Top LI Workplaces 2022: The Best Small Businesses
- National Business Capital
National Business Capital helps entrepreneurs secure quick and fair financing to save time and cultivate sustainable growth. Its stress-free online platform is designed for simplicity and speed, helping business owners go from application to approval in a matter of hours. And while it remains a leader in the Fintech industry, its clients agree it’s the personalized service and award-winning team that sets the company apart. From SBA loans to lines of credit, to equipment financing, and more, business owners can access all the different financing programs available to them in one place. Through our streamlined process, National Business Capital has helped clients secure over $2 billion in financing since 2007, and, more importantly, helped entrepreneurs save a tremendous amount of time and grow faster. For more information, visit nationalbusinesscapital.com.
- ROK Financial
ROK started up in 2020 when a small group of business financing professionals collaborated with Founder and CEO James Webster to assist thousands of business owners with obtaining financing. In a little more than two years, ROK has already succeeded in that goal; thousands of business owners have received millions of dollars in financing due to their high-quality guidance. ROK financial offers small business loans, equipment financing, SBA loans, AR financing, asset-based loans, franchise financing, and more. They offer a five-step process: completing the application, meeting one’s advisor, reviewing one’s options, choosing one’s offer, and getting funded. For more information, visit rok.biz.
- Merola Tile
Merola Tile is a leading tile distributor based in Amityville, New York, and Willingboro, New Jersey. They offer an extensive variety of tile collections and products in all different shapes and colors to appeal to their clients’ desires. The company was founded in 1988 and within four decades, it has succeeded in building an esteemed team, creating one of the largest sample departments in the industry, and providing customized sales and marketing materials for its customers. Their mantra is, “We want our customers to feel like they are the most important people in the world. Because to us, they are.” For more information, visit merolatile.us.
- Blue Ocean Wealth Solutions, A Mass Mutual Firm
Blue Ocean Wealth Solutions is committed to providing financial education, state-of-the-art technology, and a flexible approach to achieving a lifestyle that one desires. They offer life insurance, additional protection insurance, retirement, and investment services. They have over 150 financial professionals equipped to help clients with financial education. The company’s success comes down to its state-of-the-art technology, its commitment to diversity, and customized approaches to fit a client’s lifestyle. Additionally, as a MassMutual firm, they offer financial products and services, along with local resources to help provide clients tailored guidance. For more information, visit blueocean.us.com.
- Stasi Brothers Asphalt & Masonry
Stasi Brothers Asphalt & Masonry was founded by Saverio Stasi. He started the masonry company in 1962 with his brother-in-law, Francesco, and was dedicated to strengthening the company up until his last years. They offer residential services such as driveway installation, patio installation, and steps installation. They also offer commercial services such as asphalt paving, construction, and masonry. Numerous customers have expressed their satisfaction with the continuous high-quality service they receive and the expertise that the staff holds. Stasi Brothers’ commitment to customer satisfaction is what has heavily contributed to the great success of the company over the years. For more information, visit stasibrothers.com.
- Natech Plastics
Natech Plastics is an ISO 13485 and 9001-certified provider of product development, custom injection molding, and contract manufacturing services. They specialize in design for manufacture and scientific molding services, which ensure streamlined schedules and stable processing for critical-use plastic parts. The company, founded in 1998 by German expert mold-maker Gerd Nagler, combines traditional German precision with the spirit of American manufacturing. Right now, Natech maintains three facilities: two manufacturing facilities in Ronkonkoma and their third facility, which houses its mold-making operations, the spirit of in Clark, New Jersey. Production within these facilities runs on a three-shift-per-day schedule, five days per week. For more information, visit natechplastics.com.
- Reverse Mortgage Funding, LLC.
Reverse Mortgage Funding offers loan options to give clients financial peace of mind. Its mission is to provide fresh and progressive thinking through flexible reverse mortgage options. It is widely known for Home Equity Conversion Mortgage rates that are lower than most, something that they believe keeps clients satisfied and coming back for consistent guidance. The company has created a guide to help families better understand how reverse mortgages work, and the role they can play in smart financial planning strategies for not only older homeowners, but also their adult children. This guide also addresses common questions and concerns that adult children have as they assist their parents in the decision-making process. For more information, visit reversefunding.com.
- Transervice Logistics Inc.
