Gary Rabine Nominated for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

CEO of the Rabine Group, Gary Rabine, has been chosen as a finalist for the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Schaumburg, IL, May 27, 2012 --( The Rabine Group is excited to announce that Gary Rabine, CEO and Founder of the Rabine Group, 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 carefully 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. They celebrate the most innovative business leaders in the U.S. The award winners will be announced at the Ernst & Young Regional Galas in June. The Midwest Program’s Award Gala is on June 21st, 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.

When asked about the nomination, Gary Rabine said, “This is an awesome honor for our team. 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 fifty 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, 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.

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About the Rabine Group:
With a firm commitment to delivering quality, innovation, and exceeding our clients’ expectations, the Rabine Group is a premiere service provider for paving, roofing, petroleum distribution and other construction needs. The Rabine Group companies include: Rabine Paving, Rabine Paving America, UltraLot, Pavement Solutions, Roofing Solutions America, R. Commercial Roofing Solutions, R.W. Roofing Solutions, Crawford Roofing Experts Rabine Snow Pros, Pipe View, Palatine Oil Company, and Rabine Residential, as well as, Bull Valley Golf Club, Black Hawk Run Golf Club, and the Rabine Group Foundation.
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