Top 50x2: Phoenix Mecano and Plamondon Companies

In this year’s special edition of Frederick Top 50x2, we are recognizing Frederick County’s most resilient businesses that have been serving our community for 20 years or more.  Each week we will be highlighting businesses and organizations that were selected for the publication.  These are the companies that prove that Frederick County is a great place to do business. 

Phoenix Mecano Inc

7330 Executive Way | Frederick
Established: 1981

Founder: Richard Ramsey

Headquartered in Frederick Maryland, Phoenix Mecano Inc. is the North American sales and value-added manufacturer of the Swiss-based holding company Phoenix Mecano Group.  Through our Rose Industrial Enclosures, Bopla Electronic Enclosures, and RK Rose+Krieger product lines, we’ve been protecting and moving the world’s innovations for over 30 years.  From machining to screen printing to milling, anodizing and much more, Phoenix Mecano has the capabilities that fit your specific needs and can quickly get the job finished — every time. With our extensive technical understanding and expertise, you don’t have to worry about unexpected problems or delays in getting your custom solution.

Why is Frederick County a great place to do business?

Frederick County is a vibrant community with a talented, highly skilled, diverse workforce.  Frederick ideally located, easily accessible by major Interstates and within 1 hour of major transportation hubs.  Frederick also provides rich historical, cultural and recreational opportunities making the area desirable for living.

What is your advice to a young company?

The advice we have for companies is to always focus on your customers.  Not only with your products, but with your processes.  Aligning with customer needs will drive your success.  As we say at Phoenix Mecano, “we simplify the process so our customers can focus on the bigger picture.”

Plamondon Companies

4991 New Design Road, Suite 109 | Frederick and
Established: 1980

Founder: Peter H. Plamondon, Sr.

We are a hospitality company with a restaurant division, Roy Rogers, and a hotel division, Plamondon Hospitality Partners.  We are the franchisor for Roy Rogers and a franchisee for the Marriott and Hilton brands.

What is your advice to a young company?

Be involved in the community, both personally and professionally and give back your time and resources.

Frederick County is very fortunate to have an amazing business community, especially those that have been in business for over 20 years.  We understand that there are more than 100 legacy businesses in Frederick County, but unfortunately, we were not able to include all these businesses in the Top 50x2.  The businesses included were selected from responses submitted to a business survey.  OED staff verified the responses and then selected the businesses on a first come first serve basis.  If your business would like to be included in future opportunities, please email

Some photographs included in the publication were taken pre-COVID.  OED encourages everyone to follow precautionary guidelines set forth by the Frederick County Health Department.