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Contact: Liz Broccolo, [email protected]
FTS, Inc.

FTS opening sister location at the Pike Block in downtown Syracuse, where it aims to become a staple in the community

Syracuse, NY — FTS, Inc. a staffing and recruiting firm that was recently named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America, has opened a second fully FTS operated office in the heart of downtown Syracuse. As FTS prides itself on building strong, authentic relationships, opening a location near some of its most valued partners was a simple decision. FTS hopes this move strengthens its role as a part of the Syracuse community and enhances the local business community.

FTS is headquartered in Rochester, NY, and with its newest location in Syracuse, FTS now has two fully operated offices down the I-90 and a private workspace at HANSA Coworking, a state-of-the-art coworking facility in Buffalo. Having a local presence in the markets they do business in is of high value to FTS in how they conduct business.

“Syracuse is one of our largest markets that we operate in nationwide,” says Thomas Carpitella, CEO of FTS. “It is critical that we have a physical hub for our stakeholders to experience FTS to its fullest extent. We are confident we are in the perfect spot to accommodate, entertain and most importantly, strengthen connections with those we partner with in Syracuse. This move will also allow us to continuously invest back into the local community and build a strong relationship between FTS and the City of Syracuse.”

With brick-and-mortar now in Syracuse, FTS is thrilled to be able to host and serve its partners more often and minimize travel for both parties. In search of a prime location that provides a unique feel, is accessible and appeals to a variety of audiences, FTS sought out Mike Barney Management, a local real estate company.

“In the fall of 2021, FTS, Inc. reached out for assistance in the Syracuse market,” said Scott Dumas, Licensed Associate Broker from Mike Barney Management. “We were instantly excited to work with the remarkable professionals at FTS and when they explained their ideal location, we knew of only a short list of locations that met their professionally exacting standards. FTS’s newest location is a strong addition to downtown inviting a steady stream of high-quality professionals to the area.”

FTS’s second office location will be at the Pike Block, a revitalized area developed by VIP Structures, that is made up of four interconnected historical buildings.

“We developed the Pike Block to help invigorate the Downtown Syracuse Business community,” says Meg Tidd, CEO of VIP Structures. “By helping FTS find their second home, located in the heart of the city, and then working with them to design a space that exemplifies their culture and enhances their practice is exactly why we took on the Pike Block project in the first place.”

VIP Structures brought FTS’s vision to life by creating a space that mimics the look and feel of its Rochester headquarters. In doing so, employees will feel better connected to their colleagues across New York State and build consistency that will drive best-in-class service for partners.

The new 2,974 square foot office has an open floor plan with two conference rooms, an entertainment area, state-of-the-art technology, and an abundance of natural light. “It truly is a one of one office space with the original bones of the building being the core of the aesthetic which makes it incredibly unique,” says Carpitella. Surrounded by highly rated entertainment and dining, FTS is confident that this new space will be more than appealing to all stakeholders involved.

Jennifer Thistle, Head of Growth & Strategy at FTS, strongly believes that the modernized facility will not only help stabilize FTS’s multi-office culture but will influence the overall culture of the company.

“Here at FTS our growth strategy is closely intertwined with our company culture,” says Thistle. “Opening additional physical office locations allows us to lean-in to core aspects of our culture while adding to and expanding it in meaningful ways. Providing best-in-class in-office employee experience is top of mind for us, and this addition allows us to provide that regardless of where our employees reside. In order to ensure a unified culture and employee experience, FTS has heavily invested in the appropriate infrastructure to enable inter-office collaboration and has intentionally audited our workflows to ensure that all employees have the appropriate access and communication tools needed to be successful.”

FTS expects to complete its move to its new location on October 3rd.

FTS has been providing staffing and recruiting services since 2011. Thomas Carpitella began hiring employees in 2017 and the company is now the fastest growing staffing and recruiting firm in Upstate NY. With offices in Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse, FTS specializes in recruiting in the technology, accounting & professional services and construction sectors across New York State and North America. FTS also participates in Pledge 1% and One Tree Planted. For inquires please visit