Top Workplaces 2022: Small employers

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These 32 businesses, each with 99 or fewer Capital Region employees, made the cut. 

FIRST PLACE

Jahnel Group Inc.

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Jahnel Group Inc.

Provided by Jahnel Group Inc.

Jahnel Group is an 90-person software consulting company based in upstate New York. They develop web-based software applications that help other businesses and groups get things done, more easily and efficiently. Occasionally, they design and build entire applications, while other times they come in and augment an existing team. Read more.

Headquarters: Schenectady

Founded: 2009

Ownership: Private

Business sector: Custom Software Development & Consulting

Employees: 90

Years named a Top Workplace: 6

Website: jahnelgroup.com



SECOND PLACE

Internet Marketing Ninjas

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Employees of Internet Marketing Ninjas shared a moment in 2014.

Employees of Internet Marketing Ninjas shared a moment in 2014.

Provided by Internet Marketing Ninjas

A pioneer in search engine optimization, Internet Marketing Ninjas have never strayed from their mission of bringing their clients the best and most relevant traffic using safe, white-hat methods. The IMN leadership team has spoken at conferences all over the world, such as Pubcon, Digital Summit, ClickZ, and SEOktoberfest, while the members serve clients across the United States and beyond. Read more.

Headquarters: Clifton Park

Founded: 1999

Ownership: Private

Business sector: Full-service internet marketing company

Employees: 36

Years named a Top Workplace: 1

Website: internetmarketingninjas.com



THIRD PLACE

architecture+

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Architecture+

Architecture+

Provided by Architecture+

This design and service-oriented architectural, planning, and interiors firm is passionate about great design and the communities it serves. Its talented and diverse team loves a challenge and works to solve unique problems collaboratively through smart, beautiful design. Read more.

Headquarters: Troy

Founded: 1984

Ownership: Private

Business sector: Architecture

Employees: 40

Years named a Top Workplace: 4

Website: aplususa.com



2022 Top Workplaces in the Capital Region

For more than 10 years, the Times Union has partnered with Energage to rank the top workplaces in the Capital Region. This year, more than 15,500 employees rated their workplace culture — and the results are in. Check out the honorees:

— Large employers: 300 or more employees
— Midsize employers: 100 to 299 employees
— Small employers: Fewer than 100 employees
— Special honors: Highlighting specific survey scores

This year’s leadership awards went to Carver Laraway of Carver Cos., Sonny Bonacio of Bonacio Construction and Morgan Ruthman of The Spinney Group.

Learn about the survey methodology. 



Brightside Up

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Brightside Up

Brightside Up

Provided by Brightside Up

This local child-care resource and referral agency is dedicated to providing resources to the Capital Region to improve the availability and quality of child care and to assist families in finding it. After more than 40 years as child development experts, they understand children and help the world see the bright side in every challenge by advocating a strength-based, positive approach to problem-solving as well as celebrations.  

Headquarters: Menands

Founded: 1981

Ownership: Nonprofit

Business sector: Education

Employees: 53

Years named a Top Workplace: 1

Website: brightsideup.org



Northwestern Mutual – Capital Region

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Northwestern Mutual – Capital Region

Northwestern Mutual – Capital Region

Provided by Northwestern Mutual – Capital Region

Through a holistic planning approach, Northwestern Mutual combines the expertise of its financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and industry-leading products to help its clients plan for what’s most important and help people and businesses achieve financial security. Northwestern Mutual – Capital Region opened a newly constructed office building in January of 2021, which merged their Latham and Albany offices into one convenient location near the Albany Airport.  

Headquarters: Albany

Founded: 1889

Ownership: Private

Business sector: Finance

Employees: 36

Years named a Top Workplace: 10

Website: capitalregion-ny.nm.com



Ecovative Design

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Ecovative Design

Ecovative Design

Provided by Ecovative Design

Ecovative is a biotech company made up of a diverse group of engineers, biologists, artists and designers creating next generation materials through mycelium biofabrication, dedicated to the development of high-performance, environmentally conscious materials for a greater environmental outcome.

