Penfield Business Chamber recently named DiMarco Group, 1950 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road, Rochester, as its Business of the Month for July.

John DiMarco II; his brother, Joel DiMarco; and their father, John DiMarco Sr., own DiMarco Group, whose primary functions include building, developing, owning and managing commercial real estate.

Younger John’s great-grandparents began the business in 1910. His grandparents took over in 1945, and his father became the head of the company in 1965. Younger John became president and chief operating officer in 1998, and the company has been incorporated since 2001.

When asked what he likes best about being part owner of DiMarco Group, younger John said he appreciates seeing ideas come to fruition, and that flexibility, responsibility and accountability are necessary components to success. He also enjoys the challenges that come with managing multiple projects at a time and realizes that no one can control change; it's futile to try.

“If you're not flexible, you'll end up frustrated,” he said.

Taking into account all of the business entities within the family of companies, DiMarco Group employs more than 500 people. Adell Cecconi, marketing manager; and Tania Gerhart, executive assistant, said they value the sense of family associated with their jobs, and that despite its large size, co-workers truly care about one another.

Employees are regularly encouraged to give back to the community and have recently participated in the local United Way Day of Caring, Stroll for Strong Kids Walk and 5K Run benefiting Golisano Children’s Hospital and the American Diabetes Association Tour De Cure.

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