Denver, Co. – American Classic Homes, a New Home Builder builder based in Washington, was awarded the Employer of Choice Award.
An Employer of Choice is a company that creates a work environment that draws quality and experienced people and remains committed to providing employees with an environment where they feel valued and challenged. It is a hard earned honor bestowed on a company by its employees.
Employer of Choice companies must create and maintain an environment that will allow employees to accomplish their work efficiently and effectively. The company must be consistent, reliable and predictable as far as employees are concerned, and the management team must instill discipline. Each team member needs to understand his or her value and his or her interdependency.
“This is an important award for builders because it helps them validate the commitment they have to their employees and it gives the employees a chance to provide feedback to the management team. It is a great way to evaluate the overall culture within the organization.” says Chuck Shinn, Principal of Builder Partnerships.
To achieve this Award, builders are rated by employees on: mission, vision, business plan, company culture, organization, trust, communication, work environment, opportunities for growth and work/ life balance. Applicants needed to reach an average score on the employee feedback surveys of at least 90% across 69 criteria that have been sub-divided into 16 categories.
There are no rankings for this award. Builders either achieve the necessary criteria for the Employer of Choice award or they don’t. It is not a relative ranking against other builders. They either exceed the minimum performance measurement or they do not.
American Classic Homes has built a strong culture focused on excellence in management of their employees permeating the company. In addition, it has worked hard to build processes to allow employees to function as a team supporting their efforts to maintain an efficient building operation with the ultimate beneficiary being the home buyer.
The Employer of Choice award differentiates itself from other recognitions in three key areas. First, it is an independent and cost-effective measurement that is available to all builders, not just those in certain markets or of a certain size.
Second, the award does not rank one builder against another but recognizes all builders who achieve a benchmark of excellence in trade contractor relations, which gives companies a truer measure of a company’s standards and quality.
Third, the builder is graded by employees who are working in the builder’s organization on a daily basis. It is not granted by a third party team of judges reviewing a builder’s application.
About Builder Partnerships
Builder Partnerships is a member organization focused on providing management training and support to help builders improve their performance and profit. Currently we represent approximately 650 builders in the United States and Canada who have projected about 85,000 homes built collectively this year. With over 75 manufacturer and service providers associated with our group, Builder Partnerships also manages streamlined, competitive incentive programs and works to strengthen relationships between builders, manufacturers and other service providers in the industry. www.BuilderPartnerships.com