SOLitude Lake Management, an industry leader in lake and pond management, fisheries management and related environmental services throughout the Eastern United States, is pleased to announce that it has been named to the 2014 Best Places to Work in Virginia list. This is the company's first year named on the list and it ranked 38th in the “Small Employers” (up to 99 U.S. employees) category. The annual list of the Best Places to Work in Virginia was created by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group. SOLitude was honored last Thursday at an awards ceremony at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, VA.
With the addition of recent programs such as Little GOBBLERS which donates food to under-resourced families at Thanksgiving time, HOLiday Cheer which donates toys and gifts to children and families who are struggling through a child's illness or other circumstance, and encouraging their staff to spend time volunteering and “creating a better world” through their community and outreach program, The SOLution, SOLitude's leadership has focused on creating a well-balanced work environment that does in fact provide a “best place” to work.
“As much as I can confirm that we do have a 'best place to work' environment [at SOLitude], I believe that it is the perfect mix of dedicated employees, a well-designed project management and logistics system, and the realized effect of a thoughtful and proactive work environment that help us stand apart,” said Kevin Tucker, owner. “And,” he continued, ”our positive approach and focus on culture and its impact on the quality of our staff have helped us to create a work environment that is conducive to providing our clients with a quality experience. I appreciate how much this award means to our team and our clients.”
In addition to encouraging community outreach and environmental stewardship, SOLitude provides their employees with benefits identified in the survey such as 401(k) with match, choice of health plans, paid community service leave, telecommuting options, and free lunches and dinners centered around team meetings and events. To build company culture and encourage camaraderie, SOLitude celebrates birthdays and company milestones at their monthly team meetings. The team is also rewarded in December with an all-expenses paid holiday celebration weekend full of activities, with spouses or significant others included.
This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2014 Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of 100 companies.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;
- Be a publicly or privately held business;
- Have a facility in the state of Virginia;
- Have at least 15 employees working in the state of Virginia; and
- Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Virginia. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Virginia and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final ranking.
For more information on the Best Places to Work in Virginia program, visit www.BestPlacesToWorkVA.com.
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Since 1998, SOLitude Lake Management has been committed to providing full service lake and pond management services that improve water quality, preserve natural resources, and reduce our environmental footprint. Services are available throughout the Eastern United States. Fisheries management consulting and aquatic products are available nationwide. Learn more about SOLitude Lake Management and purchase products at www.solitudelakemanagement.com.