[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – The Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) named Kent Companies as a third-year winner in the 2016 West Michigan Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition. Kent Companies was recognized for innovative and thoughtful human resources programs that attract and retain top talent in the construction industry.
In order to compete, Kent Companies submitted in-depth reports regarding compensation and benefits, safety, workforce development, education and community service initiatives. Kent Companies employees in West Michigan completed confidential surveys to benchmark the organization’s programs against other employers in the region.
Kent Companies employs over 800 concrete professionals across the country, and this marks the third year for Kent Companies to make the list. Earlier this year, Kent Companies was also recognized as a Best and Brightest recipient in Dallas/Fort Worth.
Kent Companies Human Resources Director Mindy Curtiss, SHRM-SCP shared, “We are a people-focused organization, and everything we do is designed to put our people first. Not only do we want to help members of our team build fulfilling careers, we also want to inspire the next generation to pursue careers in the trades.”
Kent Companies CEO Jeff VanderLaan added, “As we continue to grow across the country, we’re asking our people for their input on the direction of our company. We’re listening more closely than ever because our most innovative ideas come from the field.” VanderLaan continued, “We’re developing training and investing in new technology to give our teams the resources they need to deliver for our customers. Our people continue to be the greatest competitive advantage at Kent Companies.”
Kent Companies will be honored by the MBPA on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids.