Here are the top small businesses from Long Island’s 2023 Top Workplacees.
Top Small Businesses on Long Island
In the three years since ROK made a brand name for itself, the close team of seasoned business financing specialists has helped thousands of business owners obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in financing. Founded in 2020 by CEO James Webster, a financing professional with two decades of experience under his belt, ROK set out with the mission to provide business owners with the best possible financing options and ensure that clients have a positive association with business financing. In addition to their top-tier professional guidance, ROK offers term loans, SBA loans, equipment financing, franchise financing, startup funding and more. ROK prides itself on efficient, streamlined financing processes and strong client relationships that allow businesses to get back to business. For more information, visit rok.biz.
Kinetik, a healthcare technology and services company, has created a digital ecosystem for healthcare transportation. Based out of Long Island City, Kinetik seamlessly connects payors, patients and transportation providers for nonemergency medical transportation (NEMT). Kinetik software processes more than 7 million healthcare rides annually as the only software suite in the United States that connects the nation’s entire healthcare transportation system. Founded in 2017 by Sufian Chowdhury, Atif Hussain and Mahbub Rahman, Kinetik started as an idea in the back office of a Brooklyn-based transportation provider. Together, the team built and expanded a revenue cycle management platform to effectively weave together the healthcare transportation system in a way that had never been done before. At Kinetik, seamless connectivity is the highest mission. For more information, visit kinetik.care.
Founded back in 1851, Blue Ocean prides itself on changing people’s lives. Blue Ocean employs 150 financial professionals across Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn to help individuals, business owners and employers maintain financial stability and strength. The company offers financial education services, efficient technology to fit clients’ lifestyles, and tailored financial solutions that incorporate local resources, ensuring that each client receives services that are customized to their needs. Blue Ocean vows to embrace clients’ financial goals as their own and places financial well-being at the forefront of their work. As a top Long Island workplace for six consecutive years, Blue Ocean is committed to celebrating the individual and collective successes of its staff and clientele, personal or professional. For more information, visit blueocean.us.com.
Created in 2009 by CEO Jordan Edwards and President/Head Buyer Gabrielle Edwards, Mixology Clothing Company holds the mission of inspiring confidence through clothing. The brother-sister pair are the brains behind Mixology’s purpose: to provide handpicked, stylish women’s fashion at an affordable price point. With the help of their family, the Edwards siblings have expanded their clothing company from its headquarters in Lynbrook across 15 locations and a thriving website. The company’s name, “Mixology,” comes from its unique speciality of mixing and matching lavish designer pieces with lower-priced clothing for an affordable and chic final product. Mixology wants clientele to reach out to their team as if they were texting a best friend for fashion advice, so they can help women embody their most confident selves. For more information, visit shopmixology.com.
Based out of Hauppauge, National Business Capital is a team of more than 70 financing professionals, fueled by decades of financing experience, who help entrepreneurs secure funding and sustain the growth they want to see for their businesses. Founded in 2007 and led by CEO Joseph Camberato, National Business Capital has been named one of Long Island’s top small-business workplaces for the fifth consecutive year. The business financing company helps business owners secure equipment financing and establish lines of credit, and offers SBA loans, in addition to a multitude of available financing programs to suit clients’ needs. National Business Capital has developed a simple and efficient online platform that allows business owners to apply and receive approval within hours, a seamless system that has helped clients receive over $2 billion in funding since 2007. For every client funded, National Business Capital donates 10 meals to Feeding America. For more information, visit nationalbusinesscapital.com.
Louis K. McLean Associates, P.C. (LKMA) is a civil engineering, planning and surveying firm based out of Brookhaven. LKMA employs 20 professionally licensed engineers, land surveyors and architects, as well as 60 additional staff workers, to plan, design and construct projects for governmental and private clients. The firm was founded in 1950 in Wantagh by Louis K. McLean, an engineer and land surveyor, with the original purpose of surveying and mapping land for residential development after World War II as veterans returned home and were starting families. LKMA relocated in 1982 to its current headquarters in Brookhaven, where the firm continues to provide architectural, civil, survey and environmental services for governmental, institutional and private projects. Some of LKMA’s clientele are the New York State Department of Transportation, the Departments of Public Works for Suffolk and Nassau County respectively, various towns and villages across Long Island, the Diocese of Rockville Centre, and Stony Brook University. For more information, visit lkma.com.
