(INDIANAPOLIS) — Hoosier companies from throughout the state with stellar workplace practices were recognized tonight at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis. Before a crowd of 1,200, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce unveiled rankings for the 100 companies that made the 2015 Best Places to Work in Indiana list (released in February).

Winners were selected in four categories. Taking top honors:

  • Small companies’ category (between 15 and 74 U.S. employees): E-gineering, a technology consulting firm on the northeast side of Indianapolis
  • Medium companies’ category (between 75 and 249 U.S. employees): Project Lead The Way, Inc., a non-profit education organization headquartered in Indianapolis
  • Large companies’ category (between 250 and 999 U.S. employees): Sikich LLP of Indianapolis, an accounting, advisory, technology and managed services group
  • Major companies’ category (1,000 or more U.S. employees): Edward Jones, an investment firm with 457 branch offices throughout the state

For Sikich this marks the third straight year to finish number one. It’s also a return to the top spot for both Edwards Jones (last time was 2008) and E-gineering (2011).

“These four outstanding companies embody what strong workplaces should look like – they are rooted in respect, teamwork and good communication, and, where possible, promote professional growth,” states Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar.

“All the organizations honored tonight are exemplary employers that foster a positive and productive work environment. They understand that truly valuing employees goes hand-in-hand with the success of the business.”

At the dinner, presented in partnership with Hylant, representatives from all designated companies received Best Places to Work awards of excellence.

Organizations on the 2015 list that have displayed sustained excellence during the program’s 10-year history received additional recognition with Best Places to Work in Indiana Hall of Fame and Pinnacle designations.

Hall of Fame organizations are those that have been named a Best Place to Work in Indiana at least two-thirds of the time in the program’s history; a total of 15 companies on the 2015 list meet that criteria. Two organizations – Edward Jones and Katz, Sapper & Miller – have made the Best Places to Work list every year.

The Pinnacle recognition is reserved for those that have finished first in their category three or more times in a five-year period. The four Pinnacle companies are Microsoft (first in the major employer category in 2013-2014 and in the large category in 2011-2012), Edward Jones (tops in the large employer category from 2006-2008), Sikich LLP (first in the large employer category from 2013-2015) and Hollingsworth & Zivitz (atop the small employer category from 2012-2014).

More information about the Best Places to Work companies is available via a special section of the May/June issue of the Indiana Chamber’s BizVoice® magazine, a statewide publication released tonight and accessible online at www.bizvoicemagazine.com.

Other program partners are Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, the Best Companies Group, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Indiana State Council of SHRM and the Wellness Council of Indiana.

In addition to Hylant’s presenting sponsorship, Elements Financial is the event’s reception sponsor. Best Places to Work in Indiana is also sponsored by: Moser Consulting, Inc.; Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari; ADVISA; Centier Bank; Comcast; Conner Insurance; DTZ; Eaton Corporation; Goelzer Investment Management; Smithville Communications, Inc.; and Trilogy Health Services, LLC.

The Best Places organizations were determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. The Best Companies Group, which handled the selection process, oversees similar programs in 26 other states.

All companies that participated in the 2015 Best Places to Work program receive an in-depth evaluation identifying strengths and weaknesses according to their employees. In turn, this report can be used in developing or enhancing employee retention and recruitment programs.

For more information on the Indiana Chamber’s Best Places to Work program, go to www.bestplacestoworkIN.com.

The full list of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Indiana companies by ranking:

*Hall of Fame companies

Small Companies (15-74 U.S. employees)
Rank / Company / Primary Indiana Location

  1. E-gineering, LLC / Indianapolis
  2. American Income Life Indiana / Indianapolis
  3. Luther Consulting, LLC / Carmel
  4. Apex Benefits / Indianapolis
  5. Hollingsworth & Zivitz, P.C. / Carmel
  6. Lakeside Wealth Management / Chesterton
  7. IDSolutions / Noblesville
  8. Indiana CPA Society / Indianapolis
  9. Goelzer Investment Management, Inc. / Indianapolis
  10. Conner Insurance / Indianapolis
  11. Cushman & Wakefield/SummIT / Indianapolis
  12. Formstack, LLC / Indianapolis
  13. Delivra / Indianapolis
  14. Diverse Tech Services / Indianapolis
  15. Scale Computing / Indianapolis
  16. PolicyStat / Carmel
  17. Mainstreet / Carmel
  18. Studio Science / Indianapolis
  19. BlueSky Technology Partners / Noblesville
  20. Swagelok Indiana | Cincinnati / Indianapolis
  21. Hanapin Marketing / Bloomington
  22. Wessler Engineering / Indianapolis
  23. Magnum Logistics, Inc. / Plainfield
  24. Oak Street Funding / Carmel
  25. JA Benefits, LLC / Bedford
  26. Cripe / Indianapolis
  27. The Skillman Corporation / Indianapolis
  28. MMY Consulting, Inc. / Indianapolis
  29. Community First Bank of Indiana / Kokomo
  30. eImagine Technology Group / Indianapolis
  31. Design Collaborative, Inc. / Fort Wayne
  32. Heritage Petroleum, LLC / Evansville
  33. Leaf Software Solutions / Carmel
  34. Pathfinders Advertising / Mishawaka
  35. Morales Group, Inc. / Indianapolis
  36. Indianapolis Indians / Indianapolis
  37. SmartIT / Indianapolis
  38. VOSS Automotive / Fort Wayne
  39. FirstPerson / Indianapolis
  40. Weddle Bros. Construction Company, Inc. / Bloomington
  41. One Click Ventures / Greenwood

Medium Companies (75-249 U.S. employees)
Rank / Company / Primary Indiana Location

  1. Project Lead The Way, Inc. / Indianapolis
  2. National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) / Indianapolis
  3. Indiana Oxygen / Indianapolis
  4. J.C. Hart Company, Inc. / Carmel
  5. Katz, Sapper & Miller* / Indianapolis
  6. Purdue Federal Credit Union / West Lafayette
  7. Software Engineering Professionals, Inc. / Carmel
  8. Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc. / Multiple locations
  9. Bierman ABA Autism Center / Indianapolis
  10. Community Bank Shares of Indiana, Inc. / New Albany
  11. Indesign, LLC / Indianapolis
  12. Allegient, LLC / Indianapolis
  13. Moser Consulting / Indianapolis
  14. United Leasing, Inc. / Evansville
  15. Unique Management Services/Unique Integrated Communications / Jeffersonville
  16. enVista / Carmel
  17. Elements Financial / Indianapolis
  18. Gibson / South Bend
  19. Sheridan Community Schools / Sheridan
  20. Orchard Software Corporation / Carmel
  21. MJ Insurance, Inc.* / Indianapolis
  22. Apparatus Infrastructure Services, a Virtusa company / Indianapolis
  23. Peoples Bank SB / Munster
  24. United Consulting* / Indianapolis

Large Companies (250-999 U.S. employees)
Rank / Company / Primary Indiana Location

  1. Sikich LLP / Indianapolis
  2. FORUM Credit Union / Fishers
  3. Hylant / Multiple locations
  4. Appirio / Indianapolis
  5. Duke Realty Corporation / Indianapolis
  6. Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company* / Fort Wayne
  7. Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, PC* / Indianapolis
  8. Centier Bank* / Merrillville
  9. Magna Powertrain Muncie / Muncie
  10. The Kendall Group / Fort Wayne
  11. Ontario Systems / Muncie
  12. Kemper CPA Group LLP / Multiple locations
  13. American Structurepoint / Indianapolis
  14. Shiel Sexton Company, Inc.* / Indianapolis
  15. Monarch Beverage / Indianapolis
  16. MCM CPAs and Advisors / Jeffersonville
  17. IPMG / West Lafayette
  18. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, LLC / Indianapolis
  19. Fusion Alliance* / Indianapolis
  20. Traylor Bros., Inc. / Evansville

Major Companies (1,000+ U.S. employees)
Rank / Company / Primary Indiana Location

  1. Edward Jones* / Statewide
  2. Microsoft Corporation / Indianapolis
  3. Eaton / South Bend
  4. Horseshoe Casino Hammond / Hammond
  5. Aerotek / Multiple locations
  6. Emmis Communications* / Indianapolis
  7. Total Quality Logistics / Indianapolis
  8. RCI* / Carmel
  9. Hilliard Lyons / Multiple locations
  10. WestPoint Financial Group* / Indianapolis
  11. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C. / Indianapolis
  12. DTZ* (formerly Cassidy Turley) / Indianapolis
  13. Trilogy Health Services, LLC / Multiple locations
  14. Interactive Intelligence* / Indianapolis
  15. Capital Group* / Carmel


The Indiana Chamber partners with 25,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”