Transervice Logistics has been one of the most trusted transportation companies for over 50 years. They provide dedicated contract maintenance, full-service leasing, contract carriage, material handling equipment leasing and maintenance, and freight management. Their service methodology is twofold: they believe that operations should be dedicated to serving their clients’ needs only and that fully customized solutions will improve their clients’ fleet operating performance. Their business is steadily growing to this day, with some notable business deals with Walgreens, The New York Times, and Roma foods. For more information, visit transervice.com.
- L.K. McLean Associates, PC.
Louis K McLean Associates (LKMA) is an 80-person firm that includes 20 licensed professional engineers. Its mission is to provide expert guidance regarding the planning, design, and construction inspection of public and private sector projects. It offers services such as airport construction and fuel, building construction, coastal and marine engineering, highway design, traffic engineering, and solid waste management. Currently, LKMA serves many governmental and private clients on a continual basis from their offices located in Brookhaven, and their satellite office in Hicksville. For more information, visit lkma.com.
- Upward Health
Upward Health is a home-based medical group that specializes in primary medical and behavioral care for individuals with complex needs. They are dedicated to serving patients throughout their communities and make it their mission to reduce barriers such as long delays due to scheduling. Patients are seen whenever they need care and for as long as they need. Upward Health desires to assist its patients throughout all of their possible life challenges, such as food insecurity, social isolation, housing needs, and transportation. In addition to their inside efforts, they currently partner with the Shoulder to Shoulder Foundation to help tackle some situations that in normal interventions cannot be solved on their own. For more information, visit upwardhealth.com.
In 1991 Gerry LoDuca, Dukal’s president and owner, started the company as a high-quality, cost-beneficial option for healthcare industry leaders. In the past 30 years, Dukal has built a dedicated staff, strategic relationships, innovative products, and multiple supply chain partnerships which gave allowed the company to grow to be a respected industry leader. The company’s mantra states that by focusing on four key areas; healthcare products, contract manufacturing, consumer products, and innovation and design, they will enhance family and community health. LoDuca also makes it his mission to give back to the industry by serving on the boards of HIDA’s Educational Foundation and Healthcare Manufacturing Management Council (HMMC). For more information, visit dukal.com.
- OTO Development
The OTO Development team, established in 2004, was created with the mission to increase the value of investments in people and their products. In 2009, Hyatt recognized OTO development with the Spirit to Preserve award for the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability in hotel development and operations. Their strategic approach to delivering excellence stems from decades of industry experience; they manage for others with an owner’s perspective, understanding that each market and hotel is unique. For more information, visit otodevelopment.com.
- Mr. Bar-B-Q
Mr. Bar-B-Q offers an array of cooking tools and sets to enhance the grilling experience at one’s household. They have recently released a new collapsible caddy which makes it easy to carry condiments and other barbecuing tools when traveling. Founded in 1972 by Marc Zemel, Mr.Bar-B-Q has quickly become a leading brand of premier barbecue accessories and outdoor lifestyle tools offered at an affordable value. Mr.Bar-B-Q’s partner brands Armor All and Blue Rhino offer distinguished grills and grill-cleaning products that have satisfied numerous customers during their cooking activities. These products are imported and distributed internationally at customers’ convenience. For more information, visit mrbarbq.com.
- KidsFirst Evaluation and Advocacy Center
KidsFirst Evaluation and Advocacy Center prides itself in providing expert services to children and families in order to best meet everyone’s educational needs. Formed in 1997, KidsFirst Evaluation and Advocacy Center provides Early Intervention, preschool, and school-age services in their office, children’s homes, school, and/or daycare facility. They have New York State licensed therapists who are highly trained and specialize in working with a pediatric population. Their specialty areas include speech therapy, occupational therapy, special education teachers, ABA-trained teachers, physical therapy, and counseling by both psychologists and social workers. For more information, visit kidsfirstevaluation.com.
- Janover LLC
Janover LLC’s team is dedicated to providing an integrative approach to financial planning. Their relationships behind calculation are built on one thing: trust. They hold expertise in all phases of audit and accounting, taxation, advisory, and consulting, and have extensive experience to help clients maximize savings and profit, minimize tax burdens and address even the most complex challenges. The wide range of customized tax, accounting, and consulting services that they offer helps privately owned businesses and high-net-worth individuals set and achieve their financial goals. For more information, visit jrllc.com.
