Record 103 winners for Journal’s Best Places to Work
A record 103 companies and organizations have earned a spot in the Business Journal's 10th annual Best Places to Work in the North Bay.
The recipients, who will be recognized at an awards reception Sept. 30 and featured in a special section of the publication, include eight 10-time winners and nearly two dozen first-time winners including such prominent North Bay companies as Jackson Family Wines, Raptor Pharmaceuticals, Mike's Bikes, GC Micro and American AgCredit.
'We are over-the-top thrilled with this year's recipients,' said Business Journal Publisher Brad Bollinger. 'The recipients cover a broad range of industries and range from small companies to the region's largest technology company, Keysight Technologies.
'This program started out humbly in 2006 with 24 winners and here we are today with more than 100. And once again, it's not because we made it easier. These winners rose to the challenge with an average employee satisfaction score that was higher than last year.'
The awards are co-presented by founding underwriter Nelson along with underwriters Exchange Bank and Kaiser Permanente.
The 10-time winners are Burr Pilger Mayer, Exchange Bank, First Community Bank, Ghirardo CPA, Kaiser Permanente's Santa Rosa Medical Center and San Rafael Medical Center, Redwood Credit Union and Valley Tire & Brake.
'These are eight very special organizations,' Bollinger said. 'To be selected any year is an achievement. To do so for 10 consecutive years through a brutal recession and years of rapid change is testimony to the enduring strength of these organizations.'
The recipients are selected based on the results of anonymous employee surveys and a review by the Journal editorial staff of worker comments and company applications. More than 7,500 surveys were submitted, and the winning companies represent nearly 16,800 employees.
The winners are, listed alphabetically:
All American Containers
Arrow Benefits Group
Bank of Marin
Bank of Napa
Boisset Family Estates
Bradley Real Estate
Burr Pilger Mayer
The Center for Social and Environmental Stewardship
Century 21 North Bay Alliance
Chop's Teen Club
Coast Landscape Management
Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley
Committee on the Shelterless
Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County
Costeaux French Bakery
Council on Aging
Dal Poggetto & Company
DH Wine Compliance
Don Sebastiani & Sons
DriveSavers Data Recovery, eDiscovery and Digital Forensics
EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants
First American Home Buyers Protection
First Community Bank
George Petersen Insurance Agency
Health Services Integration
The Hitmen Termite & Pest Control
Hogan Land Services
Inn Marin and Rickey's Restaurant
Jackson Family Wines
Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center
Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center
La Tortilla Factory
M.A. Silva USA
Marizco Landscape Management
Mr. Rooter Plumbing
O'Brien Watters & Davis
Parkpoint Health Clubs
Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz
Petaluma Health Center
Petaluma People Services Center
Pisenti & Brinker CPAs & Advisors
Quattrocchi Kwok Architects
Redwood Credit Union
Redwood Empire Schools Insurance Group
The Republic of Tea
Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce
Santa Rosa Community Health Centers
Scott Technology Group
Sequoia Senior Solutions
Social Advocates for Youth
Sonoma County Children's Village
Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Summit State Bank
Terra Firma Global Partners
Valley Tire & Brake of Santa Rosa
Vantreo Insurance Brokerage
Volt Workforce Solutions
W. Bradley Electric
Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.
WRA Environmental Consultants