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The Enquirer invited all 130 Top Workplaces to tell us what makes each of them special. Here are excerpts from company responses and, in most cases, anonymous quotes. The companies are listed in alphabetical order.

More: Top Workplaces Cincinnati: 36,400 workers quizzed at 185 firms to compile Enquirer list

Al. Neyer

Division: Small Sector: Real estate – commercial development Founded: 1894 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Downtown Local employees: 93 What the company does:¬†Developer and design-builder that specializes in office headquarters, industrial sites, mixed use developments Why one employee loves working there: “Work doesn’t feel like ‘work.’¬†We are driving toward common goals and accomplishing great things as a team.”

American Modern Insurance Group

Division: Large Sector: Insurance – consultants and¬†brokers Founded: 1965 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Amelia Local employees: 1,188 What the company does:¬†Specialty insurer of manufactured homes and specialty dwellings and recreational vehicles such as boats, ATVs, snowmobiles, motorcycles¬†and classic cars¬†Why one employee loves working there: “There is room to move up or learn new things at your pace. Nothing is forced on you.”

Ancra Cargo

Division: Small Sector: Manufacturing Founded: 1969 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Erlanger Local employees: 113 What the company does: Makes and sells cargo handling and cargo restraints systems.¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I get to work with great people that get along and we are always doing something new and interesting.”

Apollo Home

Division: Small Sector: HVAC and plumbing Founded: 1910 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Oakley Local employees: 109 What the company does: Repairs and replaces cooling, heating plumbing and electrical systems. Why one employee loves working there: “It‚Äôs the best place I‚Äôve worked for the teamwork, helping each other out and not being disrespectful when someone makes a mistake.

Archbishop Moeller High School

Division: Small Sector: Education – parochial Founded: 1960 Ownership: Nonprofit Local HQ: Sycamore Township Local employees: 109 What the company does: Runs a Catholic high school for young men Operates¬†¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I am very impressed with the respect and good manners I am shown on a daily basis from the student body, and I love the freedom from standardized testing that I did not have at my previous teaching job.”

AtriCure Inc.

Division: Midsize Sector: Manufacturing Founded: 2000 Ownership: Publicly traded Local HQ: Mason Local employees: 392 What the company does: Medical device company providing tools and education for the treatment of atrial fibrillation¬†¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I am able to work outside the typical envelope to get things done in an innovative way.”¬†

Atrium Medical Center

Division: Large Sector: Health care – hospitals Founded: 2007 Ownership: Nonprofit Local HQ: Franklin Township Local employees: 1,424 What the company does: Operates a hospital, which includes¬†Warren County’s only Level III trauma center and primary stroke center Why one employee loves working there: “My coworkers encourage and support me throughout my day. I enjoy the diversity of my job responsibilities.”

Barnes Dennig

Division: Small Sector: Accounting services Founded: 1965 Ownership: Partnership Local HQ: Downtown Local employees: 109 What the company does: CPA firm with offices in Cincinnati, Crestview Hills and Indianapolis¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I feel like everyone has the expectation of getting your work done, but also understands and prioritizes life outside of work. Barnes is also really good at showing employee appreciation.”

Beech Acres Parenting Center

Division: Midsize Sector: Human and social services Founded: 1849 Ownership: Nonprofit Local HQ: Anderson Township Local employees: 153 What the company does:¬†Provides parent education, foster care services and individualized parent, child and¬†family counseling services¬†Why one employee loves working there: “The amount of support that I have received since the first day I started working here is unlike anything I have experienced at any other job.”

BGR Inc.

Division: Midsize Sector: Distribution¬†Founded: 1972 Ownership: Private Local HQ: West Chester Local employees: 205 What the company does: Packaging supply chain experts¬†Why one employee loves working there: “Job challenges me to think outside box and come up with viable solutions for the customer.”

Blair Technology Group

Division: Midsize Sector: IT – computer refurbisher Founded: 2005 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Covington Local employees: 176 What the company does: Buys, clears, repairs and resell computers Why one employee loves working there: “The company is filled with passionate people. Every day is inspiring because of it.”

Bray Construction Services Inc.

Division: Small Sector: Construction Founded: 1948 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Alexandria Local employees: 54 What the company does: Speciality excavation and utility work¬†Why one employee loves working there: “There aren’t constant interruptions causing loss of focus or unnecessary drama. Co-workers are a pleasure to be around ‚Ķ and it’s a well-run¬†company that offers stability.”

BRG Apartments

Division: Midsize Sector: Real estate – property management Founded: 2005 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Sycamore Township Local employees: 161 What the company does: Operators of apartment communities in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky;¬†Dayton, Ohio; Columbus; and¬†Louisville.¬†Why one employee loves working there: “Everyone from the CEO to the part-timers are treated the same, with respect. You don’t feel invisible.”¬†

BSI Engineering

Division: Midsize Sector: Consulting and design engineering Founded: 2007 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Sycamore Township Local employees: 167 What the company does: Serves¬†manufacturing clients in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and consumer product sectors.¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I get to work on meaningful projects with intelligent peers. The atmosphere in the office radiates positivity.”

