The Indiana Chamber of Commerce honored 125 companies from across the state last night at the 2019 Best Places to Work in Indiana celebration dinner. Rankings for the organizations were announced in four categories. Taking the top spot:

  • JA Benefits, LLC, a Bedford-based employee benefits company – small category (between 15 and 74 U.S. employees)
  • Moser Consulting, an IT consulting firm on the northeast side of Indianapolis – medium category (between 75 and 249 U.S. employees)
  • Group Management Services, Inc., a PEO (professional employer organization) from Indianapolis – large category (between 250 and 999 U.S. employees)
  • Microsoft, the technology giant with a local office in Indianapolis – major category (1,000 or more U.S. employees)

JA Benefits makes its way to the top spot for the first time, as does Moser Consulting, though both companies have been regular honorees in the Best Places to Work in Indiana program in years’ past.

And it’s two firsts for Group Management Services: the company’s first time on the Best Places to Work list also sees it securing first place. Microsoft, on the other hand, is no stranger to No. 1, having been in the top spot seven of the nine times it has entered in Indiana.

“Congratulations to these top companies for creating and sustaining workplace cultures where employees flourish. By emphasizing personal and professional development, a healthy work-life balance and offering perks and benefits that make an impact in the lives of employees, they demonstrate their dedication to listening to and respecting their employees,” says Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar. “They recognize the significance of valuing their employees and how that positively impacts their business.

“We hear repeatedly from Hoosier employers that having a talented workforce is the most critical issue they face. The 125 companies honored on the Best Places list have made their people the top priority through policies and practices that emphasize attracting, retaining and developing this most valuable resource.”

The companies received the Best Places to Work award of excellence at a dinner held at the Indiana Convention Center and sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College.

Winning companies ranged in employee count (at the time of application) from 15 to more than 1,800. Out-of-state parent companies were eligible to participate if at least 15 full-time employees are in Indiana.

Organizations that have displayed sustained excellence during the program’s history are also awarded Best Places to Work in Indiana Hall of Fame and Pinnacle designations.

Hall of Fame companies are those that have been named a Best Place to Work in Indiana at least 60% of the time in the program’s history. Two companies – Edward Jones and Katz, Sapper & Miller – have made the Best Places to Work list all 14 years of the program.

The Pinnacle designation is reserved for those that have finished first in their category three or more times in a five-year period. The four Pinnacle companies in the program’s history are: Edward Jones, Hollingsworth & Zivitz, P.C., Microsoft and Sikich.

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. Additionally, companies are recognized through Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick.

Additional program partners are the Best Companies Group, HR Indiana SHRM and the Wellness Council of Indiana.

Platinum sponsor is Moser Consulting. Gold sponsor is Elements Financial. Silver sponsors: Comcast; CREA; CLA; Formstack; Human Capital Concepts; Purdue Global; and Smithville. Visibility sponsor: Reid Health.

These top companies in the state were determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. The Best Companies Group, which handled the selection process, oversees similar programs in 25 other states.

All companies participating in the 2019 Best Places to Work program receive an in-depth evaluation identifying strengths and weaknesses according to their employees, who are surveyed anonymously.

The report is often 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. Applications for 2020 will begin this summer.

The full list of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Indiana companies by ranking:

*Hall of Fame companies
**Pinnacle companies

Small Companies (15-74 U.S. employees) (53)
Company / Primary Indiana Location

1. JA Benefits, LLC / Bedford
2. Artisan Electronics / Odon
3. Hanapin Marketing / Bloomington
4. Lakeside Wealth Management / Chesterton
5. DK Pierce & Associates / Zionsville
6. Renovia / Indianapolis
7. University High School of Indiana / Carmel
8. The Garrett Companies / Greenwood
9. Spectrum Technology, Inc. / Indianapolis
10. DemandJump / Indianapolis
11. * Indesign, LLC / Indianapolis
12. Centerfirst / Indianapolis
13. Magnum Logistics / Plainfield
14. Alerding CPA Group / Indianapolis
15. That’s Good HR / Indianapolis
16. BLASTmedia / Fishers
17. Indiana Spine Hospital / Carmel
18. Visit Indy / Indianapolis
19. eGov Strategies LLC / Indianapolis
20. iRiS Recruiting Solutions / Carmel
21. Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. / Carmel
22. Sponsel CPA Group, LLC / Indianapolis
23. Greenlight Guru / Indianapolis
24. * Cripe / Indianapolis
25. RESOURCE Commercial Real Estate, LLC / Indianapolis
26. mAccounting / Indianapolis
27. * Apex Benefits / Indianapolis
28. Guidon Design / Indianapolis
29. Indianapolis Indians / Indianapolis
30. KBSO Consulting LLC / Carmel
31. T&W Corporation / Indianapolis
32. North Meridian Surgery Center / Carmel
33. Zylo / Indianapolis
34. Ultimate Technologies Group / Fishers
35. Luther Consulting, LLC / Carmel
36. General Insurance Services / Michigan City
37. Indiana Soybean Alliance / Indianapolis
38. Peepers by PeeperSpecs / Michigan City
39. Community First Bank of Indiana / Kokomo
40. Leaf Software Solutions / Carmel
41. LHD Benefit Advisors / Indianapolis
42. Goelzer Investment Management, Inc. / Indianapolis
43. netlogx LLC / Indianapolis
44. Bloomerang / Indianapolis
45. Nix Companies / Poseyville
46. * FirstPerson / Indianapolis
47. Starin Marketing, Inc. / Chesterton
48. Sigstr / Indianapolis
49. Caldwell VanRiper / Indianapolis
50. Jackson Systems / Indianapolis
51. OfficeWorks / Fishers
52. Alliance Bank / Francesville
53. eimagine / Indianapolis

