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Each week, the print edition of the Rochester Business Journal profiles one of the Rochester Top 100 companies. (To see the annual Rochester Top 100 supplement, click

For more than 22 years, Ardent Learning Inc. has grown by helping people do their jobs more effectively. Now a shift toward technology and hard work with existing clients has the company poised to expand even more. 12.26.14

For an employee at Systems Management & Planning Inc. a typical day could include a midday yoga class, visiting a customer in a company RV or competing with colleagues in a race to give back to Rochester.12.19.14

For some 20 years, Viewpoint Systems Inc. has been known to keep a close eye on its customers. 12.12.14

Justin Hamilton and Christopher Stern are co-owners of Hamilton Stern Construction.12.5.14

Baby boomers are retiring and moving out of their homes and out of the region, and the growing economy has more workers relocating for jobs. Officials at Sheridan Bros. Moving Inc. know that means one thing-business.11.28.14

Establishing a connection with customers and building rapport with clientele have sparked dramatic growth for Gates Automotive Centers.11.21.14

Faraci Lange LLP specializes in medical malpractice and injury law. 11.14.14

A little dose of reality helped propel Xenios LLC, which does business as 2TouchPOS, into generating major growth this year.11.7.14

WebTitle Agency continues to grow following its 2012 merger with Customized Lenders Services Inc.10.31.14

The Henrietta company, which sells and services new and refurbished networking, storage and telephony hardware, has had to move to new locations four times in the seven years since its founding. 10.24.14

Webster-based Mech Tech HVAC Inc. provides heating, ventilating and air-conditioning installation and service. 10.17.14

Yellow Page City Inc. has grown its revenues by 15 to 20 percent the last few years, amassing 52 employees, retaining some 5,000 clients nationwide and gaining a reputation for navigating an industry wrought with change.10.10.14

A regional distributor of industrial products to manufacturers, Abrasive-Tool Corp. is owned by the five sons of company founder Gerald Hanna Sr.10.3.14

 ID Signsystems Inc.
Rochester-based ID Signsystems Inc. was founded in 2005, offering custom and modular architectural sign systems, digital graphics, custom illuminated signs and solar sign technology. 9.19.14

Christian Flooring
Employment at Christian Flooring has grown from 20 people in 2011 to 120. Revenue has increased from $2.02 million in 2011 to $3.7 million in 2012 and $6.7 million in 2013. 9.12.14

QCI Direct
The locally based retailer has been around since 1983. Founder and CEO Jane Glazer, a onetime math teacher with an entrepreneurial bent, started the business to sell microwave cookware. 9.5.14

Pharos Systems International Inc.
Pharos Systems International Inc. has grown to become a multinational enterprise in print optimization and software. The company has made strides in a relatively stable industry as the paperless office remains a myth. 8.29.14

Continental Service Group Inc.
After moving its suburban Buffalo offices to a larger location by the end of this year, Continental Service Group Inc. hopes to do the same with its Rochester-area offices and headquarters by the end of 2015. 8.22.14

Heritage Packaging 
Investing in new equipment and product development and having a talented workforce have been the keys to success at Heritage Packaging. 8.15.14

VarData LLC
VarData was founded in 2004 to sell equipment capable of transporting and routing communications for voice, video and data networks. 8.8.14

Regional Computer Recycling & Recovery LLC
In nearly 20 years, Regional Computer Recycling & Recovery LLC has become one of the largest electronics recyclers in New York. 8.1.14

Aloi Materials Handling 
After shedding its palletizer manufacturing business this year, Aloi Solutions LLC is focusing on automation and integration to grow.7.25.14
HBT Architects LLP 
During the worst of the Great Recession in 2008, HBT Architects LLP focused less on immediate needs and more on where the firm wanted to be when things improved. 7.18.14

Hammer Packaging Corp.  
Embracing new technology and change has been the catalyst for the growth of the area’s largest commercial printer over the last few years.7.11.14

The air-conditioning equipment Northern Air Systems Inc. makes and sells is only a distant cousin to the window, through-the-wall or central air-conditioning units homeowners are familiar with. 7.4.14

Ramar Steel Erectors Inc.

Ramar Steel Erectors Inc. has made its way through a recession and now is ready to build again. 6.27.14

Well into its fifth year in business, Tri Tower Telecom Corp. has continued to make inroads in an industry that has changed more in the past five years than it had in the last two decades. 6.20.14

Distributed Technology Group sells products by Mass.-based EMC Corp. 6.13.14

Rochester Optical
President and CEO Patrick Ho has greatly diversified the company’s operations and customer base since purchasing it in 1990. 6.6.14

T&T Materials Inc. is keeping an eye on the future as big changes occur. The Rochester-based company supplies raw materials to customers, primarily the U.S. government 5.30.14

With measurable goals and strategic thinking, Capstone Information Technologies Inc. is able to visualize its future. Its vision includes projected revenue growth of at least 25 percent and eight new employees in 2014.5.23.14

As energy efficiency and sustainability become as much a part of the building trades as bricks and mortar, services provided by companies such as Logical Control Solutions Inc. continue to grow. 5.16.14
Leaders of Rochester-based American Packaging Corp. believe the firm’s workforce and continued investment in technology, along with low corporate overhead expenses, have helped the company grow. 5.9.14
A strong business model and four generations of experience have helped Admar Supply Co. Inc. to expand recently and achieve double-digit percentage growth over the last few years. 5.2.14

Acker-Pak’s customers range from mom-and-pop firms to giant Wal-Mart.4.25.14

The Pittsford-based employee services company has greatly expanded its services in five years. 4.18.14

IV4 Inc. has managed to grow steadily over the years by asking a simple question of its more than 400 clients: Why? 4.11.14

Brighton-based UniLink supplies hardware for financial institutions.4.4.14Jackson Welding Supply
An acquisition some three years ago has fueled growth at Jackson Welding Supply Co. Inc.3.28.14

Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.
Raymond Isaac launched the culture change that transformed the firm.3.21.14

Entre Computer Services Inc.
Entre Computer Services is pushing its growth nationally and abroad.3.14.14

Patriot Towers Inc.
Patriot Towers is riding an upsurge as industry rebounds from recession.3.7.14

Expanding geographically and increasing its service offerings have helped Ravi Engineering & Land Surveying P.C. grow over the past few years, its leader said.2.28.14
Auction Direct USA

Offering more bang for the buck has enabled Auction Direct USA not only to survive a recession but also to thrive in uncertain economic times.2.21.14

The fortunes of Nymat Machine Tool Corp. have risen with those of U.S. manufacturing, the industry it serves.2.14.14

For the last 75 years, the more Lewis Tree Service Inc. has trimmed, the more it has grown.2.7.14

Thirty-two years ago, Donald Tomeny and Robert Latour who had never met became partners in B&L Wholesale Supply Inc., a roofing and siding business that was struggling to remain a going concern.1.31.14

A larger footprint, burgeoning business with taxpayer-funded entities and a diversified portfolio helped Real Lease Inc. increase revenues for the last three years. 1.24.14

Turning customer opportunities into jobs well done has been the driving force for success at SCJ Associates Inc., its leader says. 1.17.14

Macedon firm expands into new market spaces 1.10.14

Tele Data Com connects to strong growth 1.03.14