Author: Rebecca Campbell
CK Commercial Ranks Among Highest-Scoring Businesses on Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of Best Workplaces for 2023 for the FIFTH year in a row!
CK Commercial has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual Best Workplaces list. Featured in the May/June 2023 issue, which hits newsstands on May 16, 2023, and prominently featured on Inc.com, the list is the result of a comprehensive measurement of American companies that have excelled in creating exceptional workplaces and company culture, whether operating in a physical or a virtual facility.
After collecting data from thousands of submissions, Inc. selected 591 honorees this year. Each company that was nominated took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, which included topics such as management effectiveness, perks, fostering employee growth, and overall company culture. The organization’s benefits were also audited to determine overall score and ranking.
Although CK Commercial has been recognized for the last four years as an Inc Best Workplace, we refuse to become complacent. Our culture-first commitment is in the DNA of CK Commercial. From our inception, we have had a clearly defined mission, core values, norms, expectations and strategic anchors that we prioritize in our hiring decisions and performance reviews and that we consistently over-communicate and reinforce daily. Additionally, we continuously look for ways to enhance and improve our culture and look to our team members for their honest feedback, collaborative input and fresh ideas.
CK Commercial Founder and Lead Strategist Michael Crim emphasizes the importance of keeping the team a priority year after year.
“To be a part of this coveted list for five consecutive years is a huge honor. As we continue to grow and evolve as a company, we remain committed to maintaining our founding goal of always putting our team first and building an exceptional workplace culture.
“Being named to Best Workplaces is an honor that only a small fraction of companies have been able to claim,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “Proving to the world that you’re a magnet for talent and have a culture that keeps teams engaged, productive, and proud to come to work is a truly remarkable achievement.”
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CK COMMERCIAL ACHIEVES DIAMOND LEVEL STEP SAFETY RECOGNITION FROM THE ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS (ABC) FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW.
CK Commercial is proud to announce that we have once again been named a Diamond Level STEP (Safety Training Evaluation Process) recipient by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). This is CK Commercial’s fifth year being recognized for its commitment to safety and our third year achieving the Diamond Level, the highest level attainable by STEP participants.
“Safety is our priority. We are passionate and committed to creating an injury-free Safety culture where safety comes first. To be named a STEP Diamond level recipient for the third year in a row is something we really value,” said CK Commercial Founder and Lead Strategist Michael Crim, “As a company prioritizing our team is a founding principle. With that, our commitment to their safety and the safety of everyone on our projects is of utmost importance.”
Founded in 1989 as a safety benchmarking and improvement tool, STEP has evolved into a world-class safety management system that dramatically improves safety performance among participants regardless of company size or type of work. Participating ABC member firms measure their safety processes and policies on 25 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents. STEP is a proven system that provides the framework to measure, strengthen and build industry-leading safety programs that enable top-performing ABC members to achieve incident rates 688% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics construction industry average.
CK Commercial Makes Fourth Consecutive Appearance, Ranking Among Highest-Scoring Businesses on Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of Best Workplaces for 2022.
CK Commercial has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual Best Workplaces list. Featured in the May/June 2022 issue, hitting newsstands on May 17, 2022, and prominently featured on Inc.com, the list is the result of a comprehensive measurement of American companies that have excelled in creating exceptional workplaces and company culture, whether operating in a physical or virtual facility. In addition to making the list, CK Commercial has also been named a winner in the Prosperous and Thriving: $5MM – $50MM in gross revenue category.
After collecting data from thousands of submissions, Inc. selected 475 honorees this year for their Best Workplaces list. Each company that was nominated took part in an employee survey conducted by Quantum Workplace, which included topics such as management effectiveness, perks, fostering employee growth, and overall company culture. The organization’s benefits were also audited to determine overall score and ranking.
CK Commercial has realized that to be successful in the long term, it must build, cultivate and maintain strong organizational health. This also includes the realization that although multiple awards and honors for workplace culture have been received year after year, the team must continue to push the envelope and find ways to continually improve our culture.
CK Commercial’s founding focus as a company beyond redefining the construction experience for its clients and project partners has always been to put Team Members first above everything else. The ultimate goal was to create and maintain a workplace culture that attracts and retains Team Members who share in CK’s passion. This Team Member-first philosophy was put to the test the past two years, with it being unusual and challenging for workplace cultures across the country. CK Commercial found innovative ways to maintain this philosophy during the pandemic by providing the team with unlimited paid time off for COVID-19 related absences, increasing vacation time by an additional week, and giving bonuses to alleviate any financial stress that may impact the team and their families. Additionally, CK Commercial provided the team with paid meal delivery services such as Hello Fresh, so there was less worry after work.
CK Commercial Founder and Lead Strategist Michael Crim emphasizes the importance of putting the CK Commercial team first.
“We are humbled to make the Inc. Best Workplaces list for the fourth consecutive year! To be able to prioritize our people while getting to do what we love every day has been an amazing accomplishment for our team. Our journey began with the desire to change the construction industry. Seven years including a pandemic later, we continue our commitment to that desire.”
“Not long ago, the term ‘best workplace’ would have conjured up images of open-office designs with stocked snack fridges,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “Yet given the widespread adoption of remote work, the concept of the workplace has shifted. This year, Inc. has recognized the organizations dedicated to redefining and enriching the workplace in the face of the pandemic.”
Read more about this exciting honor here: https://www.inc.com/best-workplaces/2022