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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Peconic Marble owner David Pence (far left) and employees in the Marcy Avenue showroom.

Owner: David Pence

Year established: 1987

Location: 118 Marcy Ave., Riverhead

Phone: 631-369-0700

Number of employees: 12

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Website: peconicmarble.com

Peconic Marble and Granite Inc. is a complete kitchen and bath showroom, offering cabinets, tile, stone and plumbing fixtures, as well as fabrication and installation of all products. “The uniqueness of our place lies with two elements,” said owner David Pence. “We have qualified designers and installers and we have all the items for your kitchen and bath in one place.”

The company’s three designers have a combined 74 years’ on-site experience and a large pool of knowledge to draw from. They are fully trained in all the latest computer skills, equipped with real-life experience and conversant with their clients’ kitchen and bath requirements.

PM&G has both a slab yard and a fabrication shop on site, and carries 10 different cabinet lines, with more than 130 cabinet samples in all colors, finishes and wood species, and seven different lines of quartz stone. There are thousands of tile samples in an approximately 3,000-square-foot display area that customers can peruse at leisure, and more than 120 granite, marble and engineered stone samples from which to select a kitchen countertop.

“We have organized vignettes with design ideas that we constantly update with the newest state-of-the-art products,” David said. “Our clients include some of the most successful new-home builders and remodelers in this area, as well as private homeowners interested in upgrading and beautifying their homes.

“We encourage you to come to our showroom and let us help you create the kitchen and bathroom that fits your personal style and budget,” said David. “Grab a chair at one of our customer workstations and mix, match and compare until you find what works best for you.”

09/13/11 9:09pm
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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Doctors (from left) John Scalamandre, Vincent Barry, Catherine Barry, Gary Despres M.S. P.T., Christianna Van de Wetering P.T.A., office manager Linda McBride and medical biller Shannon Petersen.

Owner(s): Dr. Vincent Barry and Dr. John Scalamandre
Year established: 2001
Location: 185 route 58, Riverhead and 110 South Street, Greenport
Phone: 631-208-4443, 631-477-3717
Number of employees: 11
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. by appointment website: MaximumPerformancePT.com

This year Maximum Performance Physical Therapy of Riverhead is celebrating its 10th year in business. Founded in 2001 by Dr. Vincent Barry PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, CSCS and Dr. John Scalamandre PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, MPPT has become one of the most trusted facilities for quality rehabilitation.

MPPT is staffed by experienced and highly trained physical therapists, some of whom have taught at the university level and have advanced certifications, including board certification in orthopedics. They specialize in a wide variety of orthopedic treatments that includes joint replacements, rotator cuff repairs, spinal dysfunction, post surgical rehabilitation and chronic pain disorders.

All treatments are patient-specific and make use of the latest evidence-based techniques utilizing advanced manual therapeutic techniques, individualized exercise prescription, state-of-the-art equipment including BIODEX isokinetics and a computerized fall-risk assessment and balance retraining.
Maximum Performance Physical Therapy is also a sports rehabilitation facility, working closely with the local schools and organized sports programs. They are staffed with an athletic trainer, AEMT, certified strength and conditioning specialists and a certified sports physical therapist.

MPPT has a second convenient location in Greenport under the direction of Dr. Catherine Barry PT, DPT, which includes a fitness center with a personal trainer.
MPPT accepts Medicare and most insurance plans, and their expert reception staff will gladly assist with billing or insurance questions. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

08/24/11 9:59pm
08/24/2011 9:59 PM

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | East End Insurance, Southold, NY.

Management Team: Christine DiBona and Robert Amoroso

Year established: Long-established agency in Southold

Location: 54985 Route 25, Southold

Phone: 631-765-3811

Number of employees: 10

East End Insurance Agency has been part of the Southold community for many years. In September of 2010 the company moved its offices to the Feather Hill complex located in downtown Southold. Most recently they have added two seasoned insurance professional to lead the agency and to serve its clients; Christine DiBona and Robert (Bob) Amoroso. Christine’s and Bob’s number one priority is to search for additional talent to expand the agency’s ability to meet the growing needs of the businesses and private clients of Southold and the East End. They understand that insurance is a key element in effective financial planning and that asset protection is the No. 1 goal of a well-structured insurance program. As trusted advisers, the East End staff is committed to providing their clients with excellent service, whether it’s attention to day-to-day needs or being an advocate in case of a loss.

Christine’s and Bob’s access to the insurance marketplace and technical expertise allows them to service a wide variety of their clients’ risks, including homeowners, automobile, umbrella, commercial property/casualty, marine, life and health insurance. In addition, they have solutions for specific industries that include, but are not limited to restaurants, marinas, salons, retail, contractors, professional services, retirement and nursing facilities. Most recently, through its parent company RMS Insurance Brokerage, East End has become the exclusive agent for a preferred insurance carrier to the restaurant industry. They understand that knowing a clients business is paramount to providing the proper advice to manage their risks and to secure the insurance necessary to protect their assets.