Kuttin Wealth Management
Kuttin Wealth Management and its team of financial experts has been helping professionals and business owners achieve financial prosperity since 1994. Based out of Hauppauge, Kuttin’s mission is to help clientele reach what they call “quantum growth,” or the expansion of financial strength quickly and sustainably. As a consulting group serving financial advisors, accountants and business owners, Kuttin offers coaching that is customized to clients’ individual needs, suggests processes for achieving financial growth, and provides financial expertise from seasoned professionals with decades of experience. Kuttin Wealth Management prides itself on having growth options and processes for every client, no matter what path to financial growth they choose. For more information, visit kuttinconsultinggroup.com.
Founded in 1944 by Alfred Tebbens, Tebbens Steel is a family-owned and -operated Long Island steel fabrication company. Since its founding, the company’s mission has been to provide products of superior quality in an efficient time frame for affordable prices. The Tebbens Steel team is made up of roughly 50 engineers, steel fabricators, artisans, detailers, project coordinators and administrators who are dedicated to continuing the company’s legacy of product excellence and customer satisfaction. Based out of Calverton, Tebbens Steel has used its rich history as a leader in metal fabrication to make a commitment to quality, while using modern innovation and technology to further improve their creations and efficiency. For the second year in a row, Tebbens Steel has been named a top small-business workplace on Long Island and credits its success to the dedicated staff that consistently churns out master craftsmanship. For more information, visit tebbenssteelexperience.com.
Based out of Garden City, Janover L.L.C. is an accounting, tax and advisory firm that was recognized by Forbes this year as one of the nation’s best accounting firms. Founded in 1938, Janover’s team of certified public accountants and advisors has guided thousands of clients towards sustaining and expanding professional wealth. Janover’s advising staff is composed of specialty practice teams to provide customized services to any client across various industries, such as real estate, construction, manufacturing, wholesale and distribution, retail and entertainment. Janover offers services in the categories of auditing, accounting, taxation, advisory and consulting to help clientele maximize financial growth and break down even the most complex financial roadblocks. For more information, visit jrllc.com.
Based in Lake Success, Transervice has been a trusted name in North American transportation services for over 50 years. Transervice currently manages nearly 25,000 pieces of transportation equipment across the North American area and employs 1,300 individuals globally, including 59 Long Island employees at five locations on the island. Founded in 1969, Transervice’s mission is to serve customers in a way that is cost-effective and efficient, with an eye towards employee inclusivity, communication and teamwork. The company values the voice, feedback and creative input of the individuals employed and credits its superior reputation to the dedication and consistent improvement of each employee. Transervice is committed to long-term stability for itself, its employees and its patrons. For more information, visit transervice.com.
NY Physical Therapy & Wellness
NY Physical Therapy & Wellness is a private practice owned and operated by physical therapists. Serving Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and the Bronx, they offer 15 locations providing physical therapy, occupational therapy, pre surgical therapy, and wellness services. With newly updated exercise and physical therapy equipment, clients and employees alike can be sure they are working with the highest quality technology. For its 135 employees, they offer a benefits package that includes comprehensive medical and dental insurance, as well as a 401(k) retirement plan and life insurance, and financial assistance for continuing education. For more information, visit nyphysicaltherapy.net
Peerless Electronics Inc.
