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Rochester Top 100: 2015 articles

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 here: go.rbj.net/top100digital.)

Alesco Advisors LLC has grown for the past 15 years with one principle in mind: always doing what is right for clients.12.18.15

When Myron and Ann Kowal started Special Care Systems LLC, hospitals and nursing homes largely relied on call systems that worked with lights and buzzers.12.11.15

DeCarolis Truck Rental Inc. has used improved technology, and customers' reluctance to embrace it, as the basis of its growth strategy over the last several years.12.4.15

Henrietta-based ClickSpark LLC is among a new generation of technology companies in the Rochester area. 11.27.15

MaeTec Power Inc. began as a part-time operation in 2003 under founder Mark Miller, now co-owner and president. Four employees sold used equipment to telecommunications customers. 11.20.15

The increasing popularity of alternative energy sources is great news for Biomaxx Inc.: The wood pellet manufacturer has seen its annual revenues and workforce increase over the last few years as more people turn to wood as a heat source. 11.13.15

UniLink Inc. aims to be a problem-solver for its clients. The Brighton-based company sells financial hardware products, including scanners and printers, that help address complicated financial regulations and the growing risks of fraud. 11.6.15

From a handful of employees at its start, D4 LLC has grown into a global firm with nearly 200 employees and a worldview for its future. 10.30.15

Christian Flooring of New York Inc. opened its first retail store on West Henrietta Road in 2010. Since then, the company has added two more locations. The Webster store opened on Ridge Road in 2012 and the Greece store followed in late 2013 on West Ridge Road. 10.23.15

The increased popularity of cherry juice has begun to bear fruit for cheribundi Inc. 10.16.15

Entre Computer Services Inc. opened its doors more than 30 years ago as a franchise offering the new wave of PCs and has morphed into an information technology services company poised to grow regionally and nationally. 10.9.15

David Vasciannie has an interesting—and unconventional—take on his company’s growth over the last several years. Luck has played a big role in it, he says. 10.2.15

Logical Control Solutions Inc. founder and CEO James Urbanczyk has found a Goldilocks niche for his firm: keeping the company smaller and nimbler than its larger Fortune 100 competitors while courting large regional institutions as mainstay clients. 9.25.15

Capping off a strong year of growth, the leaders of Capstone Information Technologies Inc. predict the firm will reach twice its current size in five years. 9.18.15

Manning Squires Hennig Co. Inc. began in 1958 as a masonry contractor formed by Richard Manning and Duane Squires. Richard Hennig joined the team in the early ’60s, and by the mid-’70s it had grown, offering a wide range of construction services as it gained Eastman Kodak Co. as a customer. 9.11.15

Rochester Precision Optics LLC was founded on the belief there was a need for an optics manufacturing company that could provide creative optical design products and also produce optical components and assemblies in an efficient and cost-effective manner. 9.4.15

Redman Construction Inc. has settled on the best strategy for growth after 23 years of helping the region grow. 8.28.15

With its first acquisition complete, Just Solutions Inc. already is outpacing revenue growth for last year. 8.21.15

Patriot Towers Inc. is growing from the ground up. 8.14.15

Nichols Construction Team focuses on three key areas: doing business the right way, forming relationships with clients and differentiating its service offerings. 8.7.15

Real Lease Inc. leases equipment to a range of entities from governments to non-profit organizations to private businesses, working to establish relationships that help clients navigate the financing process and fit plans into their individual budget plans.7.31.15

Auction Direct USA’s growth strategy sounds simple—increase sales volume in existing locations—but it is an approach that, for some, is easier said than done.7.24.15

The third generation of his family to head Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., CEO Raymond Isaac is taking the company into new territory.7.17.15

From the onset Brite Computers has dictated its own course, creating its bright future and staying power in the region. 7.10.15

Revenues, employment and business prospects all are growing for Vanteon Corp., a Fairport-based technology company.7.3.15

The key to Conifer Realty LLC’s success is based on the following formula: educated, enthusiastic employees plus well-developed properties equals a financially sound business. 6.26.15

Premium Mortgage has grown considerably in the past seven years, from a valley of $128 million in total sales in the height of the economic downturn in 2008 to a projected $375 million in the current year. 6.19.15

Thirty years after being spun off by Eastman Kodak Co., Videk Inc. has proven it can stand on its own two feet. 6.12.15

As a family business for more than 150 years in Rochester, Fee Bros. Inc. has survived a devastating fire, war and Prohibition. 6.5.15

The last six years have brought quite a transformation to Mirror Show Management Inc. 5.22.15

Insley McEntee Equipment Co. Inc.’s growth has come from product line expansion, satisfied customers and employees who are willing to go the extra mile, its owners say.5.15.15

When Pioneer Millworks Inc. president Jonathan Orpin started the company in 1989, he mainly wanted to secure a reliable source of quality reclaimed lumber for his timber-framing construction firm, New Energy Works of Rochester Inc.5.8.15

LMT Computer Systems Inc. developed out of its founder’s desire to prove himself. 5.1.15

Pride in ownership is the foundation of the H&C Tool Supply Corp., President Donald Waltzer said, and the owners are the employees. 4.24.15

When the firm was founded, company leaders placed an emphasis on getting the most experienced and knowledgeable real estate agents, which helped create a satisfied and growing customer base. 4.17.15

HR Works Inc. has found a growing audience for its suite of human resources services aimed at easing the burden on small businesses. 4.10.15

Setting its sights on new markets has led to significant growth for Cutting Edge Laser Technologies, both in revenues and locations. 4.3.15

It is clarity of mission that has united Brand Cool Marketing Inc. each year. 3.27.15

Three Brothers Wineries president sold Corsair Display Systems in 2004. 3.20.15

For going on 35 years, Birchcrest Tree & Landscape Inc. has grown bigger as it has trimmed.3.13.15

Some individuals and businesses avoid change at all costs. But for Robert Judd and the executive team at Beltz Ianni & Associates LLC, adaptation has meant solid revenue growth and a steady increase in employment. 3.6.15

Headquartered in Brighton, Empire Valuation works nationally and internationally, taking on a wide range of projects. 2.27.15

After nearly doubling company revenues last year, Avani Technology Solutions Inc. is ready to grow its top line by another 50 percent in 2015. 2.20.15

Large local projects have helped drive recent growth at R-J Taylor General Contractors Inc. 2.13.15

Spoon Exhibit Services Inc. is growing its work with international clients, boosting its presence in the events sector and now moving into one American city that company officials admit may seem an odd choice. 2.6.15

Expanding to meet customers’ needs has played a fundamental role in Nu-Look Collision Inc.'s growth over the last few years, and staying ahead of the technology game will spark future growth. 1.30.15

Tender Loving Family Care Inc. follows a different model than most of its licensed home care agency peers. 1.23.15

After growing revenues organically by nearly 50 percent over the past two years, Victor-based L-Tron Corp. is eyeing opportunities for its first acquisition this year. 1.16.15

The pharmaceutical industry is going through a period of major restructuring, and Eagle Productivity Solutions is ready to take advantage. 1.9.15

A better economic climate has helped Accurate Acoustical Inc. grow, its leader said. 1.2.15


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