For Tom DiBenedetto (center), making TDB Construction successful is all about customer service — a “full-service, full-access approach.” “We like to think of ourselves as turnkey; we handle everything from permit to excavation to last stroke of paint. We'll clean and landscape if clients want,” he says.

A strong work ethic — “I'm a cross-your-t's-and-dot-your-i's kind of guy” — combined with the discipline that comes from his time as a minor-league baseball player, 20 years practicing martial arts, and an education in residential engineering and business have helped DiBenedetto develop systems and processes to handle the business' numerous details and satisfy his customer-service goals.

Next up for the company: diversify by renovating and renting buildings and apartments, as well as expanding its service area into nearby New Jersey.

- Stacey Freed