Peerless Electronics Inc. is an authorized distributor of electronic components such as switches, circuit breakers, thermostats, sensors, and more, which has been in operation since 1945. This employee-owned company also provides custom-tailored tech support for customers within the military, aerospace, industrial, transportation, and medical sectors. The Hauppauge-based company employs 52 Long Islanders and also has a location in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit peerlesselectronics.com
National Consumer Panel
National Consumer Panel provides high-quality, actionable consumer data to NielsenIQ and IRi by recruiting and rewarding a representative sample of U.S. consumers through the use of a mobile app and handheld scanning devices. Based in Syosset, the company is very involved in the community, hosting food drives in support of Island Harvest and Long Island Cares, as well as toy drives with Toys for Tots and coat drives for the Northport VA hospital, and collections for the North Shore Animal League. The company also makes an effort to bring employees together with different social events. They host quarterly healthy events that include activities like yoga, volleyball, and massages. Other programs include support for diabetic and prediabetic employees, tobacco cessation, and 12 weeks of paid bonding time for new parents. They also provide telemedicine services and reimbursement for gym and weight-loss memberships. For more information, visit ncppanel.com.
Since 1991, Dukal has been a leader in the development and manufacturing of medical products. Through the main areas of healthcare products, consumer products, contract manufacturing, and innovation and design, the company focuses on improving family and community health to help build a better future. While working toward this goal, Dukal places just as great an emphasis on ensuring that its team members feel valued, fulfilled and proud of the work that they do and the impact that it has on their communities. Gerry LoDuca, president and owner of the company, has said that the company’s greatest strength is the culture that it has built among its team members and that without them, there would not even be a company. For more information, visit dukal.com.
A+ Technology & Security Solutions Inc.
A+ Technology & Security Solutions is a company that is dedicated to creating a smarter, safer and healthier world — all starting from its location in Bay Shore. For more than 30 years, A+ has served Long Island, the tri-state area and beyond while harvesting a sense of community and trust. The company’s doors are always open to citizens who would like to tour its 18,000-square-foot product showcase and headquarters and experience some of its security solutions up close. The company’s innovations and commitment to service and quality has assured its place as a leader in its field of technology and security solutions. Its services have been praised by businesses and institutions throughout Long Island, including Stony Brook University, Hofstra University, Good Samaritan University Hospital, and many more. For more information, visit aplustechnology.com.
Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles L.L.P.
This Islandia-based law firm has focused on client-centered services with an emphasis on professionalism and excellence since its founding in 1993 by the attorneys who gave it its namesake. In 30 years, the firm has expanded and opened more offices on Long Island and in New York City and upstate New York and grown from four attorneys to more than 60. Whether it be real estate, labor law, property damage, elder law or any of the skilled and dynamic firm’s other areas of expertise, Lewis Johs guarantees a client experience that is just as exceptional as its team of lawyers. Today, the firm continues to broaden the scope of its services to match the needs of its clients and gives back to the community by participating in community outreach. For more information, visit lewisjohs.com.
United States Luggage Company
United States Luggage Company is home to two brands of baggage crafting services — Briggs & Riley and Solo. Briggs & Riley specializes in premier luggage, day bags and business cases that are renowned across the globe for their performance and style. Solo aims to appeal to younger generations with more fashionable products, with a heavy push toward sustainability. Both brands look to help consumers get to where they need to go in style under Hauppauge-based United States Luggage Company, which itself has historic roots in companies founded in 1911 and 1940. The company’s innovations include more than 20 patents, including a patent for the creation of wheeled luggage. The company measures its success from its family values and atmosphere which prides itself on teamwork, collaboration, career advancement and respect. For more information, visit usluggage.com.
W Services Group
W Services Group is a national facility services company that represents a team of subject matter experts in cleaning, construction and emergency response services. It strives to always commit to its values of caring, listening, respecting and trusting one another in its family business environment through interactions with employees, contract partners and clients. Since 2009, W Services Group employees have developed and managed projects and programs across North America. Its collaborative environment gets results and has put the company on the map when it comes to client satisfaction. Matthew Whelan, the company’s president and CEO, has a goal of creating an environment and culture that promotes development, innovation, success and security for all. He directly contributes to making this dream a reality through several efforts, including volunteer work with professional groups like CONNEX, RFMA and SPECS. For more information, visit wservices.com.
