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It’s been a rough year, the kind of year that makes CEOs wonder about their career choices and causes human resources executives to pray for miracles. But, even in the tough times, some companies never seem to miss a beat. It’s as if they thrive under adverse conditions, as if maybe they know the economy isn’t always going to be going gangbusters and that it would be prudent to have a contingency plan. As a result, management is prepared, employees are engaged. From small to large and east to west, these are the Best Companies to Work For. Companies like last year’s Hall of Fame inductee, MoneyTree Inc., which continues to top our survey among midsize companies. And The Everett Clinic, which approaches the art of communication with clinical precision. These companies and the 98 others on our list take pride in investing and reinvesting in human capital, knowing that satisfied employees are motivated employees.

Top 100 Companies List (pdf download)

Large Company Winners

Midsize Company Winners

Small Company Winners

Nonprofit Company Winners

Large Company Headquartered Outside Washington Winner


TOP 100 WINNERS (ranking by category)

Nonprofit Companies:

Valley Medical Center
Career Path Services
Pacific Medical Centers
Washington Technology Industry Association
Housing Resources Group
United Way of King County

Small Companies:

The CashLINQ Group
Buckland & Taylor Ltd.
Brightlight Consulting
Modern Dental Laboratory USA
Cook Security Group
206 Inc.
Adams & Associates/ADD Staffing
CFO Selections
Artitudes Design
Stratos Product Development
FSX Inc.
HPG (parent of Health Advocacy Strategies)
Ogden Murphy Wallace
Pentad Solutions
Noetix Corporation
Piraeus Data
Berntson Porter & Company
Bergstrom Aircraft
Wexley School for Girls
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MCM, A Meisenbach Company
Transportation Solutions
Conifer Specialties
TTF Aerospace
Pacific Continental Bank
Puget Sound Health Partners
IMCO General Construction

Idea Entity Corporation
Playhouse Design Group
BuzzBee Company
RealCom Associates
Brighton Jones
Chermak Construction
Chef'n Corporation
McKinley Irvin
Vista Engineering Technologies
Columbia River Carbonates
Soundair Aviation Services
Meier Architecture • Engineering
Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream
Cornerstone Advisors
Paladino and Company
Red Arrow Logistics

Midsize Companies:

Baker Boyer National Bank
The Legacy Group
Sprague Pest Solutions
Concur Technologies
Slalom Consulting
ING Direct
Family Home Care & Hospice
Columbia Hospitality
Riverview Community Bank
Greenpoint Technologies
Evergreen Home Loans
Seed IP Law Group
Dade Moeller
Rhapsody International
Astronics AES
Super Supplements
Sleep Country U.S.A.
Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery
InCyte Pathology
CellNetix Pathology & Labs

Large Companies:

The Everett Clinic
F5 Networks

Columbia Bank

Proliance Surgeons

Large Companies Headquartered Outside Washington:

West Monroe Partners
Weber Shandwick
Grant Thornton

The 2016 Washington Manufacturing Awards: Legacy Award

The 2016 Washington Manufacturing Awards: Legacy Award

Winner: Belshaw Adamatic Bakery Group
Legacy Award
Belshaw Adamatic Bakery Group
Auburn ›
When it’s time to make doughnuts — or loaves of bread, or sheets of rolls — it could well be a Belshaw Adamatic piece of equipment that’s turning out the baked goods. From a 120,000-square-foot plant in Auburn, Belshaw Adamatic produces the ovens, fryers, conveyors and specialty equipment like jelly injectors used by wholesale and retail bakeries.
The firm’s two legacy companies — Belshaw started in 1923, Adamatic in 1962 — combined forces in 2007. Italy’s Ali Group North America is the parent.
It it takes work to maintain a legacy. A months-long strike in 2013 damaged morale and forced a leadership change. Frank Chandler was named president and CEO of Belshaw Adamatic in September 2013. The company has since strived to mend workplace relationships while also introducing a stream of new products, such as a convection oven, the BX Eco-touch, with energy saving features and steam injection that can be programmed for precise times in baking. The company energetically describes it as “an oven that saves time, reduces errors, makes an awesome product, and is fun to use and depend on every day!”
So far, more than 3,000 have been installed in quick-service restaurants, bakeries, cafés and supermarkets in the United States. They are the legacy of Thomas and Walter Belshaw, former builders of marine engines, who began producing patented manual and automated doughnut-making machines in Seattle 90 years ago. They sold thousands worldwide and, today, Belshaw Adamatic is the nation’s largest maker and distributor of doughnut-making equipment.