The North Bay Business Journal has selected a record 88 companies for its ninth-annual Best Places to Work.
"These are exemplary companies," said Brad Bollinger, publisher of the Business Journal. "Their leaders show us how to establish and maintain workplaces where morale is high and employees are engaged."
The 2014 recipients include eight companies returning for their ninth year. "And we are particularly pleased to have nearly 20 new recipients," said Mr. Bollinger.
The Journal's Best Places to Work has become an annual performance benchmark for many companies who use the employee survey data to identify both positives in the workplace and areas to improve, according to Mr. Bollinger. The entire process from nomination to awards takes about six months and includes an anonymous employee survey and other submissions from the companies.
"People frequently ask how is a company selected as a best place to work," Mr. Bollinger said. "The answer is: employees choose you."
The recipients will be honored at a gala awards reception Sept. 18 at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa in Santa Rosa. The winners will be profiled in a September issue.
The companies are listed below by size category and then by their employee survey score, highest to lowest, with a maximum score of 5.
The Center for Social and Environmental Stewardship
DH Wine Compliance
O'Brien Watters & Davis
Edgewood Partners Insurance Cener (EPIC)
PEP Housing (Petaluma Ecumenical Properties)
Century 21 Classic Properties
Marizco Landscape Management, Inc
M.A. Silva USA
Hogan Land Services
Scott Technology Group
Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce
Midstate Construction Corporation
VANTREO Insurance Brokerage
Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services
Inn Marin and Rickey's Restaurant
Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)
Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.
Chop's Teen Club
Bank of Napa
Dal Poggetto & Company
Mr. Rooter Plumbing
Small World Trading Company, makers of EO and Everyone products
Sonoma County Children's Village
Burr Pilger Mayer (BPM)
Quattrocchi Kwok Architects
The Republic of Tea
Pisenti & Brinker CPAs & Advisors
Valley Tire & Brake of Santa Rosa
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
George Petersen Insurance Agency
RE/MAX Full Spectrum
First Community Bank
Health Services Integration
Council on Aging
Petaluma People Services Center
The Hitmen Termite & Pest Control
Costeaux French Bakery
Visiting Angels Senior Homecare
Don Sebastiani & Sons
Summit State Bank
Golden Living Center Petaluma
Duckhorn Wine Company
Bear Republic Brewing Company
Petaluma Health Center
Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County
Sequoia Senior Solutions Inc.
Boisset Family Estates
W. Bradley Electric
Bradley Real Estate