Celebrating Growth: Member Stories on the 2023 Greater Rochester Chamber Top 100
Greater Rochester Chamber is proud to have so many members on the 2023 Top 100 list. As the trusted growth partner for over 1,300 members in the nine-county Greater Rochester region, this is a celebration of all of our successes. This November, we'll be showcasing the stories of some of our members on this year's list.
Butler/Till, ranked #31
On what their 2023 Top 100 recognition means to them, the organization shared, "being recognized on the 2023 Greater Rochester Chamber Top 100 for the sixteenth consecutive year is a momentous honor, as this award recognizes the fastest-growing privately owned companies in our region, highlighting the vibrant economic pulse of the Rochester region. It’s an absolute privilege to sit amongst these elite companies that continue to elevate the advancement of our community. This recognition stands as a testament to the bright future ahead, and we look forward to forging further growth and prosperity for Western New York—together. Cheers to our employee-owners, clients, partners, and community for sixteen consecutive years as a Top 100 Company."
When asked how Greater Rochester Chamber contributed to their growth, they explained that "being a Greater Rochester Chamber member has provided inspiration, partnership, connections, and confidence in the future success of our community. A great benefit as a member is the fellow members' support and exposure to each other. Butler/Till was founded in Rochester 25+ years ago and is still proud to call this region our home. Being a part of the Greater Rochester Chamber has helped us grow our business, gain top tier talent, and make invaluable partnerships and allies right in our own backyard."
GP Flooring Solutions, ranked #34
The GP Flooring team explained that, "Grateful is the word that sums up how we feel being a part of the Greater Rochester Top 100. Grateful for our team, for our partners and customers, and for our vibrant and supportive business community in Greater Rochester." They went on to share how their membership helped fuel their growth and success, saying that "membership with Greater Rochester Chamber has helped us connect with ideas and people that can help remove obstacles and open opportunities."
Pioneer Millworks, ranked #13
When asked what being on the 2023 Top 100 meant to them, the Pioneer Millworks team explained that "For the past 30+ years Pioneer Millworks has provided the nation with highly crafted reclaimed and sustainable wood flooring, siding, paneling, and decking from our mills in Farmington New York & McMinnville Oregon, all while operating on a triple bottom line philosophy that places equal emphasis on People, Planet, and Prosperity. We have long strived to responsibly manufacture our products right here in the U.S.A., and to provide stable long-term careers for our coworkers. In 2022 Pioneer Millworks became 100% Employee-Owned as an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) and being recognized this year as a Top 100 company further solidifies our belief that sustainable business practices in American manufacturing can drive our region forward economically, technologically, and socially. With gratitude to the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, we are so thankful to have been included in this year’s Top 100 honors."
Conifer Realty, ranked #3
The Conifer team shared that "[we have] been a part of the Rochester community for half a century, and to be recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies is a testament to our ability to continually evolve and remain relevant in a highly competitive marketplace. It also speaks to the quality of our people and the passion they bring to addressing one of our nation’s most pressing needs – expanding access to high-quality, affordable housing. Everyone deserves a place to call home and we’re dedicated to making that dream come true for thousands in a painfully expensive rental environment. We are proud of all we’ve accomplished in Rochester thus far. We are now building on that passion, entrepreneurial mindset, and community spirit as we expand to other markets across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast, as we work to address this national priority."
They continued to explain that, "Our membership in the Greater Rochester Chamber has been an important force behind our company's growth and success. Through valuable networking, resources, and increased visibility, the Chamber has opened doors to new opportunities, helped us make informed decisions, and enhanced our position in the local business community. We are grateful for our Chamber membership and look forward to continued collaboration for future success."
Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning, ranked #53
The Isaac team explained, "Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning is proud that our roots began in 1945 in Rochester. Our affiliation with the Greater Rochester Chamber and the Top 100 solidifies our commitment to the Rochester community now and in the years to come."
TES Staffing, ranked #36
When asked what their ranking on the Top 100 list meant, the TES Staffing team explained that "landing on the 2023 Greater Rochester Chamber Top 100 gives us a tremendous sense of pride and gratitude. We are very excited for all of the Rochester Top 100 companies and to be included on this year’s list validates the hard work and persistence our team puts in year after year. Our community does such a great job rallying around and lifting up our local companies and we are thrilled this community is our home."
They continued on to say "Membership with Greater Rochester Chamber allows us to have greater exposure to the community and gives us the ability to band together with our fellow local companies to share in the pride of doing business in this community. It’s been said the sum of a team is much greater than its parts, and being a part of The Rochester Chamber team provides us with a large local team of businesses which The Chamber does a great job of bringing together throughout the year in various ways."
Liberty Pumps, ranked #40
The Liberty Pumps team shared, "Being included in the Greater Rochester Chamber Top 100 is not only an honor and a source of pride, but also an opportunity to celebrate our achievements as a team and showcase the value we bring to the local business community. It reflects our strong reputation, growth, and positive contributions to the region. Landing on this prestigious list is a recognition of our team's accomplishments and a source of inspiration to continue our journey of excellence."