Butler County Educational Service Center

Division: Large Sector: Education – public Founded: 1914 Ownership: Government Local HQ: Hamilton Local employees: 614 What the company does:¬† Provides¬†educational programs, professional development, multi-faceted family services from prenatal through high school¬†Why one employee loves working there: “Not only are we educating the children but we are educating and motivating families to strive for greatness in all aspects of life.”

Caracole

Division: Small Sector: Human and social services Founded: 1987 Ownership: Nonprofit Local HQ: Northside Local employees: 62 What the company does: Provides safe and affordable housing, medical case management and pharmacy services to those living with HIV¬†Why one employee loves working there: “We think about clients first and how to be great and effective at our jobs. We are well connected and respected in the community.”

Carespring Healthcare Management

Division: Large Sector: Health care – skilled nursing facilities Founded: 1986 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Miami Township Local employees: 2,345 What the company does: Provides skilled nursing, rehabilitation, independent and assisted living services to seniors at 10 locations Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I like to help people. The residents are like family to me.”

Cassady Schiller CPAs & Advisors

Division: Small Sector: Accounting services Founded: 1990 Ownership: Partnership Local HQ: Blue Ash Local employees: 72 What the company does: Certified public accountants and consultants Why one employee loves working there: “The service we provide and the ways in which we differentiate our services provided from others within the industry and driving the relationship building.”

CBT

Division: Midsize Sector: Distribution – industrial automation products Founded: 1921 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Columbia Township Local employees: 233 What the company does: Sells electrical supplies, mechanical power transmission, belting and conveyor components¬†Why one employee loves working there: “The people at CBT are some of the most knowledgeable in the industry and freely share their knowledge to advance each other’s knowledge.”

Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC)

Division: Small Sector: Real estate – nonprofit developer and manager Founded: 2003 Ownership: Nonprofit Local HQ: Over-the-Rhine Local employees: 100 What the company does:¬†Private, nonprofit real estate development and finance organization focused on revitalizing Downtown Cincinnati and¬†Over-the-Rhine Why one employee loves working there: “I’ve never worked for a company that made me feel like what I do matters until I walked through the doors here at 3CDC.”

Cincinnati Nature Center

Division: Small Sector: Conservation, education and recreation Founded: 1967 Ownership: Nonprofit Local HQ: Union Township Local employees: 84 What the company does: Protects over 1,600 acres of forests, grasslands and streams and offers programs to 150,000 annual visitors¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I love my job because I am given to opportunity to teach children in nature and about nature.”

Cinfed Credit Union

Division: Small Sector: Financial services – credit union Founded: 1934 Ownership: Cooperative/mutual Local HQ: Oakley Local employees: 121 What the company does: Credit union with eight locations in Hamilton and Kenton counties¬†Why one employee loves working there: “We have the potential to do our best. We also have a family environment feel.”

City Gospel Mission

Division: Small Sector: Human and social services Founded: 1924 Ownership: Nonprofit Local HQ: Queensgate Local employees: 105 What the company does: Operates a homeless shelter, job readiness and placement services, addiction recovery programs and youth tutoring and mentoring¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I get a front-row seat at watching God transform peoples’ lives.”

City of Montgomery

Division: Small Sector: Local government Founded: 1795 Ownership: Government Local HQ: Montgomery Local employees: 72 What the company does: Provides police, fire and other services to residents of a suburb of 10,200 people in northeast Hamilton County¬†¬†Why one employee loves working there: “Each day, I have an opportunity to have a positive impact on our community and with my co-workers.”

ClarkDietrich  

Division: Small Sector: Manufacturing Founded: 2011 Ownership: Private Local HQ: West Chester Local employees: 141 What the company does: Offers a¬†lineup of steel construction products and services across the United States and abroad¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I have the opportunity to be challenged on a regular basis and I feel have the tools and training available to do the job.”

CMC Properties

Division: Small Sector: Real estate Рproperty management Founded: 1967 Ownership: Partnership Local HQ: Blue Ash Local employees: 99 What the company does: Owns and manages thousands of apartments, offices, and retail stores  

Cohen USA

Division: Midsize Sector: Services – ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal recycler Founded: 1924 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Middletown Local employees: 174 What the company does: One of the largest scrap metal recyclers in the nation Why one employee loves working there: “Cohen has always allowed new ideas to be moved forwarded and gives the individuals the resources to accomplish their goal/idea.”

Cornerstone Broker Insurance Services Agency

Division: Small Sector: Insurance – consultants and brokers Founded: 1985 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Blue Ash Local employees: 64 What the company does: Offers a full array of group, individual and senior health/ancillary insurance products Why one employee loves working there: “Everyone at Cornerstone is striving to go above and beyond what is asked of them.”

Craftsman Electric

Division: Small Sector: Services – electrical construction and repairs Founded: 1984 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Silverton Local employees: 84 What the company does: Designs and installs solar arrays; installs electrical service for commercial construction; provides repairs in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors¬†¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I get to work with my hands and learn a respectable trade.”

Custom Design Benefits

Division: Small Sector: Benefits – administrator of medical plans Founded: 1991 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Monfort Heights Local employees: 79 What the company does: Offers a full menu of health benefit administration including self-funded medical, dental and vision plans,¬†and flexible spending accounts Why one employee loves working there: “The company truly cares about their employees. ‚Ķ I feel valued.”

