2014 Best Places to Work in Indiana Rankings Announced

By: Indiana Chamber of Commerce Last Updated: May 2, 2014

IndianaChamber clrCompanies setting the standard with their workplace practices were honored tonight before a crowd of more than 1,200 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. There, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce unveiled rankings for the record-tying 100 companies from throughout the state that made the 2014 Best Places to Work in Indiana list (released in February).

Winners were selected in four categories. Taking top honors:

Small companies’ category (between 15 and 74 U.S. employees): Hollingsworth & Zivitz, P.C. of Carmel, a law practice founded in 2004 and specializing in family law

Medium companies’ category (between 75 and 249 U.S. employees): Purdue Federal Credit Union

Large companies’ category (between 250 and 999 U.S. employees): Sikich, LLP of Indianapolis, an accounting, advisory, technology and managed services group

Major companies’ category (1,000 or more U.S. employees): Microsoft Corporation, whose local Indianapolis office delivers business consulting on software and technology solutions

For Hollingsworth & Zivitz and Microsoft, this marks the third and fourth straight years, respectively, to finish number one.

“These four elite companies excel in respecting their employees, providing them with the tools to be successful and offering careers – not just jobs,” states Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar.

“All of the organizations on the list understand the positive business impact of making employees feel valued. We are pleased to recognize them for such model workplace practices.”

At the dinner, presented in partnership with Hylant, representatives from all designated companies received Best Places to Work awards of excellence on stage.

For organizations on the 2014 list that have displayed sustained excellence during the program’s nine-year history, there was additional recognition.

“Some clear patterns have emerged from companies which time and again show that their culture promotes productive and positive work environments. We felt it was warranted to give further acknowledgement to these companies,” Brinegar explains.

The designations are Best Places to Work in Indiana Hall of Fame and Pinnacle companies.

Hall of Fame organizations are those that have been named a Best Place to Work in Indiana at least two-thirds of the time in the program’s history; a total of 23 companies on the 2014 list meet that criteria. Two organizations – Edward Jones and Katz, Sapper & Miller – have made the Best Places to Work list all nine years of the program.

The Pinnacle recognition is reserved for those that have finished first in their category three or more times in a five-year period. The three Pinnacle companies are Microsoft (first in the major employer category in 2013-2014 and in the large category in 2011-2012), Edward Jones (tops in the large employer category from 2006-2008) and Hollingsworth & Zivitz (first in the small employer category from 2012-2014).

More information about the Best Places to Work companies is available via a special section of the May/June issue of the Indiana Chamber’s BizVoice® magazine, a statewide publication released tonight and accessible online at www.bizvoicemagazine.com.

Other program partners are Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, the Best Companies Group, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Wellness Council of Indiana and Indiana State Council of SHRM.

In addition to Hylant, Best Places to Work in Indiana is sponsored by: Moser Consulting; Hays Companies of Indiana; ADVISA; Cassidy Turley; Conner Insurance; Eaton Corporation; Elfcu; Interactive Intelligence; Jackson Lewis; Matrix Integration, LLC; Ogletree Deakins; and Smithville Communications, Inc.

The Best Places organizations were determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. The Best Companies Group, which handled the selection process, oversees similar programs in 26 other states.

All companies that participated in the 2014 Best Places to Work program receive an in-depth evaluation identifying strengths and weaknesses according to their employees. In turn, this report can be used in developing or enhancing employee retention and recruitment programs.

For more information on the Indiana Chamber’s Best Places to Work program, go to www.bestplacestoworkIN.com.

The full list of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Indiana companies by ranking:

