Business Grows Here

This page is dedicated to highlighting companies in the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge, the second largest park in the nation after Silicon Valley with over 1,300 companies and 55,000 employees. HIA-LI is committed to reinvesting in the park with our partners from business, government, and institutions to create a place to work, live, and play for our future workforce.

FARRELL FRITZ

PRESIDENT/CEO:
Robert Creighton
Managing Partner

IN BUSINESS SINCE:
1976

WHAT PRODUCTS/SERVICES DO OFFER?
Our clients come to us for practical advice and legal guidance in all areas related to starting, operating, and exiting a business. This includes financing, business succession planning; inter-generational wealth preservation; estate planning; philanthropic giving; mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures; real estate development, sales, acquisition and disposition; tax issues; shareholder agreements; zoning and land use; human resource management issues; restructuring; litigation; tax certiorari; and many other legal services.

WHAT DOES YOUR FIRM PROVIDE FOR LONG ISLAND?
Farrell Fritz has been an integral part of the Long Island business community for more than four decades. The firm is well known for its pro bono work, board involvement, volunteer service and substantial financial support of local community organizations. through our considerable community outreach over the years and our reputation for high quality legal services and thought leadership, we have built long-term relationships throughout Long Island and we serve as trusted advisors to business leaders as they look for succession planning.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY’S PROFILE TODAY AND AREAS OF GROWTH
Farrell Fritz has over 85 attorneys across 19 practice areas. We handle legal matters in the areas of bankruptcy and restructuring; commercial litigation; construction; corporate and finance; emerging companies and venture capital; environmental law; 

estate litigation;  healthcare; land use and zoning; real estate; tax planning and controversy; trusts and estates and more.

As Long Island’s landscape continues to evolve, the firm acts as a proactive partner to businesses and individuals. We expect to see more  transformative development projects and continued innovation in healthcare, biotech, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical markets, and a changing business community with baby boomers exiting their businesses.

WHY ARE YOU PROUD TO BE IN THE LONG ISLAND INNOVATION PARK AT HAUPPAUGE AND  SHOWCASING YOUR COMPANY?
We are proud to be part of a community that drives  economic opportunity and has a strategic plan to attract and retain innovative businesses on Long Island.

CONTACT:
Hannah Werthan

Marketing & Social Media Specialist
(516) 227-0790 | hwerthan@farrellfritz.com


FLEXIBLE BUSINESS SYSTEMS, INC.

PRESIDENT/CEO:
Joseph D. Saggio, Seth Belous, and  Martin Schmitt | Partners

IN BUSINESS SINCE:
1984

WHAT PRODUCTS/SERVICES DO OFFER?

We provide Managed IT Support (IT support Hotline, On-site Support and Technology Planning), IT Consulting (Access Control Systems, Compliance, Cyber Security, Digital Marketing, Microsoft Azure Cloud Services, Microsoft 365, Intelligent LED Lighting, Security Cameras and Telephone Systems) for Businesses on Long Island 

WHAT DOES YOUR FIRM PROVIDE FOR LONG ISLAND?
It can be challenging figuring out which technology investments are worth your money and which are a waste of time. 

Our technology advisors will make sure you have the information you need to select the best solutions for your business. With our team of IT consultants working at your side, you’ll feel confident knowing that your business is covering all the bases as far as information technology is concerned. 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY’S PROFILE TODAY AND AREAS OF GROWTH

Our culture is aligned with mission and our people really care for our customers. Our focus is on helping our customers use technology to grow their companies. 

Flexible is a full-service IT Support company providing expert services in many areas of technology. We have expanded our IOT capabilities in structured cabling, LED Lighting systems, Surveillance Systems, Duress Notification Systems, HVAC Control Systems. We have also created a technology based Electrical Contracting Division through IBEW Local 25. 

WHY ARE YOU PROUD TO BE IN THE LONG ISLAND INNOVATION PARK AT HAUPPAUGE AND  SHOWCASING YOUR COMPANY?

We are a Long Island Company – We serve Long Island Businesses and we are supported by Long Island Vendors. This is our home and our place of business. Long Island is the best place to live, raise our families and run our businesses! We love being in the IPH for many reasons, the central location gives us access to the major roadways, the park like feel of the area is peaceful, there are many buildings, but still open green space. You can find businesses that do almost anything and supply virtually, all of your business needs within the IPH. 