DBL Law

Division: Small Sector: Law firm Founded: 1955 Ownership: Partnership Local HQ: Crestview Hills Local employees: 84 What the company does: Mid-sized full-service firm with offices in Cincinnati, Crestview Hills¬†and Louisville¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I believe in the core values of the firm and the flexibility available to me.”

Deer Park Roofing

Division: Small Sector: Construction Founded: 1996 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Deer Park Local employees: 107 What the company does: Residential and commercial roofing company in the Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky¬†and Louisville markets¬†Why one employee loves working there: “Great work environment and culture. Always forward-thinking to change the public perception of the roofing industry.”

Denier Electric Co. Inc.

Division: Midsize Sector: HVAC, plumbing, electrical Founded: 1942 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Harrison Local employees: 259 What the company does: A range of¬†projects in the commercial, industrial, health care and institutional sectors.¬†Why one employee loves working there: ”¬†All the hard work we do that leads up to the point of a light or receptacles being turned on just makes you feel better about yourself.”

Directions Research

Division: Midsize Sector: Market research Founded: 1988 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Downtown Local employees: 181 What the company does: Business decision insight firm using innovative data collection, flexible designs and¬†powerful analytics¬†¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I have awesome coworkers who know what they are doing and are respectful. You can count on them to do their part.”¬†

Divisions Maintenance Group

Division: Midsize Sector: Services – facilities maintenance Founded: 1999 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Newport Local employees: 276 What the company does: Manages and provides¬†maintenance services for thousands of properties across the country¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I love all the engaging group activities we do and the fact Divisions always gives us opportunities to be engaged.”

Drury Hotels Co. LLC

Division: Small Sector: Hotel Founded: 1973 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Sharonville Local employees: 69 What the company does: Family-owned and operated chain of more than 150 hotels in 25 states¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I’m a part of a family. We all can relate to each other’s struggles and can celebrate our successes.”

Electric Motor Technologies

Division: Small Sector: Services – electrical apparatus ¬†Founded: 1999 Ownership: Partnership Local HQ: St. Bernard Local employees: 61 What the company does: Full services sales and repair facility Why one employee loves working there: “It’s not the same routine every day.”

Elevar Design Group

Division: Small Sector: Architecture, engineering and interior design Founded: 1967 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Queensgate Local employees: 83 What the company does: ¬†Architectural and engineering firm focusing on the education, health care, workspace, housing, hospitality, municipal and¬†athletic sectors¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I am empowered to manage my clients and accounts without being micromanaged. Project profitability is important but¬†client relationships are more important.”

Emerge IT Solutions

Division: Small Sector: IT – services Founded: 2004 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Erlanger Local employees: 55 What the company does: Provides a range of IT solutions include cloud-based¬† Why one employee loves working there: “I can have a positive effect on others and help them achieve what they want.”

Ensemble Health Partners

Division: Large Sector: Health care – financial management ¬†Founded: 2014 Ownership: Cooperative/mutual Local HQ: Blue Ash Local employees: 2,275 What the company does: Helps health care clients including 60 hospitals¬†manage all functions from scheduling¬†and account creation to billing and payments¬†Why one employee loves working there: “When you know how to do something and you can thrive at it, it keeps you motivated to continue to do better, learn more and see if you can keep improving.”

Episcopal Retirement Services Inc.

Division: Midsize Sector: Human and social services Founded: 1951 Ownership: Nonprofit Local HQ: Fairfax Local employees: 418 What the company does: Operates retirement communities in three states and offers in0home services as well¬† Why one employee loves working there: “Here at ERS, you are known by name by everyone from the top all the way to the bottom.”

F.D. Lawrence Electric

Division: Small Sector: Distribution – electrical equipment Founded: 1904 Ownership: Private Local HQ: South Cumminsville Local employees: 97 What the company does: Sells¬†electrical supplies, lighting equipment, and distribution, control, and automation products¬†Why one employee loves working there: “When something comes up with my kids, I am not made to feel guilty about missing work.”

Fidelity Investments

Division: Large Sector: Financial services Founded: 1946 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Covington Local employees: 4,027 What the company does: Provides a range of investment tools to individuals, companies and institutions¬†Why one employee loves working there: “Things do not go stale and this allows me to grow and continue to learn more about my department, even after 13 years.”

Fifth Third Bank

Division: Large Sector: Financial services Founded: 1858 Ownership: Pubicly traded Local HQ: Downtown Local employees: 8,037 What the company does: Full range of services including 1,123 banking centers in 10 states¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I get to work with customers whose lives I am able to help change for the better good.”

Fusion Alliance

Division: Small Sector: Services – technology consulting Founded: 1991 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Blue Ash Local employees: 60 What the company does: IT consulting Why one employee loves working there: “Fusion truly cares about its’ employees and takes good care of them.”

Gateway Logistics Inc.

Division: Small Sector: Logistics Founded: 2015 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Blue Ash Local employees: 50 What the company does: Women- and family-owned logistics company¬† Why one employee loves working there: “There isn’t a single employee at Gateway that is not willing to help you succeed and pass on any knowledge of the industry.”