- Plesser’s Appliances
Founded in 1919, Plesser’s is one of America’s oldest appliance stores. Current owners, Marc Howard & Al Howard, third generation appliance men, follow the credo established back in the beginning of the century, “Treat the customer with respect and offer them the best prices, products and support available.” The Plesser’s management, sales and customer support teams are proud to carry on the tradition of old-fashioned service and customer satisfaction. Though their concept of complete customer satisfaction may be old fashioned, their expertise of the ever-changing appliance/electronic industry is anything but. Keeping abreast of the latest innovations, Plesser’s carries the most technologically advanced products from all major manufacturers. In addition to the huge assortment of kitchen appliances, this Babylon-based company is at the forefront in offering the latest in BBQ’s, Air Conditioners and state-of-the-art Electronics. For more information, visit plessers.com
- United States Luggage Company
United States Luggage Company (USL) is a third generation, privately owned company based in Hauppauge with two distinct brands, Solo and Briggs & Riley. Solo creates unique bags and tablet cases with New York-inspired designs, selling to a diverse range of U.S. and international retailers, including mass merchants, e-tailers and department stores. Solo brand’s passion statement is to “save the planet one stylish bag at a time” and brand’s target goal is to remove 40 million plastic bottles from landfills, turning them into stylish bags for its millennial customers. Briggs & Riley is an internationally recognized luxury brand, offering high-performance luggage, business cases and everyday bags. Our overarching mission is to create lifelong customers who advocate passionately for our brand, a vow we take seriously with a lifetime guarantee, “Engineered for reality. Guaranteed for life.” Two dynamic brands are fueled by a lively environment where work is not merely a paycheck, it’s a passion. For more information, visit usluggage.com
Founded in 1917, Berdon LLP is consistently ranked among the nation’s top CPA and advisory firms. With more than 400 professionals and staff, clients access a comprehensive array of accounting, tax, financial, and management advisory services. Through its specialized expertise and dedicated service teams, the firm advises on almost every aspect of a business at any stage of development. Its service combines CPAs, lawyers, accountants, and other specialists offering a full array of services designed to ensure compliance, drive efficiency, and preserve wealth. For more information, visit berdonllp.com
- Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP
Founded by four attorneys focused on solving client problems with an emphasis on quality and excellence, this Islandia-based firm’s vision continues 29 years later, with offices on Long Island and New York City, and more than 70 attorneys. From its inception in 1993, it has steadily gained a reputation as a skilled and dynamic law firm. The firm has grown as its clients have expanded, adding practice areas along the way. Commercial litigation, real estate, insurance defense, trust and estates and elder law are among its areas of expertise. The firm takes pride in handling all cases effectively, expeditiously and economically. The firm has the ability to provide small-firm, client-centric service with the support, breadth, backup and resources of a large firm makes it unique. For more information, visit lewisjohs.com
- Tebbens Steel
Tebben steel is a Calverton-based steel fabrication company that uses today’s technology and its rich history to build products that deliver superior performance. Since 1944, this family-owned-and-operated company has provided exceptional steel production services by focusing on innovation and proven metal fabrication solutions. Its 54 employees are structural steel and architectural metals fabricators specializing in all types of metal fabrication. The team of skilled professionals that include engineers, steel fabricators, artisans, detailers, project coordinators, and administrators, we possess the integrity, drive, and determination to make its clients projects a success. The company is proud of its history and depends on its experience to finish projects that succeed customers’ expectations. For more information, visit tebbenssteelexperience.com
- NY Physical Therapy & Wellness
NY Physical Therapy & Wellness is a Physical Therapist owned and operated private practice headquartered in Levittown. Its friendly, professional and dedicated staff provides physical therapy and wellness services in Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens, New York. It has 10 convenient locations that offer physical therapy following injury or surgery, as well as presurgical therapy. Its therapists commonly treat patients for auto and work injuries, sports injuries, and orthopedic conditions affecting the neck, back, spine, shoulders and knees. With proper treatments, it helps patients achieve a healthy, balanced life free from pain. For more information, visit nyphysicaltherapy.net
- SUNation Energy
Ronkonkoma-based SUNation Energy is Long Island’s local solar expert. The company is built on exceeding every customer’s expectations. With over 6,000 residential, commercial and municipal installations since 2003. SUNation has over 165 team members that are regarded as family and have evolved into a collaboration of like-minded individuals who share values of family and community, an enjoyable workplace, and the environment. Through a “team first, family first” attitude, SUNation ensures that its employees enjoy a fulfilling work culture. In turn, the team is genuinely invested in what they do, and when you employ people who are passionate about their jobs, they care about results. That comes from culture, from people wanting to be here. When you create the right environment, you create success. For more information, visit sunation.com
- A+ Technology and Security Solutions Inc.
