Four Construction Firms Make ‘Best Companies To Work For’ List

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March 08, 2016

The focus of most lists that attempt to lay out the best companies to work for tend to focus on startups and large tech companies. Places with slides to get downstairs, individual napping pods, and offices that look more like an adult version of a children’s treehouse fort than a typical business office. Companies that resemble Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory seem to get all the love.

Not every company on a ‘Best Companies To Work For’ list is a tech company or an up and coming startup, however. Four construction firms made Fortune’s 2016 list of the 100 Best Companies To Work For. David Weekley Homes in Houston, TX (#17); Power Home Remodeling in Chester, PA (#59); PCL Construction in Denver, CO (#60); and TDIndustries in Dallas, TX (#65) all found themselves on the list thanks to their efforts in showing their employees they are valued and creating a safe and fun workplace, reports ConstructionDive.

For example, David Weekley Homes has one perk that offers employees, after one year of employment, the opportunity to be eligible for 10 percent off a new home. Meanwhile, Power Home Remodeling pays for an annual trip for each employee and a guest, PCL Construction has a safety record that is five times better than the national average, and TDIndustries has a “no rank in the room” policy and is employee-owned.

Additionally, two of these four companies were on Fortune’s 2015 list of the Best Workplaces for Millennials, an impressive and important feat considering the lack of Millennials entering the construction business over the past few years. Not only did they make the list, but Power Home Remodeling and David Weekley Homes were number one and two on the list.

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