100 employers named Best Places to Work in the North Bay

Best Places to Work reception

Thursday, Sept. 20, 4–6:30 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Sonoma County, 170 Railroad St., Santa Rosa

Cost: $85 or $900 for a table of 10



North Bay Business Journal offered employers a chance to have their employees rate them, and this year 100 enterprises made the cut for the annual Best Places to Work awards.

A report in the Sept. 27 edition of the Business Journal will explore what makes each of these employers exceptional.

The companies will be recognized at the Best Places to Work reception Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Hyatt Regency Sonoma County hotel in Santa Rosa from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $85 or $900 for a table of 10. Register at NBBJ.news/BPTW18.

2018 Best Places to WorkHere are this year’s honorees, listed alphabetically (* = first-time winner, ** = 13-time winner):

1. A.W. Direct*

2. Amy’s Kitchen

3. Arrow Benefits Group

4. AUL

5. Bank of Marin

6. Becoming Independent

7. Best Collateral

8. Beyers Costin Simon

9. BKF Engineers

10. Blentech Corporation*

11. BPM**

12. Burnham Benefits

13. Carlile Macy

14. Centric General Contractors*

15. Child Parent Institute*

16. Chop’s Teen Club

17. Coast Landscape Management

18. Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley

19. Community Matters*

20. Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4Cs)

21. Cork Supply USA

22. Cornerstone Properties*

23. Costeaux French Bakery

24. Dal Poggetto & Company

25. DH Wine Compliance

26. Don Sebastiani & Sons

27. Earthtone Construction*

28. Eckhoff and Company

29. EO Products

30. Exchange Bank**

31. Francis Ford Coppola Winery

32. Friedemann Goldberg

33. GC Micro Corporation

34. George Petersen Insurance Agency

35. Ghilotti Bros.

36. Ghirardo CPA**

37. Goodwill of the Redwood Empire

38. Healdsburg Lumber Company

39. Hennessy Advisors

40. Hogan Land Services

41. Intelisys

42. Intervine

43. InterWest Insurance Services

44. Jackson Family Wines

45. Joanna’s Nannies

46. Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center**

47. Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center**

48. Keysight Technologies

49. Kiosk

50. La Tortilla Factory


52. Linkenheimer LLP CPAs & Advisors

53. M.A. Silva USA

54. Mengali Accountancy

55. Meritage Medical Network

56. Mike’s Bikes

57. Moore Solar Heating and Cooling*

58. Moss Adams

59. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Sonoma County

60. Nova Group

61. O’Brien Watters & Davis

62. Oliver’s Market

63. PACE Supply Corp.*

64. Pacific Expeditors*

65. Parkpoint Health Clubs (Santa Rosa, Sonoma and Healdsburg)

66. Pepperwood Foundation

67. Petaluma Health Center

68. Pisenti & Brinker

69. Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company*

70. Poppy Bank**

71. Private Ocean

72. PsychStrategies

73. Quattrocchi Kwok Architects

74. Redwood Credit Union**

75. Redwood Empire Schools Insurance Group

76. Schurter

77. Scott Technology Group

78. Sequoia Senior Solutions

79. Smith Dollar

80. Social Advocates for Youth

81. Soiland Company

82. Sonoma Technology

83. Spaulding McCullough & Tansil*

84. St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

85. Star Staffing

86. Summit Engineering

87. Summit State Bank

88. Sutter Instrument

89. Terra Firma Global Partners

90. The Engine Is Red*

91. The Healdsburg School*

92. Top Speed Data Communications

93. Traditional Medicinals

94. Valley Tire & Brake of Santa Rosa**

95. W. Bradley Electric

96. Whistlestop

97. Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

98. Workrite Ergonomics

99. WRA

100. YWCA Sonoma County

How the winners were chosenCompanies selected as Best Places to Work in the North Bay were analyzed by the editorial staff on the basis of several criteria, including the employer application, the survey ratings by employees, the number of responses, size of the company, the breakdown of responses from management and nonmanagement as well as written comments by employees.

Nominations were sought starting in March. Anyone within a company can nominate their business by completing a simple form. A minimum of 15 employees was required. Nominated companies were then contacted by the Business Journal and invited to submit a company application and to ask employees to complete an online survey.

The survey was set up through Survey Monkey, a widely used online polling service. Companies had several weeks to complete the application and survey, for which a minimum number of responses was required, depending on company size.

After an analysis of the employer application and online responses, the winners were selected.

Best Places to Work reception

Thursday, Sept. 20, 4–6:30 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Sonoma County, 170 Railroad St., Santa Rosa

Cost: $85 or $900 for a table of 10



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