Bridgewater Jewelers’ charitable work matches the variety of its products. The list reads like a catalogue: the Veterans Watchmaker Initiative in Odessa (a new program that launched in 2017 to teach veterans how to repair watches), Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Delaware Foundation, Reaching Citizens with Intellectual DisAbilities (DFRC), St. Peter’s School of New Castle, the Blood Bank of Delmarva, Newark Restaurant Week, Special Olympics Delaware, the Tatnall School of Wilmington and William Penn High School.
“As a company, my associates and I are heavily involved in community service, but there is nothing more important than customer service at Bridgewater’s,” said Mary Lehnoff, owner and fifth generation jeweler. She and her employees practice the “be” system — as in, they will “be” wherever customers need them.
Whether dropping off repairs, delivering gifts or picking up a watch that simply needs a battery, Bridgewater’s as-needed concierge service strives to make purchasing more convenient for clients. Its award-winning service line includes 3-D printing, laser repairing and computerized and laser engraving.
Headquarters: 318 Delaware St., New Castle
Industry: Retail jewelry store
Number of employees: 7
Number of family members: 4
On the Web: bridgewaterjewelers.com