East End staff members know that their clients are facing tough economic challenges and are committed to help them arrange the right insurance programs at the most competitive cost.

“The real value of an insurance advisor is the ability to tap into their personal experiences as professionals in the industry. During our careers, we have experienced and resolved some of  the most complex and challenging  issues that our clients have faced,” say Chris and Bob. “This background, along with our personal relationships with senior insurance company executives, will deliver significant value for our East End clients.”

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  Website: www.eastendagency.com

07/25/11 3:15pm
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KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | From left: Alfred M. Cornacchio, Jr, Personal Financial Representative; Heidi Mahony, Sr. Licensed Sales Associate; Christine Chenal, Customer Service Manager; Leidis Rubi, Customer Service Representative; Chris Manfredi, Agency Principal.

Owner(s): Chris Manfredi
Year established: 1987
Location: 44655 County Road 48, Southold
Phone: 631-765-4666
Number of employees: 5

Allstate is a full service insurance agency offering auto, home, life, commercial auto, business, motorcycle, boat, renters, condo/co-op, ATV, snowmobiles, flood insurance, financial services and a workplace division which offers employee benefits.

The original Allstate office was opened in Mattticuk in 1987 by Ray Gramazio. Chris Manfredi joined as a partner in 1989, and the office was moved to Southold in 2003. Ray Gramazio retired in 2010 but stayed on as licensed sales support.

The familiar slogan “Youre In Good Hands” is the company credo.

“Most products we offer are backed by the Allstate name, but but we are able to broker commercial liability, workers compensation, disability, homeowners and some specialty lines that Allstate does not offer,” said owner Chris Manfredi. “Insurance needs to be discussed with a professional to be sure that the coverage is complete. We take pride in getting to know our customers and getting them the right coverage at the best price, and we keep in touch to make sure that the coverage is current for their situation.”

Chris Manfredi visits local high school driver education classes to inform students about insurance and how best to save money and still be properly covered.  He has also linked up with the SCPD Highway Division and their rollover simulator to stress the importance of seatbelt usage, and with the Allstate Foundation to donate thousands of dollars to local schools to promote safe teen driving.

The office has monthly defensive driver courses that any person insured by any company in New York State can take to reduce points and/or save money on their auto insurance. If people do not have time to sit in a classroom they can opt to take the class online at www.DDClassonline.com.

“We are a full service agency that is looking to expand, and welcome anyone to stop by for a quote or for more information,” said Chris. Heidi Mahony is the office manager, Christine Chenal and Leidis Rubi are bi-lingual sales support and Al Cornacchio is a financial and life insurance specialist. Chris Manfredi is an active EMT/FF in Southold.

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; all other days by appointment

05/24/11 9:46am
05/24/2011 9:46 AM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO Co-owners Larry Kaiser (second from left standing) and Margaret Feinberg with staff: Plant health technician Travis Feinberg-Kaiser, operations manager Maryann Matlak and general foreman Ernesto Chapeton.

Owner(s): Margaret Feinberg and Lawrence Kaiser
Year established: 1990
Location: P.O. Box 118, Jamesport
Phone: 631-722-4479
Number of employees: 10

Founded in 1990, Kaiser Maintenance has grown into a full-service landscape management company, offering weekly lawn and garden maintenance, lawn fertilization and integrated pest-management plant health care programs, including diagnosis and treatment of lawns, trees and shrubs.

The company offers complete tree care, including everything from pruning to removal. Customers can also benefit from services such as design, installation and renovation of landscapes, ponds and water gardens.

“Through continuing education, our team has earned a certificate in environmental horticulture, and we have also joined with Paul Smith’s College to offer a 10-week internship program to their landscape management students,” said owner Lawrence Kaiser.

The staff includes certified Cambridge paver installers, a state certified arborist, and Department of Environmental Conservation-authorized pesticide applicators and technicians.

Mr. Kaiser, certified as an arborist and pesticide applicator, serves as a mentor to other members of the team. He has been the driving force in the creative side to Kaiser Maintenance, taking on large scale and unique projects. The work includes all project phases, from conception to maintenance. He says one of the keys to the team’s success is its insightful, creative planning and preparedness and care taken in the implementation phase.

Ms. Feinberg holds a certificate in environmental horticulture, and although her main focus is overseeing daily administration, her background and field experience allow her to address any client’s questions.

Whether it’s landscape management programs or construction projects, the team is guided by the customer’s particular wishes, needs and interests, as well as the existing vegetation, topography, house architecture and the landscape’s character. The aim is to develop a harmonious concept.

