Meet the leaders who are guiding the growth of the businesses on the 2016 list
1 | Hamilton Stern Construction LLC
Full-service construction manager and general contracting firm
Justin Hamilton, co-owner; Christopher Stern, co-owner
2 | Waste Harmonics LLC
Broker of waste services throughout the United States and Canada
Michael Hess, president and CEO; Carl Slusarczyk, vice president of sales; Mary Way, vice president of customer care
3 | Dixon Schwabl Inc.
Full-service marketing communications firm
Lauren Dixon, CEO; Michael Schwabl, president
4 | iCardiac
Centralized core laboratory for cardiac safety and respiratory services
Alex Zapesochny, president and CEO
5 | Angels in Your Home LLC
Full-service home care agency
Andrew Wegman, president; David Wegman, CEO; Michael Wegman, CFO
6 | Broadstone
Sponsor of two private real estate investment trusts: Broadstone Net Lease and Broadtree Homes
Amy Tait, chairman and CEO; Chris Czarnecki, president and CFO
7 | ClickSpark LLC
Performance-based internet lead generation company, including an education portal and a home owner savings product
Brian Einhaus, CEO; Thomas Tortora, COO
8 | Mirror Show Management Inc.
Trade show exhibit and event management company
Donna Shultz, president
9 | Henderson Ford/MV-1 of Rochester
New and used Ford car sales, automotive service of all makes and models, including Quick Lane
Tire & Auto
Center Service Departments
Randolph Henderson Jr., president; Aki Henderson, assistant general manager; Sue Degrazia, controller
10 | Emerge
Builds and manages contract workforces for businesses across the globe
Leo Linder, CEO; Katie Milne, vice president of client strategy; Kara Roth, vice president of brand experience
11 | Career Start
Full-service employment firm
Lindsay McCutchen, president
12 | SMP
Provides IT solutions in all aspects of corporate information technology
Kristin Rorapaugh, CEO; Eric Rorapaugh, president
13 | Crosby-Brownlie Inc.
Gavin Brownlie Jr., CEO; Marietta Brownlie, owner and secretary
14 | CMI Communications
Audiovisual services and video equipment rentals for meetings, presentations and conventions nationwide
Eric Smith, president
15 | LSI Solutions Inc.
Medical device research, design, manufacturing, marketing and sales company
Jude Sauer M.D., president and CEO; Eva Sauer M.D., secretary and treasurer
16 | Cheribundi Inc.
Manufacturer and distributor of shelf-stable beverages that maximize the health and wellness benefits of tart cherries
Steve Pear, president and CEO; Ed Maguire, vice president and COO
17 | Harbec Inc.
Precision metal and plastic component and subassembly manufacturer
Bob Bechtold, president
18 | Avani Technology Solutions Inc.
Provider of software development, custom software solutions and IT consulting services
Sameer Penakalapati, president and CEO
19 | Elmer W. Davis Inc.
Commercial and industrial roofing and sheet-metal contractors
Jeffery Davis, president
20 | The Pike Cos. Ltd.
Construction manager, general constructor, design builder, program manager and developer
Thomas Judson Jr., chairman; Rufus Judson, CEO, the Pike Cos. and president, the Pike Co. Inc.; Andrew Hislop, vice chairman, the Pike Cos.
21 | LaBella Associates DPC
Engineering, architectural, environmental, planning, program and project management services
Sergio Esteban, CEO; Robert Healy, president; Robert Pepe, CFO
22 | Bob Johnson Automotive Inc.
Automobile dealership, including new and used retail sales, leasing, service and wholesale parts
Gregory Stahl, president
23 | Sydor Technologies LLC
Global provider of comprehensive, customized solutions for the most complex measurements in the defense, energy, security and research industries
Michael Pavia, president
24 | Soleo Communications Inc.
