The Hartford Courant released 2016’s 61 Top Workplaces in CT
FARMINGTON, Ct., Sept. 19, 2016 – KBE Building Corporation (KBE), a $300 million construction firm located in Farmington and Norwalk, was named one of The Hartford Courant’s Top Workplaces in Connecticut for 2016. The Courant‘s 2016 Top Workplaces event was held at the Aqua Turf in Southington, CT on Thursday, September 15.
Only 61 companies were named Top Workplaces by The Courant in 2016, so KBE is delighted to receive this honor. The winners of the 2016 Top Workplaces were named solely by employee surveys. Surveys measuring employee satisfaction were conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.
KBE ranked very high in effectiveness among employees who submitted their survey. The firm’s senior managers understand what is really happening at the company and actively encourages different points of view and new ideas.
The firm’s corporate philanthropic program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference, is also frequently cited as a main source of satisfaction by KBE employees.
Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s new ownership, name change, and 50 years in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE associates donate more than $1.7 million and 11,734 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.
“Employee satisfaction is one of our top priorities at KBE,” said KBE principal owner and CEO Mike Kolakowski, who bought the firm in 2007 with fellow senior executives Eric Brown and Simon Etzel. “Our 50 Ways to Make a Difference is something that our employees tell us they are very proud to be a part of. It’s a key part of who we are as a company – along with our fast-paced, dynamic work culture. Our longevity of staff spans 10-35 years, which I think is really testament to the quality of KBE and our focus on our employees as our most important asset.
A photo from the Top Workplaces event is available below:
Caption: Front row: Aimee Falcigno, Susanne Donohue, Judy Hock; Back row: Simon Etzel, John Mann, James Glaser, Jonathan Coccorese attend the 2016 Top Workplaces event at Aqua Turf in Southington, CT.
Credit: Steven Laschever, Special to the Courant
About KBE Building Corporation
KBE has managed more than $4 billion in construction volume during the past two decades alone and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally.
With offices in Columbia, MD, as well as Norwalk and Farmington, CT, KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the $300 million firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional markets. KBE’s team of 120+ construction professionals and support staff is deeply committed to the firm’s corporate philanthropy program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference. Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s new ownership, name change, and 50 years in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE associates donate more than $1.7 million and 11,734 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.
Learn more at www.kbebuilding.com.
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