They continued, "Being a Greater Rochester Chamber member has provided inspiration, partnership, connections, and confidence in the future success of our community. A great benefit as a member is the fellow members' support and exposure to each other. Butler/Till was founded in Rochester 25+ years ago and is still proud to call this region our home. Being a part of the Greater Rochester Chamber has helped us grow our business, gain top tier talent, and make invaluable partnerships and allies right in our own backyard."
AeroSafe Global, ranked #15
AeroSafe Global shared that, "Achieving the honor of a Greater Rochester Chamber Top 100 Company is indeed a source of pride and a testament to the dedication and hard work of every employee at AeroSafe Global. It highlights the commitment of the team to the safe and sustainable delivery of temperature-sensitive therapeutics, showcasing their passion and dedication to improving patients' lives. "
They also noted that "Being part of Greater Rochester Chamber has enabled us to enhance AeroSafe Global reputation as a leader in providing Cold Chain as a Service (CCaaS). The recognition we garner not only elevates team morale but also attracts top talent to our organization. We are fortunate to have a thriving chamber of commerce and proud to have AeroSafe Global headquarters in Rochester, NY."
Envative, ranked #58
On what their Top 100 ranking means to them, Envative shared, "It means a great deal. Envative just celebrated its 25th year in business. To achieve this longevity and repeat Top 100 status tells us we're doing things right. It's very rewarding and a direct reflection of our talented staff."
They continued to say, "Greater Rochester Chamber has been a valuable resource of information and support over the years. From the networking events they put on to the educational trainings available, it's great to know that we can reach out at any time for assistance if needed."
AAC Contracting, ranked #7
The team at AAC shared, "2023 has been a banner year for AAC Contracting! We are thankful to have celebrated our 40th year in business and to have landed at #7 on the Greater Rochester Chamber Top 100. AAC is extremely proud to be celebrated as one of the fastest growing companies in Rochester and honored to be amongst a small list of women owned companies being recognized on this list which is a true testament to our team’s laser focus & passion around the important work that we do. Thank you to Greater Rochester Chamber for being an amazing partner to AAC over the years and we sincerely appreciate their support, guidance and continuous recognition of Rochester’s hard-working companies."
Graves Brothers Home Improvement, ranked #21
When asked what landing on the 2023 Greater Rochester Chamber Top 100 means to their team, Graves Brothers shared, "it reinforces the value of our hard work, planning, and execution that goes into each year."
"Membership with Greater Rochester Chamber helps us to be informed on our community to make better decisions with improved results," they continued.
MRB Group, ranked #68
The team at MRB Group shared, "The entire team at MRB Group is extremely proud to be recognized among the Top 100 Businesses in the Greater Rochester area. We consider it both an honor and a symbol of our dedication to the growth and success of the region, an objective we share with the Greater Rochester Chamber. MRB Group’s mission as an Engineering, Architecture and Planning firm is focused on building stronger communities. The Rochester region has always been our home and headquarters by choice, because the natural beauty and quality of life in Rochester and the Finger Lakes region is exceptional. We are committed to continuing to support strong leadership here."
"At MRB Group, we appreciate and promote the professional and cultural resources that contribute to the strength and vibrance of our client communities. Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is among the most beneficial, supporting businesses and a healthy economy that keeps the Rochester region an attractive place to work, live, and invest. The Chamber’s continued focus on supporting regional growth is helping Rochester – and the Finger Lakes – to thrive, and we are proud members of its community," they continued.
Tele Data Com, ranked #78
Tele Data Com shared that, "For TDC this will be our 6th time receiving Top 100 recognition. Having this award is a way of acknowledging all our employees for their hard work and commitment to the Rochester Community and the differences we make. Thank you to our Customers!"
They continued on to say, "Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce has greatly contributed to our growth and success at TDC, it has created many Networking opportunities and allows us to continue the Education of our employees to better serve the Rochester Community and beyond."
Cooley Group, ranked #99
When asked what their Top 100 recognition meant, the team at Cooley Group shared, "We are honored to have earned this distinction! Cooley Group has seen tremendous growth in recent years—2022 was a record year, achieving the highest revenue and net income since the company was founded in 1945. We attribute this growth to the commitment of our team of passionate employee-owners who have developed longstanding relationships with their clients and work hard every day to help them reach their goals. We are thrilled to see many of our clients on this list as well."
Paul Davis Restoration, ranked #60
The team at Paul Davis shared that, "Being recognized on the Top 100 is recognition of the hard work our team does serving our customers in their time of need 24/7/365 and our impact on the Rochester community."
"Membership with Greater Rochester Chamber has kept us informed of new laws and regulations, and the bigger direct impact has been the Business Made Social events which have helped us meet new customers and also fellow members who we have started working with on projects," they continued.
For more information on our 2023 Top 100 companies, please see our 2023 Greater Rochester Chamber Top 100 Awards Event Magazine.