Trading the densely populated Garden State for the rugged
beauty of the Mountain State has been a childhood goal of our
founder, Lauren Todesko. One might argue that pizza and bagels
can't compete with pepperoni rolls, but it is more than
Mountaineer food that brought her here.
She grew up in Villas, New Jersey, right at the Delaware Bay.
But Lauren early ventured into our hills: Her grandparents
bought six acres in Lenox, Preston County, and built a
vacation home on the property. Returning Summer after Summer
and most school vacations in-between, she grew her first roots
in West Virginia. For a while, though, she yet had to love the
Mountain State from afar. Her education brought her to
Pennsylvania, but it didn't feel like home. Lauren applied to
West Virginia University and was accepted.
While studying in Morgantown, her family also moved to the
State, officially making it home for the whole family. On a
transfer to Fairmont University later, our founder met her
husband. As they graduated, they began their life together in
Kingwood, returning her to Preston County, where they now live
with their two children. Not only did the Todesko family found
there its professional home, but the home to stay - even
Lauren's grandparents moved to our State, at last.
Why do we share this story? The strength of family bonds and
her family values run deep with our founder and build a strong
foundation of trust. Her love for our State, the passion for
business, and the desire to serve fellow small business owners
are the building blocks of our business relationships.
Reach out to Lauren, and you will find that you can trust her
with your books and your company. Let's begin your journey