From small, idyllic gardens to majestic grounds, Kaiser’s goal is to make the client’s plans come to life and dreams come true.

By appointment. kaisermaintenance.com.

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05/03/2011 9:30 AM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Owners John and Boanne Wysoczanski (from left), service director Cindy Gallo and senior service technician Michael Cunningham.

Owner(s): John and Boanne Wysoczanski
Year established: 1987
Location: 108 Fishel Ave., Riverhead
Phone: 631-727-6312
Number of employees: 15

Family owned and operated, Islandia Pools Ltd. has been designing, building and servicing residential and commercial pools and spas on the East End since 1987. Islandia Pools offers custom in-ground gunite and vinyl pools, and carries a line of above-ground pools, including Lomart and Wilkes pools.

New for 2011 is ECOsmarte, the planet-friendly pool system, which provides the best non-salt, non-chemical water technology, a 100% chlorine-free pool. Islandia Pools offers free computerized water testing for its customers. The store has a fully stocked parts department as well as a complete line of pool toys, accessories and Big Green Egg Grills, which provide a smoker, grill and barbecue in one unit.

Thinking of remodeling your existing pool? Let Islandia Pools show you how to make it new again. Liner changes, tile work, marble dust, patio work, landscaping and landscape lighting are just a few of the services Islandia Pools has to offer.

“Whether you are thinking about a new pool, a renovation or maintaining one already in place, we can take care of it,” says owner John Wysoczanski. “Our service department is equipped with certified technicians and a knowledgeable office staff.”

Islandia is an authorized dealer for popular brands of spas and saunas such as environmentally friendly Bullfrog Spas, budget-conscious Dream Maker spas and Finlandia saunas. It stocks Bioguard and Baquacil chemicals, as well as a line of green products, including pumps, heaters and filters, that can save money and protect the environment.

Islandia Pools is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For a full list of services, as well as testimonials and financing information, visit islandiapools.com.

03/29/11 3:36pm
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Back row, from left: Dawn Bozuhoski, marketing; Cyndi Dwyer, billing; front desk/surgical coordinator Joan Schrader; and aesthetician Charlene Bloss. Front row: aesthetician Tara Pedone, physician and owner Judy Ann Emanuele, M.D., and practice manager Alison Manuel.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Back row, from left: Dawn Bozuhoski, marketing; Cyndi Dwyer, billing; front desk/surgical coordinator Joan Schrader; and aesthetician Charlene Bloss. Front row: aesthetician Tara Pedone, physician and owner Judy Ann Emanuele, M.D., and practice manager Alison Manuel.

Owner(s): Judy Emanuele, MD, FACS
Year established: 1997
Location: 1267 East Main St., Riverhead
Phone: 631-369-0490
Number of employees: 6

East End Plastic Surgery & Laser Center specializes in plastic, reconstructive and hand surgery, and offers many additional aesthetic services. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Judy Emanuele provides a comprehensive range of services to clients of all ages, along with staff members Tara Pedone, a licensed esthetician and certified laser technician, and Charlene Bloss, a licensed esthetician. While the clientele is mostly female, many men also seek to rejuvenate their appearance or resolve medical issues.

Surgical services include abdominoplasty (tummy tuck); blepharoplasty, which improves the appearance of upper and/or lower eyelids and gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding eye area; breast augmentation and reduction; liposuction; reconstruction following extreme weight loss and more.

Laser services include microlaser peel, an innovation in skin resurfacing; photorejuvenation, which uses intense pulsed light to treat some skin conditions and soften wrinkles; SkinTyte™, a new noninvasive laser skin tightening procedure; laser treatment of veins and redness; and laser hair removal.

Facial services include HydraFacial treatments, which combine cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection, resulting in clearer skin with no discomfort or downtime; microdermabrasion, a skin-freshening technique that helps repair aging and sun-damaged areas; Botox; and dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Radiesse, ArteFill and Sculptra.

According to office manager Alison Manuel, the injectable fillers are very popular with women from their 40s to their 60s. Cost varies with the area covered and amount of product required.

A full range of waxing services is available as well.

“Our goal is to help the individual achieve her or his goal,” said Ms. Manuel. Often, a person will come in with a particular procedure in mind, and will benefit instead from an entirely different esthetic approach to produce the desired result. “We want everyone to feel comfortable and confident with their decision to have a particular cosmetic treatment,” she said.

Makeup services and application lessons are offered as well, and cosmetic clients receive free consultations. East End Plastic Surgery & Laser Center sells Jane Iredale mineral makeup and a variety of skin care products. Frequent specials are available through their newsletter or at facebook.com/eastendplasticsurgery.