Local search and digital media company
Daniel Gallagher, president and CEO
25 | Nichols Construction Team
Design-build, construction and renovation services
John Ford Nichols, president and CEO; Clay Carpenter, CFO; Ric Carley, COO
26 | APD Engineering & Architecture PLLC
Architectural and engineering firm
Jamie Wheatcraft, president; Daniel Sargent, executive vice president
27 | Premium Mortgage Corp.
Michael Donoghue, president and CEO; Alexia Barbarossa, vice president
28 | Apollo Optical Systems Inc.
Lens design, engineering, and manufacturing of custom precision optical components and systems
Michael Morris, CEO; Daniel McGarry, president; Claude Tribastone, president of manufacturing
29 | MediSked LLC
Web-based electronic health record platform solutions for home care and health service entities
Douglas Golub, president; Tom Hogan, vice president; Andrew Wheeler, director of product strategy and design; Brian Uzwiak, vice president of technology operations
30 | ID Signsystems Inc.
Design and manufacturing of architectural sign systems
Katrina Beatty, CEO; Paul Dudley, president
31 | Palmer Family of Cos. Inc.
Redistributor, broadline food service distributor and retailer
Dwight “Kip” Palmer, CEO; Ryan Ferguson, CFO; Rich Chapman, president of G&C Foods
32 | RCare
Wholesaler of wireless nurse call and personal emergency response systems for the entire spectrum of eldercare and senior living
Myron Kowal, president
33 | ER Select LLC
Executive search, temporary contract, direct hire, and career transition and outplacement services
Thomas Ioele, president and CEO; Jeanine Fitzgerald, president
34 | Sutherland Global Services Inc.
Global provider of business process and technology management services
Dilip Vellodi, chairman and CEO; James Lusk, CFO; Ashok Jain, COO
35 | eHealth Technologies
Industry-leading provider of clinically informed referral services
Ken Rosenfeld, president and CEO
36 | Butler/Till Media Services Inc.
Media and communications agency
Kimberly Jones, president; Peter Infante, chief strategy officer; Melissa Palmer, COO and CFO
37 | APFS Wealth Management Inc.
Financial services firm offering financial planning, advisory, insurance and retirement plan services
Robert Bartolotta, president and CEO; Charles Herendeen, managing director – financial adviser
38 | MaeTec Power Inc.
DC power installation and maintenance services
Mark Miller, co-owner; James Allen, co-owner; Gary Boone, general manager
39 | Optimax Systems Inc.
Precision manufacturer of custom optical components
Richard Plympton, CEO; Mike Mandina, president
40 | Genesee Valley Motors Inc.
Dominic Genova, president
41 | Nu-Look Collision Inc.
Automotive and fleet/heavy truck collision repair; vehicle accessory and fleet up fitting shop
Todd Zigrossi, president
42 | iSecure LLC
Network security solutions provider and consultants
Annette Warren, president and CEO
43 | Mech Tech HVAC Inc.
Commercial industrial HVAC contracting corporation
Edward Burns, president and CEO; Scott Nairy, executive vice president
44 | Genesee Regional Bank
Commercial banking and residential mortgage services
Philip Pecora, president and CEO
45 | SEI Design Group Inc.
Architecture, planning and consulting services
Brian Cieslinski, senior principal
46 | FM Office Express Inc.
Full-service office furniture, office supplies, and commercial and industrial supplies
Fabricio Morales, president and CEO
47 | Strathallan, a DoubleTree by Hilton
Full-service hotel including cuisine, cocktails and luxury
Robert Morgan, managing partner; David Christa, managing partner
48 | The Bonadio Group
Multidimensional public accounting practice providing IT consulting, business advisory, staff augmentation and financial services.
Thomas Bonadio, managing partner and CEO; Mario Urso, member, management committee; Bruce Zicari, member, management committee
49 | ProNexus LLC
Professional services firm providing scalable and customized finance, accounting and IT solutions from strategy and leadership to project executio
Rafael Vidal, co-founder and president; Robert Pickering, co-founder and senior executive vice president; Kate Kenney, partner
50 | Custom Courier Solutions Inc.
