About us

Our History:

HV Shred was launched when Jeff Papo began looking around at the possibility of outsourcing his shredding responsibility. As co-owner of Tuminaro Pharmacy in Hopewell Junction, NY, he was becoming overwhelmed with the volume of shredding his business was generating. The options available were expensive and limited to out-of-town businesses. His concern for the safety of his patients’ information, his own liability, and the desire to use a local business mounted to the point where he felt the need to find a better solution. Together with his accountant wife, Judith, and his craftsman father, Fran, Jeff formulated the solution: HV Shred.

The company embarked on a new chapter with the turn of the calendar in 2016. In order to transcend our original hometown boundaries of the Hudson Valley, we secured the “DBA” designation Legal Shred as of January 1st, 2016. Judith is still owner and president of the company and dedicated more than ever to delivering heartfelt, relationship-focused service–now also into Connecticut and the NY Metro Area. We love what we do and we are excited for the opportunity to expand our service area.

We consider our clients part of our extended family and look forward to continuing to grow and improve.

We always want to know: What can we do better? What other service can we offer to serve the data security needs of the community?


Judith Papo, President, is a life-long resident of Dutchess County and a member of the Arlington Rotary. She has a Master’s Degree in English Education from SUNY Albany and an Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Mount Saint Mary’s College in Newburgh, NY. Her experiences, first as a high school English teacher and then as a public accountant, give her the rare combination of an individual who both enjoys communicating and analyzing numbers. Citizen Advocacy Appointment Forty Under 40 Honoree.

Fran Papo, (Founder, consultant) is also a life-long resident of Dutchess County. He spent over thirty years as an active member of the Local Carpenters’ Union 323. He served as a Clean Room Project Manager for Blue Chip companies including IBM and Intel. He is also a Veteran having served as a Marine during the Vietnam War. He now lives up in the Adirondacks and enjoys fishing, golfing, snowmobiling, and just plain enjoying the rewards of a lifetime of hard-work.