After returning from service in WWII, Merle Patterson started Patterson’s in 1947. After building the service station and adding tires, gasoline and auto service, Merle sold the shop to his son David in the early 1980’s. David continued the tradition of delivering high quality customer service while expanding to four bays. After 36 years, David decided to retire. He was determined to find for a new family that would continue in the same traditions. With great excitement and a little trepidation, Mike and Bethany Smith took up the reigns in 2016. They are dedicated to maintaining the high level of quality workmanship and customer loyalty built by the Pattersons. They also look forward carrying on the multigenerational family ingredient of the business.
From the Smiths:
“We are so thankful to the Ithaca community for the overwhelming support that you have shown for more than 72 years on the corner of Aurora and Buffalo streets. We love the neighborhood that we get to be a