Located in Port Washington, Tweezerman International has brought high-quality and innovative tools to the beauty industry for more than 40 years. The company’s experts practice the highest standards of quality, reliability, service and innovation in all their tasks and duties. Through its Second Bottom Line initiative, Tweezerman International has proved that it is dedicated to implementing sustainable business practices in efforts to protect the environment. The company always looks for new ways to contribute to a cleaner, more environmentally-conscious world as it has done in the past through a move to solar power to promote clean, renewable energy. The company also commits to donating shares of its profits to multiple charitable causes. Juergen Bosse, the company’s president and CEO, has a goal of making consumers around the world happy by delivering quality that is innovative and superior. For more information, visit tweezerman.com.
Equashield is a global compounding technology company dedicated to protecting healthcare workers from being exposed to dangerous, life-threatening drugs and vapors through the development of fast, efficient and simple-to-use automated compounding robots and closed-system transfer devices. With products sold in more than 25 countries, across five different continents, the Port Washington-based company has become the most used and trusted brand in the country. With more than 400 employees, the company pushes what is possible in closed system drug-transfer device research to create the most reliable products to save the lives of the world’s healthcare heroes. By challenging themselves to dream bigger, the company’s team of employees aims to continue innovating and providing the utmost care in their research and development processes. For more information, visit equashield.com.
BPA Quality is a Melville call center quality assurance (QA) company with a mission to aid call centers across the globe in providing incredible multichannel customer experiences in ways that are both consistent and effective. Its U.S.- and U.K.-based analysts speak more than 45 languages, granting them the opportunity to fully connect with and support their clients in ways that are easiest for them. As an organization, BPA Quality is defined by its values. The company recognizes that “it is the power of the people that drives us forward” and it places incredible value in each of its employees’ professional contributions, encouraging them all to soar. Through the areas of total performance, pioneer innovation, customer focus and teamwork, along with the values of enthusiasm, integrity and diversity, BPA Quality works with some of the biggest companies in the world to provide beneficial outcomes to all consumers. For more information, visit bpaquality.com.
Planet Home Lending
The Planet Home Lending experience is defined by the phrase, “We’ll get you home.” The company works to care for lenders and ensure that they feel like they can handle the biggest financial moments in their life. It believes that in order the create happy homeowners, it must establish a connection under a common cause. Its team is responsible for doing everything it can to prioritize service and borrower success. The company measures its overall accomplishments through the accomplishments of its borrowers. At Planet Home Lending, lenders never feel alone — they feel empowered to make the decisions that will benefit them most, with the proper care to guide them through the processes of doing so and fulfilling their greatest dreams of home ownership. For more information, visit planethomelending.com.
As an organization for mental health housing and services, SAIL is dedicated to empowering those who are affected by mental illness and substance use disorders to gain independence and lead healthier lives. SAIL values integrity, inclusion and innovation above all else and incorporates them into every individual interaction on a daily basis. Through the expansion of programs and partnerships, SAIL provides those who may be suffering with access to housing opportunities and services to help them be their best selves and live happy lives. SAIL is committed to always keeping its staff and consumers safe through adept implementation of organization policies and procedures, routine inspections, education training and more. Staff members are trained in life-saving measures like CPR, first aid, and automated external defibrillator (AED) use, to ensure the safety of each person they interact with. For more information, visit sailservices.org.
Future Tech Enterprise
Specializing in education, aerospace, healthcare, defense, manufacturing and retail, Future Tech Enterprise provides information technology (IT) solutions to the leading companies in each of these fields. The company has been making innovations in the field of IT solutions since its founding in 1996 and prides itself on its track record of aiding companies in simplifying their most difficult IT challenges, thus embracing digital transformation. Future Tech connects hybrid workers around the world and creates artificial intelligence and data science systems that allow businesses to grow. Bob Venero, the company’s president and CEO, is committed to delivering the best prices, values, customer services and flexibilities possible to capably aid business partners in the present and the future. As the tech industry continues to evolve, Future Tech ensures its clients that it will be there for them to match the changing tides and aid them in anything they encounter. For more information, visit ftei.com.