Top LI Workplaces 2021: The Best Small Businesses

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1. National Business Capital

National Business Capital is a firm based in Bohemia, Long Island that specializes in helping small businesses thrive. Having already secured more than $1 billion in business loans and financing, this organization offers experienced, honest funding solutions for businesses eager to grow their operation. It offers a variety of financing options based on the client’s individual needs, from flexible term loans to a line of credit that guarantees cash in hand, whenever necessary, with interest paid only on the amount withdrawn. The online application process is simple and connects clients with the firm’s expert business finance advisers to discuss the lending plan that works best. It’s no surprise that National Business Capital has a 5-star Trustpilot rating from more than a thousand customer reviews. Find out more at www.nationalbusinesscapital.com.

2. Aurora Contractors Inc.

Aurora Contractors, Inc., of Ronkonkoma on Long Island, has been providing world-class construction management, contracting and design services to the New York metropolitan area since 1983. The firm has extensive experience in construction and renovation projects ranging from shopping centers and malls to office construction, hotels and apartment buildings. As the largest private construction company on Long Island, having completed more than $1 billion in work in the last five years alone, Aurora provides outstanding service on every job. Aurora has worked with industry leaders such as IKEA, FedEx and The Home Depot, and recent projects include the Stony Brook University Toll Drive, given the Best Public Project Award by ENR New York (2017), and the Kings Plaza shopping mall in Brooklyn, N.Y. Learn more at www.auroracontractors.com.

3. Alure Home Improvements

With more than 70 years of experience in the industry, Alure Home Improvements, based in East Meadow, Long Island, services that make homeowners’ dreams a reality. Every aspect of Alure’s business is tailored for customer satisfaction, from its free of charge consultation service to its emphasis on building customer relationships for life. Alure’s team can offer expert service on every aspect of your home improvement vision, from kitchens and bathrooms to roofs and windows. Its virtual consultation service is accessible right from your computer or smartphone, giving potential clients the opportunity to design their remodeling project and receive a no-obligation quote. As a community leader, Alure has worked with charities from the American Red Cross to the Salvation Army. Start your project today at www.alure.com.

4. Network Solutions & Technology

Network Solutions & Technology is an industry-leading information technology service provider operating in the New York City, Long Island, and tri-state area. NST can offer its clients the expertise of the most skilled and knowledgeable professionals in the information technology industry and assist with everything from one-off technical support to ongoing management of clients’ servers, networks, computers and more. NST focuses on turning technology into an asset for its clients rather than an obstacle, and has experience implementing technology services in all industries: healthcare, finance, manufacturing, legal services and more. Tiered support is available to suit any client’s needs and budget. Find out how you can optimize your business’ tech at www.nst-li.com.

5. American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.

Based in Holbrook, Long Island, American Portfolios is an investment firm with integrity and customer satisfaction at its core, committed to giving clients expert financial guidance and solid investment advice. The firm takes an experience-based approach to investment and portfolio management, and is owned and operated by professionals who have all worked with clients of their own. American Portfolios is widely recognized as a market leader, qualifying as a finalist for three 2021 WealthManagement.com Industry Awards. The firm prioritizes both its employees and its clients, and has been chosen as one of the best companies to work for in New York State for the sixth year in a row by the New York State Society for Human Resources Management. Discover how you can build your portfolio at www.americanportfolios.com.

6. Citrin Cooperman

Citrin Cooperman is a top-25 nationally recognized assurance, tax, and advisory firm that provides comprehensive consultation service for its clients. Since 1979 the organization has grown by helping companies and high-net-worth individuals find the ideal financial strategy to achieve their goals, both short and long term. With offices in Melville on Long Island, throughout the United States, as well as abroad in the UK, India, and the Cayman Islands, Citrin Cooperman has both international reach and decades of experience. The firm has consistently achieved excellent rankings across various performance categories, awarded the Best Practices Award in COMMERCE Magazine (2018) and ranked one of the best places to work in both New Jersey and Connecticut. The firm specializes in a broad range of industries, from franchising to healthcare, government contracting, real estate and much more. Find out more at www.citrincooperman.com.