Full-service last-mile delivery and logistics services company
Daniel Ayer, CEO; Christopher MacKrell, president and COO
51 | RPC Photonics Inc.
Optical design, engineering and manufacturing
Michael Morris, CEO; Tasso Sales, chief technology officer; Laura Weller-Brophy, general manager
52 | T&T Materials Inc.
James Terhune, president and CEO; James Mossgraber, vice president and general manager
53 | Frontier Glass Inc.
Commercial glazing company; also specializes in frameless glass shower enclosures
Frank Sapienza III, president
54 | Upstate Door Inc.
Manufacturing of custom residential and commercial wood doors
Robert Fontaine, president and owner; Brock Beckstrand, general manager
55 | Liberty Pumps Inc.
Manufacturer of pumping products for ground water and wastewater removal
Charlie Cook, president; Randall Waldron, vice president, sales and marketing; Dennis Burke, CFO; Robyn Brookhart, executive vice president
56 | Larry Masci Electric Inc.
Full-service electrical contractor
Larry Masci, president
57 | DeRisio Construction Inc.
Residential and commercial construction company
Nicholas DeRisio, president and owner
58 | Tuf Trucks and Fine Cars
Pre-owned truck dealership
Jean Evans, owner; Michael Evans, general manager
59 | The Presentation Source Inc.
Designs, sells, installs and services audiovisual systems
Laura Widmaier, president and CEO
60 | BioWorks Inc.
Manufactures and markets biologically based pest control and plant nutrition products
William Foster, president and CEO; Joe Gionta, director of sales and marketing; Peter Eppeira, director of research and development
61 | Triad Network Technologies Inc.
Data, voice, and fiber-optic cabling services
Peter Sweltz, president; Frank Carusone, vice president and co-owner
62 | M/E Engineering P.C.
Mechanical/electrical consulting engineering firm
Ronald Mead, president
63 | Admar Supply Co. Inc.
Rental, sales and service of light construction equipment
Joel DiMarco, president; Richard J. DiMarco II, executive vice president; John DiMarco, chairman
64 | YPC Media LLC
Online marketing and advertising
Steven Pavone, CEO; Michael Pavone, president
65 | O’Connell Electric Co.
Full-service electrical contractor
Victor Salerno, CEO; Walter Parkes, chairman; Thomas Parkes, COO
66 | Wegmans Food Markets Inc.
Retail food and pharmacy
Daniel Wegman, chairman and CEO
67 | Viewpoint Systems Inc.
Software engineering services and sales of test measurement equipment
James Campbell, president; David Smith, partner; Stuart McFarlane, partner
68 | VP Supply Corp.
Wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, air conditioning, batch, kitchen and renewable energy products
Gary Curwin, president; Gary Perkins, vice president; Louis Curwin, secretary and treasurer
69 | New York Technology Partners Inc.
Technology consulting, solutions and staffing services
Nick Bhatia, CEO
70 | Passero Associates D.P.C.
Professional consulting firm, providing planning, engineering, architectural design, surveying, environmental, program management, construction administration and design-build services.
Wayne Wegman, CEO; John Caruso, president
71 | New Energy Works Timberframers
Premier timber frame builders offering design, fine woodworking, trusses, advanced enclosure services and lyrical frames
Jonathan Orpin, president and owner
72 | American Packaging Corp.
Manufacturer of flexible packaging materials and products for food, confections, pharmaceutical and agricultural/chemical industries
Peter Schottland, president and CEO
73 | UniLink Inc.
Supplier of table-top financial hardware, supplies and value-added services to financial institutions.
Louis Fuchs, president and CEO; Linda Riley, CFO
74 | D4 LLC
National provider of electronic discovery, computer forensics, information security and management, litigation support, and deposition services to law firms and corporations
John Holland, CEO and founder; Peter Coons, co-founder and senior vice president
75 | DeCarolis Truck Rental Inc.
