GDHS is pleased to announce its 2023 Business Partners. Their financial support helps fund the many educational programs we offer free to the public throughout the year. We are grateful to them for sponsoring a variety of events for people of all ages, including classroom workshops and interactive museum tours for schoolchildren. 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 Boat Shop
The Boat Shop has been a Finney family business for more than fifty years. Roy Jr. and Gretchen Finney are the present owners, and they continue the traditions established by Roy’s parents in the 1960s. “We don’t caulk and swell wooden hulls much anymore, but our philosophy of customer satisfaction, quality service, and unstinting attention to detail remain unaltered.” As the only personal watercraft dealer on Lake Wallenpaupack, they offer a range of boats and accessories. “We love boats and boating! When we are not working, you are likely to find us sailing, cruising, fishing, skiing, and wake surfing.”
Eric Ehrhardt, Realtor
Eric Ehrhardt, a native of Paupack, joined Davis R Chant Realtors in 2017, and his Hawley office serves 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.
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.
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.
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.
Pocono Sand & Stone
Pocono Sand & Stone, owned by Mount Construction, is one of two quarries providing aggregate supply to their full-service construction company. Mount Construction was founded in 1991 by Dave Smith to provide concrete, paving, and maintenance services in New Jersey. Today his company is certified to work with public agencies in NJ and PA, and leads the industry in best practices, technical knowledge, and training. He currently serves on the Boards of ARTBA and UTCA of NJ. In 2007 he established The Mount Charitable Foundation as part of the company’s commitment to local communities.
Roadside Bistro is a family-owned food truck located on Main Street in Newfoundland, PA. Owner Michael Otting is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from East Stroudsburg University. He offers a well-crafted menu featuring fresh, locally-sourced items prepared on site, as well as full catering services with a custom-designed menu for off-premise events.
“We wanted to have something unique,” said proprietor Klaudia Szwedo. She and her mother Ewa Dzienisiewicz opened a grocery and delicatessen on Main Street in Newfoundland in May 2022 where they feature a variety of breads baked fresh daily and many of their favorite traditional Polish foods.
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.
Silver Birches Resort, Settlers Hospitality
Founded in 1929 by the Ehrhardt family, Silver Birches Resort was purchased by 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.