7. Blue Ocean Wealth Solutions

Whether youre a family looking to achieve financial security or a business trying to accelerate growth, Blue Ocean Wealth Solutions offers expert service thats tailor-made to reach your financial goals. Its team of more than 150 professionals based out of East Hill, N.Y. has years of experience in helping clients optimize their financial strategies and prepare for the unexpected. The firms products and services range from disability income and life insurance to trust services, 529 college savings programs, protection options for businesses, and advice on long-term business strategies. The firm takes time to understand clientsneeds, explain options and develop customer relationships before offering possible solutions. For financial services that you can trust, visit https://www.blueocean.us.com.

8. L. K. McLean Associates (LKMA)

Operating out of Brookhaven, N.Y., LKMA is an 80-person firm offering a broad range of architectural services in both the public and private sectors. Its experienced team includes 20 licensed engineers, land surveyors, or architects who have worked with the New York State Department of Transportation, Stony Brook University, towns across the state, and other high-profile clients. Its knowledge and industry experience are world-class, covering specialties including traffic engineering, survey and mapping services, architecture, highway design, coastal engineering and more. Founded in 1950 in Nassau County on Long Island, the firm has a long history of excellence both in New York State and around the nation, and prides itself on developing customer relationships that last. To read more, visit www.lkma.com.

9. A+ Technology & Security Solutions, Inc.

Security is vital to any business. From its main office in Bay Shore, Long Island, A+ Technology & Security Solutions specializes in providing innovative strategies to counter any security challenges its clients might face. Examples include thorough threat vulnerability and risk assessments, access control, video and visitor management systems to protect the workplace, comprehensive security training for staff, and even emergency response and lockdown systems. At A+, customer experience and ease of access are top priority, which is why the company offers purchase options through a variety of state contracts and procurement programs. Its industry-leading services are employed across industries including higher education, law enforcement, and the commercial sector, ensuring that the company has the expertise to tackle any challenge and tailor a personalized response. Explore security options for your business at www.aplustechnology.com.

10. EisnerAmper LLP

Whether youre a privately owned company or a high-net-worth individual, accounting challenges are always just around the corner. EisnerAmper LLP, with offices in Syosset, Long Island and New York City, combines comprehensive audit, accounting, consulting, and tax services with approachable, friendly customer service. As one of the largest firms of its type in the U.S, with more than 2,000 employees and a national reach, EisnerAmper has the resources and the experience to help you face any challenges on the road to your financial goals. The company’s history of industry excellence speaks for itself – three of their partners were named to the elite NJBIZAccounting Power 50” list this year. EisnerAmper is proud to work with professionals of various fields, from start-ups to financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals looking to consolidate their finances. Find the plan that’s right for you at www.eisneramper.com

11. United Northern Mortgage Bankers

Since 1979, United Northern Mortgage Bankers has been known as one of the nation’s best-managed mortgage banks. With a focus on the personal side of business and a dedication to providing quality mortgage financing, the organization is committed to building relationships with clients beyond simple transactions. United Northern’s mission is to educate its customers about home financing options so they can make informed decisions and receive loan programs that best meet their needs. The company’s culture is centered on diversity and compassion for team members and clients alike. The average team member has more than 10 years of experience with United Northern and is dedicated to providing the best customer experience from start to finish. Many testimonials left by customers comment on the efficiency and communication skills of the company’s employees. To learn more, visit unmb.com.  

12. Transervice

For many of the leading companies in North America, Transervice has been fulfilling any and all transportation service needs for more than 50 years. Based in Lake Success, N.Y. Transervice currently manages more than 24,500 pieces of equipment at 122 regional and local facilities across North America with a workforce of around 1,200. The company credits much of its success to forming business partnerships that are focused on long-distance success and driven by customized solutions that positively impact profitability. Transervice currently has five major offerings: contract maintenance, full-service leasing, contract carriage, material handling equipment leasing and maintenance, and freight management. The organization is still growing, looking to add, in the near future, food manufacturing, retailing, publishing, communications, retail chain stores, and industrial products. For more information, visit the website at transervice.com.

13. Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC

Reverse Mortgage Funding is dedicated to helping older Americans live the retirement lifestyle that they imagined and deserve, in the comfort of their own home. The company is one of the nation’s top reverse mortgage lenders, servicing more than 84,000 reverse mortgage borrowers. Established in 2012, the organization serves as one of the nation’s largest Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA/“Ginnie Mae”) issuers of reverse mortgages and a recognized industry leader.  Experiences are tailored to each individual and completely accessible online. Local licensed loan specialists are also provided to visit homes and answer any questions customers may have about the process. The company focuses on originating, acquiring, investing in, and managing reverse mortgage loans, all while providing the best possible customer experience. These efforts are reflected in the business’s 98 percent customer satisfaction rating. Learn more at reversefunding.com.

14. Fellow Health Partners

Fellow Health Partners aims to use technology, talent, and training to help medical businesses better understand and manage their billing process. The organization acts as an extension for any medical practice or facility, so that they can reach clients and locations across the country. And while billing expertise is a key service offered, the company also provides office and workflow solutions, customer service assistance, strategic growth advice, advisory services, and administrative support. Fellow Health Partners is committed to helping customers improve their bottom line and grow their business by applying innovative solutions. Highly trained managers lead, direct, assist, and support the company’s dedicated teams, and billing management teams are made up of professional coders. Staff members are extensively trained and deliver personalized service to clients. For more information, visit fellowhealthpartners.com.

15. Dukal

As a leader in the development and manufacturing of medical products, Dukal is committed to partnering with healthcare professionals to launch innovative solutions to unmet clinical needs. Gerry LoDuca, the president and owner of Dukal Corporation, has been involved with the healthcare industry for 40 years, striving to bring quality products to market in a cost-effective way. Dukal focuses on healthcare products, consumer products, contract manufacturers, and innovation and design to enhance family and community health. The organization is centered on the belief of respect for others and the cultivation of trusted partnerships to drive everyday actions. The well-being of patients and the teams that serve them is at the heart of Dukal practices. For more information, visit the company website at dukal.com.

16. Appliance World

Appliance World is a family owned and operated business, serving customers with high-end appliances since 1992. Located on the North Shore of Long Island, this business offers a wide range of appliances for all customers, from basic to luxury models. The retail experience includes a fully functional and interactive showroom, which allows customers to see how appliances will look and operate in their homes. Representatives from the manufacturer as well as Appliance World’s own professional team are present on the floor of the showroom to give demonstrations of the appliances for clients. Appliance World aims to have a completely satisfied, confident, and knowledgeable consumer. Customer testimonials confirm this, commenting on the communication skills and knowledge of associates in the showroom. Learn more at the website applianceworld.com.

17. Engel Burman

A fully integrated real estate company, Engel Burman consists of development, construction, and management divisions, all working together to provide unique opportunities for new communities and commercial properties. The six principal members of Engel Burman work to provide quality real estate service with the belief that responsible development of communities ensures growth and benefits the greater good. The services provided range across the board, including residential communities, commercial developments, senior living, and healthcare. Engel Burman works to anticipate the needs of the market, identify undiscovered opportunities, and to be fluid and responsive to an ever-changing environment. This approach allows for hands-on involvement at each stage of a project. Learn more at engelburman.com

18. P.W. Grosser Consulting 

P.W. Grosser Consulting provides a wide range of environmental compliance and engineering services to clients across many industries. The company extends throughout the United States, with four offices in New York State alone. With more than three decades of multidisciplinary experience in planning, design, redevelopment, and more, P.W. Grosser prides itself on developing solutions that are economical and on budget. The organization strives to work with clients to integrate positive environmental practices and compliance measures into key areas of the business stream. Beyond offering consultations, P.W. Grosser also provides hands-on expertise in emergency response situations, waste management, and redevelopment. The company also puts out industry-tailored newsletters to help companies and projects stay updated on changing environmental rules, regulations, and important news. For more information, visit pwgrosser.com.

