Friday, December 5, 2014

Orange County, California #TopWorkPlaces...CRE and beyond!

Image Attribution: www.ocregister.com
Last night, I had the privilege of attending a gala hosted by our local periodical...the Orange County Register! Honored were the 100 Top Work Places in Orange County, California in the small, medium and large company categories. My firm, Lee and Associates, with our three Orange County offices and approximately 100 agents is considered a small company but a Top one! Steve Churm did a brilliant job with his emcee duties and was assisted in his efforts by Donna Wares and others.

What struck me as interesting was the number of Top firms within real estate and health care. Of the nine companies honored (top three in large, medium, and small firms) as a Top Work Place, SEVEN were involved in real estate or healthcare! The only manufacturing company to receive an honorable mention was Van's. Scanning the list of the Top 100, did reveal some notable manufacturers...Exsilio, Behr, MicroVention, Trace 3, Fluidmaster, and Hybrid Apparel among others. I am pleased to call Exsilio and Microvention, clients!

So here, by category, are the honorees:

Large Firms (500+ employees):
  1. Evergreen Realty
  2. New American Funding
  3. Montage Laguna Beach
Honorable mentions to Solid Landings Behavioral Health and Vans

Medium Firms (100-499 employees)
  1. Surterre Properties
  2. The New Home Company
  3. Sea Crest Home Health and Hospice
Honorable mentions to John Patterson's OC Auto and Zillow

Small Firms (35-99 employees)
  1. Pacific Hospitalists Associates
  2. SureFire CPR
  3. Mattson Resources
Honorable mentions to Payoff, Inc. and Zumasys, Inc.

I cannot wait until next year! Thanks again to the Orange County Register!