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Excellence in Construction & Real Estate winners announced

The Daily Record and the Rochester Business Journal have announced the 2021 winners of the Excellence in Construction & Real Estate awards.

The Excellence in Construction & Real Estate awards celebrate the individuals and companies who are taking the lead in changing the landscape of the Rochester region through design, construction, project management, innovation and more.

“The 2021 Excellence in Construction & Real Estate honorees transform ideas into reality. They are changing the landscape in the Greater Rochester region through their incredible professional success and community involvement,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, senior group publisher of The Daily Record and the Rochester Business Journal. “This year’s recipients create jobs and help families and organizations realize their dreams. We at the Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record congratulate them for all their accomplishments.”

The winners will be honored Oct. 27 at a virtual celebration at noon at Each of the winners will be celebrated for their achievements through video storytelling. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the program with their congratulations and cheers using social media platforms from their homes or offices. For tickets, visit The event hashtag is #RBJevents.

There will also be a VIP Happy Hour from 4:30-6 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Genesee Valley Club for winners and sponsors. Contact Suzanne Fischer-Huettner at [email protected] for sponsorship information.

The presenting sponsor is Phillips Lytle LLP.

Winners will be profiled in a magazine that will be inserted into the Oct. 29 issue of The Daily Record and the Rochester Business Journal and will be available online at and

The 2021 winners are:

Construction – Companies


  • Greater Living Architecture P.C.


  • Buckingham Properties
  • DiMarco Group
  • Rochester’s Cornerstone Group Ltd.


  • BME Associates

General Contractors

  • DiMarco Constructors
  • DiPasquale Construction Inc.
  • Manning Squires Hennig


  • Antonelli Construction LLC
  • Pinnacle Homes
  • Riedman

Project Managers

  • DGA Builders


  • Hewitt Young Electric
  • O’Connell Electric Company
  • US Ceiling Corp

Construction – Individuals


  • Caitlin Ellis, AIA, SWBR
  • Jessica Kruse, LaBella Associates DPC


  • Michael Birkby, Conifer Realty LLC
  • Eugenio Marlin, Ibero-American Development Corporation

General Contractors

  • Brian P. Kelly, Manning Squires Hennig
  • Jerry Serafine, Renaissance Restoration of Rochester LLC

Interior Design/Staging

  • Danielle Lewis, LaBella Associates DPC

Project Manager

  • Robert Miller, O’Connell Electric Company

Rising Stars

  • Samuel Burke, DGA Builders
  • Aaron Gross, Upstate Roofing & Painting
  • Elizabeth Kirchhoff, AIA, SWBR


  • Melissa Geska, US Ceiling Corp
  • Matthew Martin, Tactical Construction Inc.

Real Estate – Individuals

Commercial Real Estate Agents

  • Scott Burdett, Flaum Management Company Inc.
  • Daniel J. O’Neill, SIOR, Pyramid Brokerage Company
  • John A. Rogers, SIOR, Pyramid Brokerage Company

Residential Real Estate Agents

  • Michael DiBiase, Conifer Realty LLC
  • Elaine Pelissier, Keller Williams Realty
  • Hannah Romano, Carriage House Realty by Nick

Rising Star

  • Amy Olds, Buckingham Properties


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