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Taylor to build new Cellular Sales store in Macedon

Cellular Sales of New York, the largest Verizon premium wireless retailer in the country, has awarded Empire Commercial Construction—a division of Taylor The Builders—the contract for a 3,000 square foot location in Macedon, officials said.

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$100 million first phase of Sibley Square project kicks off


Developers of the Sibley building, now called Sibley Square, held a groundbreaking event at the downtown site Monday. The $100 million first phase of the $200 million redevelopment project includes the construction of 96 apartments, retail, office space, senior living residences and a rehabilitation of the facade and windows.

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St. John Fisher to build $3.4 million chapel

St. John Fisher College plans to construct a new chapel. The Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great is slated to be built adjacent to Kearney Hall.

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Landscape is in flux for non-compete agreements

While the laws surrounding non-compete agreements have been relatively stable in New York over the past few years, changes at the state level have altered the legal landscape in subtle ways, say local labor law experts. And there are changes ...

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Skepticism greets proposals

The proposals for a downtown casino and performing arts center are being met with skepticism and a dose of hesitation from City Council. The city this week announced two proposals for a performing arts center at Midtown’s Parcel 5 on ...

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Morgan sees casino as key for downtown

Robert Morgan is making his pitch for a casino and performing arts center in downtown Rochester, saying the project could restore a sense of vibrancy to the city center and spur a revival like one seen a little farther west ...

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Major change for $83M


  Some three years after first conceiving of a multimillion-dollar project to remake its Brighton campus, Jewish Senior Life is slated this month to break ground on its Green House initiative. Conceived as a $100 million effort that would add ...

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Two dozen contractors on the job

The following contractors are working on the $440 million del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre, Seneca County: Accurate Acoustical Inc., East Rochester; Ajay Glass Co., Canandaigua; Billitier Electric Inc., Rochester; BME Associates, Fairport; Buffalo Hotel Supply Co., Buffalo; Cives ...

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Building on family firm’s legacy


(Photo by Kimberly McKinzie)   John DiMarco II is not one for a lot of back-and-forth on email. He prefers, instead, to have in-person contact. “When you’re reading something, it’s open to interpretation,” he says. “When you’re speaking to someone ...

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Construction projects can move faster with prefabs

Construction firms are relying more on prefab components such as walls and electrical devices for their projects. The use of prefabs can cut a project’s cost and the time needed to complete it as well as render the worksite safer. ...

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Shortage of skilled laborers has yet to be stemmed

With the Rochester-area homebuilding season now in full swing, skilled laborers are still in short supply. Some builders have needed to adjust their construction schedules to accommodate the workers’ scarcity. On the plus side, Mother Nature granted an opportunity to ...

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Most readers oppose downtown casino

A new proposal has brought fresh attention to the topic of locating a casino in downtown Rochester—an idea first raised more than a decade ago. As before, the idea has both fans and foes.

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Sibley Building work to begin with closing on $71M of financing


The developers of the Sibley Building downtown said Tuesday afternoon they have closed on $71 million of financing that will kick off construction and redevelopment of nearly 500,000 square feet of the structure downtown.

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Electrical Contractors

See correction below. Information was provided by electrical contractors in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties that responded to an email survey. Ranked by number of full-time local electricians. 2016 Rank Company 1  O’Connell Electric Co. Inc. 2  Tambe ...

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Nearly 700 attend Downtown Real Estate Revival Power Breakfast


Andrew Gallina believes innovation and creativity are key drivers of growth downtown. He made his remarks at the Downtown Real Estate Revival, part of the Rochester Business Journal's Power Breakfast series.

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