Sunday, May 31, 2015

Ryan & Ryan Insurance Brokers, Inc. Client of the Month May/June 2015

Mountain Valley Manor 

Ryan & Ryan Insurance Brokers’ Client of the Month for May is locally owned and operated Mountain Valley Manor.  Mountain Valley Manor opened its doors in November of 2007, on Wilbur Avenue in Kingston, NY. MVM is a 53 bed NYS Dept. of Health (DOH) licensed adult care home that offers 24-hour care. They feature an expansive activities schedule including an onsite putting green, walking path, bocce court and shuffleboard. MVM is owned and operated by Taber McNaughton and Salvatore Depoala.  Both Sal and Taber are hands-on administrators who are available to answer any and all questions for residents and their families.

The idea for Mountain Valley Manor originated after Taber helped his father expand his adult care home in Oneonta, NY while he and Sal were still in college. Taber’s father needed help with the expansion application process so Taber and Sal put it together for him and submitted it to the NYS DOH. After finishing this application, Sal and Taber conducted some market research and noticed that Ulster County, and in particular, Kingston, was an area in need of assisted living and senior care.

Taber’s father had owned two assisted living homes throughout the years so Taber had grown up in the business. After college, he helped his father with the administration of The Hampshire House in Oneonta, NY while developing MVM with Sal. Sal is local to Saugerties and also grew up surrounded by a family business, Andrew DePoala Mushrooms.  Sal also spent many years working in the hospitality industry managing many local restaurants including most of the Guido's family restaurants. Taber and Sal note that the combination of their previous backgrounds, knowledge and skill sets have assisted them in developing a unique senior living experience for Ulster County.  

Mountain Valley Manor recently became customers of Ryan & Ryan Insurance Brokers, Inc. Sal and Taber met Bob through Bob’s wife, Amy, whose aunt was one of MVM’s original residents. Sal and Taber got to know Amy over the years and eventually asked Bob to provide a quote this year for Mountain Valley Manor’s insurance.  Taber states that Bob has been very hands-on throughout this process. However, the service that particularly stands out is how Bob went through all of the quotes with us personally and still makes himself available to answer any questions we have.  We have also had a positive experience working with Linda Salerno.