EMCOR subsidiary receives Best Company award

VERNON, CONN.— For the third consecutive year, EMCOR Services New England Mechanical was named one of the Best Places to Work in Connecticut, which is an annual program sponsored by the Hartford Business Journal and Best Companies Group, recognizing the state’s top employers.

The Hartford Business Journal stated, “Open communications between EMCOR Services New England Mechanical management and its workers have led to mutual respect and loyalty in an industry where tumultuous relationships and feast or famine business cycles are common. It’s also part of the reason NEMSI, a division of EMCOR, is a repeat winner of the Hartford Business Journal’s 2009 Best Places to Work in Connecticut Award.”

“It’s all about the people who work here — how they’re treated and how they respond,” stated Dana Finnegan, president of EMCOR Services New England Mechanical. “We think our job is to take care of our employees — their job is to take care of our customers.

“It really comes back to the people here, who really have to make some sacrifices on this job — weekend calls, on-call 24-7, it’s not easy,” Finnegan added. “That’s why I think this award is special. It’s additional recognition for what our employees have done for our customers and reaffirms that we’re doing the right things for our employees.”

The Best Places to Work in Connecticut survey and award program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in the state, benefiting the state's economy, workforce and businesses. The program recognizes 25 companies grouped into two categories: small/medium-sized companies (15-199 employees) and large-sized companies (more than 200 employees). With 450 employees, NEMSI was recognized in the large-sized company category.

There is a two-part process used to determine the recipients of the award. The first part consists of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consists of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determine the top companies and the final ranking.