GBBN Architects

Division: Small Sector: Architecture Founded: 1958 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Downtown Local employees: 95 What the company does: Design firm with offices in Cincinnati, Louisville, Pittsburgh and Beijing Why one employee loves working there: “I’m able to explore my interests within the field of architecture that are not architecture directly.”

God’s Bible School and College

Division: Small Sector: Education – private college Founded: 1900 Ownership: Nonprofit Local HQ: Mount Auburn Local employees: 72 What the company does: One of the oldest continuously operating Bible colleges in the U.S., shaped by Wesleyan conviction¬† Why one employee loves working there: “I get to be a part of kids lives each and every day. I get to be the hands and feet of Jesus in very practical ways.”

Goshen Local Schools

Division: Midsize Sector: Education – public Founded: 1904 Ownership: Government Local HQ: Goshen Local employees: 323 What the company does: District that operates four buildings in Clermont County¬†Why one employee loves working there: “Even when it is a difficult day, the kids make it all worthwhile.”

Great Oaks Career Campuses

Division: Large Sector: Education – public ¬†Founded: 1970 Ownership: Government Local HQ: Sharonville Local employees: 544 What the company does: Provides career programs and college credit classes for 36 school districts in Southwest Ohio, plus adult workforce development and enrichment classes Why one employee loves working there: “I am able to be a role model to students that have no role model in their life.”

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services

Division: Large Sector: Health care – mental health Founded: 1974 Ownership: Nonprofit Local HQ: Corryville Local employees: 665 What the company does:¬†Comprehensive service provider for people with mental illness, addiction and related challenges¬†Why one employee loves working there: “My team is working together to inspire those with mental health issues to know their worth and encourage them to take active participation in their community.”

HCESC

Division: Large Sector: Education – public Founded: 1914 Ownership: Government Local HQ: Forest Park Local employees: 776 What the company does: Designs programs, offers services, and provides support in the areas of special education, curriculum, standards, leadership and assessment¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I am viewed as a valued, trusted professional. I love helping children stay healthy and reach their potential.’

HealthWorks

Division: Small Sector: Health care – corporate wellness Founded: 1999 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Madisonville Local employees: 68 What the company does: Independent, woman-owned, health and well-being company that offers biometric screenings and coaching¬†Why one employee loves working there: “It rarely feels like a ‘job.’ I also have the ability to be creative and use my skills to my best potential.”

Heritage Bank

Division: Midsize Sector: Financial services – commercial bank Founded: 1990 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Burlington Local employees: 201 What the company does: Commercial bank¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I am trusted to get my job done without micromanagement. However, management is very supportive.¬†¬†

HGC Group of Cos.

Division: Midsize Sector: Construction Founded: 1931 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Walnut Hills Local employees: 324 What the company does: Provides pre-construction, general construction, construction management, trade work, and design/build services Why one employee loves working there: “It is amazing to know I‚Äôm doing something that will last for many years to come.”

Huff Realty

Division: Large Sector: Real estate – agents/brokers Founded: 1975 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Fort Mitchell Local employees: 531 What the company does: Full-service realtor Why one employee loves working there: “I have 32 years of blood, sweat, and tears invested in Huff Realty I am a Huffster for life.”

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati

Division: Small Sector: Hotel Founded: 1984 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Downtown Local employees: 112 What the company does: Full-service hotel with 486 rooms Why one employee loves working there: “The hotel has an amazing team built that has accomplished a lot over the past few years.”

Ikron Corp.  

Division: Small Sector: Human and social services Founded: 1969 Ownership: Nonprofit Local HQ: Clifton Heights Local employees: 78 What the company does: Provides mental health, vocational, and substance abuse services to youth and adults with severe mental illness Why one employee loves working there: “We are often told by clients that Ikron is a ‘safe place’¬†for them, even when so many other parts of their life may be chaotic/in turmoil.”

Indian Hill Exempted Village School District

Division: Midsize Sector: Education – public Founded:¬†NA¬†Ownership: Government Local HQ: Indian Hill Local employees: 351 What the company does: Provides education to more¬†than 2,000 pupils¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I work in a community of education professionals who are empathetic, innovative and curious.”

Ingage Partners Inc.

Division: Small Sector: Services – IT and business consulting Founded: 2011 Ownership: Private Local HQ: East End Local employees: 102 What the company does: Management and information technology consulting firm helping clients transform their business¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I’m given the freedom to work the way that works best for me but provided guidance when needed.”

Ipsos

Division: Midsize Sector: Market research Founded: 1975 Ownership: Publicly traded Local HQ: Columbia Tusculum Local employees: 178 What the company does: Third largest survey-based research company in the world¬†Why one employee loves working there: “Senior leadership cares about everyone’s perspective, regardless of seniority, and if you take initiative, you can move up through the ranks quickly.”

Itelligence Inc.

Division: Midsize Sector: IT consulting Founded: 1989 Ownership: Parent company Local HQ: Blue Ash Local employees: 355 What the company does: Innovates, designs, implements, manages and continuously enhances business solutions ¬†Why one employee loves working there: “It challenges me to try new ideas and allows me to be okay with failure.”

Jake Sweeney Automotive Group

Division: Small Sector: Vehicle sales and service Founded: 1917 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Springdale Local employees: 53 What the company does: Fourth-generation family-owned vehicle sales and service operation¬†Why one employee loves working there: “Here we take care of people. Period.”

Jeff Wyler Automotive Family

Division: Large Sector: Vehicle sales and service Founded: 1973 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Miami Township Local employees: 945 What the company does: Dealer group with 17 locations, including 15 in the Cincinnati region¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I love the challenge, the chase, and the rewards that come from succeeding in this business.”

Johnson Investment Counsel

Division: Small Sector: Financial services – wealth management Founded: 1965 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Monfort Heights Local employees: 114 What the company does: One of the nation’s largest independent wealth management firms with more than $10 billion under management¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I get to do what I love, help others with their situations and grow while doing so”

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

Division: Midsize Sector: Law firm Founded: 1954 Ownership: Partnership Local HQ: Downtown Local employees: 236 What the company does: Delivers legal solutions to businesses of all sizes¬†Why one employee loves working there: “After some 30 years in the industry, I feel that I work with the most pleasant and supportive group of attorneys and staff in my entire career.”

Kemba Credit Union

Division: Midsize Sector: Financial services – credit union Founded: 1934 Ownership: Cooperative/mutual Local HQ: West Chester Local employees: 216 What the company does: Operates 10 branches in the Cincinnati region¬†Why one employee loves working there: “Being a floater there is not a branch I go to I don’t enjoy, and I think that says a lot about the employees here at Kemba.”

Kinetic Vision

Division: Midsize Sector: Research and development Founded: 1985 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Evendale Local employees: 170 What the company does: Accelerates product innovation in the¬†medical, consumer electronics, transportation, aerospace and consumer packaged goods¬†sectors Why one employee loves working there: “We do cool things and every week is different.”

Kingsgate Logistics LLC

Division: Small Sector: Logistics Founded: 1986 Ownership: Partnership Local HQ: West Chester Local employees: 64 What the company does: Third-party logistics¬†Why one employee loves working there: ”¬†Ownership is extremely generous and has maintained the family values core even through growth, which is often lost in fast-growing companies.”

Kokosing

Division: Small Sector: Construction Founded: 1948 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Liberty Township Local employees: 74 What the company does: One of America’s largest heavy highway construction companies, offering services throughout the Midwest¬†Why one employee loves working there: “Kokosing does well at hiring people who want to put forth their best work.”

Kost USA Inc.

Division: Small Sector: Manufacturing Founded: 1985 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Paddock Hills Local employees: 89 What the company does: Manufactures and markets¬†antifreeze and functional fluids ¬†Why one employee loves working there: “They gave me a chance to show them that not all felons are bad and giving someone a chance helps benefits the company. For this, I am grateful.”

LCS

Division: Midsize Sector: IT – software development Founded: 1987 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Deerfield Township Local employees: 315 What the company does: Creating business technology for property management¬†Why one employee loves working there: “Coming into work at a place where everyone is so happy and helpful makes every day here very enjoyable.”

LeanCor Supply Chain Group

Division: Small Sector: Logistics Founded: 2005 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Florence Local employees: 105 What the company does: Logistics plus consulting, training and education¬†for lean manufacturers Why one employee loves working there: “New ideas and points of view are always welcome.”

McCluskey Chevrolet

Division: Midsize Sector: Vehicle sales and service Founded: 1973 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Loveland Local employees: 452 What the company does: Auto dealership¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I feel valued and that I am making a difference in the lives of others, both employees and customers.”

McCormick Equipment Co. Inc.

Division: Small Sector:¬†Supplies, installs loading docks and other products Founded: 1964 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Loveland Local employees: 50 What the company does: Operates seven locations in two states supplying trial and rail loading docks¬†Why one employee loves working there: “Each and every employee is helpful, knowledgeable and approachable.”

Meadowbrook Care Center

Division: Midsize Sector: Health care Founded: 1978 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Montgomery Local employees: 160 What the company does: Family-owned rehabilitation and skilled nursing care plus dementia care  

MegaCorp Logistics

Division: Small Sector: Logistics Founded: 2009 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Covington Local employees: 75 What the company does: Freight logistics management¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I have the time, money, and freedom I’ve always dreamed of.”

Mercy Montessori

Division: Small Sector: Education – parochial Founded: 1969 Ownership: Nonprofit Local HQ: East Walnut Hills Local employees: 60 What the company does: Operates the region’s first Catholic Montessori school¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I am surrounded by amazing professionals who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty for the children.”

Mike Albert

Division: Midsize Sector: Vehicle fleet leasing and management Founded: 1926¬†Ownership: Private Local HQ: Evendale Local employees: 242 What the company does: Optimizing the automotive transportation of people, goods and service equipment for more than six decades¬†Why one employee loves working there: “Work is exciting, revitalizing and it is a pleasure to be involved in a company that is rapidly growing and expanding!”

Milford Exempted Village Schools

Division: Large Sector: Education – public Founded: 1819 Ownership: Government Local HQ: Milford Local employees: 898 What the company does: Operates nine buildings with 6,600 students¬†Why one employee loves working there: “It is a breath of fresh air to be trusted and not micromanaged.”

