34th Annual List of Fastest-growing Privately Held Businesses
ROCHESTER, NY (November 5, 2020) Real Lease, an equipment finance company based in East Rochester, Monroe County, took the number one spot on the 34th annual Rochester Chamber Top 100 list of fastest-growing, privately held businesses in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region. Manufacturing firm, Adaptec Solutions, and construction firm, Terry Tree Service, LLC/ Ironwood Heavy Highway, LLC rounded out the top three. Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce accounting partner KPMG LLP determines Rochester Chamber Top 100 rankings based upon dollar and percentage revenue growth over a three-year period, which allows companies large and small to compete on a level playing field.
Rochester Chamber President and CEO Bob Duffy said, “The Rochester Chamber Top 100 program serves as the perfect illustration that Rochester has indeed moved from a company town of a few major employers to a place made up of industry from every sector. This year we are excited to see a strong cross-section of well-established companies and startups competing for a coveted spot on the list. The 2020 Rochester Chamber Top 100 companies employ close to 68,000 people and reported total revenue of nearly $13 billion in the most recent fiscal year. The economic impact generated by these businesses has real and lasting influence on our community, and we are proud to have them in our region.”
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.
Real Lease President Patricia Moore said, “We are honored to be recognized by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce as the fastest growing company in Rochester this year. Since purchasing the company four years ago we were able to solidify and renew relationships as well as expand our 3 core business sectors. We attribute our ongoing success to our strong ties and relationships within the Rochester community.”
Adaptec Solutions President &CEO Andrew Creathorn said, “We are delighted to be recognized by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. Our success is based on our relentless desire to understand, and meet our customers’ requirements, and an incredible amount of hard work and dedication from our entire team.”
Terry Tree Service, LLC/ Ironwood Heavy Highway, LLC CEO Tim Pope said, “We are very honored and excited to be recognized once again by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. Coming in at the #3 position speaks volumes about our men and women at Terry Tree Service/ Ironwood Heavy Highway. I attribute our success to our team, who are dedicated to providing the safest, highest quality service to our customers. I cannot thank each of them enough for their hard work to get us where we are today! We look forward to continued growth in the Greater Rochester Region.”
The service industry led the way with 24 companies landing on this year’s Rochester Chamber Top 100 list. Following service companies, the list features 22 construction companies, 19 technology firms, 15 manufacturing businesses, 9 wholesale and distribution companies, seven financial service companies, and four retail businesses.
The nomination process for the 2021 Rochester Top 100 begins in February. For more information, contact Rochester Chamber Events Director Susan George at Susan.George@GreaterRochesterChamber.com
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce provides businesses with the resources, information, and people they need to grow and thrive in the Rochester/Finger Lakes region. Connect to success at GreaterRochesterChamber.com.