Full-service commercial truck rental and leasing, service, parts sales and student transportation
Paul DeCarolis, chairman; Michael Margarone, president; Mark Williams, vice president of finance
76 | Keller Williams Realty Greater Rochester
Real estate company
Charles Hilbert, operating principal
77 | Highpower Validation Testing & Lab Services Inc.
Wide range of valuation and testing services, and consulting to medical device manufacturers
Gary Socola, president; Dawn Socola, business manager
78 | A.E.Y. Enterprises Inc.
Commercial and residential site construction company
Michael Young, president
79 | New York Patriot Construction Inc.
Complete home-improvement company
Jan Brewster, president
80 | D3 Engineering LLC
Digital signal processing (DSP) engineering services
Scott Reardon, president and CEO
81 | Rhino Trunk & Case Inc.
Manufacturer of trunks and cases
Eric Vangellow, president; Paul Wells, partner Greg Hurwitz, partner
82 | CaterTrax
Web-based catering management platform and services to the hospitality/ foodservice industry
Rich Rund, co-founder and CEO; Dan Welch, co-founder and CSO
83 | Brand Integrity Inc.
Employee engagement company, driving measurable and sustainable culture change through consulting and software solutions
Gregg Lederman, CEO; Patrick Ahern, senior vice president of business development; Doug Bennett, senior vice president of technology and operations
84 | Bio-Optronics Inc.
Health care software and services provider
Dan Kerpelman, CEO
85 | AP Plumbing Contractors Inc.
Plumbing sales, installation, maintenance and remodeling
Andrew Prestigiacomo, president
86 | Hammer Packaging
Multicolor packaging printer with expertise in sheet-fed offset, web offset, and flexology
James Hammer, president and CEO
87 | Wright Beverage Distributing
Wholesale beverage distributor including beer and non-alcoholic products
Claude Wright, CEO; Larry Smith, president; Brian Lambert, CFO
88 | P3 Systems Inc.
Seller of computer components
Frank Pecora, CEO
89 | SWBR Architecture, Engineering and Landscape Architecture P.C.
Architecture, structural engineering, landscape architecture and planning, and interior design services
David Beinetti, president; Thomas Gears, principal; Steven V. Rebholz, principal
90 | Classic Automation LLC
Worldwide provider of parts, products and services to users of installed control systems and drives
Fritz Ruebeck, president
91 | Century Mold Co. Inc.
Premier plastics injection molder with multiple locations in North America specializing in technical and challenging products
Ronald Ricotta, president and CEO
92 | Three Brothers Wineries and Estates
Three unique wineries and a mirobrewery/cidery
David Mansfield, president; Luanne Mansfield, owner; Erica Paolicelli, partner
93 | HR Works Inc.
Human resource consulting and outsourcing services
Candace Walters, president and CEO; Christopher Dickens, CFO
94 | 3G Packaging Inc.
Master distributor of packaging and janitorial supplies, and servicing of packaging machines
Vincent Stango, president; John Siciliano, vice president
95 | Sheridan Brothers Moving
Full-service residential and commercial moving company
Mike Sheridan, president; Jennifer Sheridan, senior administrative coordinator
96 | Wellington Steele & Associates Inc.
IT recruiting, consulting and outsourcing services
Edward Leva, president; Robert Gaudu, vice president
97 | Benefit Resource Inc.
Plan administrator of pretax employee benefits and commuter benefits
Anthony DiBarnaba, president; Thomas Guiler, vice president
98 | Baldwin Richardson Foods Co.
Leading manufacturer of custom ingredients for the food and beverage industry
Eric Johnson, president and CEO
99 | Conifer Realty LLC
Property development, management, construction and ownership of multifamily housing communities
Timothy Fournier, president and CEO; Joan Hoover, executive vice president; Thomas Johnson, president and CFO
100 | Rizzo DiGiacco Hern & Baniewicz CPAs PLLC
CPA firm providing attestation services, tax and consulting
John Rizzo, co-founder; Brian DiGiacco, co-founder; Timothy Hern, partner; Whitney Baniewicz, partner
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