Medium Companies (75-249 U.S. employees) (37)
Company / Primary Indiana Location

1. Moser Consulting / Indianapolis
2. American College of Education / Indianapolis
3. Oak Street Funding LLC / Indianapolis
4. * E-gineering / Indianapolis
5. MemberClicks / Carmel
6. Blue Horseshoe / Carmel
7. OrthoPediatrics / Warsaw
8. Formstack / Fishers
9. Parkview Wabash Hospital / Wabash
10. RQAW / Fishers
11. * Elements Financial Federal Credit Union / Indianapolis
12. National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies / Indianapolis
13. Renaissance Electronic Services / Indianapolis
14. The Skillman Corporation / Indianapolis
15. Gregory & Appel Insurance / Indianapolis
16. Morales Group Inc. / Indianapolis
17. Lessonly / Indianapolis
18. * Software Engineering Professionals, Inc. / Carmel
19. J.C. Hart Company, Inc. / Carmel
20. Scale Computing / Indianapolis
21. Oliver Winery / Bloomington
22. OneCause, Inc. / Indianapolis
23. Springbuk / Indianapolis
24. HWC Engineering, Inc. / Indianapolis
25. Shrewsberry / Indianapolis
26. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of the Wabash Valley / Terre Haute
27. First Internet Bank / Fishers
28. Probo Medical / Fishers
29. VOSS Automotive / Fort Wayne
30. Wessler Engineering / Indianapolis
31. Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc. / Indianapolis
32. Weddle Bros. Construction Co., Inc. / Bloomington
33. CREA, LLC / Indianapolis
34. Accutech Systems Corporation / Muncie
35. Rehab Medical, Inc. / Indianapolis
36. Unified Group Services, Inc. / Anderson
37. IDSolutions / Noblesville

Large Companies (250-999 U.S. employees) (23)
Company / Primary Indiana Location

1. Group Management Services, Inc. / Indianapolis
2. Onebridge / Indianapolis
3. Hylant / Multiple locations
4. Impact / Indianapolis
5. * Centier Bank / Merrillville
6. * WestPoint Financial Group / Indianapolis
7. Blue 449 / Indianapolis
8. ProLink Staffing / Indianapolis
9. IPMG / West Lafayette
10. Conga / Indianapolis
11. * FORUM Credit Union / Fishers
12. * Katz, Sapper & Miller / Indianapolis
13. Parkview Noble Hospital / Kendallville
14. Carbonite / Indianapolis
15. Traylor Bros., Inc. / Evansville
16. * Blue & Co., LLC / Carmel
17. Ontario Systems / Muncie
18. SkillStorm / Indianapolis
19. Merchants Bank of Indiana / Merchants Capital Corp. / Carmel
20. American Structurepoint, Inc. / Indianapolis
21. Parkview Huntington Hospital / Huntington
22. MCM CPAs & Advisors LLP / Jeffersonville
23. Ash Brokerage / Fort Wayne

Major Companies (1,000+ U.S. employees) (12)
Company / Primary Indiana Location

1. * ** Microsoft Corporation / Indianapolis
2. * ** Edward Jones / Statewide
3. * Horseshoe Casino / Hammond
4. Busey Bank / Carmel
5. CLA / Indianapolis
6. Aerotek / Indianapolis
7. * Salesforce / Indianapolis
8. Kronos Incorporated / Indianapolis
9. The Kendall Group / Fort Wayne
10. Colliers International / Indianapolis
11. Total Quality Logistics / Indianapolis
12. First Merchants Bank / Muncie