* = Hall of Fame companies

Small Companies (15-74 U.S. employees)
Rank / Company / Primary Indiana Location

1. Hollingsworth & Zivitz, P.C. / Carmel
2. JA Benefits, LLC / Bedford
3. E-gineering, LLC / Indianapolis
4. Mainstreet / Carmel
5. PolicyStat / Carmel
6. Apex Benefits / Indianapolis
7. Cushman & Wakefield / SUMMIT / Indianapolis
8. Indiana CPA Society / Indianapolis
9. Conner Insurance / Indianapolis
10. Formstack / Indianapolis
11. BlueSky Technology Partners / Noblesville
12. Diverse Staffing / Indianapolis
13. Network Solutions, Inc. / Granger
14. Indigo BioSystems, Inc. / Indianapolis
15. netlogx / Indianapolis
16. Wilson Kehoe Winingham / Indianapolis
17. Leaf Software Solutions / Carmel
18. Inovateus Solar LLC / South Bend
19. National Trade Supply, LLC / Greenwood
20. IDSolutions / Noblesville
21. Private Fleet Backhaul / Anderson
22. Bierman ABA Autism Center / Carmel
23. TinderBox / Indianapolis
24. Indesign, LLC / Indianapolis
25. Wessler Engineering / Indianapolis
26. Cripe Architects + Engineers / Indianapolis
27. Swagelok Indiana | Cincinnati / Indianapolis
28. Courseload, Inc. / Indianapolis
29. Indianapolis Indians / Indianapolis
30. Oak Street Funding / Carmel
31. FirstPerson / Indianapolis
32. Catalyst Product Development, Inc. / Indianapolis
33. One Click Ventures / Greenwood
34. Iasta / Carmel
35. Design Collaborative, Inc. / Fort Wayne
36. Delivra, Inc. / Indianapolis
37. Bassemiers Fireplace Patio and Spas / Evansville
38. sgSolutions, Inc. / West Terre Haute
39. Borshoff / Indianapolis
40. Hanapin Marketing / Bloomington
41. Diverse Tech Services, Inc. / Indianapolis

Medium Companies (75-249 U.S. employees)
Rank / Company / Primary Indiana Location

1. Purdue Federal Credit Union / West Lafayette
2. Elfcu / Indianapolis
3. Project Lead The Way / Indianapolis
4. Community Bank Shares of Indiana, Inc. / New Albany
5. Moser Consulting Inc. / Indianapolis
6. Software Engineering Professionals, Inc. / Carmel
7. Apparatus / Indianapolis
8. Somerset CPAs* / Indianapolis
9. Financial Center / Indianapolis
10. Gibson / South Bend
11. Allegient, LLC / Indianapolis
12. United Leasing Inc. / Evansville
13. United Way of Central Indiana / Indianapolis
14. MJ Insurance, Inc.* / Indianapolis
15. United Consulting* / Indianapolis
16. Schmidt Associates* / Indianapolis
17. Peoples Bank SB / Munster
18. OurHealth / Indianapolis
19. Visiting Nurse and Hospice of the Wabash Valley / Terre Haute
20. HardingPoorman, Inc.* / Indianapolis
21. MOBI Wireless Management / Indianapolis

Large Companies (250-999 U.S. employees)
Rank / Company / Primary Indiana Location

1. Sikich LLP / Indianapolis
2. Appirio / Indianapolis
3. FORUM Credit Union / Indianapolis
4. Katz, Sapper & Miller* / Indianapolis
5. Centier Bank* / Merrillville
6. Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company* / Fort Wayne
7. Magna Powertrain / Muncie
8. Hylant / Indianapolis
9. Traylor Bros., Inc. / Evansville
10. Duke Realty / Indianapolis
11. Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, PC* / Indianapolis
12. Shiel Sexton Company, Inc.* / Indianapolis
13. Fusion Alliance* / Indianapolis
14. Monarch Beverage / Indianapolis
15. Ash Brokerage Corporation* / Fort Wayne
16. Hancock Regional Hospital* / Greenfield
17. Blue & Co., LLC* / Carmel
18. Hosparus Inc. / Multiple
19. Kendall Electric, Inc. / Portage
20. Draper Inc. / Spiceland

Major Companies (1,000+ U.S. employees)
Rank / Company / Primary Indiana Location

1. Microsoft Corporation / Indianapolis
2. Edward Jones* / Statewide
3. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. / Indianapolis
4. Eaton Corporation / South Bend
5. ExactTarget, a salesforce.com company* / Indianapolis
6. Interactive Intelligence* / Indianapolis
7. RCI* / Carmel
8. Cassidy Turley* / Indianapolis
9. Aerotek / Indianapolis
10. WestPoint Financial Group* / Indianapolis
11. WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone / Evansville
12. Emmis Communications Corporation* / Indianapolis
13. Hendricks Regional Health / Danville
14. Total Quality Logistics / Indianapolis
15. Hilliard Lyons / Multiple
16. Horseshoe Casino Hammond / Hammond
17. Union Hospital, Inc.* / Terre Haute
18. Columbus Regional Health* / Columbus