19. National Consumer Panel

National Consumer Panel is a joint venture between NielsenIQ and IRi, the two leading consumer insight providers in the United States, to provide a market research panel that focuses on measuring consumer attitudes and behavior. Established in 1987, National Consumer Panel provides consumer data, collected through surveys, to power the insights and solutions NielsenIQ and IRi deliver to their clients. By gathering panel members’ opinions and shopping data, and distributing this to manufacturers and retailers, businesses can make more informed decisions on what products to develop, improve, or sell in the market. This panel is made up of a diverse cross-section of consumers from all over the country, and provides valuable, accurate data to businesses across America. Data collection takes place either through surveys issued to a selection of households, or the National Consumer Panel app. Learn more at ncppanel.com.

20. Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles LLP

For 28 years Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles has been providing quality legal consultations for thousands of clients. Lewis Johs has established a respected reputation as a skilled and dynamic law firm employing more than 70 attorneys with specific skill sets, including commercial litigation, real estate, insurance defense, trusts and estates, and elder law. The firm handles cases ranging from car accidents to corporate and business matters, representing private clients and financial institutions alike. Lewis Johs also offers some of the most extensive professional and support staff case management systems in the industry. The firm has earned the respect of not only clients and colleagues, but the courts these attorneys have practiced in. Lewis and Johs offers a small-firm experience centered on clients with the support, breadth, backup and resources of a large firm, making for a unique and quality experience for clients. For more information, visit lewisjohs.com

21. SUNation Solar Systems

Since its 2003 founding, SUNation has installed solar panels on more than 5,000 homes. It has been voted as the best solar business on Long Island by the Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Long Island Press for 12 consecutive years and offers a wide range of services including solar panel installation, solar snow guards, annual inspections, electrical upgrades, and more. SUNation has been named one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies by Inc. magazine. The company credits its success to personalized attention to clients along with what the business calls a “constructive and collaborative work culture.”  SUNation also runs a not-for-profit corporation called SUNation Cares, which is dedicated to giving back to veterans and families in need across Long Island. To find out more, visit sunation.com.  

22. KidsFirst Evaluation and Advocacy Center

KidsFirst has been dedicated to providing high-quality services to children with special needs since its founding in 1997. For more than 20 years, KidsFirst has been aiding children across both Nassau and Suffolk counties. Its compassionate approach toward teaching has fostered an environment that truly encourages children to succeed. KidsFirst provides comprehensive help for kids through its many experienced professionals in different specialities, including speech therapy, special education, physical therapy, and counseling. The center also provides evaluations to children who might have developmental delays, as well as home-based services to accommodate any behavioral or medical concerns that may be present. Throughout the process, KidsFirst maintains a clear and open line of communication with the child’s parent, when working with children with special needs. To learn more, visit kidsfirstevaluation.com

23. US Mortgage Corporation

Founded in 1994 in Melville by Steven A. Milner, a former high school math teacher on Long Island, US Mortgage Corporation has funded more than $16 billion for more than 38,000 people across the country. The company is focused on educating first-time homebuyers and working closely with all clients in order to save money and increase their quality of life through refinancing and reverse mortgages. With an emphasis on education and transparency, US Mortgage Corporation makes sure that each customer is receiving the personalized service they need for their situation. “At US Mortgage the core values of our corporation set us apart from other mortgage banking companies,” says CEO Milner. “We have a simple belief that everyone deserves a roof over their head. It is why we are committed to closing every mortgage on time and why our slogan is ‘helping you make it home.’” To find out more, visit usmortgage.com

