Schmidt’s Wholesale worker Patty Prezioso recently celebrated her 50th year of employment for the Monticello, N.Y., company.

Having started in 1958 after her graduation from Delaware Valley Central High School in Callacoon, N.Y., Prezioso worked first in bookkeeping and then plumbing pricing during her career at Schmidt’s.

While there, she worked alongside both her father and husband who were also employed at the company. When asked what she liked the most about working at Schmidt’s Wholesale, Patty said she enjoyed working with so many people who cared.

Established in 1954, Schmidt’s Wholesale is a local, family-owned distributor of plumbing, heating, pump, electrical, HVAC and water work equipment and supplies. Still at its original location, Schmidt’s now operates two new branches in Florida and Newburgh, N.Y.