Abby Reinhard of GP Flooring Solutions won the Small Business Council of Rochester’s 2018 Business Person of the Year awards Thursday, October 25 at a luncheon at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
Reinhard took ownership of GP Flooring Solutions, a full-service commercial flooring contractor, in January 2015. Since she purchased the company, it has more than tripled in revenue and number of employees.
“I didn’t plan this pun, but I’m floored,” Reinhard said in accepting the award in the Under 50 Employees category. “When I bought this company, I had no concrete evidence that I could be successful running a flooring business. I didn’t know if I was going to fall on my face.
“But I believed in my ability to learn and I think that’s the secret to our success is we have an entire amazing team that’s willing to get outside of their comfort zone because that’s the only place where growth happens.”
The other finalists in the Under 50 Employees category were Lindsay McCutchen of Career Start, Justin Smith of Brite Computers, Michael Tandoi of Tandoi Asphalt & Sealcoating, and Christine Vargas of Vargas Associates.
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