Interstate Battery of the Hudson Valley, December’s Client of the Month, provides wholesale and retail sales for all battery needs: automotive, commercial, boat, motorcycle, RV, and more. The family-run business is owned by Chris Spano, who has been a distributor for Interstate Battery for 37 years.
Chris’s father, Christopher, was a founding distributor of Interstate Battery in 1963 in Westchester County. In 1985, an opportunity arose for Chris and his wife Martha to buy the distributorship and relocate from Peekskill to Red Hook. They have been at their Kingston location, at 192 Greenkill Avenue, since 1988. Currently their son, Vincent Spano, is the general manager, making it three generations of Spanos working for Interstate Battery.
Interstate Battery of the Hudson Valley services Ulster and Dutchess counties, and they are proud to take recycling seriously. In fact, they recycle more batteries than they sell, as they “care about the communities where we live, play, and raise our families,” according to Martha.
Interstate Battery has been insured by Ryan & Ryan Insurance Brokers since the summer of 2022. In fact, they came to R&R through the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s referral for health insurance coverage (as R&R was the Chamber’s Preferred Insurance Partner for 2022 and will be again in 2023).
When asked how the process of working with Ryan & Ryan as the business’s insurance agency has been, Martha responded by stating:
“After reviewing all of our insurance needs, we reached out to Kristin for advice on commercial, business owner’s, and fleet coverage. Kristin at R&R was very knowledgeable about our insurance needs and provided guidance on where our coverage was lacking and helped us make improvements. As a result, we updated all of our coverage at a significant savings.”
If you’re in need of batteries for any vehicles, look no further than Interstate Battery of the Hudson Valley—the preferred battery among automotive professionals. You can give our December Client of the Month a call at 845-331-1101 or click here to find a local distributor. And for more information about Ryan & Ryan Insurance Brokers being the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s Preferred Insurance Partner, visit the Chamber’s website here.