Kaye/Bassman Named Best Company to Work for in Texas…Again.

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/.

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
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

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.