Myriad Neuroscience

Division: Midsize Sector: Manufacturing Founded: 2006 Ownership: Parent company Local HQ: Mason Local employees: 233 What the company does: ¬†Makes diagnostics tests¬†for patients suffering from depression and other mental health conditions Why one employee loves working there: “The work environment is calming and everyone is respected. I am also able to perform at my best without any distractions.”

Northeast Cincinnati Pediatric Associates Inc.

Division: Small Sector: Health care – physicians practice Founded: 1991 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Mason Local employees: 67 What the company does: Practice with three locations seeing patients from birth to college¬† ¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I am able to make a difference in our patients’ lives.”

NRL Mortgage

Division: Small Sector: Financial services – mortgage lending Founded: 2007 Ownership: Cooperative/mutual Local HQ: Mount Adams Local employees: 71 What the company does: Residential mortgage originator¬†Why one employee loves working there: “Every day I wake up excited to come into work. I can’t tell you how many laughs we share each day at the office.”

ODW Logistics & Transportation Services

Division: Small Sector: Logistics Founded: 2009 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Hamilton Local employees: 78 What the company does: Focuses on supply chain and transportation management Why one employee loves working there: “There’s a very human aspect here, not cold and corporate. It really is like a family!”

Our Lady of the Visitation School

Division: Small Sector: Education – parochial Founded: 1949 Ownership: Nonprofit Local HQ: Green Township Local employees: 59 What the company does: K-8 parochial school with 735 students¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I have been here for 40 years and the changes that have occurred have helped our school community to become stronger.”

Our Lady of Victory Parish and School

Division: Small Sector: Roman Catholic parish and school Founded: 1842 Ownership: Nonprofit Local HQ: Delhi Township Local employees: 51 What the company does: Faith community in Delhi Township Why one employee loves working there: “I get to work with students, parents, and colleagues to help kids learn and grow.”

Paycor

Division: Large Sector: IT – software for HR, payroll Founded: 1990 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Norwood Local employees: 1,411 What the company does: Creates and sells cloud-based HR, payroll and timekeeping software Why one employee loves working there: “The recognition and encouragement is amazing and it makes me want to be the best I can be.”

Pension Corp. of America

Division: Small Sector: Benefits – administrator of pensions Founded: 1977 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Mount Auburn Local employees: 51 What the company does: Focuses¬†on corporate retirement plans and wealth management clients in the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana¬†Why one employee loves working there: “We have the ability to help people with a confusing subject that is of critical importance to the financial wealth and stability of every person.”

Perfection Group

Division: Small Sector: Services – Mechanical and environmental system design Founded: 1951 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Sharonville Local employees: 113 What the company does: Providing commercial HVAC, green building and mechanical design-build services¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I¬†get paid well to do something I love and am surrounded by a great group of people.”

Phillips Edison & Co.

Division: Midsize Sector: Real estate – commercial ¬†Founded: 1991 Ownership: Publicly traded Local HQ: Sycamore Township Local employees: 292 What the company does: Owns and operates grocery-anchored shopping centers¬†Why one employee loves working there: “There is genuine joy in the people who work here. People love what they do and who they do it with.”

Phototype

Division: Midsize Sector: Packaging design and printing Founded: 1919 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Walnut Hills Local employees: 232 What the company does: Provides¬†strategy-to-shelf packaging services to Fortune 500 companies¬† Why one employee loves working there: “The culture that has formed in this workplace is truly something special and I consider myself very fortunate to be a part of it.”

Pitt Ohio

Division: Midsize Sector: Transportation Founded: 1979 Ownership: Private Local HQ: West Chester Local employees: 156 What the company does:¬† Offers a range of shipping and logistics services¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I take pride in finding, developing and managing new business as well as maintaining existing accounts.”

Planes Cos.

Division: Midsize Sector: Services – moving, warehousing and logistics Founded: 1921 Ownership: Private Local HQ: West Chester Local employees: 270 What the company does: Provides moving, warehousing and logistics services ¬†Why one employee loves working there: “This job feels like a hobby to me and for that reason alone is what makes the job so special.”

Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region

Division: Small Sector: Health care – women’s services Founded: 1929 Ownership: Nonprofit Local HQ: Mount Auburn Local employees: 97 What the company does: Empowers people to make informed decisions about their reproductive lives and sexual health¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I am able to work with like-minded, mission-driven, individuals to care for people who deserve our best.”

Prosource

Division: Midsize Sector: Services – office equipment sales and technology solutions Founded: 1985 Ownership: Private Local HQ: West Chester Local employees: 160 What the company does: Provides an array of business equipment and IT services¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I get great feedback not only from end users I work with, but management goes out of the way to recognize hard work.”

Pure Romance

Division: Small Sector: Retail Founded: 1993 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Downtown Local employees: 124 What the company does: ¬†World‚Äôs leading and fastest-growing woman-to-woman direct seller of relationship-enhancement products¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I have the freedom to express my creativity and we do work that directly impacts the lives of women across the globe.”

Queen City Homecare LLC

Division: Small Sector: Health care – home health services Founded: 2011 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Sycamore Township Local employees: 87 What the company does: Private duty home health services¬†Why one employee loves working there: “Our management staff creates one of the best work environments that I have ever experienced.”

