The criteria for winning included creating and maintaining a nurturing environment for employees, providing opportunities for growth and ongoing training, and recognizing and rewarding achievement. It is important to point out that an employee nominated the contractors for this honor.
Each contractor has the amazing knack to hire and keep quality employees. Each knows the importance of training, providing healthy benefits, keeping a safe work environment, and treating inside customers on the same level as outside customers.
The regional winners in the 2005 "Best Contractors To Work For" contest are:
WEST REGION - Air Systems Engineering Inc., Tacoma, Wash.;
EAST REGION - Howell's Heating And Air Conditioning, Ashland, Va.;
SOUTH REGION - Lyons Service, Bowling Green, Ky.;
CANADA REGION - Atlas Air Cli-mateCare, Mississauga, Ont.; and
NORTH CENTRAL REGION - A. Leechman Heating and Cooling, Des Moines, Iowa.
There are vast differences in the sizes of these companies and the markets they serve, but there is at least one common thread - the owners and managers at these companies realize the importance of their employees, and they know what it takes to keep them happy and productive.
For complete coverage on these award-winning companies, see the following stories in this issue:
Publication date: 01/23/2006