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Hoffman Pharmacy has been a staple of Laurence Harbor for more than sixty years. Raj Desai, a pharmacist himself, purchased the business from the original owner in 1986, just eight years after coming to America. He worked hard and long hours to grow the store’s customer base and make the business a success. Competing with large chain stores can’t be easy, but as the community has grown, Raj has grown his pharmacy with it. He cites a strong customer focus as the reason for their success. “We’ve stayed a successful small business because we always put our customers first and keep them happy,” he says.
Raj continued to open a new pharmacy every one or two years, expanding his footprint exponentially. Today, he owns eighteen pharmacies in New Jersey, as well as several other business ventures, including Dunkin Donuts franchises, shopping centers, an adult day care and an assisted living facility.
“Hard work always pay off” is Raj’s motto, but he recognizes that you can’t do it alone. He says coming to America was easier for him than it is for others because he had a great support system. He now pays that forward by helping others coming to America from India. If someone needs a place to work or to stay to make their transition easier, Raj is always happy to help.
"If anyone has helped me grow, it’s Amboy. They have been there every step of the way, with everything from building loans to excellent service. I have only good things to say, and I would recommend them to anyone. Their locations are convenient- anywhere I branch out, they have a location. All of their employees are pleasant and willing to help. The personal touch is what has kept me with the bank for over thirty years. All of my businesses have an Amboy Bank account."
1 Laurence Parkway
Laurence Harbor, NJ 08879
Kevin and Gerry Elwood started The Maids house cleaning service in Red Bank, New Jersey in 1998. For the first three and a half years, Gerry managed the office, while Kevin, a former banker and a current CPA, joined the team fulltime to manage the accounting and finance responsibilities in the spring of 2002. This dynamic duo earned the Franchise of the Year award during the annual TMI convention following years of steady growth. They were selected from all the franchises throughout Canada and the US and are extremely proud of this accomplishment. Over the years, they have continued to grow and expand. Their current territory now includes Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington and Camden Counties in NJ and Orange County, NY.
There is a never-ending need to continue what they are doing, and they won't stop until they are cleaning every house in their territory. They moved their original office into an old Victorian building on Maple Avenue in Red Bank in February of 2004. To accommodate reaching quality employees, they have also opened satellite offices in Freehold, NJ, Merchantville, NJ and in Chester, NY.Above all else, they recognize that to in order to continue their success, they must focus on being dependable and providing consistent, high quality service. They make sure to offer the best customer client services available. Kevin and Gerry intend to continue to service Ocean and Monmouth Counties long into the future. They want to extend a warm thank you to everybody who has helped them so far, and are looking forward to the opportunity of cleaning the houses of potential customers.
“We've been using Amboy Bank for years....”
157 Maple Ave.
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Sayreville Pharmacy was founded by brothers, Paresh and Jayesh Patel, and their father. As long-time residents and pharmacists themselves, they noticed Sayreville’s Main Street was missing a pharmacy. Approximately one year later, they opened their own and have been serving the community with quick and efficient service ever since. The family-owned and operated business prides itself on a short wait time of no more than five minutes, and they stand out from big drug store chains with their exemplary personal service. They will even pick up and deliver prescriptions to anyone unable to get to the pharmacy themselves. Their services include filling prescriptions, providing health and medical consultations, selling over-the-counter medicines and administering immunization-related services.
“We started with Amboy Bank when the pharmacy opened and have never changed banks. Their Deposit Direct makes it easy for us to deposit checks electronically. They are a pleasure to work with, and we have a great relationship. Deposit Direct makes it easy for us to deposit checks electronically.”
89 Main Street
Sayreville, NJ 08872
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