Opportunity Stanislaus highlights ‘Best’ companies and those that grow economy


Business Journal Editor

TURLOCK – Office morale is up! At least at the best places to work in the Central Valley it is.

Recently, Opportunity Stanislaus announced the Best Places to Work: Central Valley, and lauded the companies that work to grow the local economy with their Celebrate Stanislaus honors.

Best Places to Work: Central Valley is a program that surveys companies that are eligible and wish to participate. They must be located in Merced, San Joaquin or Stanislaus counties, have been in business for at least a year and have no less than 15 full- or part-time permanent employees.

At the Dustbowl Brewing Company in Turlock on April 12, Opportunity Stanislaus announced the list of companies that results of a recent survey deemed “best” to work for in the Central Valley. Those companies are:

  • Ambeck Mortgage
  • Huff Construction Company
  • DeHart Plumbing, Heating and Air
  • Grimbleby Coleman, Certified Public Accountants, Inc.
  • Community Hospice
  • PMZ Real Estate
  • Prime Shine
  • Warden’s Office Products
  • Opportunity Stanislaus

“Best Places to Work is a national program that evaluates companies based on indicators such as wages, benefits, company culture and employee feedback and all of these factors generate a ranking and determine whether or not they qualify to be a best place to work,” David White, CEO of Opportunity Stanislaus said. “I’d be lying if I said it was easy. Not everyone makes the cut. We went through the process ourselves and while we earned the distinction, we did learn about some areas where we could improve.”

White went on to say his organization believes that area companies will benefit from the Best Companies program “as they shore up their attraction and retention efforts.”

Along with Best Companies, the organization recognized those companies in Stanislaus County that added jobs and contributed to local economic growth.

“A key part of a healthy economy is new jobs and Opportunity Stanislaus is proud to be involved in helping employers connect with jobseekers locally,” White said. “We work throughout the year to bolster job creation and Celebrate Stanislaus is our way of saying thank you to those companies that did their part to grow the economy.”

Those companies are:

  • Aerotek
  • Amazon
  • American Tree Medical, Inc
  • Americold
  • Availability Professional Staffing
  • Balance Staffing
  • Bell-Carter Packaging
  • Blue Diamond
  • Burnside Body Shop
  • California State University Stanislaus
  • Cambridge Academies
  • Center for Human Services
  • Crystal Creamery/Foster Farms
  • Davis Guest Home
  • Doctor’s Medical Center
  • Don’s Mobile Glass
  • Doubletree by Hilton
  • E&J Gallo
  • Fire 2 Wire
  • Flory Industries
  • Frito Lay
  • Geil Industries
  • Golden Valley Health Centers
  • Grimbleby Coleman CPAs
  • Health Plan of San Joaquin
  • Hughson Nut Company
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kelly Services
  • La Perla Tapatia
  • Med America
  • Memorial Medical Center
  • Modesto Junior College
  • Modesto Nuts
  • NAI Benchmark
  • NOVO Consulting
  • OCAT
  • Opportunity Stanislaus
  • Pacific Southwest Container
  • Pilot/Flying J
  • Prime Shine Car Wash
  • Repsco
  • SaveMart Companies
  • Scenic Oaks Funding
  • Self-Help Credit Union
  • Seneca Foods
  • Stanislaus Food Products
  • Stanislaus Surgical Hospital
  • Starlite Trucking
  • Southwest Hide
  • Teichert Construction
  • Valley Milk
  • Wells Fargo



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