Hamilton Stern Construction Tops Rochester Chamber Top 100

Hamilton Stern Construction, a Pittsford-based full service construction management and general contracting firm, took the number one spot on the 30th annual Rochester Chamber Top 100 list of the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the Finger Lakes region.  Waste services broker Waste Harmonics and full service marketing communications firm Dixon Schwabl 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, “Rochester Chamber congratulates and thanks all of the Top 100 companies for what they do to bring economic vitality to the Finger Lakes region.  The diversity of the Rochester Chamber Top 100 companies is a true testament to the positive evolution of our region’s success.  The service, technology, construction, and manufacturing sectors led the way with the greatest numbers of companies on the list.”

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.  The 2016 Rochester Chamber Top 100 companies combined for nearly $14 billion in revenue and employed more than 104,000 people in the last fiscal year.

Hamilton Stern Construction co-owner Chris Stern said, “Going out and doing the best we possibly can each and every day has simply added up for us.  Although my and Justin’s names are on the letterhead, the one thing that we will take credit for is surrounding ourselves with like-minded individuals who are dedicated to the success of Hamilton Stern Construction.  Our success is one hundred percent attributed to the employees who surround us.  We are so proud of the way that each and every employee represents our company.”

Waste Harmonics President and CEO Michael Hess said, “We attribute our success to one word: Focus.  We established a plan a few years back to grow our business leveraging the opportunities created by our competitors in the marketplace.  We have followed that plan very closely while adjusting tactics necessary to execute toward our goal.” 

Dixon Schwabl CEO Lauren Dixon said, “I have always believed in hiring people smarter than me and motivating them to want to come to work every day.  Dixon Schwabl hires the right people who fit our company’s core values.  We give them real freedom and responsibility to do their jobs and then watch the magic happen!”

The 30th 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 3.  The reception runs 5-6:30 p.m. and the dinner begins at 7 p.m.  Visit the upcoming events calendar at www.GreaterRochesterChamber.com for more on dinner tickets, vendor table reservations, and sponsorships.

Full 2016 Rochester Chamber Top 100 list by ranking:

1

Hamilton Stern Construction, LLC

2

Waste Harmonics, LLC

3

Dixon Schwabl, Inc.

4

iCardiac Technologies, Inc.

5

Angels in Your Home, LLC

6

Broadstone

7

ClickSpark, LLC

8

Mirror Show Management

9

Henderson Ford

10

Emerge

11

Career Start

12

SMP

13

Crosby-Brownlie, Inc.

14

CMI Communications

15

LSI Solutions, Inc.

16

cheribundi, Inc.

17

HARBEC, Inc.

18

AVANI Technology Solutions, Inc.

19

Elmer W. Davis, Inc.

20

The Pike Companies

21

LaBella Associates

22

Bob Johnson Auto Group

23

Sydor Technologies

24

Soleo Communications, Inc.

25

Nichols Construction Team

26

APD Engineering & Architecture, PLLC

27

Premium Mortgage Corporation

28

Apollo Optical Systems, Inc.

29

MediSked, LLC

30

ID Signsystems

31

Palmer Family of Companies

32

Response Care, Inc.

33

Employee Relations Associates, Inc./ER Select

34

Sutherland Global Services, Inc.

35

eHealth Technologies

36

Butler/Till Media Services, Inc.

37

APFS Wealth Management, Inc.

38

MaeTec Power

39

Optimax Systems, Inc.

40

Genesee Valley Motors, Inc.

41

Nu-Look Collision, Inc.

42

iSECURE, LLC

43

Mech Tech HVAC, Inc.

44

Genesee Regional Bank

45

SEI Design Group

46

FM Office Express, Inc.

47

MC Management - Strathallan a DoubleTree by Hilton

48

Bonadio & Co., LLP

49

ProNexus, LLC

50

Custom Courier Solutions, Inc.

51

RPC Photonics, Inc.

52

T&T Materials

53

Frontier Glass, Inc.

54

Upstate Door, Inc.

55

Liberty Pumps, Inc.

56

Larry Masci Electric, Inc.

57

DeRisio Construction, Inc.

58

Tuf Trucks and Fine Cars

59

The Presentation Source, Inc.

60

BioWorks, Inc.

61

Triad Network Technologies, Inc.

62

M/E Engineering, P.C.

63

Admar Supply Co., Inc.

64

YPC Media

65

O'Connell Electric Company

66

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

67

Viewpoint Systems, Inc.

68

VP Supply Corp.

69

New York Technology Partners, Inc.

70

Passero Associates, P.C.

71

New Energy Works Timberframers

72

American Packaging Corporation

73

UniLink

74

D4 LLC

75

DeCarolis Truck Rental Inc.

76

Keller Williams Realty Greater Rochester

77

Highpower Validation Testing & Lab Services, Inc.

78

A.E.Y. Enterprises, Inc.

79

New York Patriot Construction, Inc.

80

D3 Engineering LLC

81

Rhino Trunk & Case, Inc.

82

CaterTrax

83

Brand Integrity

84

Bio-Optronics, Inc.

85

AP Plumbing Contractors Inc.

86

Hammer Packaging

87

Wright Beverage Distributing

88

P3 Systems, Inc.

89

SWBR Architecture, Engineering and Landscape Architecture, P.C

90

Classic Automation LLC

91

Century Mold Company, Inc.

92

Three Brothers Wineries and Estates

93

HR Works, Inc.

94

3G Packaging, Inc.

95

Sheridan Brothers Moving

96

Wellington Steele & Associates, Inc.

97

Benefit Resource, Inc.

98

Baldwin Richardson Foods

99

Conifer Realty, LLC

100

Rizzo DiGiacco Hern & Baniewicz CPAs, PLLC