Meet the Founders
Scott Colletti has over 25 years’ experience in managing all aspects of a third-generation flooring business. His vision, understanding and professionalism has allowed him to respond to the changing times and create a successful commercial restoration and door business, adding to the already productive flooring company. His dedication to his family and employees allowed him to proceed with a successful transition and keep the integrity of a business that takes care of the employees and values the community that has supported them.
Scott’s enthusiasm and creativity has inspired him to become an owner of That Meetball Place; there are two current locations in Patchogue and Farmingdale. This illustrates his passion for food and the opportunity to create a place where loved ones can gather. He believes in tradition. Scott has used his success to create awareness and fundraise for many charities and for those in need. An early example, when the people of Sri Lanka found themselves devastated after the tsunami in 2004. Scott and his partner, Michael VanDenburg, used their contacts and shared their efforts to create an orphanage to provide shelter and care to the many victims’ children. He supports the Stony Brook Cancer Center and the numerous services they provide to the community with his wife Tammy. He is also a longtime supporter of The Marty Lyons Foundation. The many events they organize and attend raise necessary funds to sustain children’s wishes who are faced with a life-threatening illness. Scott and his wife Tammy regularly encourage, promote and participate in community events and activities; focusing on supporting parks, education, and families in need - just to name a few. The Promise of Hope Foundation is the representation of their continuous efforts to motivate positive change and improve the lives of others. One of his favorite quotes by Mark Twain says; “You are never wrong to do the right thing.” Scott will always remember these words and use them as a guide to focus his time, energy and resources to help others
A native Long Islander, Michael’s dreams for success never came with a silver spoon. Michael’s success story is built through hard work and determination. Recognizing as a pre-teen that the first step in climbing a mountain starts at the bottom has embedded early character-building for his entrepreneurial spirit and continues to drive Michael today. Rarely do self-made men achieve success without experiencing some pitfalls in their journey. At age 20, with no fondness for formal education, but strong desires to make his success story, Michael started his own business with only the
Tammy and foundation member Scott have known each other since the third grade. They have been together since then and have created a beautiful family and a community of lifelong friends. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. While preparing to invite children into her life, she took a leave and opened her own pre-school. She ran Mrs. C’s Happy Days for ten years and raised three vibrant and unique children; Jake, Maggie and Grace.