Headquarters: Green Island

Founded: 2007

Ownership: Private

Business sector: Sustainable technology manufacturing

Employees: 65

Years named a Top Workplace: 2

Website: ecovativedesign.com



The Spinney Group

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The Spinney Group

The Spinney Group

Provided by The Spinney Group

The Spinney Group develops and manages multifamily residential and commercial properties in the Capital Region. It develops, constructs and manages full-service communities, each of which possesses its own unique style and benefits that allow residents to live stress-free lifestyles. The firm strives to provide quality and attention to detail in all phases of its services, including new construction, property management, tenant relations, community activities and financial management.

Headquarters: Delmar

Founded: 1986

Ownership: Private

Business sector: Property management

Employees: 42

Years named a Top Workplace: 1

Website: thespinneygroup.com



The LA Group Landscape Architecture and Engineering P.C.


The LA Group Landscape Architecture and Engineering, P.C.

The LA Group Landscape Architecture and Engineering, P.C.

Provided by LA Group Landscape Architecture and Engineering

Since 1974, The LA Group has helped to shape experiences through landscape architecture and engineering that creates space for life and community, family and friendship. The staff has experience in public space and government projects, resort and commercial development and campus planning and design. They take clients from environmental analysis and land planning to comprehensive landscape designs, walking projects seamlessly through complex permitting and approvals to completed places.

Headquarters: Saratoga Springs

Founded: 1974

Ownership: Private

Business sector: Landscape architecture and engineering

Employees: 35

Years named a Top Workplace: 2

Website: thelagroup.com



Teal, Becker and Chiaramonte

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Teal, Becker and Chiaramonte

Teal, Becker and Chiaramonte

Provided by Teal, Becker and Chiaramonte

This accounting firm serves thousands of clients in the areas of accounting, auditing, tax and advisory services. TBC offers specialty services such as trusts and estates, business advisory, litigation support services, pension services and consulting for a diverse clientele.

Headquarters: Albany

Founded: 1971

Ownership: Private

Business sector: Accounting

Employees: 96

Years named a Top Workplace: 11

Website: tbccpa.com



Huff ’N Puff / Renewal by Andersen of Eastern NY

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Renewal by Andersen

Renewal by Andersen

Since 1973, Huff ’N Puff has been serving customers in New York state with its products, reliability and quality installation. In 2007, Huff ’N Puff was selected by Renewal by Andersen, the replacement window division of Andersen Window Corp., to be the exclusive dealer of its Renewal windows and doors in the Capital District. In 2008, Huff ’N Puff was selected for the second time by Renewal by Andersen to be its exclusive dealer for New York’s Hudson Valley Region.

Headquarters: Schenectady

Founded: 1973

Ownership: Private

Business sector: Construction

Employees: 80

Years named a Top Workplace: 5

Website: huffnpuffinc.com



Bennett Contracting LLC

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Bennett Contracting, an Albany-based business specializing in kitchen and bath remodeling, is a 2020 Times Union Top Workplace.

Bennett Contracting, an Albany-based business specializing in kitchen and bath remodeling, is a 2022 Times Union Top Workplace.

Provided by Bennett Contracting

This full-service family-owned remodeling contractor has been serving the Capital Region since 1915. They provide home renovation solutions for kitchens, bathrooms, windows, doors, siding, porches, decks, additions and basements.

Headquarters: Albany

Founded: 1915

Ownership: Private

Business Sector: Kitchen & Bath Remodeling

Employees: 85

Years Named a Top Workplace: 4

Website: bennettcontracting.com



Laberge Group

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Laberge Group

Laberge Group

Provided by Laberge Group

Laberge Group partners with communities and clients throughout New York state – solving their most difficult problems, addressing their most pressing needs, and capitalizing on their most promising opportunities through collaboration, innovative problem solving, and effective implementation.

