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Rufus Judson

CEO, The Pike Companies

Years in current role: 7

What was your biggest success in 2021?

We have been able to make numerous key promotions across our Enterprise. I am really excited to see how each of these newly positioned leaders will continue push our business forward.

What are your expectations for 2022?

I expect us to keep building. We will live our growth mindset while continuing to manage through unprecedented price and lead time volatility.

What is your biggest takeaway from dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic?

I am proud of our people and the construction industry. The past 24 pandemic months have impacted us all. Through these times our folks stepped up over and over again. I think our biggest success has been continued perseverance and a willingness to tackle any challenge. We can deal with anything; let’s go!

What is your favorite thing about the Rochester community?

My family and friends. All four seasons. The Bills and Syracuse basketball.

If time were no issue, what would you do to help the community that you aren’t already doing?

I am proud to serve on the United Way of Greater Rochester & the Finger Lakes, ROC2025, Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE), Associate General Contractors (AGC) of New York, and the Builders Exchange of Rochester (ROBEX) boards. We also support and volunteer for numerous nonprofit organizations across the communities and industries we serve. If time were no issue I think we would do more in each of these areas.

This profile is part of Rochester Business Journal's Power 100 list for 2022. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. View the full list at


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