Bob Siracusano, the owner and president of Sawyer Motors in Saugerties, is our business hero. Over the years, he has raised about a half million dollars for various charities in Ulster County. This summer, his Sawyer Motors Car Show alone raised $42,000 for those in need, including families with special-needs children.
During the holiday season, Siracusano works hard organizing coat and toy drives for the needy children of Saugerties, and as an auctioneer, he helps the Boys and Girls Club of Saugerties and Center for Spectrum Services.
Another way he gives back is through his showroom at 166 Ulster Ave. in the village. He has filled the 3,000-square-foot space with vintage items from the 1950s, including jukeboxes, old gas pumps, diner menus, candy machines, bikes and even carnival pieces.
Siracusano’s showroom resembles a big movie set, and he always encourages the community to walk through and discover the restored artifacts he often buys at trade shows.