Roxbury Business Profiles

July 17, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Twenty years ago this month, Bob Idakaar experienced an unprofessional real estate agent. That’s when he decided to be a good one. Idakaar, a lifelong Succasunna resident and TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, bought his fifth home in July 1997. A big event, one that could have been joyous, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury was being buried in snow March 14 and most businesses were closed. Not Roxbury Diner. Roxbury Diner isn’t like most businesses.For co-owner Jimmy Dontas, a snowstorm – even a blizzard – isn’t a reason to suspend operations. Instead, it’s a call to action. To many in ...

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When we drive east on Route 10 through Roxbury, many of us might remember a Shell station at the Randolph border next to the golf range. It was in that station that Nancy and Peyton Knight began their long history of auto repair in the township. That was 1983 and soon the Knights’ business grew ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – It’s a pleasant Sunday morning, you’re playing volleyball in the back yard with the kids and – forgetting you’re not 17 anymore – you jump up to smack that ball. Instead of feeling the satisfaction of an unanswered spike, you feel the stinging pain of a wounded ankle. The only ...

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ROXBURY, N.J. – Most local real estate agents can tell you what houses are for sale in Roxbury. Ted Miller can probably tell you what was there before the houses were built.  Miller, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, grew up in the township and has watched it change from bucolic to bustling. The son of ...

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ROXBURY, N.J. - Running water and a warm house during winter months are some of the most important amenities we enjoy -- and often take for granted -- in our homes. With John Klein Plumbing & Heating, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, residents of Roxbury (and beyond) have a father-and-sons company ...

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EDISON, NJ - Established in 1987, Edison Heating and Cooling, a TAP into Roxbury sponsor, began as a one-man operation run out of the basement of Michael Iarrapino’s childhood home. At the time, Iarrapino assisted customers from his hometown of Edison and the surrounding communities but as ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Divorce and juvenile crime are serious matters that can affect any family. Although these might seem like foreign concepts to many, they are all too common, said Succasunna attorney Heather Darling. In the hands of the Darling Law Firm, a TAP into Roxbury sponsor, these matters can ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – It was a quiet morning at Standard Tile of Roxbury and interior designer Celeste DiGisco was on a mission. She had an idea of what would look great in her client’s home and, standing before a wall of samples, she tried to put it into words. “It has to be classic and timeless and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Glowing and blinking, Autel MaxiSys Pro is in Kenvil. So is MODIS Ultra. Right there on the corner of Route 46 and Kenvil Avenue. Although it sounds like a “Transformers” battle is brewing, there’s no need to run for cover unless you’re a worn-out oxygen sensor, a burnt valve, a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – It’s more than a mother-daughter thing at Heartbeat Dance Center, a TAP into Roxbury sponsor. It’s a grandmother, mother, daughter and granddaughter thing. And the “thing” that binds the four generations is a shared love of dancing and a strong sense of family. The mother in the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – He comes close, but Succasunna lawyer Marshall Gates is not quite Atticus Finch. For one thing, he’s not tall enough. The Roxbury lawyer is a way shorter than 6-foot, 3-inch actor Gregory Peck, who portrayed Finch, the bold, beloved, fictional country lawyer in “To Kill a ...

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MT. ARLINGTON, NJ – When you’re in the food business and you get featured on The Food Network, it can be one of those special moments of a lifetime. It happened to Bonnie Hanyak, the owner of The Chocolate Finish, a TAP into Roxbury sponsor, and she gladly rode the wave to chocolatier ...

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SPARTA – Lawyers Lauren Fraser and Todd Hooker were motoring up I-95. They’d taken depositions in Charlotte, N.C., part of a lawsuit involving a huge, multi-national corporation, and now they were headed home to Sussex County. As attorneys with Sparta law firm Laddey, Clark & Ryan, a TAP ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Parents hunting for a daycare center or preschool in Roxbury might want to instead think about fishing. More accurately, they should think about trout. The brook trout became New Jersey’s state fish largely due to the efforts of Maryellen Soriano, co-owner Morris County Educare, a ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - As she approaches her sixth year as owner of The Academy Preschool and Kindergarten, a TAPinto.net advertiser, Andrea Wesolowski remains sure she did the right thing when she took the plunge and bought the school. “It is a labor of love,” said Wesolowski. “We make a difference in ...

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MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ - A graduate of Rutgers University, Dawn O'Malley began her career in finance less than a month after graduation.   O'Malley, an Edward Jones Financial Advisor and a TAP into Roxbury sponsor, got her first job at Shearson Lehman Brothers in Morristown and quickly rose to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – As he struggled to pay attention during college accounting courses, Steve Mattero questioned whether he really wanted to work with numbers for a living. He ended up working with a lot of numbers, but not the kind found in accounting ledgers and balance sheets. Mattero is the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Let’s get this out of the way right at the start. Yes, the technicians at the European Wax Center in Succasunna – a TAP into Roxbury sponsor – can remove hair from every part of a woman between her forehead and the soles of her feet. The so-called “bikini waxes” are done quickly, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – He didn’t go to art school and the pieces leaving his shop in Ledgewood are not displayed at The Met. Nevertheless, Ed Korpos doesn’t hesitate a second when asked if he considers himself and his employees artists. “Absolutely,” said Korpos, the owner of Ken’s Auto Body on Route 46, ...

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