Wallenpaupack area and formerly co-owner of Ehrhardt's Waterfront Resort on Lake Wallenpaupack for over 30 years. He joined Davis R Chant Realtors in 2017, and his Hawley office served the Greene-Dreher area. In addition to Eric’s business background and knowledge of the community, he serves as a Palmyra Township Supervisor; member of the Board of Directors of Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District; and Chairman of the Board of the Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau.
Eye Associates of Paupack
Eye Associates of Paupack was established by Dr. John Glasner (center) 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
The French Manor is owned by the Logan family who purchased the property in 1990. Genevieve Logan Reese and Bridget Logan Weber, shown in the photo, have transformed the former Kress estate to an elegant, full-service, country inn with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. Built in 1937 as a summer retreat by Joseph and Jennie Hirshorn, it was later sold to businessman and philanthropist Samuel H. Kress who called his 900-acre estate Huckleberry Hill Farm.
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 (shown here), 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.
The Honesdale National Bank
Established in 1836, The Honesdale National Bank is the region’s oldest independent community bank. It serves northeastern Pennsylvania and New York's southern tier. PIctured are Robert Ferraro, Branch Manager, and the staff at the Hamlin office. Banking offices are also located in Honesdale, Hawley, Lackawaxen, Lakewood, Forest City, Montdale, Kingston, Eynon, and Clark’s Summit.
Jam Room Brewing
The Jam Room brewery offers a diverse and balanced selection of craft beers, from hoppy IPAs to fruity sours. While you sip on their iconic brews, you can sit back and enjoy performances from some of the area’s most impressive musicians. The brewery features tasting rooms, growler refills, and plenty of excitement for locals and visitors alike! Check the brewery’s Facebook Page for upcoming performances.
Keystone Propane Service, Inc.
Keystone Propane is a family-owned business operated by the son and grandson of its founder. Established in 1978, the company has grown from a small facility in Throop to become one of the largest retail and wholesale businesses in northeastern Pennsylvania. They opened a Greentown showroom twenty years ago.
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. (shown here with GDHS member Bernadine Lennon), 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.
Pivot Physical Therapy, Greentown
Pivot Physical Therapists deliver top-notch evidence-based clinical treatment interventions to address all orthopedic, neuromuscular and neurological impairments, including strokes and concussions. On staff at their site in Greentown is a board-certified Orthopedic Specialist and a Women’s Health Specialist. In the photo are Edward Desmet, Pivot Clinic Director (left) and Debbi Tereschak, PIVOT Physician and Community Liaison (right). In center are GDHS members Maria and Ray Fulton.
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.
Weichert Realtors, Paupack Group
Al & Maria Elena Premuto of Weichert Realtors, Paupack Group, have over 30 years of combined realtor experience. They were the recipients of Weichert’s 2019 Platinum Award for being the company’s top producing realtors, and in total have sold close to $50 million in realty sales.
Silver Birches Resort
Founded in 1929 and operated by three generations of the Ehrhardt family, Silver Birches Resort was sold to Settlers Hospitality Group in 2015. Owner Justin Genzlinger has kept a keen eye on the restoration and preservation of the historic buildings. Today the resort includes a conference center and restaurant, The Dock on Wallenpaupack, that offers diners a panoramic view of the lake and, if the timing is fortunate, a magnificent Pocono Mountain sunset.