Bay Shore-based A+ Technology & Security Solutions is dedicated to making a smarter and safer world. Its innovative solutions and our commitment to service and quality have established A+ as a leader in technology and security solutions. Its mission is to protect the students, staff and citizens of our communities with the best technologies and support services. And the family oriented culture that looks to provide a good work/life balance for its 93 employees. For more information, visit aplustechnology.com
- Mercy Haven, Inc.
Mental illness continues to be common, widespread and has a negative impact on people’s lives, affecting their daily functioning and ability to hold a job, maintain relationships, or even complete simple tasks. Now imagine living with the daily challenges of having a mental illness while also being homeless. Since 1985, Islip Terrace-based Mercy Haven has worked to fulfill this need to provide safe, affordable, supportive housing and services to those living with mental illness, the homeless, and low-income individuals and families on Long Island. Starting with two staff and one home in West Babylon for 12 adults with a severe mental illness diagnosis, Mercy Haven has expanded to 70+ staff and scattered housing for 400 individuals, families and children across Suffolk and Nassau counties. Its populations needs are always expanding, with many coming to us with complex physical health diagnoses, substance abuse issues, and disabilities. Its services and staff grow with our residents’ needs and break down the barriers that will prevent them from maintaining stable housing. Housing is only the first step to recovery. Mercy Haven is here every step of the way. For more information, visit mercyhaven.org
- Sunrise Power Solutions
Hauppauge-based Sunrise Power Solutions is a clean energy contractor providing innovative energy solutions to our customers in the key markets that we serve: municipal, K12 educational and manufacturing. It provides professional design, installation and maintenance for commercial energy projects, including electrical contracting, mechanical contracting, solar installation, combined heat and power (CHP) installation and energy storage solutions (ESS). Sunrise uses the best available technologies, products and processes to provide our customers with the best sustainable solutions for their projects. It has been providing services to commercial property owners and energy service companies (ESCOs) for over a decade. Its customers rely on our expertise in delivering sustainable and green energy solutions, including energy infrastructure, power generation, energy conservation, energy supply and electrical and mechanical retrofits. For more information, visit sunrisepowersolutions.com
- National Consumer Panel
Syosset-based National Consumer Panel is a joint venture between the two leading longitudinal consumer insights providers in the United States: IRi and NielsenIQ. By recruiting, rewarding, and providing a representative sample of U.S. consumers with access to its free and easy to use mobile app (or a handheld scanning device), NCP provides the highest quality, actionable consumer data to support the needs of both IRi and NielsenIQ. This consumer data is the raw material that powers the insights and solutions that IRi and NielsenIQ individually delivers to their respective 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. Learn more at ncppanel.com.
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- American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.
Headquartered in Holbrook, American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc. (APFS) is a full-service, independent broker/dealer and member firm of FINRA and SIPC, offering a complete range of financial services, including personal financial and retirement planning, securities trading, mutual funds, access to investment research, long-term care planning, insurance products and tax-free investing. Fee-based asset management is offered through its sister subsidiary, American Portfolios Advisors, Inc., (APA), an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Both entities, along with technology entity American Portfolios Advisory Solutions, LLC, collectively reside under the legal entity American Portfolios Holdings, Inc. (APH). Full-service securities brokerage is available through a clearing firm relationship with Pershing, LLC, a BNY Mellon firm, the securities of which are held on a fully disclosed basis. For more information, visit americanportfolios.com
- Tweezerman International
Port Washington-based Tweezerman International is recognized in the beauty industry for setting the highest standards of quality, reliability and service with every beauty tool sold. Tweezerman features cutting edge beauty tools for brows, lashes, face, manicure and pedicure. Tweezerman products are sold through professional beauty suppliers as well as top cosmetic and department stores, chain drug stores, specialty shops and Tweezerman.com where we place a focus on education with the help of our pro partners. Additionally, Tweezerman operates a Second Bottom Line through which the company allocates a portion of its profits to charitable organizations, while actively supporting local communities. For more information, visit tweezerman.com
- Center for Wealth Preservation
The Syosset-based Center for Wealth Preservation was founded with the mission of assisting its clients in every aspect of their financial lives. It provides the most comprehensive and personal service available, thus earning a reputation for excellence in the industry. For each of its clients, it strives to help create financial stability and security for a life of greater confidence, choice, and freedom. The company takes the time to educate clients and help them to understand how decisions made today can benefit them in the future. It strives to empower clients by offering education, tools and resources aimed at facilitating clear communication. For more information, visit cwpmetro.comTo find the winners of the large business category click here.
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