Inc. magazine has announced its 50 2011 Small Top Company Workplaces.
The annual contest, in connection with Winning Workplaces, recognizes the nation’s best company work environments among businesses with fewer than 500 full-time employees. The companies are listed in the magazine’s June issue.
Every year since 2003, Winning Workplaces, an Evanston-based nonprofit organization, has recognized those firms that attribute much of their business success to their commitment to exemplary people practices and outstanding workplace cultures.
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Akraya Sunnyvale, Calif.
Applications Software Technology Naperville, Ill.
Arc Aspicio Arlington, Va.
Bersin & Associates Oakland, Calif.
Box.net Palo Alto, Calif.
Cal-Tex Protective Coatings Schertz, Texas
Dynamic Network Services Manchester, N.H.
Fire Engine RED Philadelphia
Firespring Lincoln, Neb.
The FruitGuys South San Francisco, Calif.
Galileo Learning Oakland, Calif.
G5 Bend, Ore.
Gold Eagle Chicago
Golden Artist Colors New Berlin, N.Y.
Harrell Remodeling Mountain View, Calif.
Hopkins Printing Columbus, Ohio
ImageSoft Southfield, Mich.
ITAGroup West Des Moines, Iowa
Kitware Clifton Park, N.Y.
Knight Point Systems Reston, Va.
The LaSalle Network Chicago
Linhart Public Relations Denver
LoadSpring Solutions Lawrence, Mass.
M & E Painting Loveland, Colo.
McGraw Wentworth Troy, Mich.
Medical Present Value Austin
Menlo Innovations Ann Arbor, Mich.
Namasté Solar Boulder, Colo.
n-Link Bend, Ore.
Nukk-Freeman & Cerra Short Hills, N.J.
One Call Now Troy, Mich.
Projectline Services Seattle
Quantum Health Columbus, Ohio
rbb Public Relations Coral Gables, Fla.
Resource Troy, Mich.
Service Express Grand Rapids, Mich.
Skullcandy Park City, Utah
Sonoma Partners Chicago
Southern Rewinding Columbus, Ga.
The Squires Group Annapolis, Md.
Submittal Exchange Waukee, Iowa
Symbiont Service Englewood, Fla.
Symmes Maini & McKee Associates Cambridge, Mass.
Tastefully Simple Alexandria, Minn.
TCG Washington, D.C.
Torch Technologies Huntsville, Ala.
TRX San Francisco
Veson Nautical Boston
A national panel of experts in leadership and small to mid-sized business judged the finalists.
Selections were based on specific metrics and qualitative assessments of the finalists’ success in creating the kind of workplaces that engage employees and deliver bottom-line results.
“This year’s winning firms distinguish themselves in so many ways,” said Ken Lehman, chairman of Winning Workplaces. “They are steadily growing their revenues, often outperforming their industries; have identified niches where they add unmatched value; and are guided by strong missions and values. And, they make no secret of the fact that a key driver behind their success is their engaged and committed workforces.”
“These firms represent some of the finest privately held companies in the world,” said Bob LaPointe, president of Inc. “Their stories, appearing in the June issue of Inc., clearly demonstrate that taking an innovative approach to creating the right culture — one in which human capital is embedded in a company’s value proposition — can create real competitive leadership.”