Schaumburg, IL — The Rabine Group’s CEO and founder, Gary Rabine, has been selected as a finalist for the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Schaumburg, IL — The Rabine Group’s CEO and founder, Gary Rabine, has been selected as one of this year’s Ernst & Young finalist. More than 1,700 entries from the nation’s most deserving entrepreneurs were analyzed to decide the remaining finalists. On May 1st, the finalists were announced, including Gary Rabine.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards are recognized as one of the most prestigious business award programs in the country. The award winners will be announced at the Ernst & Young Regional Galas in June. The Midwest Program’s Award Gala is on June 21, 2012 at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago.
Gary Rabine started his entrepreneurial endeavors with a residential paving company right after graduating high school. Equipped with old paving machines and business cards made by his sister, he started knocking on doors. What was once a small construction company is now a group of companies that use cutting-edge technology with world-class industry specific expertise and engineering.
“This is an awesome honor for our team,” says Rabine. “I am very excited about being named as a finalist and I know that the Rabine Group organization feels honored as well.”
In 2011, Gary Rabine was recognized as the Schaumburg Business Association’s Entrepreneur of the Year. The Rabine Group was listed on the 2011 Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-private growing companies in America. It has also been recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of the fastest growing 50 companies in the Chicagoland area for the past 2 years.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program has been around for 26 years and has honored the inspirational leaders such as Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Michael Dell of Dell Inc., Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith of FedEx, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Richard Schulze of Best Buy, Andrew Mason of Groupon, Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Arthur M. Blank of AMB Group, LLC (Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons), Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone and the 2011 national winners, Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn and many more.
For more information on the Rabine Group companies, visit www.RabineGroup.com.