Dione Tapia and Fredy Patino are marking their five-year anniversary as co-owners of Patino Tapia, a Sleepy Hollow property management company that provides landscaping, material delivery, masonry, painting and maintenance work.
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The connection Dione and Fredy have with the community provides a personal understanding of the village’s value and its beauty. Dione and Fredy are members of the Chamber of Commerce and participate in the annual parties and festivities. During the Covid-19 pandemic, their business donated to the food pantry and remained open for residents who needed repairs or renovations.
Dione and Fredy have formed a bond with their customers, tailoring their services to fit the needs of each one. “It’s not about making money; it’s about building the relationship and making sure our clients get what they need,” Dione said.
As they celebrate their five-year anniversary, Dione and Fredy are looking forward to providing services that reflect an understanding of the Sleepy Hollow community and its residents, and preserving the beauty Dione has treasured since she was a child.
Olivia Valdes is a lifelong Tarrytown resident and a rising senior at Merrimack College. She is a recipient of an athletic scholarship for lacrosse and is very involved in their community.