Jim_Magee_webJames A. Magee

When Paradigm was founded 25 years ago, I did not expect the journey it would take me on. I was the only employee in a 500 square-foot office on Lyell Ave in 1988. I had zero experience running a business but a partner who believed in me.  Our first major client Xerox gave us an opportunity to work on a project in a research building. The successful outcome of that project provided Paradigm the opportunity to build its resume and acquire work from other major corporations and businesses in the Greater Rochester Community.   Twenty-five years later, Paradigm has become something I could only imagine and dream about back in 1988.  We currently occupy and own three buildings in the City of Rochester totaling over 20,000 square feet of space. All of this wouldn’t be possible without great partners, loyal employees, and supportive clients.

I wanted Paradigm’s culture to feel like a second home for employees and a place they wanted to come to work every day. Paradigm currently has five employees that have been with the company over 20 years and six employees over 10 years. These long term employees are an example of the culture we accomplished in making Paradigm a place people want to come to work every day. Without the approximate 1,000 unique clients none of this would be possible.

I want to thank, each and every person, from the bottom of my heart that has helped turn Paradigm into what it is today. I look forward to a wonderful future.

James A. Magee, Jr.

Bruce_Hoogesteger_webBruce Hoogesteger

Bruce is the President and Technical Director of Paradigm Environmental Services. Bruce has been Technical Director of Paradigm since he moved to Rochester in 1992, from New England where he worked as Lab Manager for national laboratory network. Since 2002, Bruce has also served in the role of President at Paradigm, working closely with founder and CEO, Jim Magee.

In these roles, Bruce manages the overall operations, sales, technical systems and QA program for Paradigm, with the help of a highly experienced and dedicated team of environmental professionals. In addition to the Rochester headquarters, Bruce also oversees satellite sales or lab facilities which Paradigm has in Buffalo, Syracuse and Cortland. Having worked for “big box” labs in the past, what Bruce most enjoys about Paradigm is the ability to interact directly with clients and staff to solve real world problems, and offer customer focused advice, interpretation and service that helps companies and projects run smoothly.

When not at work, Bruce enjoys biking, hiking, boating and most other outdoor activities.