NORTH BAY -- The Business Journal has selected a record 67 businesses and organizations as honorees in its sixth-annual Best Places to Work in the North Bay, it was announced today.
The winners were selected by the Business Journal editorial staff from more than 120 nominations based on several criteria, including the results of an anonymous employee survey and a company application that provided information on issues such as diversity, benefits and community involvement.
The companies range in size from 20 employees -- the minimum required -- to 4,500. There were nearly 5,000 responses to the employee survey.
Seven outstanding companies are six-time winners: Burr Pilger Mayer, Exchange Bank, First Community Bank, Ghirado, CPA, Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa and San Rafael Medical Centers, Redwood Credit Union and Valley Tire & Brake. The total number of winners was up from 55 in 2010 and include many new participants.
"First, congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the companies that participated in the process over these last several months," said Business Journal Editor and Associate Publisher Brad Bollinger. "What was so clear about our winners is how hard everyone from management to the front line work at maintaining a environment where people feel valued and can thrive even in challenging times like now."
Profiles of the winners will appear in a special publication supplementing the Sept. 26 issue, and winners will be honored at a gala reception Sept. 29 at the Hyatt Hotel in Santa Rosa. For more information, call 707-521-5264.
The winners are listed by employee size and survey score (highest to lowest):20-50 employees
Innovative Business Solutions Inc.
O'Brien Watters & Davis LLP
Smith Dollar PC
Bank of Napa
Accuchex Payroll Management Services
Quattrocchi Kwok Architects
Friedemann Goldberg LLP
Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.
Burr Pilger Mayer Inc.
Groskopf Warehouse & Logistics
Heffernan Insurance Brokers
Optio Solutions LLC
Valley Tire & Brake
Summit Engineering Inc.
Westminster Woods Camp and Conference Center
Frank Howard Allen Realtors
Vantreo Insurance Brokerage
Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Sonoma County
Dal Poggetto & Company LLP
Ghilotti Bros. Inc
Marizco Landscape Management Inc.51-100 employees
Golden Living Center -- Petaluma
Moss Adams LLP
Sonoma Technology Inc.
Summit State Bank
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Sequoia Senior Solutions
First Community Bank
Costeaux French Bakery, Inc.
Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc
Petaluma People Services Center
George Petersen Insurance Agency Inc.
Filtration Group Inc.
Coast Landscape Management101-250 employees
Embassy Suites Hotel
Petaluma Health Center
Collotype Labels USA, Inc.
Nova Group Inc.
REACH Air Medical Services
W. Bradley Electric Inc.
Cagwin & Dorward
IDEX Health & Science
Bank of Marin
Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire
La Tortilla Factory251-500 employees
Bradley Real Estate
Redwood Credit Union
Becoming Independent1001+ employees
Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa & San Rafael Medical Centers