Hanson named a Best Company To Work For in Florida


July 25, 2011

Contact: Amy Kay, Public Relations Coordinator
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
(217) 747-9283

Mark Howard, Executive Editor
Florida Trend
(727) 892-2644

Hanson named a Best Company To Work For in Florida

Hanson Professional Services Inc., a national, employee-owned engineering, architecture, planning and allied services consulting firm, recently was named one of Florida’s 100 Best Companies To Work For by Florida Trend magazine.  With offices in Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, Orlando and West Palm Beach, Hanson appeared at No. 22 on the large company list. The rankings appear in the August issue of Florida Trend and on FloridaTrend.com.

To be considered for participation, companies or government entities had to employ at least 15 workers in Florida and be in business for at least one year. Companies that chose to participate in the Best Companies To Work For in Florida process underwent a two-part survey process. The first part consisted of evaluating each company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure employee satisfaction. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings. Companies were not required to pay a participation fee to go through the online assessment process.

“Companies that retain the best employees with strong workplace programs typically stand out from the crowd by offering exceptional customer focus from a friendly, upbeat staff,” says Florida Trend Publisher Andrew Corty.  “It's our pleasure to recognize these great organizations and encourage others to join them in building Florida's competitive advantage.”

“One strong theme in this month's Best Companies coverage is how companies keep good employees. We highlight companies that take sophisticated, enlightened approaches to training, communicate the company's values clearly, and listen to employees as they try to improve the workplace and make the company more productive,” says Mark Howard, Florida Trend’s executive editor.

“Hanson is honored to be recognized as a Best Company to Work For in Florida for the second consecutive year. This designation is especially meaningful, as our employee-owners’ opinions played an important part in receiving this recognition,” says Hanson’s Sergio “Satch” Pecori, P.E., president and CEO.  

The Best Companies To Work For in Florida program was created by Florida Trend and Best Companies Group, and it is  endorsed by the HR Florida State Council.

For a complete list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Florida, go to http://www.floridatrend.com/best_companies.asp.

Hanson’s Fort Lauderdale regional office is located at 5525 N.W. 15th Ave., Suite 304, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and the office may be reached by phone: (954) 491-3392 or fax: (954) 491-3397.

Hanson’s Orlando regional office is located at 720 N. Maitland Ave., Suite 102, Maitland, FL 32751, and the office may be reached by phone: (407) 622-2050 or fax: (407) 622-2051. 

Hanson’s Sarasota regional office is located at 9015 Town Center Parkway, Suite 105, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202, and the office may be reached by phone: (941) 342-6321 or fax: (941) 379-6474. 

Hanson’s West Palm Beach regional office is located at 1601 Belvedere Road, Suite 303 S., West Palm Beach, FL 33406, and the office may be reached by phone: (561) 471-9370 or fax:  (561) 471-9369. 

About Hanson Professional Services Inc.
Known in the industry for its hands-on approach, Hanson Professional Services Inc. (Hanson) is a national, award-winning, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, architecture, planning and allied services.  Established in 1954, the firm employs 400 professionals – including engineers, architects, planners, land acquisition specialists, surveyors and scientists – in 21 offices nationwide, offering services throughout the U.S. and in more than 40 countries.  The firm provides services to public- and private-sector clients from seven strategic markets:  aviation; department of defense; energy and industry; government; infrastructure; railway; and telecommunications.  In 2010, Hanson’s annual gross revenue was approximately $62.2 million. For more information, please visit http://www.hanson-inc.com/. 

About Florida Trend
Florida Trend magazine provides excellent, forward-looking, and in-depth reporting on business, finance and public policy in Florida. Florida Trend reaches more than 250,000 business executives, government officials and civic leaders. In addition, the magazine’s website reaches approximately 80,000 unique visitors monthly. For more information, please visit http://www.floridatrend.com/.

About Best Companies Group
Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country and in Canada to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies that have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence. For more information, please visit http://www.bestcompaniesgroup.com/.

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