Headquarters: Albany

Founded: 1964

Ownership: Private

Business sector: Municipal engineering, architecture, planning, survey, grant writing, government operations

Employees: 37

Years named a Top Workplace: 2

Website: labergegroup.com 



Repeat Business Systems

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Repeat Business Systems

Repeat Business Systems

Provided by Repeat Business Systems

RBS, an independent and locally owned office technology leader with a national reputation for excellence, has three divisions to serve its customers’ needs: Hardware, Software, and IT Consulting/Network Management. Their multifunction copiers, printers, scanners, and production machines meet the demands of all size companies.

Headquarters: Albany

Founded: 1987

Ownership: Private

Business sector: Office equipment, technology and IT services

Employees: 52

Years named a Top Workplace: 9

Website: rbs-usa.com



The Bonadio Group

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Provided by The Bonadio Group

This nationally ranked Top 50 CPA firm offers accounting, tax, and consulting services to clients of all sizes. The firm’s professionals deliver practical, proactive and innovative solutions to help clients reach their financial, compliance, management and personal goals.

Headquarters: Pittsford

Founded: 1978

Ownership: Partnership

Business sector: Accounting

Employees: 99

Years named a Top Workplace: 8

Website: bonadio.com



Access Therapy Group

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Access Therapy Group

Access Therapy Group

Provided by Access Therapy Group

This therapist owned, multidisciplinary practice works with infants, children, injured athletes, and adults with disabilities. They provide therapy in schools, homes, day cares and through regional programs serving children with disabilities. Their outpatient facility in Clifton Park has a therapeutic pool and sports medicine physical therapy center.

Headquarters: Clifton Park

Founded: 2010

Ownership: Private

Business sector: Physical, occupational, speech therapy

Employees: 68

Years mamed a Top Workplace: 4

Website: accesstherapygroup.com



HPA/LiveWell

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HPA Live Well

HPA Live Well

Provided by HPA Live Well

Caring for patients while keeping them close to home is central to the mission of this mental health service provider that works to help people make the change required to live their best lives.

Headquarters: Albany

Founded: 2013

Ownership: Private

Business sector: Behavioral and mental health

Employees: 35

Years named a Top Workplace: 1

Website: hpalivewell.com



Transfinder

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Logo on Transfinder building Tuesday Feb. 28, 2017, in Schenectady, NY.

Logo on Transfinder building Tuesday Feb. 28, 2017, in Schenectady, NY.

John Carl D’Annibale/Times Union

Based in Schenectady, the birthplace of innovation, Transfinder is a leader in logistics software, providing intelligent solutions to schools, municipalities and adult care facilities. The firm develops routing, scheduling and fleet maintenance solutions for optimal transportation logistics. It also has satellite offices in Austin, Texas, and Shanghai, China.

Headquarters: Schenectady

Founded: 1988

Ownership: Private

Business sector: Custom software development and consulting

Employees: 86

Years named a Top Workplace: 4

Website: transfinder.com



Marvin and Co. PC CPAs

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Marvin and Co. PC

Marvin and Co. PC

Provided by Marvin and Co. PC

With locations in Latham and Queensbury, this firm of certified public accountants and consultants is approach its 100th anniversary of providing accounting, audit and tax services to New York’s Capital Region.

Headquarters: Latham

Founded: 1923

Ownership: Private

Business sector: Accounting

Employees: 57

Years named a Top Workplace: 9

Website: marvincpa.com



Second Chance Opportunities Inc.

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Second Chance Opportunities is a 2020 Times Union Top Workplace.

Second Chance Opportunities is a 2022 Times Union Top Workplace.

Provided by Second Chance Opportunities

This janitorial services company employs individuals in recovery from substance use disorder. In addition, this nonprofit offers financial rehabilitation, recovery coaching, housing opportunities, medical referrals and community engagement.

Headquarters: Albany

Founded: 2011

Ownership: Nonprofit

Business sector: Nonprofit

Employees: 99

Years named a Top Workplace: 3

Website: scoalbany.com



GTM Payroll Services Inc.

