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Two of oldest companies here plan to combine

William B. Morse Lumber Co. will acquire Rochester Lumber Co., effective Dec. 31, officials said. Morse Lumber is a fifth-generation, family-owned company founded before the Civil War. It is one of Rochester’s oldest companies and employs roughly 75 workers. Rochester ...

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Rochester Chamber Top 100: Firm finds customization its key to success


T&T Materials is led by President and CEO James Terhune, left, with James Mossgraber, vice president and general manager. (Photo by Kimberly Simpson) Supplying the materials and customization needed to protect and support America’s military is an opportunity T&T Materials ...

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Healy has design for more growth

Robert Healy was faced with a tall order when he answered a help wanted ad more than 25 years ago. LaBella Associates DPC, the firm that posted the job for a director of architecture, was seeking a person who could ...

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Long-awaited renovations underway at Public Market

Cooperation from Mother Nature has sped up the timetable for the Rochester Public Market’s long-anticipated $8 million makeover. “Right now we’re six weeks or so ahead of schedule, but that could change with a couple snowstorms,” market director Jim Farr ...

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$9.9M project underway: Building to have lofts, retail and office space


Work is underway on a nearly $9.9 million renovation project for a mixed-use building in the city’s Culver University East neighborhood. The work at 1255 University Ave. is being done by Park Grove Realty LLC, a Rochester-based real estate management ...

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Building a green focus


Energized by the completion of its inaugural project, the first eco-district in New York is taking shape in Rochester’s High Falls District, driven by Greentopia—a nonprofit launched in 2011. In May, the FlourGarden, a 300-foot-long public garden that combines sustainable, ...

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A tower reborn

The renamed Tower280 at Midtown stands as a testament to the vision of a few and the hard work of many.

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OLEDWorks to test lighting in $1M project


OLEDWorks LLC has kicked off a more than $1 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. The gateway demonstration project is designed to test the latest technology in ...

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Lighting of buildings makes downtown sparkle

Rochester’s nighttime skyline is undergoing a colorful transformation. Many of our region’s most recognized and revered buildings feature newly installed or renewed exterior lighting schemes. Some are valued historic buildings and others are more modern structures. Taken together, this assemblage ...

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Historic designation underlines area’s bygone days

Since its legislative origins in the 1960s, the National Register of Historic Places has blossomed into more than the official federal list of buildings and districts significant in history, architecture, archaeology, engineering and culture. For building owners and investors, the ...

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Vision for Village Gate to continue


Allan Stern has taken the reins at Stern Properties. With him are his mother, Marcia Stern, and his children, Max and Julia. Below, Gary Stern, seen here in a 2006 photo, transformed the Village Gate property in a $10.5 million ...

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Tower280 seen as catalyst for downtown


Tower280 is seen as a likely catalyst for further growth and development downtown, especially at the adjacent Parcel 5. Above, the view from the tower.   With Tower280 bringing new residents and businesses to the Midtown area, coffee shop owners ...

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