CONTACT:                                                           
Seth Belous
Partner                               
Flexible Business Systems, Inc.
(631) 756-0404             
flexiblesystems.com

LONG ISLAND CARES, INC. - THE HARRY CHAPIN REGIONAL FOOD BANK

PRESIDENT/CEO:
Paule T. Pachter, A.C.S.W., L.M.S.W.
Chief Executive Officer 

IN BUSINESS SINCE:
1980

WHAT PRODUCTS/SERVICES DO OFFER?
Long Island Cares provides emergency food and community support services to 379 member agencies that combined, assist 272,000 people impacted by hunger and food insecurity annually.  The organization also provides job placement, career guidance, outreach and advocacy services, and operates three satellite centers throughout Long Island that assist approximately 35,000 people each year. The organization provides grant funding to support the infrastructure of over 200 local pantries, soup kitchens and other hunger relief programs. Among the organizations’ best practice programs is Baxter’s Pet Pantry, Vets Work, and its new and expanded Center for Collaborative Assistance in Freeport. 

WHAT DOES YOUR FIRM PROVIDE FOR LONG ISLAND?
Long Island Cares’ competitive edge is its corporate culture, administration of the NYS Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program, the USDA Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program, its rich history within the music industry, and expanding upon the legacy of the organization’s founder, the late Harry Chapin.  

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY’S PROFILE TODAY AND AREAS OF GROWTH
Long Island Cares focuses on the needs of people and not on the amount of food it delivers to the community to help feed the hungry.  The organization has been experiencing growth in several areas during the past eleven years including, establishing three community-based satellite centers in Freeport, Lindenhurst and Huntington Station, developing a comprehensive pet pantry, expanding mobile outreach services for the homeless, Veterans and children, providing career counseling and job placements for Veterans, increasing Kids Cafes, and most recently transitioning to solar power through a community solar

initiative to assist low to moderate income families. 

WHY ARE YOU PROUD TO BE IN THE LONG ISLAND INNOVATION PARK AT HAUPPAUGE AND  SHOWCASING YOUR COMPANY?

Long Island Cares is proud of relationship and involvement as part of the HIA-LI and the Long Island Innovation Park in Hauppauge. We’re very proud and grateful for our relationship with hundreds of corporations and businesses who are members of the HIA-LI and for their involvement in the HIA-LI Summer Food Drive, annual Trade Show and Expo, and for frequently volunteering at The Harry Chapin Food Bank.  As an organization that prides itself on being innovative, taking risks, and expanding our foot print in the region, we see the same traits within the Long Island Innovation Park and look forward to playing a significant role in the park’s expansion. 

CONTACT:                                                         
Paule T. Pachter, A.C.S.W., L.M.S.W.   
Chief Executive Officer                               
(631) 582-3663 | licares.org


SIMPLAY ENTERTAINMENT LLC

PRESIDENT/CEO:
Chuck Merritt 
Managing Partner

IN BUSINESS SINCE:
2014

WHAT PRODUCTS/SERVICES DO OFFER?
Interactive simulator sports/activities on 8 simulators, event space for corporate meetings, fundraisers, client appreciation events, corporate team building events, lounge area offering beer, wine, spirits 

WHAT DOES YOUR FIRM PROVIDE FOR LONG ISLAND?

There is no other facility like Simplay anywhere on Long Island. With 15,000 square foot of fun under one roof, we host small intimate events to large galas.  

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY’S PROFILE TODAY AND AREAS OF GROWTH

Simplay has grown 30% each year as more people discover the facility. We are currently looking at the potential to add more locations and create a business model that can be franchised.  

WHY ARE YOU PROUD TO BE IN THE LONG ISLAND INNOVATION PARK AT HAUPPAUGE AND  SHOWCASING YOUR COMPANY?

I personally have been involved with other businesses located in the park for the past 10 years and have witnessed the desire of more and more companies to relocate or expand their operations in the park. I am most proud of the efforts spearheaded by the HIA to convince local officials of the growth potential. The addition of sewers and a waste treatment facility will help lure more businesses. 

CONTACT:                       
Chuck Merritt                                         
Managing Partner 
Simplay Entertainment LLC
180 Commerce Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 617-6363 (Office) 


AVZ & CO., P.C.

