50 businesses named as Best Places to Work in Vermont 2018

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50 businesses named as Best Places to Work in Vermont 2018

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 2:09pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce announced today the top 50 Best Places to Work in Vermont 2018. The awards program was created in 2006 and is presented in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, Vermont State Council, (SHRM), the Vermont Department of Labor and the Vermont Department of Commerce and Community Development and Best Companies Group.

The Best Places to Work in Vermont list has been broken down into three categories this year, Small  Businesses (15-99 employees), Medium  Businesses (100-249 employees) and Large Businesses (250+ employees).

Of the 50 companies being recognized, fifteen are new to the list in 2018. Two companies, Edward Jones and King Arthur Flour have won the distinction of Best Places to Work in Vermont every year since 2006, the first year Best Companies Group started surveying Vermont companies.

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Vermont, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

- Have at least 15 employees working in Vermont;

- Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;

- Be a publicly or privately held business;

- Have a facility in the state of Vermont; and

- Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Vermont. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Vermont and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

"All Vermonters know that Vermont is a great place to live, work and play. So as we see this list grow each year, up from 45 last year,  we know that our employees are happy with their place of employment. The employers have created a work environment where the employees love to come to work. This list is a testament to the fantastic companies here in Vermont", states John Boutin, Publisher, Vermont Business Magazine.

Who is number one?

The final rankings for each category will be announced at a special awards presentation in March.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Vermont program, visit http://BestPlacesToWorkinVT.com or contact Katrina Heimbach at 717-323-5244.

For more information on the event call Denise Sortor at Vermont Business Magazine at 802-863-8038.          

2018 Best Places to work in Vermont winners in alphabetical order are:


(15 - 99 U.S. EMPLOYEES)

Adam Hergenrother Companies     

Catamount Solar

*Champlain Housing Trust

*Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty

Co-operative Insurance Companies

*Country Walkers and VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations

Countryside Alarm Inc.

Fuse, LLC

Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP

Heritage Aviation

*Hickok & Boardman

*Hickok & Boardman Financial Planning & HR Intelligence

*Northeast Kingdom Learning Services, Inc.

*NuHarbor Security

Pomerleau Real Estate

University of Vermont Foundation

Vermont Housing Finance Agency

*Vermont Oxford Network

*Vermont Systems, Inc.

Wild Apple


(100-249 U.S. EMPLOYEES)

ASIC North Inc.

*Chroma Technology

*D.E.W. Construction Corp.

Heritage Family Credit Union

*Johnson Lambert LLP

*New Chapter Incorporated

Nokian Tyres, Inc.

NorthCountry Federal Credit Union

NRG Systems, Inc.

Okemo Mountain Resort

*Rhino Foods, Inc


The Richards Group

Union Mutual

Vermont College of Fine Arts




A.N. Deringer, Inc.

City Market, Onion River Co-op

Comcast -- Western New England Region

Crowe Horwath LLP

Edward Jones

King Arthur Flour

Lord Sensing - MicroStrain

Marathon Health, LLC

*Mascoma Bank

Southwestern Vermont Health Care

Stantec Consulting Services Inc.

Vermont Mutual Insurance Group



*New to list 2018

Source: Vermont Business Magazine 1.17.2018. PHOTO of Hickok & Boardman 2016.