Location: Melville, NY
Central Business Systems was founded in 1948, and the company still serves some of the customers it acquired in its early years. Longevity is also a theme with employees — notably, one Central team member is approaching his 40th anniversary with the company. “We attribute that long tenure to our culture being unified, like family,” says Michael Chambers. He considers Central a company where “getting on the phone with the president is not only possible, but encouraged — [where] a customer doesn’t have to go through eight levels of management to get something resolved.” Once a year, Central takes a bus trip to Philadelphia with its sales and service team to see the New York Rangers play the Philadelphia Flyers from luxury skyboxes.
“From ownership and management down, all of us demonstrate our willingness to roll up our sleeves.”