Rookwood Properties

Division: Small Sector: Real estate – property management Founded: 1966 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Sycamore Township Local employees: 84 What the company does:¬† Develops¬†and manages¬†residential, office, industrial, and retail properties¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I know that I work for a company who actually cares about our residents.”

Rough Brothers Inc.

Division: Midsize Sector: Manufacturing Founded: 1932 Ownership: Parent company Local HQ: St. Bernard Local employees: 278 What the company does: Greenhouse design, engineering and manufacturing company, plus solar mounting systems Why one employee loves working there: “Everyone in my department works together to get things done and has a good time.”

Saint Ignatius of Loyola School

Division: Small Sector: Education – parochial Founded: 1947 Ownership: Nonprofit Local HQ: Monfort Heights Local employees: 118 What the company does: School serving 1,111 students in grades K-8 Why one employee loves working there: “My manager gives me the autonomy plus support to create the best program for young children.”

School Outfitters

Division: Small Sector: Retail – ecommerce Founded: 1998 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Norwood Local employees: 106 What the company does: Sells school furniture and equipment Why one employee loves working there: “I feel like I can voice my opinions without being insecure and the management drives us to be the best employees that we can be.”

Sharefax Credit Union

Division: Small Sector: Financial services – credit union Founded: 1960 Ownership: Cooperative/mutual Local HQ: Union Township Local employees: 70 What the company does: Credit union founded by Ford Motor Co. employees with five branches Why one employee loves working there: “I have the freedom to pursue the training I want to help the credit union in new, and innovative ways.”

Shoptech

Division: Midsize Sector: IT – software for manufacturing Founded: 1984 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Sharonville Local employees: 182 What the company does: Makes software that allows manufacturers to track everything from where any job is on the shop floor to how much a job cost them to run¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I love the work I do and I get to travel the country.”

Silco Fire & Security

Division: Small Sector: Installs, monitors fire protection and security systems Founded: 1959 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Glendale Local employees: 138 What the company does: Installing, maintaining, inspecting, and monitoring fire protection and security systems¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I respect the family that owns and operates this business and I am happy to work with them.”

Skilled Care Pharmacy

Division: Small Sector: Health care Founded: 1981 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Mason Local employees: 92 What the company does: Offers specialized medication packaging, daily distribution of medications and¬†medication delivery systems¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I‚Äôm trusted to do my job without the pressure of someone watching over my back, while still being given enormous flexibility.”

St. Dominic Parish

Division: Small Sector: Roman Catholic parish Founded: 1933 Ownership: Nonprofit Local HQ: Delhi Township Local employees: 51 What the company does: Church and school in the western suburbs¬†Why one employee loves working there: “There is a very upbeat spirit in both the parish and the school, which I attribute to the leadership of the parish and school.”

St. James School

Division: Small Sector: Education – parochial Founded: 1843 Ownership: Nonprofit Local HQ: White Oak Local employees: 51 What the company does: K-8 school serving 546¬†Why one employee loves working there: “My opinion is valued, the culture is outstanding, and the desire to always get better is a part of what we do!”

St. Pius X School

Division: Small Sector: Education – parochial Founded: 1958 Ownership: Nonprofit Local HQ: Edgewood Local employees: 63 What the company does: K-8 school¬† Why one employee loves working there: “I am able to work in an environment where our “why” is Christ and it directly impacts the success of our how and what.”

Summit Home Care

Division: Small Sector: Health care – specialty home services Founded: 2006 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Sycamore Township¬†Local employees: 74 What the company does: Helps patients with post-surgical needs in their homes¬†Why one employee loves working there: “No micromanaging of employees of whom are all professional-level personnel.”

Sunrise Treatment Center

Division: Small Sector: Health care – substance abuse treatment ¬†Founded: 2007 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Miami Township Local employees: 141 What the company does: Provides medication-assisted treatment, primarily for opioid use disorder Why one employee loves working there: “My work is meaningful. I am saving lives and changing points of view.”

Sur-Seal

Division: Midsize Sector: Manufacturing Founded: 1965 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Dent Local employees: 196 What the company does: Designs and manufactures¬†sealing products for customers across multiple industries¬†Why one employee loves working there: “It’s the first job where I have felt appreciated for what I do and encouraged to take the extra steps.

Sycamore Community Schools

Division: Large Sector: Education – public Founded: 1949 Ownership: Government Local HQ: Blue Ash Local employees: 905 What the company does: One¬†of only two¬†districts in Ohio to earn the highest rating from the state for 13 consecutive years.¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I am blessed to work with a wonderful principal and assistant principal who really care about the staff and children.”

Systems Evolution Inc.

Division: Small Sector: Services – business and technology consulting Founded: 1992 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Sycamore Township Local employees: 89 What the company does: Business and technology consulting firm of experienced professional¬†Why one employee loves working there: “The minute you walk in the door, you are encouraged to act as an owner because you are seen as one, even if you have no equity in the company.”

Taft Law

Division: Midsize Sector: Law firm Founded: 1885 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Downtown Local employees: 187 What the company does: ¬†Law firm with more than 600 lawyers in nine offices in six states¬†Why one employee loves working there:¬†“Unlike my previous firm, Taft empowers me to grow and push my potential.”

