Viewpoint Announces 2019 Best Construction Companies to Work for Winners During Collaborate User Conference
Submissions Highlighted Retention Rates, Benefits Offered, Company Values and Availability of Employee Self-Service Technology Solutions
PORTLAND, Ore. – October 2, 2019 – Viewpoint, a Trimble Company (NASDAQ: TRMB) and construction management software leader, today announced the winners of the 2019 Best Construction Companies to Work for Awards. Winners were selected from 268 submissions based on how criterion around retention rates, benefits offered and availability of employee self-service technology solutions – all aimed at keeping respected and tenured employees.
The labor shortage remains one of the largest challenges facing the construction industry. Viewpoint is recognizing great work by contractors to support the need for a new influx of construction professionals. With an aging workforce and the battle to attract and retain talent, companies are actively adopting measures to improve traditional and non-traditional benefits, while also providing greater transparency.
“Nearly every firm we’ve spoken with was intending to add headcount in 2019, but are now having issues meeting project deadlines due to lack of skilled labor – we hear the pain of this from customers every day,” said Tom McNamara, Viewpoint’s chief operating officer. “It’s important to celebrate those taking extra measures to be the best places to build a career and that technology is being leveraged to meet employee self-service needs like transparency into benefits, time-off, employer documentation and training records.”
The winner and finalists are as follows:
- Winner – Adolfson & Peterson Construction – selected for, among many other reasons, supplemental programs such as community service opportunities and continued education programs. Their high employee retention rates are a testament to the benefits, new technology and overall work-life balance they provide for their employees, giving it top honors as the best construction company to work for in 2019.
- Finalist – SDB Contracting Services – selected because of the significant longevity among their employee base, something they attribute to the atmosphere of kindness and respect they forward across their organization.
- Finalist – Duggan Contracting Services – selected because of their high retention rate, commitment to an overall positive and supportive work environment and the innovative ways they are attracting new talent.
“Our company's core values are actually an acronym: WE CARE. W stands for working hard, E, enthusiasm, C is for creativity, A is for absolute integrity, R is for respect and E is enjoying life,” said Lorie Aker, corporate controller, Adolfson & Peterson Construction. “In this day and age with the competitive nature of the workforce, everyone is trying to find the next best thing to attract talent. And so, as a company, we are trying to develop more opportunities for continued education, training and the ability to grow in a position.”
The judging panel was made up of industry leaders and Viewpoint executives. All three companies were recognized during an award ceremony during the 2019 Viewpoint Collaborate User Conference. The celebrated companies also received a trophy, badge to showcase their distinction and a video reel celebrating their culture to share with their employees and other constituents.
Viewpoint, a Trimble Company (NASDAQ: TRMB), enables contractors to better manage their projects, processes and people, using the data gathered to lower risk and improve margins. The ViewpointOne construction management software suite integrates operations across the office, team and field to improve project profitability, enhance productivity and effectively collaborate across the broad ecosystem. With nearly 8,000 clients, including more than 40 percent of the ENR 400, Viewpoint’s innovations are transforming the construction industry by fully integrating operations across financial and HR systems, project management tools and mobile field solutions. For more information, visit: www.viewpoint.com.