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GTM Payroll Services

GTM Payroll Services

Provided by GTM Payroll Services

GTM provides clients easy-to-use payroll and human capital management solutions that drive more informed business decisions and employee engagement. Its offerings, which unify disparate data and systems into one platform for greater efficiencies and cost savings, are backed by the firm’s passionate commitment to service. GTM processes more than $1 billion in payroll every year for more than 44,000 employees.

Headquarters: Clifton Park

Founded: 1991

Ownership: Private

Business sector: Payroll

Employees: 80

Years named a Top Workplace: 10

Website: gtm.com



Special Olympics New York

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Special Olympics New York

Special Olympics New York

Provided by Special Olympics New York

This is the largest state chapter nationwide of the nonprofit that supports athletics for people with intellectual disabilities. It serves more than 51,000 athletes across New York with year-round sports training, athletic competition and health screenings. The organization also partners with about 250 schools statewide to offer Unified Sports, where students with and without disabilities compete as teammates. All Special Olympics New York programs are offered at no cost to athletes, their families or caregivers.

Headquarters: Albany

Founded: 1970

Ownership: Nonprofit

Business sector: Nonprofit

Employees: 57

Years named a Top Workplace: 1

Website: specialolympics-ny.org



StoredTech

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One of the 2022 Top Workplaces in the Capital Region.  

One of the 2022 Top Workplaces in the Capital Region.

 

Provided by StoredTech

StoredTech is an information technology consultant. The company can help ensure a business’ cybersecurity is running on all cylinders and provide tech support when needed.

Headquarters: Queensbury

Founded: 2010

Ownership: Private

Business sector: Technology, cybersecurity, telecommunications

Employees: 62

Years named a Top Workplace: 1

Website: storedtech.com


The Charlton School

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Students at the The Charlton School on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Burnt Hills, N.Y. 

Students at the The Charlton School on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Burnt Hills, N.Y. 

Michael P. Farrell/Times Union

The Charlton School is a residential treatment center and special education high school. The organization was originally an orphanage and transformed into a treatment center in 1954. It is home to 25 residential students and serves 38 other day students at the Ketchum Grande Memorial School. 

Headquarters: Burnt Hills

Founded: 1895

Ownership: Nonprofit

Business sector: Education

Employees: 90

Years named a Top Workplace: 1

Website: thecharltonschool.org



Creative Materials Corp.

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Creative Materials

Creative Materials

Provided by Creative Materials

Creative Materials Corp. is a surface material supplier to the construction industry providing anything from tile to flooring, pavers and setting components. The company works with a variety of businesses including architecture firms, developers and corporate multi-unit brands.

Headquarters: Albany 

Founded: 1993

Ownership: Private 

Business sector: Commercial

Employees: 55

Years named a Top Workplace: 5

Website: creativematerialscorp.com



Youth Research Inc.

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Youth Research Inc.

Youth Research Inc.

Provided by Youth Research Inc.

Youth Research Inc. is a responsive research, program and policy organization that supports the New York Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and its state and local partners. YRI’s work enhances OCFS’s program and service provision. It also provides training and learning opportunities in the areas of child welfare, juvenile justice, childcare, adoption and foster care, youth development, child and adult protective services, and services for the blind; supports OCFS and its partners by providing rapid response to new and emerging human services priorities in New York state by promoting new and more effective methods for service delivery and access; and seeks and administers public and private funds and partnerships to support emerging human services priorities.

Headquarters: Delmar 

Founded: 1961

Ownership: Nonprofit 

Business sector: Human and social services

Employees: 63

Years named a Top Workplace: 1

Website: https://www.yriny.org/

Editor’s note: This entry has been corrected and updated. An earlier version mistakenly connected Youth Research Inc. with another Delmar-based entity.



Greenman-Pedersen Inc.

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Greenman-Pedersen Inc.

