SMP Named Inc. Magazine BEST WORKPLACE

Rochester, NY (May 16, 2019) – SMP has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2019.  This is the third such award SMP has achieved in 2019; the other two being “Best Companies to Work for in New York State” and “Top Workplaces” by Rochester’s Democrat & Chronicle. This is the first time SMP has achieved this national recognition. 

Hitting newsstands May 28 in the June 2019 issue, and as part of a prominent feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits. Collecting data on nearly 2,000 submissions, Inc. singled out 346 finalists.

Each nominated company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Omaha’s Quantum Workplace, on topics including trust, management effectiveness, perks, and confidence in the future. Inc. gathered, analyzed, and audited the data. Inc. then ranked all the employers using a composite score of survey results. 

The strongest engagement scores came from companies that prioritize the most human elements of work. These companies are leading the way in employee recognition, performance management, and diversity.  Other businesses should decide to take a similar approach when it comes to diversity, and if that means using something like these diversity use cases, it could make your workplace a better place to work, as well as valuing every employee in your business. SMP have done just that. It is one of the highest-scoring businesses, with standout employee engagement.

 SMP puts great focus on people, and that starts with its’ employees.  SMP believes that recognizing its team as individuals, and enabling them to shine in their jobs, as well as enjoy a healthy work/life balance is as important as providing first class technology solutions and services to its customers. 

 “Adding Inc. Magazine’s “Best Workplace” award to our stable of great places to work accolades is like winning the trifecta. We are so grateful that our employees feel valued and enjoy working at SMP. Our employees are our most important resource, and we make it a priority that they know that,” states Eric Rorapaugh, SMP CEO and founder. 

“With today’s tight labor market, building a great corporate culture is more important than ever,” says Inc. magazine editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The companies on Inc.’s Best Workplaces list are setting an example that the whole country can learn from.”

About SMP:

SMP has been delivering strategic IT with integrity, passion, and a service guarantee for over 20 years. Serving all industries, our value-based technology solutions and services center around audio visual, collaboration, digital workspaces, infrastructure, and security. We partner with top manufacturers like Cisco, Dell EMC, NetApp and VMware to provide world-class technology solutions to our customers. A Best Company to Work for in NYS, SMP has offices in New York, Connecticut and Vermont. 

About Inc. Media 

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of Advertising Age’s “A-List” in January 2015, and a National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012, Inc. has a monthly audience reach that’s grown from two million in 2010 to more than 20 million today. For more information, visit

About Quantum Workplace 

Quantum Workplace is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit