State Sen. Jen Metzger (SD-42) presented a New York State Senate Empire Award to R. I. Suresky & Son, a family-owned and operated car dealership in Goshen that has been in business since 1916.
Founder Raymond Isaac “Ike” Suresky ran the company for 43 years before passing the reins to son Harold, a World War II Army veteran, who ran the company for close to 30 years before turning the company over to his son and current president, Joseph.
Joseph Suresky is an advocate for lifelong learning, and partners with Chrysler to offer free college tuition to any employee seeking to further their education. Every year for the past nine years, he and his General Manager Jeff Musumeci have also worked together to host a luncheon for more than 400 veterans on Veteran’s Day.
“I had the great pleasure of presenting this third-generation local business leader with an Empire Award and enjoyed touring the facilities and meeting the staff,” Metzger said in the press release detailing the award. “This multi-generational business has shown great commitment to its employees and to the community, and is most deserving of this honor.”