PRESIDENT/CEO:
Robert T. Quarté, CPA 

IN BUSINESS SINCE: 
1950

WHAT PRODUCTS/SERVICES DO OFFER?
AVZ is one of the premier accounting firms on Long Island. With offices in Hauppauge and New York City, we provide a wide range of accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services to a variety of privately held businesses, not-for-profit organizations and government agencies. AVZ’s practice is built upon the philosophy that our clients and employees are our greatest resources. Whether partnering with our clients on strategic planning, business valuations, estate planning, fraud and forensic services, litigation support or wealth management, AVZ’s talented team is there to assist in achieving their goals. Our client’s success is our success. 

WHAT DOES YOUR FIRM PROVIDE FOR LONG ISLAND?

AVZ’s competitive advantage lies in the relationships we enjoy with our clients.

Open communication, depth of talent, adaptability and a willingness to do whatever it takes to ensure our clients success, are among the qualities that have helped up gain the solid, gold-star reputation we enjoy.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY’S PROFILE TODAY AND AREAS OF GROWTH

While AVZ enjoys servicing clients from a wide and diverse range of industries, as an ongoing initiative, AVZ is focused on expanding its niche practices in the construction architecture and engineering, food distribution and business valuation areas. With a depth of talent and expertise in each of these areas, we have assisted in ensuring that countless clients are made aware of and take full advantage of all the tax benefits and credits available to them.

As we look back over our history, we realize that while we have evolved immensely as a firm, our foundation of treating everyone with respect, doing whatever it takes to help our clients succeed and acknowledging the amazingly talented team that is a part of our AVZ family remains the cornerstone of who we are.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY’S PROFILE TODAY AND AREAS OF GROWTH

We have been a part of this Park for over thirty years. During that time, we have seen tremendous growth in the Park, which includes many high profile, global firms.

As the second largest industrial park in the country, AVZ is proud of its contributions to the Suffolk County economy, the innovation in products and services that are delivered every day from the Park across county and state lines, the number of people employed and the opportunity for all firms doing business here to contribute to the further development and innovative expansion of our area.

CONTACT:​ ​                    
Annete Esposito
Marketing Director                

AVZ & CO., P.C.
(631) 434-9500


BNB BANK

PRESIDENT/CEO:
Kevin M. O’Connor 

IN BUSINESS SINCE: 
1910

WHAT PRODUCTS/SERVICES DO OFFER?

A top community bank headquartered on Long Island, BNB Bank offers businesses, individuals and municipalities a full menu of financial services including competitive loan and deposit products, online and mobile banking, treasury management and merchant services.

Our SBA department works with small businesses and has been named a Preferred Lender. In addition, BNB offers Equipment Financing through a dedicated department, Wealth Management through Bridge Financial Services and Title Insurance through Bridge Abstract.

We have a branch network that stretches from Montauk and Manhattan.

WHAT DOES YOUR FIRM PROVIDE FOR LONG ISLAND?

Local decision making, an understanding of the unique Long Island marketplace and highly personalized service set BNB Bank and its bankers apart from the competition.  It’s the partnership model of banking at its best.  

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY’S PROFILE TODAY AND AREAS OF GROWTH

Over the last 12 years, BNB has experienced significant growth, from ten branches to 39and from $500 million in assets to $4.7 billion, over a marketplace that extends from Montauk to Manhattan.

As the Bank 
grew, it was challenge to find a location for our corporate offices that supported both the branch network and the ability to consolidate team members, as well as improve efficiency and recruitment of top talent. 

Hauppauge and the IPH was the perfect solution. BNB relocated all corporate functions, including HR, Compliance, Lending and Marketing and Sales to the Hauppauge location, which has provided access to more space for additional staff, as well as opportunities for both collaboration and better communications bank-wide.   

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY’S PROFILE TODAY AND AREAS OF GROWTH

Long Island is a very special place that supports and empowers entrepreneurship, technology and business development.   HIA, through the Long Island Innovation Park, helps bring business together, to build a dialogue and share information,  all with a goal of supporting individual business success and a vibrant business community. Today, BNB has nearly 200 employees in its Hauppauge location and space for an additional 130 is under construction. The relocation to Hauppauge has been a very positive business decision. BNB Bank is proud to be part of the group of companies who are building and growing their businesses in the IPH with the enthusiastic support of the HIA. 

