Kaye/Bassman Named Best Company to Work for in Texas…Again.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2008
Texas Business Group, Partners Announce Best Companies to Work for in Texas
2008 List Highlights Best Small, Medium and Large Companies in State
AUSTIN – On Friday, Texas Governor Rick Perry honored winners of the 2008 Best Companies to Work for in Texas competition, a program in its third year that recognizes companies rated by their employees as the best companies to work for in Texas.
The awards were announced at an Austin luncheon hosted by the Texas Association of Business (TAB), publishers of Texas Monthly magazine, and the Society for Human Resource Management – Texas State Council (SHRM-TSC). Over 600 members of the business community attended the event to honor competition winners.
“The feedback for this program from businesses of all sizes across the state gets stronger each year, because companies are becoming more motivated to be recognized as one of the best,” said TAB President Bill Hammond. “In the years ahead, this program will be a tool for employers to pinpoint the ways they can improve every aspect of their business, from employee relations to customer service.”
Managed by Best Companies Group, the program is a multi-year initiative to motivate companies in the state to focus, measure, and move their workplace environments toward excellence.
Numerous studies show a strong correlation between profitability and creating a good place to work.
The goal of “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” is to raise the bar among the state’s employers and create excellence and employee satisfaction in the workplace that will attract talented people for years to come. This initiative is integral for Texas to compete in both national and global arenas.
The “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” initiative is similar to the famous Fortune magazine list. In addition to the positive effect the award has on employee morale, employee relations and improved recruitment, the driving force for companies to participate in this program is the remarkable effect that workplace improvements can have on their bottom line.
The selection process was based on an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey. The Assessment Findings Report that all participating companies receive enables them to develop plans and implement steps necessary to create a great workplace and continue to improve the performance of their business.
A new feature of the “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” in 2008 is the addition of business categories, which ranks each company against companies of similar sizes. Small businesses are those with 25-74 employees; medium-sized businesses have 75-249 employees; large businesses employ 250 and more. Winners are featured in the February edition of Texas Monthly and can also be viewed on their website at http://www.texasmonthly.com/promotions/bestcompanies/.
Further details about the Best Companies to Work for in Texas initiative can be found online at http://bestcompaniestx.com/.
2008 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN TEXAS In Order of Their Ranking
Best Small Companies in Texas
1 Patrick Henry Creative Promotions, Inc.; Stafford 2 Astoundry; Dallas 3 The North Highland Company; Dallas 4 HireSynergy; Houston 5 Trans-Trade, Inc.; Grapevine 6 Flintco, Inc.; Austin 7 DPR Construction, Inc.; Austin 8 Lucidity Consulting Group, L.P.; Richardson 9 Duke Realty Corporation; Dallas 10 Adolfson & Peterson Construction; Richardson 11 SICOLAMARTIN; Austin 12 Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown, LLP; Houston 13 University Title Company; College Station 14 Aquire; Irving 15 Three Architecture Inc.; Dallas 16 Bulldog Solutions; Austin 17 Hartman Leito & Bolt, L.L.P.; Fort Worth 18 One Technologies, L.P.; Dallas 19 K2Share, L.L.C.; College Station 20 Magnum Staffing Services, Inc.; Houston
Best Medium-Sized Companies in Texas
1 Kaye/Bassman International Corp.; Plano 2 Catapult Systems Inc.; Austin 3 Barhorst Insurance Group; Houston 4 DATCU; Denton 5 FKP Architects, Inc.; Houston 6 HCSS; Houston 7 Fish City Grill; Addison 8 Higginbotham & Associates, Inc.; Fort Worth 9 Martin, Fletcher; Irving 10 ArthroCare Corporation; Austin 11 AMERIGROUP Community Care; Arlington 12 Central Texas Workforce; Belton 13 The Delta Companies; Dallas 14 The Dwyer Group; Waco 15 Hermes Sargent Bates, L.L.P.; Dallas 16 PKF Texas; Houston 17 Stress Engineering Services, Inc; Houston 18 HFF; L.P.; Houston 19 Banco Popular North America; Houston 20 Whitley Penn L.L.P.; Fort Worth 21 Century 21 Judge Fite Company; Dallas 22 Investment Professionals, Inc.; San Antonio 23 Tilson Home Corporation; Houston 24 Providence Companies; San Antonio 25 Crossroads Systems, Inc.; Austin
Best Large Companies in Texas
1 Edward Jones; Texas 2 City Bank Texas; Lubbock 3 UMC Health System; Lubbock 4 Shared Technologies Inc.; Coppell 5 SpawGlass; Selma 6 Quest Diagnostics; Houston 7 Camden Property Trust; Houston 8 Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Houston 9 The Capital Group Companies; San Antonio 10 Rackspace Managed Hosting; San Antonio 11 Administaff, Inc.; Houston 12 Intuit Inc.; Plano 13 Deloitte; Houston 14 Transwestern; Houston 15 Bartlett Cocke General Contractors; San Antonio 16 Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.; Houston 17 T-Mobile, USA; Mission 18 Resources Global Professionals; Houston 19 Linbeck Group L.P.; Houston 20 UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center; Houston 21 American Campus Communities; Austin 22 Omni Hotels Management Corporation; Houston 23 Brookshire Grocery Company; Tyler 24 Carlson Restaurants Worldwide/T.G.I., Friday's; Carrollton 25 CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System; Texarkana 26 Baptist St. Anthony's Health System; Amarillo 27 AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group; Frisco 28 United Supermarkets, L.L.C.; Lubbock 29 First Horizon National Corporation; Irving 30 Sysco Food Service of Houston, Inc.; Houston
Founded in 1922, the Texas Association of Business is a broad-based, bipartisan organization representing more than 140,000 small and large Texas employers and 200 local chambers of commerce.