Avani Technology Solutions Leads Rochester Chamber Top 100

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Avani Technology Solutions, an IT and software development firm, took the number one spot on the 32nd annual Rochester Chamber Top 100 list of the fastest-growing privately owned businesses in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region.  System engineering and photonics technology company Precision Optical Transceivers and construction management and design build contractor Taylor, the Builders rounded out the top three.  The Rochester Chamber Top 100 is a Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and KPMG LLP program that ranks businesses based upon both dollar and percentage growth.

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy said, “This year’s Rochester Chamber Top 100 list shows the fabulous success and amazing diversity that exists in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region’s economic engine.  Service companies appeared most on the list, followed by construction, technology, manufacturing, and financial.  The one hundred companies combined for more than $12.1 billion in total revenue and employed nearly 23,000 people in the Rochester area.  Rochester Chamber congratulates the Top 100 businesses and wishes them continued success and growth.”

To be eligible for the Rochester Chamber Top 100, businesses must be independent, privately held, headquartered in the nine-county Finger Lakes region, and have revenue of at least $1 million in each of the three most recent fiscal years.  The program recognizes Rochester’s reputation as a region of innovation spurred by a strong entrepreneurial spirit. 

Avani Technology Solutions CEO Sameer Penakalapati said, “I attribute Avani’s success to leveraging technology platforms to serve our customers and employees better, faster, and more responsively.  We are also constantly adding new skills and competencies and focusing on areas that matter most to our customers. Staying focused and frugal while growing the business is also important.”

Precision Optical Transceivers CEO Todd Davis said, “A large contributor to our success has been our customer-facing model. Whether in production, engineering or sales, our team members go the extra mile to fulfill customer needs and build strong relationships along the way. Our customers feel confident in our products and expertise, which I believe is crucial when building long-term partnerships. I also credit our unique company culture and employee benefits for our success. It is rooted in the philosophy that happy employees will take care of their customers and the business will in turn take care of itself. We strive to ensure that our employees feel happy and fulfilled within their roles.”

Taylor, the Builders President Karl Schuler said, “The people who work here helped us land high on the Rochester Chamber Top 100.  There are so many talented people in this world. We have some and the competition has some. You can’t control the talent level of your competition, but you can control your own effort and commitment to excellence.  Hard work will always beat talent.  Know what you don’t know, learn something every day, and work hard.”

The 32nd annual Rochester Chamber Top 100 celebration includes an awards dinner and pre-dinner reception with vendor showcase at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center Thursday, November 1.  The reception runs 5-6:30 p.m. and the dinner begins at 7 p.m.  Visit the Rochester Chamber Top 100 page at www.GreaterRochesterChamber.com for more on dinner tickets, vendor table reservations, and sponsorships.

The full 2018 Rochester Chamber Top 100 list:

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  1.          Avani Technology Solutions, Inc.
  2.          Precision Optical Transceivers
  3.          Taylor, the Builders
  4.          TalentBridge
  5.          CloudCheckr
  6.           Terry Tree Service, LLC and Ironwood Heavy Highway LLC
  7.           Real Agent Pro
  8.           O'Connell Electric Company
  9.           DiPasquale Construction Inc.
  10. APD Engineering & Architecture, PLLC
  11. LaBella Associates
  12. The DDS Companies
  13. Workplace Interiors
  14. SEI Design Group
  15. cheribundi, Inc.
  16. Surmotech LLC
  17. CPL
  18. Waste Harmonics, LLC
  19. Five Star Improvements, Inc.
  20. Hewitt Young Electric, LLC
  21. D3 Engineering LLC
  22. Home Power Systems LLC
  23. Broadstone
  24. Oaks Construction Inc.
  25. Turner Underground Installations, Inc.
  26. Rochester Network Supply, Inc.
  27. Midwest Asset Acceptance Group
  28. Precision Grinding & Manufacturing Corp.
  29. R-Options, Inc.
  30. ConServe
  31. 3G Packaging, Inc.
  32. Klein Steel Service Inc.
  34. Keller Williams Realty Greater Rochester
  35. ADI, LLC
  36. Optimax Systems, Inc.
  37. Marshall Exteriors
  38. D'Agostino General Contractors, Inc.
  39. Poseidon Systems
  40. iSECURE, LLC
  41. Regional Distributors, Inc.
  42. Baldwin Richardson Foods
  43. Premium Mortgage Corporation
  44. Liberty Pumps, Inc.
  45. Tuf Trucks and Fine Cars
  46. Tri Tower Telecom Corporation
  47. Mason Digital LLC
  48. YPC Media
  49. Nu-Look Collision, Inc.
  50. Truth Collective
  51. Bio-Optronics, Inc.
  52. Sydor Technologies
  53. UniLink Inc.
  54. Insero & Co. CPAs, LLP
  55. Cambridge Street Asset Management LLC (Royal Oak Realty Trust)
  56. OptiPro Systems, LLC
  57. Affinity Enterprises LLC
  58. Genesee Regional Bank
  59. IK Systems, Inc.
  60. Josh Landscape Co.
  61. Elmer W. Davis, Inc.
  62. Empire Realty Group
  63. Benefit Resource, Inc.
  64. SWBR
  65. Bob Johnson Auto Group
  66. Northern Air Systems, Inc.
  67. VP Supply Corp.
  68. Triad Network Technologies, Inc.
  69. LSI Solutions, Inc.
  70. Steel Tech Fabricators, Inc.
  71. eHealth Technologies
  72. Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning
  73. HBT Architects, LLP
  74. iV4, Inc.
  75. Ardent Learning, Inc.
  76. Brite
  77. Rohrbach Brewing Company
  78. Novem Group
  79. Xelic, Inc.
  80. Lantek Companies
  81. Ontario Exteriors, Inc.
  82. Birchcrest Tree & Landscape, Inc.
  83. Innovative Recruiting Solutions, Inc.
  84. KJT Group, Inc.
  85. Butler/Till Media Services, Inc.
  86. Admar Supply Co., Inc.
  87. Leonard's Express, Inc.
  88. New York Patriot Construction, Inc.
  89. Patriot Towers, Inc.
  90. Gorbel, Inc.
  91. Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
  92. Bristol ID Technologies
  93. Strategic Interests, LLC
  94. Just Solutions, Inc.
  95. Miller & Associates Sourcing Specialists, LLC
  96. ComTec Solutions, LLC
  97. Career Start
  98. BioWorks, Inc.
  99. Wischmeyer's Plumbing Plus LLC
  100. E.E.P. Quality Group, Inc.