CONTACT:                    
Jaime Nelson
Marketing & Events Manager
BNB Bank | www.BNB.com jnelson@bnbbank.com | (631) 537-8826


THE TIFFEN COMPANY

PRESIDENT/CEO:
Steven Tiffen 

IN BUSINESS SINCE: 
1938

WHAT PRODUCTS/SERVICES DO OFFER?

Tiffen is a leading manufacturer of imaging accessories, including: Tiffen optical photographic filters and lens accessories; Steadicam camera stabilizing systems; Lowel location lighting equipment; Domke camera bags and Zing camera covers; Davis & Sanford tripods and support systems; and Stroboframe flash brackets. 

WHAT DOES YOUR FIRM PROVIDE FOR LONG ISLAND?

Our strategy has always been to succeed through direct customer interaction and feedback while creating unique and innovative products. 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY’S PROFILE TODAY AND AREAS OF GROWTH

Today, Tiffen continues to grow all its brands and help create the world’s greatest images. 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY’S PROFILE TODAY AND AREAS OF GROWTH

Being a part of the IPH allows us to be part of a larger community of likeminded professionals that help us to continue to grow and educate.  


CONTACT: ​    ​            
Andrew Tiffen
SVP Marketing
andrew@tiffen.com
(631) 609-3116
www.tiffen.com


CASTELLA IMPORTS

PRESIDENT/CEO:
Chris Valsamos

IN BUSINESS SINCE: 
1991

WHAT PRODUCTS/SERVICES DO OFFER?

Like one of our many slogans, “A Company Like No Other”, Castella’s success is due to the many capabilities the company has to offer. From the array of specialty products, to manufacturing and logistical capabilities, Castella is proud to be a company that is multi-functional, and any food company’s go to for productservice and value.  

WHAT DOES YOUR FIRM PROVIDE FOR LONG ISLAND?

Castella offers the highest quality products, while being the leaders in competitive pricing and exceptional service.  

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY’S PROFILE TODAY AND AREAS OF GROWTH

Today, Castella is an importer, manufacturer, distributor and exporter of specialty foods. We have over 300 team members and offer over 1,000 sku’s ranging from baking ingredients and food extracts, to peppers, sauces, spices and 19 different types of olives. With this extensive product portfolio, Castella’s ongoing commitment is to continue to add top of the line products to its existing portfolio and expand warehouses nationwide. 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY’S PROFILE TODAY AND AREAS OF GROWTH

Castella is proud to be part of the largest industrial park on the East Coast of the country. With such economic power for the Long Island community, the HIA-LI has committees to help grow your business and create strategic partnerships within the businesses in the industrial park 

CONTACT: ​    ​            
Melissa Silva
Director of Marketing
msilva@castella.com
(631) 231-5500 ext. 417
www.castella.com


ALL-WAYS ELEVATOR, INC.

PRESIDENT/CEO:
Rich Dalvano

IN BUSINESS SINCE: 
2006

WHAT PRODUCTS/SERVICES DO OFFER?

We install, maintain, inspect, repair and modernize, commercial and residential passenger and freight elevators, dumbwaiters and vertical reciprocating conveyors. Our service area spans from Montauk to Manhattan including all of the 5 Boroughs and parts of Westchester. 

 

 

WHAT DOES YOUR FIRM PROVIDE FOR LONG ISLAND?

 Ethics and service. We have licensed and certified staff. We have all the necessary insurances. We are well versed on the codes that govern the equipment we work on. We have the riding public and our staff’s best interests in mind in everything we do. We work tirelessly to constantly improve our service to our clients.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY’S PROFILE TODAY AND AREAS OF GROWTH

In my opinion, this is the most sought-after industrial park. Its prime location to major throughways. The look of the park as you drive through it. The prestige that comes with being located in the park. The ability to attract talent based on the amenities the surrounding area has to offer. The potential for its growth in the future.

 


TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY’S PROFILE TODAY AND AREAS OF GROWTH

When we moved to the Innovation Park at Hauppauge, we had approximately 19 employees, to date we have 72. We have seen growth in all of the sectors we work in from Residential to Commercial and from Installation to Service.

 

CONTACT:                

Nick Dalvano
Vice President
ndalvano@allwayselevatorinc.com
(631) 563-1240
5 Davids Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788
www.allwayselevatorinc.com

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