Business Briefs for March 25, 2021

U.S. News & World Report has recognized Peconic Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center as a Best Nursing Home for 2020-21.

Nemo Tile + Stone Open Showroom

Nemo Tile + Stone, a New York City-based provider of top-performing surface materials, announced last week the lease signing of its new, 5,700-square-foot showroom located in the heart of Southampton.

The new showroom, which comes as the brand celebrates its 100th year in business, is located at the intersection of Montauk Highway and Flying Point Road at 56 Flying Point Road, Suite 3. Set to open its doors this spring, the showroom will house Nemo Tile + Stone’s extensive, premium product portfolio and serve as an area resource center for designers.

“We are eager to begin this chapter in the Hamptons, and expand our horizons further, bringing both Nemo Tile + Stone’s expertise and extensive line-up of products to our long-time clients who have relocated out east during the pandemic,” Matt Karlin, president of Nemo Tile + Stone, said in a press release. “I am looking forward to seeing the success of the location and hit the ground running with the addition of an experienced team lead that is well-versed in the area’s needs.”

The Southampton location will be led by newly appointed showroom manager and design consultant Herb Crestani, who joins the team with over 16 years in the surfacing industry as it relates to the larger Hamptons region. In his role, Mr. Crestani will oversee the procurement of materials for customers, and utilize his vast experience in the business to establish new relationships with clients, as well as foster existing ones.

“Throughout the 20 years that I’ve known Matt Karlin, we have spoken about collaborating on a showroom,” said Mr. Crestani. “Finally making that dream a reality is particularly exciting and I look forward to making the showroom a one of a kind shopping and design experience.”

Ahead of the showroom opening its doors officially this spring, a temporary space located on the premises is available to service current customer needs. Mr. Crestani will similarly oversee operations and serve as the contact for designers, contractors, and architects alike, providing guidance in the specification process for projects of every scale. The temporary space is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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East End Tick & Mosquito Offers Year-Round Treatments

Brian Kelly, tick control expert and owner of East End Tick & Mosquito Control, 214 North Sea Road in Southampton, wants East End residents to know that spring is here and now’s the time to schedule a March application of Tick Shield, the non-spray granular acaracide.

Ticks are active year-round, search for blood when the temperatures are above freezing and the risk of being bitten never goes away, not even in the depths of winter. Despite the cooler months, ticks are still able to detect the carbon dioxide that is being released from the warm-blooded animals and humans. After a tick feeds on a host, female adults lay their eggs underneath leaf litter and in the spring and summer months, the eggs will hatch resulting in the start of a new tick population. To prevent this issue, East End Tick & Mosquito has announced a new granular tick treatment, Tick Shield.

“With warm winters enabling more adult ticks to overwinter and larval and nymphal ticks activating even earlier due to climate change, killing ticks in March is critical. Our solution — granular Tick Shield, which kills ticks before the first April tick spray,” Mr. Kelly said in press release.

The product, Talstar XTRA Granular controls ticks for 45 days that can be found in woods, leaves, and mulch surrounding a property. The technicians will spread the granular acaracide on shrub beds and yard perimeter where it will slowly dissolve and kill adult ticks as they emerge from their winter hiding spots.

To schedule a protection in March, call East End Tick and Mosquito Control in Southampton at 631-287-9700, in East Hampton at 631-324-9700 and Southold at 631-765-9700 directly to schedule winter tick control treatments.

Peconic Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Recognized

U.S. News & World Report has recognized Peconic Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center as a Best Nursing Home for 2020-21, placing it among the top 21 percent of skilled nursing facilities in the United States.

The home earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “high performing,” the highest possible rating. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those homes that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.

“This is truly an honor and affirmation of our commitment to provide quality comprehensive, and compassionate care close to home,” said Anna Law, BS, RN, Peconic Bay Medical Center’s vice president of long-term care. “Our highly trained interdisciplinary staff provide our patients with the highest quality of care and ensure they function to their fullest potential in a compassionate and caring environment.”

Now in its 11th year, the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information about care, safety, health inspections, staffing and more for nearly all of the nation’s 15,000-plus nursing homes. The Best Nursing Homes ratings reflect U.S. News’s exclusive analysis of publicly available data using a methodology defined by U.S. News that evaluates factors that it has determined most greatly impact patient and resident care, safety, and outcomes.

This year, to accompany the new ratings, nursing home profile pages were updated to include a patient safety summary that reflects COVID-19 data alongside other measurements of safety and related advice on choosing a home or facility amidst the pandemic.

“U.S. News strives to provide access to information that allows consumers to make educated decisions on all types of care,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Updating the profiles to include a patient safety summary that highlights COVID-19 data paired with other measures of care arms families, caregivers and patients with the information needed to make a decision that keeps safety at the highest priority.”