The office is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closing for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The website is eastend-plasticsurgery.com and email is [email protected]

02/16/11 1:22pm
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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Owner Beth Hanlon (front row from left), Patti Ogno and Caitlin Robinson. Elizabeth Burt (back row from left), Colin Tooker, Dawn Kochen and Joanne Rouse.

Owner(s): Elizabeth Hanlon

Year established: 1989

Location: 1236 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead

Phone: 631-727-1700

Number of employees: 12

Beth Hanlon is only 47, with two teenage kids, yet she’s an institution when it comes to the insurance business in Riverhead and on the North Fork. She founded her Allstate agency when she was in her 20s, a recent graduate of St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, after a friend from college who was working for Allstate in Farmingville told her the company was looking for agents.

“I never thought I would do that for a living,” Ms. Hanlon recalled, but she liked dealing with people and had experience working with telemarketing, so she interviewed with Allstate and talked to other agents. “They all seemed happy so I went for it. It was a good decision,” she said.

After training and obtaining the required licenses, she worked at the Sears in East Northport, when Sears owned Allstate. When Allstate became an independent company, she set up her own shop on Route 58 across from Herb Obser Motors, where her father was a salesman. She made plenty of trips across the street to get her dad’s business advice. When she needed more space for a growing staff, she moved east to another location on Route 58. She’s been in her current downtown Riverhead office for six years.

Today, Ms. Hanlon’s college friend, Elizabeth Burt, is her sales producer, and her husband, Owen, has become an Allstate agent himself so he can run the Wading River office they opened at 6278 Route 25A in April 2009. Ms. Hanlon is an insurance broker as well as an Allstate agent, so for products Allstate doesn’t offer — such as a new homeowner policy or commercial coverage ­— she can go to several carriers to find the best package.

Customer service, Ms. Hanlon says, has always been her specialty. She offers a drive-in claim service by appointment; if a client’s car is still safe to drive after an accident, he or she can bring it by and a staff adjustor will inspect it and help with any paperwork. Ms. Hanlon and her staff even make house calls; for example, they’ll come over to take the inspection photos that a new auto policy requires or help with claims paperwork. “It can be overwhelming,” she said of the claims process. “Just knowing someone will come and help, people appreciate it.”

Ms. Hanlon, who lives in Manorville with her family, is active with the Riverhead Rotary Club and the Manorville and Riverhead chambers of commerce. She also serves on the executive board of Aid to the Developmentally Disabled in Riverhead.

The Riverhead office is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The Wading River office (631-929-3400) is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Dr. Kerry Murphy (from left), vice president Luis de la Prida, president Dr. Daniel Ferrara, Dr. Jarid Pachter, cardiologist Dr. Arnold Conrad, and Southold Family Medicine Medical Staff.

Owner: Dr. Daniel R. Ferrara

Year established: 2008

Location: 54075 Main Road, Southold

Phone: 631-765-2995

Number of employees: 10

Southold Family Medicine offers an old-world family doctor together with cutting-edge modern technology.

According to Carmen Marmo-Savinetti, vice president of marketing and community relations, it offers “friendly, compassionate treatment from board-certified, experienced practitioners skilled in treating patients and their entire families on a regular and ongoing basis.” Diagnostic testing, including EKGs, echocardiograms, sonograms and ultrasounds, are performed on-site.

The staff is skilled in managing chronic problems, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and asthma, and in providing urgent care for acute problems, such as sprains, and illnesses, such as sore throats and pneumonia. Southold Family Medicine offers physicals and immunizations for adults, children, teens and seniors, with same-day appointments available. Most insurance plans are accepted.

Making up a division of Island Urgent Medical Care P.C. in Riverhead, Dr. Pachter and his staff are available Mondays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dr. Jarid Pachter is board-certified by the American Osteopathic Association and is on staff at Eastern Long Island Hospital and San Simeon by the Sound Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, both in Greenport.

Visit their website at islandurgent.com.

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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO From left: Charles Johnson and his son Chuck Johnson, co-owners of Charlie's Quality Collision with secretary Janet Terry and employees.

Owners: Charles Johnson Sr. and Charles Johnson Jr.
Year established: 1979
Location: 423A Riverleigh Ave., Riverhead
Phone: 631-369-2868
Number of employees: 9
Having been in business for over 30 years serving the East End, Charlie’s Quality Collision in Riverhead offers just what their name implies — “quality auto collision repairs” —  said owners Charles Johnson Sr. and Jr. And the father-son duo back up their statement by offering lifetime guarantees on all collision repairs.
A state-of-the-art, 6,000-square-foot collision facility, Charlie’s is equipped to handle any type of collision repair. “We have a full staff of nine employees who are I-Car Platinum certified. We also do mechanical work,” said the owners.
The shop itself is I-Car Gold certified in the industry, the highest level of certification possible, according to the owners.  
Charlie’s Quality Collision is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.