Greenman-Pedersen Inc.

Provided by Greenman-Pedersen Inc.

Greenman-Pedersen Inc. is an engineering consultant available to clients in the public and private spheres for design and construction services. The firm specializes in structural engineering, transportation planning, construction inspections and more.

Headquarters: Albany

Founded: 1966

Ownership: Private 

Business sector: Construction

Employees: 1,500

Years named a Top Workplace: 11

Website: gpinet.com



Sano-Rubin Construction Services LLC

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Sano-Rubin Construction Services 

Sano-Rubin Construction Services 

Provided by Sano-Rubin Construction Services

Sano-Rubin Construction’s market extends 100 miles from the Capital Region in every direction. Its builders work on an average of 15 to 25 projects at a time. Some of the company’s repeat clients include GlobalFoundries, Market 32 and Ellis Medicine.

Headquarters: Albany

Founded: 1912 

Ownership: Private 

Business sector: Building construction

Employees: 54

Years named a Top Workplace: 5

Website: sanorubin.com



Prime Cos.

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Todd Curley, partner with Prime Cos., at The Delaware, a 92 unit apartment complex being built, on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Cohoes, N.Y. 

Todd Curley, partner with Prime Cos., at The Delaware, a 92 unit apartment complex being built, on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Cohoes, N.Y. 

Paul Buckowski/Times Union

Prime Cos. is a real estate developer providing real estate brokerage, property management and commercial financing through a subsidiary. The firm owns several apartment communities in the region as well.

Headquarters: Cohoes

Founded: 2006

Ownership: Private

Business sector: Property management, development, agents and brokers

Employees: 89

Years named a Top Workplace: 1

Website: primecompanies.com



O’Connell and Aronowitz P.C.

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Provided by O’Connell & Aronowitz

The O’Connell and Aronowitz law firm is one of the oldest in the Capital District with offices in Albany and Saratoga Springs and a team of more than 30 attorneys.

Headquarters: Albany 

Founded: 1925

Ownership: Private 

Business sector: Law 

Employees: 64

Years named a Top Workplace:

Website: oalaw.com



Clifton Park & Halfmoon Emergency Corps.

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Clifton Park Halfmoon Emergency Corp.

Clifton Park Halfmoon Emergency Corp.

Provided by Clifton Park Halfmoon Emergency Corp.

The emergency service corporation is committed to providing premier patient care and successful, integrated community partnerships. It offers medical aid to residents in Clifton Park, Halfmoon and Mechanicville serving over 70,000 people. The organization responded to 8,018 emergency medical calls in 2021. 

Headquarters: Clifton Park 

Founded: 1950

Ownership: Nonprofit

Business sector: Emergency Medical Services

Employees: 94 

Years named a Top Workplace: 4

Website: cphmems.org



Comalli Group Inc. 

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Comalli Group

Comalli Group

Provided by Comalli Group Inc.

The Comalli Group has been in business for over 50 years doing electrical work in New York, Massachusetts and Vermont. Its service department is available every day of the year offering a range of electrical and control services. 

Headquarters: Albany

Founded: 1981

Ownership: Private

Business sector: Electrical

Employees: 127

Years named a Top Workplace: 2

Website: comalli.com



Tully Rinckey PLLC

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Tully Rinckey prepares to give Thanksgiving turkeys to local active duty and retired military personnel during the legal firm's 11th annual Turkeys for Veterans event on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019.

Tully Rinckey prepares to give Thanksgiving turkeys to local active duty and retired military personnel during the legal firm’s 11th annual Turkeys for Veterans event on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019.

Will Waldron/Times Union

This law firm provides legal counsel in an array of areas including business, criminal, immigration, municipal law and more. Tully Rinckey PLLC has more than 70 attorneys operating in New York, Texas, California and Washington, D.C.

Headquarters: Albany

Founded: 2001

Ownership: Private

Business sector: Law

Employees: 146

Years named a Top Workplace: 1

Website: tullylegal.com