Rochester Business Journal Announces 2023 Leaders in Construction Awards

Rochester, N.Y., August 25, 2023 — Rochester Business Journal has selected US Ceiling Corp and company president, Melissa James-Geska, to receive a 2023 Leaders in Construction Award.

The 2023 Leaders in Construction Awards celebrate the individuals and companies who are changing the landscape of the Rochester region through design, construction, project management and more.

Honorees for the 2023 Leaders in Construction Awards were chosen by the editorial staff of the Rochester Business Journal.

“The 2023 Leaders in Construction are leading the way toward growth and prosperity for Rochester and the Western New York community. They create jobs, build healthy spaces and help businesses achieve their dreams,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, managing director of BridgeTower Media/Rochester Business Journal. “Their work makes a brighter future for our community. We are pleased to celebrate these leaders and their outstanding achievements.”

This year’s Leaders in Construction recipients will be honored Oct. 23 at an awards celebration at the Hyatt Regency Rochester, 125 East Main Street in Rochester. Registration and a networking reception begin at 4:30 p.m., with the awards program starting at 5:30 p.m. The evening will include food stations and drink pairings. The event hashtag is #RBJevents.

Attendance is limited, and honorees and sponsors receive priority access. There are various sponsorship levels available which include the right to use the event logo, multimedia marketing, a table to share with co-workers, family and guests at the event, and much more. Tables are only available with sponsorship. To secure a sponsorship to ensure you and your guests can celebrate together, contact Suzanne Fischer-Huettner at  opens in a new windowshuettner@bridgetowermedia.comcreate new email.

Honorees will be profiled in the Oct. 27 issue of the Rochester Business Journal and online at

The Presenting Sponsor is Evans Bank. For more information, including the most updated listing of sponsors, visit

About the Rochester Business Journal

The Rochester Business Journal has served as the leading source of business news and information in Rochester, N.Y., for 35 years. In addition to its website,, and weekly print publication, the Rochester Business Journal publishes more than 25 special products a year including Book of Lists, Explore Greater Rochester, RBJ 75 and Schools Report Card. The Rochester Business Journal also hosts 13 annual events to recognize excellence and provide leadership opportunities. Those events include Forty Under 40, Icon Honors, Women of Excellence and Reader Rankings. In addition, the Rochester Business Journal facilitates monthly webinars bringing local experts from the business community together to discuss current topics and trends. Its Digital Marketing Solutions helps customers with social media, search engine marketing and optimization, retargeting, email marketing and more. Rochester Business Journal and its sister publication, The Daily Record, which covers law and real estate in Western New York, are part of BridgeTower Media, one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies with more than 40 print and digital publications in more than 25 U.S. markets.

2023 Leaders in Construction

Construction Companies


CJS Architects

Greater Living Architecture, P.C.

HUNT Engineers, Architects, Land Surveyors, and Landscape Architect, DPC


DiMarco Group

Home Leasing Construction LLC

Konar Properties


Rochester’s Cornerstone Group, Ltd.

General Contractors

Christa Construction

DiMarco Constructors

UDN General Construction

Home Builders

New Energy Works

Project Managers

HB Cornerstone

Residential Contractors

Long Construction NY LLC


GP Flooring Solutions

Livingston Associates

Tactical Construction, Inc.

US Ceiling Corp

Construction – Individuals


David Crowe, DJC Architecture

Dan Glading, SWBR

Michael Place, LaBella Associates, DPC


Bret Garwood, Home Leasing LLC


Bob Steehler, LaBella Associates, DPC

General Contractors

Brian Kelly, Manning Squires Hennig Co., Inc.

Interior Design/Staging

Anne Weis, CID, LaBella Associates, DPC

Lending/Bonding Agents

Kelly Shea, SDN Insurance

Lifetime Achievement

Howard Konar, Konar Properties

Project Managers

Jon Heerkens, LaBella Associates, DPC

Rising Star

Jeff Antonitto, Graves Brothers Home Improvement


Ron Billitier, Billitier Electric Inc.

Melissa James-Geska, US Ceiling Corp

Monica Kelley, Mco Flooring, LLC

Abby Reinhard, GP Flooring Solutions


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