The Children’s Home

Division: Midsize Sector: Education and behavioral health services Founded: 1864 Ownership: Nonprofit Local HQ: Madisonville Local employees: 407 What the company does:¬†Serves vulnerable children facing significant social, behavioral, and learning challenges¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I can flex my schedule to meet the needs of families.”

The Gorilla Glue Co.

Division: Large Sector: Manufacturing Founded: 2003 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Sharonville Local employees: 545¬†What the company does: Parent company of three consumer brands ‚Äď: Gorilla, O’Keeffe’s Skincare and Sapadilla Soap.¬†Why one employee loves working there:¬†“I love the product and the fact that management actually listen to your concerns and attempt to make changes if need be.”

The Job Center Staffing

Division: Small Sector: Services – industrial staffing Founded: 2007 Ownership: Partnership Local HQ: Symmes Township Local employees: 62 What the company does: Industrial staffing firm with 21 locations in eight states¬†Why one employee loves working there:¬†“I do not feel like a number in a giant corporation. My contributions have meaning to the team.”

The Matrix Cos.

Division: Small Sector: Benefits – workers’ comp and unemployment Founded: 2000 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Queensgate Local employees: 84 What the company does: Specializes¬†in workers‚Äô compensation claims management, group-rating programs, self-insurance administration, workforce services and unemployment cost-control.¬†Why one employee loves working there:¬†“They put an emphasis on you as an individual, rather than just an employee.”

The Motz Corp.

Division: Small Sector: Construction Founded: 1977 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Newtown Local employees: 98 What the company does: High-performance sports fields and infill solutions¬†Why one employee loves working there:¬†“No matter what issues arise, every day is a good day because we always continue to work hard and find a way forward.”

The Urology Group

Division: Midsize Sector: Health care – physicians practice Founded: 1996 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Norwood Local employees: 276 What the company does: Provides medical and surgical care of the urinary trace in men and women and the reproductive system in men¬†Why one employee loves working there:¬†“I feel that I use my nursing skills daily in the treatment of my patients so that they may live a more full, healthy life.”

ThermalTech Engineering

Division: Small Sector: Consulting engineering Founded: 1980 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Fairfax Local employees: 57 What the company does: Specialists in¬†mechanical, electrical, controls and energy management engineering with seven offices in six states¬†Why one employee loves working there:¬†“I am a valued asset and I get to witness our designs come to life.”

Total Quality Logistics

Division: Large Sector: Logistics Founded: 1997 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Union Township Local employees: 1825 What the company does: Third-party logistics¬†Why one employee loves working there: “Unlike previous jobs where the pay is the same whether you show up or not, work hard, or not, TQL rewards employees for hard work, by paying a percentage of what is paid by the customers.”

Towne Properties Asset Management Co. Inc.

Division: Large Sector: Real estate – property management Founded: 1961 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Mount Adams Local employees: 752 What the company does: Manages a portfolio consisting of apartments, condominium and homeowners associations, commercial and retail space¬†Why one employee loves working there:¬†“They continually show great dedication to their associates ‚Ķ¬†which leads to a very loyal workforce.”

Truepoint Wealth Counsel

Division: Small Sector: Financial services – wealth management Founded: 1990 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Blue Ash Local employees: 64 What the company does: Wealth management and financial advisory services, including tax preparation and estate planning.¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I get to help clients meet their financial goals and I get to see the real impacts that my work has on their lives.”

UC Health West Chester Hospital

Division: Large Sector: Health care – hospitals Founded: 2009 Ownership: Nonprofit Local HQ: West Chester Local employees: 1,538 What the company does: Operates a hospital with 166 adult beds and 33 infant bassinets¬†Why one employee loves working there: “We don’t settle for mediocrity or behavior that compromises patient safety.”

Unlimited Systems LLC

Division: Small Sector: Health care – financial management ¬†Founded: 2003 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Sycamore Township Local employees: 123 What the company does: Helps manage oncologists’ offices¬†through¬†software tools and business intelligence.¬†Why one employee loves working there: “The facilities are excellent and the environment is very welcoming and supportive. I’m really impressed with how well they treat their employees.”

Vega Americas Inc.

Division: Midsize Sector: Manufacturing Founded: 1950 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Oakley Local employees: 312 What the company does: Makes process instruments¬† Why one employee loves working there: “It is the exact type of job I was searching for. There is great support and you are also treated like a person as opposed to a number.”

Village Green

Division: Small Sector: Real estate – property management Founded: 1919 Ownership: Parent company Local HQ: Downtown Local employees: 81 What the company does: Operates 13 apartment complexes in the Cincinnati region¬†Why one employee loves working there: “Finding someone a home is an essential part of life and I love making the process simple and enjoyable for others.”¬†

Vndly Inc.

Division: Small Sector: IT – vendor management tools Founded: 2017 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Mason Local employees: 65 What the company does:¬†Software for managing non-payroll workers¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I have confidence, that if it can be done, it can be done at Vndly.”

Woodhull

Division: Small Sector: Services – equipment and tools for document creation, management and storage Founded: 2000 Ownership: Private Local HQ: Springboro Local employees: 50 What the company does:¬†Offers a full line of integrated office solutions and support¬†Why one employee loves working there: “I am empowered and trusted to delight the customer with a great level of service.”

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