Diane and her father Al
Dec 23, 2011
Best wishes to Diane and Howard Shachter for many years of good health and happiness in your retirement together.
Diane oversaw the company’s financial, insurance and human resource matters. Her husband Howard, who retired a few years earlier, was in charge of information technology. As partners, they played key roles in the growth and success of the company.
U.S. Waterproofing was founded in 1957 by Diane’s father, Al Weiner. When Lorraine Weiner’s sister Harriet married Hyman Stock, the family business expanded to include all three of Al Weiner’s brother-in-laws as partners. The business will continue to be operated by Hyman’s son Jerry Stock and his grandson Matthew Stock.
Diane’s mother wrote the following wonderful note, and we would like to share her sentiments:
Diane Shachter is retiring at the end of the year as a partner in U.S. Waterproofing Company. Diane is the daughter of the original owner of U.S. Waterproofing, Albert Weiner. At the time of his retirement, she was asked if she would like to take his place. Being a C.P.A., she figured an accountant’s hours at tax time would be prohibitive to caring for her two children, so she accepted the challenge knowing how her father loved the business. Little did she know what the business entailed (especially for a woman around 30 years ago in a man’s world) and would not be a snap! As cousin Jerry Stock and cousin Matt Stock will be caring for U.S. Waterproofing - a family owned business for 55 years that has serviced many homes.
Good luck, Diane, may your retirement be filled with lots of bridge playing and fun along with husband Howard, also a former partner.
The business, besides Al Weiner, was owned by three brothers-in-law (Hyman Stock, Sam Siegel and Yale Kaplan) for years!
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