Dallas, TX, January 25, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- On January 21, Fortune magazine recognized Balfour Beatty Construction for its commitment to employees by placing the company on its prestigious “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. The distinction is a first for the company, which ranked 76th on the list, and it reflects how a company’s culture can help it thrive in a tough economy.
“We are honored to be recognized for what we know is true of our company,” said Robert Van Cleave, Chairman and CEO. “We strive to give our employees the best work environment possible and to stand true to our company philosophy. And we’ve seen this investment in our culture pay off.”
Over the past year, employees at Balfour Beatty Construction have had many reasons to celebrate: the company added four subsidiaries to its ranks; received the Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award; and was named one of the “Best Places to Work” by Washington Business Journal, Charlotte Business Journal, and South Florida Business Journal. And, despite the slow economy, the company was awarded $1.5 billion in new projects, a testament to the relationships Balfour Beatty has built internally and with its business partners.
“Our business truly is all about people,” reflects Van Cleave. “Our goal is to create an enjoyable atmosphere in which clients, partners, and employees can achieve success together. When our people look forward to coming to work each day, are passionate about what they do, care about each others safety, can call their coworkers and customers their friends, and can achieve outstanding results—that makes me proud of this company, and it truly makes Balfour Beatty Construction a great place to work.”
One of five construction companies to make the list, Balfour Beatty was highlighted for its safety rating, which is 70% better than the industry average, and for the company’s industry-leading commitment to achieve zero injuries by 2012.
About Balfour Beatty Construction
Balfour Beatty Construction has been a leader in the U.S. commercial construction industry for 76 years, providing general contracting, at-risk construction management, design-build, preconstruction, public/private and turnkey services for clients nationwide. The company employs 2,200 professionals and is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a leading international engineering, construction, and investment business exceeding $16 billion in annual revenues. For more information, visit www.balfourbeattyus.com.