MRB Group was recently named 34th among the Top 100 Businesses in the Greater Rochester area. President Ryan Colvin, PE, announced the ranking to his staff with a message of gratitude.
“In keeping with the season of Thanksgiving, I want to express my thanks to each and every team member here at MRB Group,” said Colvin. “The Rochester Chamber of Commerce identifies businesses that continuously experience growth, hiring, expansion, and contribute to the economy in a significant way,” he said. “Because of you, we’ve been included among the Top 100 again this year.”
MRB Group was also among last year’s Top 100 list. Colvin says he is extremely proud of his team for their significant role in keeping the firm in a growth and expansion mode. In his message to staff, he credited this year’s achievement to their hard work.
“This achievement is further recognition of the business you have all helped to build and continue to do so,” Colvin stated.
Founded in 1927, MRB Group has provided municipal engineering, architecture and local government planning and operational support to many of the communities in the Finger Lakes. Currently working with more than 150 local governments, the firm has developed a reputation for serving as the “go-to” resource for municipal support.
MRB Group and its SmarterLocalGov team further expanded in 2018 to include economic development services, and recently were selected to assist the Greater Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council with development of an economic recovery plan in response to the impacts of the current pandemic. The firm and its many multi-disciplined teams currently assist communities across New York State in five regional satellite offices which include Syracuse and the Capital region, as well as in three cities in Texas. Most recently, MRB Group opened an office in Charleston, South Carolina. Its headquarters, however, is firmly based in Rochester.
According to the Rochester Chamber’s website, the Top 100 Businesses Award is inspired by the “strong entrepreneurial spirit” that is evident throughout the Greater Rochester region. The award brings a focus to the fastest growing privately owned companies, measured by both their dollar and percentage of revenue growth over the past three years. To be eligible, businesses must be privately held, headquartered in the nine-county Rochester region, and have earned at least $1 million in revenue in each of the three most recent fiscal years.
“We are very pleased to be recognized for our work in Rochester, and I am especially proud of the team’s accomplishment,” said Colvin. “It is the dedication of each and every team member – especially to the needs of our clients, that have put us on our current trajectory,” he continued.
He explained that every decision to expand the firm, whether through staff increases or new offices and geography, has been in direct response to client needs. “Our clients drive our timing and the pattern of MRB Group’s growth,” he stated.
“Building the best and strongest business begins very simply – by answering a need,” Colvin stated. “We stay focused on our clients, and the rest has followed,” he said.
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