24. New Vitality

New Vitality has been providing the public with top-quality health and beauty products for more than 20 years. The company strives to protect each user’s health as well as their appearance, which is reflected in their motto: “Helping people live longer and look younger.” Hauppauge-based New Vitality is one of the top providers of men’s health supplements, which range from energy enhancers to prostate health safeguards. The company also provides women’s health supplements, superfoods, and standard vitamin supplements. New Vitality is committed to helping customers keep their bodies and brains healthy, and does this by working closely with nutraceutical experts in order to provide supplements of the highest quality. This company protects the health of their customers by helping them look and feel good. To learn more, visit newvitality.com

25. NY State Solar

Founded in East Meadow in 2015, NY State Solar has serviced over 1,000 homes and saved customers $500,000 in six years. With several Long Island locations, it is focused on helping clients throughout the entire process of their transition from electric to solar, specializing in the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) on-bill recovery loan program, meaning no out-of-pocket costs for clients making the switch. Instead, the system is paid for through their electric bill. The company strives to go above and beyond for every client, which contributes to its growing success and consistently high ratings. To find out more, visit nystatesolar.com

26. SAIL, Inc.

SAIL is a not-for-profit organization with true compassion for those it helps. It was started in 1982 by a group of parents looking to provide support services for their adult children with psychiatric disabilities. They began by acquiring a single home in Woodmere to house 10 people in need. Nearly 40 years later, SAIL owns 15 different properties and rents more than 200 apartments across Long Island and Queens. Individuals, couples, and families all benefit from SAIL’s services, which are not limited to housing — professional, peer, and support staff provide rehabilitative support and clinical services to those struggling with mental health, disabilities, or substance use disorders. The South Shore Association for Independent Living, Inc. fully embraces the diversity and life experiences of all their clients, which is why they are able to help more than 600 people on any given day. To learn more, visit sailservices.org

27. Center for Wealth Preservation

This company’s philosophy is that it succeeds when you succeed. With offices in Nassau and Suffolk, the Center for Wealth Preservation views each client as a lifelong associate, and fosters a close relationship with each person who seeks assistance. While other companies specialize in planning for education, homebuying, or retirement, Center of Wealth Preservation does it all. This is because its team takes a holistic approach to each client’s situation, taking all the individual’s unique financial considerations into account. CWP understands that financial planning is not only necessary during major life events, but before and after too. In order to ensure success, the Center for Wealth Preservation works collaboratively with each client to come up with a comprehensive plan that is personalized to their needs. To find out more, visit cwpmetro.com

28. Berdon LLP

Founded in 1917, Berdon LLP has been providing high-quality financial services to Manhattan and Long Island for more than 100 years. The company has been able to withstand world wars, severe market crashes, and more, thanks to its dedication to its clients’ success and consistently outstanding results. Its mantra of “Listen. Solve. Do.” applies not only to individual clients, but to the greater community as well. Berdon LLP combines expert knowledge of finance and law in order to help both individuals and organizations in different areas, including hospitality, not-for-profit, healthcare, and more. Berdon LLP provides assistance that is tailored to any organization’s needs, whether that be preparing tax forms, evaluating capital requirements, or advising on business strategies. Those who work at Berdon receive a wide range of benefits, including access to wellness rooms and fitness programs. To learn more, visit berdonllp.com

29. Natech Plastics

Natech Plastics was founded in 1998 by Gerd Nagler, who was classically trained as a master toolmaker in Germany before emigrating to the United States in 1962. He found success in his innovative methods of precision moldmaking, custom injection molding, and contract manufacturing. Nagler passed on his passion for craftsmanship to his eldest son Tom, who became president of Natech in 2004. Since its founding, Ronkonkoma-based Natech has seen consistently high annual growth with no signs of slowing down. Natech is a collection of smart, independent engineers who are continually looking for new methods of improvement and innovation. The company prides itself on a work culture of quality and precision, as well as confidence in each team member’s ability to make decisions and lead. To find out more, visit natechplastics.com

Compiled by Louis Capstick, Katherine Plotas, and Nicole Formisano.