GRAND RAPIDS, MI. —Mechanical contractor Andy J. Egan Co. (Egan) has been honored with the company’s third Elite Award in the “West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” Competition. The Michigan Business and Professionals Association (MBPA) named Egan the “Best of the Best” Small Business, an award that recognizes exemplary performance and innovation in small businesses that demonstrate the true spirit of enterprise in their business practices.
In 2012, Egan earned the competition’s top honor, the “Best of the Best Overall” award, and in 2010, the company received an elite award for its communication practices. For seven consecutive years, Egan also has been among the 101 winners, which are recognized for the region’s most innovative and thoughtful human resources approaches.
“We recognize what an outstanding team we have at Egan, so we are constantly looking for ways to reward employees’ efforts and make Egan a standout place to work,” said Amy Jones, human resources director at Andy J. Egan Co. “We look forward to this competition every year, because it tells us whether we are achieving those goals.”
Egan and other award winners were honored on Thurs., May 2 at the Pinnacle Center in the Grand Rapids area. “"Elite companies look beyond competitive compensation and benefits and place emphasis on communication, work-life balance, diversity, community initiatives and other key factors,” said Jennifer Kluge, MBPA president. “It takes dedication and commitment to one's employees to be named an Elite Winner.”
During the selection process, an independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include compensation, benefits and employee solutions; employee enrichment, engagement and retention; employee education and development; recruitment, selection and orientation; employee achievement and recognition; communication and shared vision; diversity and inclusion; work-life balance; community initiatives; strategic company performance and the best of the best small business.
Founded in 1919, mechanical contractor and fabricator Andy J. Egan Co. (www.andyegan.com) offers engineering, fabrication, mechanical insulation, controls and 24/7 service for commercial, industrial and institutional applications.
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